Learning Disability Nurse Intensive Support Team
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Peterborough, England, GB
5d ago
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A Vacancy at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement.

We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education.

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic experienced and motivated Band 6 Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) dependent on experience and skills to join our Intensive Support Team, based in Peterborough at the Gloucester Center.

The successful applicant must be an NMC Registered Learning Disability Nurse

  • The successful applicant will possess practical skills; have lived experience of supporting a person with learning disabilities or experience of working with people with learning disabilities with challenging communication needs;
  • experience of working as part of a team; possess experience of undertaking holistic health care, be capable of providing accurate report writing, possess practical clinical skills and have a sound understanding of the legislation around individuals with Learning disabilities, Mental Health Act (83), Care Act (14) and Capacity Act (05) Children Act (89), Deprivation of liberty safe guards (DoLs)

    You will be joining an establish service of highly motivated health professionals where we value Multi-Disciplinary working and continual strive to develop our skills and knowledge to help us to be able to meet the needs of our service users in a creative and holistic way using a Positive Behavior Support (PBS)approach.

    The IST supports adults with learning disabilities with complex needs. The team has two pathways : Pathway 1) Returning Out of area placements -The team supports the return of people from out of area placements to suitable local housing.

    The team works closely with services that support young people to prevent young people leaving Peterborough unnecessarily.

  • The team also work closely with service users, their carers and families, and a range of non- statutory and statutory partners including housing, care support, primary and secondary health care and the police;
  • delivering high quality individualised programmes of care and support.

    Pathway 2) Crisis stabilisation - Supporting individuals to remain in the community when in crisis instead of requiring a hospital admission.

    To assist with timely discharge if an admission is required to local assessment and treatment service

    This is an exciting opportunity to work with people with learning disabilities and contribute to Transforming care and future development of the IST.

    The service runs on enhanced hours being 8 am-8 pm 5 days Monday to Friday with occasional planned t weekend visits / telephone support for existing service users) and will be based in Peterborough although the successful candidates will be expected to travel both locally and to other out of area placements.

    The post is a fulltime substantive post.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.

    This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team.

    We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

    If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health or learning disability needs then we want to hear from you.

    Benefits of working for CPFT include :

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible job share opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Professional development via the CPFT Academy which provides in-house training programmes
  • Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
  • Stress awareness training
  • Mindfulness training
  • Counselling service
  • If you are unable to attend an interview on the suggested date, please let us know on your application form as other options may be available.

    The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

    The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

    The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

    We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

    Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

    Please ensure that all the details you provide on your application form are correct.

    Internal CPFT Trust applicants who are currently at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

    Further consideration will then be given to other internal applicants currently affected by change’ and then to other NHS applicants who are currently at risk’ within the wider NHS.

    If you are at risk’ or affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration

    This advert closes on Wednesday 1 Apr 2020

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