Specialist Nurse - Learning Disabilities

Band 6

Main area
Community Services
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Fixed Term 12 Months
Hours
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
363-CHN3680
Site
CM LD Community Nursing
Town
Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities, 29 Romford Road
Salary
£30,550 to £40,104 pa HCA Inc.
Closing
28/05/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


 

The Newham Health team provides multidisciplinary health support for adults with learning disabilities in the London Borough of Newham. We have a strong team of supportive nurses, and are currently looking for someone to join the nursing team for a 12 month period. We are looking for a band 6 Learning Disabilities Nurse to complete nursing assessments and interventions, as well as GP liaison work.

Our clients are mainly people with severe - profound learning disabilities, however we also support people with mild - moderate LD to access mainstream health services where possible. Our nurses in particular work closely with the GPs and other health services in Newham to ensure people with LD receive excellent health care and to reduce health inequalities. We provide training to GPs around annual health checks.

The nursing team also works closely with MDT colleagues - including Psychiatry, Psychologist, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Art Therapy and Physiotherapy, to offer holistic assessment and interventions. Nursing is a core part of our clinical pathways - including the dementia pathway and the challenging behaviour pathway. We are a supportive team who strive to improve the quality of the work we do and enjoy working together for the best outcomes for clients.

This post is a for a fixed 12 month period. We anticipate that the successful candidate could undertake work within familiar areas of LD nursing, but also could develop further knowledge and experience within our clinical pathways during their time with us.

Please note, we are only accepting applications from people who have LD nurse training.

If you have any questions, please contact our team on 0207 059 6600 and ask to speak to Clive Davis/Siobhan Moore (lead nurses) or Rachel James Interim Clinical service manager


 For further details / informal visits contact:

Rachel James, telephone 0207 059 6600, email rachel.james6@nhs.net

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel James, telephone 0207 059 6600, email rachel.james6@nhs.net

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