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Senior Learning Disability Community Nurse - West Suffolk

Job overview

Are you looking for a fulfilling and varied role? Do you want to develop your career in community learning disability nursing?

A rare and exciting opportunity for a Senior Community Nurse has arisen within our West Suffolk Community team for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

As a team we continually strive to develop the services we offer, to ensure they’re high quality and evidence based. To support our aims, we are seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated nurse to join our dynamic multi- disciplinary service. You’ll be joining an innovative team of nurses, working collaboratively with multiple agencies and professional clinicians.

Our service covers the geographical area of West Suffolk and you’ll be responsible for managing a caseload from our base in Bury St Edmunds.

It is the ideal time to join us; the way we care for people with Learning Disabilities in Suffolk is changing at NSFT as we have recently benefitted from £1.3 million of investment for our Acute services and the introduction of a new Learning Disability and Autism Specialist Service.

The development is fully driven by the national Transforming Care Agenda. The Learning Disability and Autism Specialist Service is not only being invested in financially, with a fresh approach to ideas and service delivery being supported by the Trust, we are confident our new model of care is the very best for the people we care for.

Main duties of the job

If you’re able to think and work creatively with individuals and their carers – we want to hear from you!

The ideal candidate should possess excellent and varied communication skills, enjoy working as part of a team, and working closely with colleagues from a range of disciplines. You will be able to work independently, carry out comprehensive assessments and plan, implement and evaluate delivery of nursing interventions as part of the holistic approach.

You will also be able to demonstrate that you are able to apply your nursing skills to a wide range of situations, as you’ll be working with a range of adults with a learning disability living within the community.

We have a culture of continued learning, working as a close LD specialist pathway with each team having monthly protected days which includes a variety of training, reflection, supervision and service development.

We place an emphasis on the importance of clinical supervision and continued professional development; we offer a variety of opportunities in a supportive, friendly and stimulating working environment. We’ll support and encourage you to develop specialist experience and expertise as appropriate – whether you wish to be part of QI projects or be part of a leadership group planning and implementing the driving change for Transforming Care and Quality Standards for Learning Disability. Here is your opportunity!

Working for your organisation

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you’ll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We’re an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

All applicants will either be registered on Part 5 or 14 of the NMC Register.

Please note, you must have a full and valid driving licence due to the community element of the role and the large geographical area that the West Suffolk Community Team cover.

The team is based in Bury St Edmunds and there will be an expectation of travel. Due to the nature of community health services, the successful candidate will have a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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For further details / informal visits contact: Rachael Shipley - Acting Clinical Team Manager / 07984612914

Senior Learning Disability Community Nurse - West Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds
£35,392 - £42,618

Published on 25 Sep 2023

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