We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.
This post is being advertised to address a temporary need for 12 months however the Trust has made the commitment to offer the successful applicant a permanent contract with the Trust. In the event that the need for this post ends, a suitable alternative post will be offered. Applicants should be aware that alternatives may require some flexibility on role and/or location.
An exciting opportunity working alongside a Band 7 Advanced Practitioner to deliver the STOMP healthcare pledges to support prescribing practices for people with a learning disability within Primary Care across County Durham.
The Band 5 will be required to work within GP Surgeries to help identify people whose psychotropic medication is not reviewed within secondary care. Education and delivery of the principles of Positive Behaviour Support within primary care will be delivered in this role.
The organisation structure of the post will be supported by the Advanced Practitioner and the Clinical Director of Durham & Darlington Adult Learning Disability Directorate.
We are seeking to recruit a Band 5 Community Learning Disability Registered Nurse to develop and implement new project within primary care based on NHS England's 'Stopping the Over Medication of People with a Learning Disability, Autism or both' (STOMP) pledge.
You must hold the relevant NMC qualification.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
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
Andrew Kay, Advanced Practitioner, 03000 269960