Community Specialist Learning Disability Nurse
We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.
The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.
Manchester prides itself as one of the leading learning disability services in the country. Our aims are person-centred ways of working and transforming the way we delivers health and social care to learning disabled adults.
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England. We provide an extensive range of district general hospital services to the local population of central Manchester and tertiary and specialist services to patients from across the North West and beyond.
We are seeking a band 5 Learning Disability nurse to work in our progressive interdisciplinary teams that promotes and facilitates effective health care for people with complex health care needs, to undertake health promotion and provide support to families and staff teams; working in groups, with individuals and project work.
You will need experience of using person-centred approaches in assessment and care planning with learning disabled adults and their families. You will need to demonstrate you are committed to providing high quality services drawing on evidence based practice, and working within the community within the context of facilitative health care both in primary and secondary health care services.
You should demonstrate a commitment to team and interdisciplinary working. You will maintain case records to a high standard and actively participate in preceptorship, clinical supervision and annual appraisal processes. You will need to be able to prioritise, have good organisational and time management and communication skills.
We will support you well with excellent access to training opportunities. You will have regular professional supervision to provide direction, support and development in behavioural intervention, continence management, epilepsy care and risk management, health education, teaching, and leadership, focusing on evidenced based practices..
At interview you will need to produce your portfolio to provide evidence of learning and developments to date.
If successful you will be based at the North Community Learning Disability Team whilst remaining part of the citywide Service.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Julie Jennings
- Job title
- Locality Lead Learning Disability Nurse
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 0161 219 6022
If you have problems applying, contact
Parkway Business Centre
MFT Recruitment Office