An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Learning Disability Nurse working as part of a team to support the smooth transition of young people with complex needs from child to adult services.
The post sits within the Central Nursing Directorate at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Working closely with the Lead Nurse for Safeguarding/Children and Young People and the Registered Nurse for Children and Young People, the Learning Disability Nurse will be a key member of the Central Nursing Team, liaising with staff from other Directorates to assist young people, their family and carers and to experience a smooth transition.
The post holder will provide training and support to staff to embed knowledge of transitions processes and learning disability awareness across all areas of the Trust, identifying the needs of patients with a learning disability, supporting staff to implement reasonable adjustments and the embedding of the Health Passport, and where necessary to signpost to appropriate pathways or referral to other agencies.
Where appropriate the post holder will deputise for the Registered Nurse, representing the Trust at multi agency meetings both locally and regionally.
The successful candidate will be required to work to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals PROUD values and behaviours and provide outstanding service by ensuring patients are cared for with courtesy, compassion, dignity and empathy. You will be flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about safeguarding adults and committed to service improvement.
The Transitions team is a newly formed team that sits within the Central Nursing Directorate of the Chief Nurse. The team is responsible for identifying young people with complex needs and /or a learning disability, who are or will be transitioning from child to adult services, coordinating and managing a smooth transition in partnership with the young person, their family/carers, and the multi- disciplinary team.
Who we are looking for
The successful candidate must be a highly motivated, experienced learning disability nurse with experience of multi –disciplinary and multi-agency working.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the assessment of patient needs, care planning and liaison with other services and agencies, advocacy to patients with a learning disability to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect and that their needs are being met.
The post holder will provide training and education, expert advice and support to all levels of healthcare staff employed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and multi-agency staff as required.
The post holder will require excellent written, verbal and IT communication skills, be able to produce high quality reports and should be keen to learn and take on new challenges.
You will need to demonstrate leadership and be committed to providing high standards of safe, effective and compassionate care.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Christina Blaydon, Lead Nurse for Safeguarding/ Children and Young People via email: Christina.email@example.com or by phone on 0114 22 66659 or Rachel MacQueen, Registered Nurse for Children and Young People rachel.MacQueen@sth.nhs.uk or by phone on 0114 22 65366
What you can expect from Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.
Please see the attached documents to the NHS Jobs page for this vacancy which gives you more detail on why you should come and work for us.
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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