Job Title: Community Learning Disability Nurse- Adult Disability Team – Watford & Three Rivers
Location: Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
Starting Salary: Band 6 £35,392 progressing to £42,618 + 5% Fringe allowance pa (pro rata for part-time)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
This is an exciting opportunity to join Hertfordshire’s Community Learning Disability Nursing service in Hertfordshire County Council. As a Band 6 Nurse you will work with other nursing colleagues within the Adult Disability Team to reduce health inequalities for people living in Watford & Three Rivers.
As a Community Nurse you will work alongside paid and family carers to support people with learning disabilities to access mainstream health services by supporting clinicians to make reasonable adjustments. Your skills in adapting and creating the right approach for the individual will help bridge the gaps and reduce the risk of avoidable health conditions.
We require people who can be creative and flexible to different approaches for different situations as no day in community learning disability nursing is the same. As the post is in the community you will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to travel to community visits and across to the 2 main HCC sites in Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage in a time efficient way.
As a Band 6 Nurse you will be responsible for triaging and managing referrals to the service along with supervising and supporting junior colleagues. You will also be required to utilise your skills as a Practice Supervisor and work towards becoming a Practice Assessor for Student Nurses on placement with the service. We welcome applications from nurses who are not a registered learning disability nurse if you can demonstrate experience and an understanding of the issues for this population.
HCC is a great organisation to work for and as a nurse in the service you will have all the benefits of the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions and be nurtured to grow in confidence and skills. You will receive a £1000 Welcome Payment on passing your probation and be able to build your skills through the variety of nurse roles and grades available within the nursing service.
Closing Date: 27th November 2023
Interview Date: w/c 12th-19th December 2023
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: *Elisa Farrell Elisa.email@example.com 01442 45461
Benefits of working for us:
• Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts
• Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post (for those whose language is a signed language the provision of a sign language interpreter who speaks English to the necessary standard of fluency will be required). Further information about the legal requirement can be found here.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
How to Apply
As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer the 4 key questions which are located at the end of the advert and a template can be found in the 'Available Documents'.
1.Can you tell us your experience in working with people with learning disabilities?
2) Can you tell us what you feel is important in life for people with learning disabilities?
3) Do you have a nurse qualification? If this is not as a Learning Disability Nurse, can you tell us which branch of nursing this is and why you would like to work with people with learning disabilities?
4) This role is working within the community, so how would you demonstrate the ability to travel to community visits and across to the 2 main HCC sites in a time efficient way?
If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.