Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, innovative and award-winning team?
A rare opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and committed nurse to join the learning disability team as they expand to a 7-day service. In response to the identified needs of people with a learning disability, the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has committed to the equitable provision of person centred care for this patient group. You will be integral to this service transformation.
The successful applicant would be able to identify and address the health inequalities experienced by people with a learning disability, work in a multi professional environment to affect change, be innovative and able to work autonomously to ensure reasonable adjustments are made to deliver safe and appropriate care.
As an advocate for our patients, you will work to make the organisation responsive and accessible for people with complex vulnerabilities. To achieve this, you will need to have the ability and commitment to inspire people at all levels, to deliver improved health outcomes.
You will be integral to this service transformation including developing our provision for autistic people.
Support people with learning disabilities, their families and carers in preparing the person for planned hospital admission and during emergency admission.
To act as a resource, disseminate information and offer advice and guidance for all staff involved in the care of people with learning disabilities.
To actively assist people with learning disabilities, as well as carers and health and social staff when using acute services.
To provide support and advice regarding the use and application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, best interest and consent to the service user, their family/carer, and the professionals involved in decision making about their care.
Share knowledge and skills to hospital staff on the needs of patients with learning disabilities, for example: Mental Capacity Act / consent, reasonable adjustments, epilepsy, challenging behaviour, mental health, autism and communication.
At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.
We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.
We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake
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.
Please contact Jacqui Passmore for additional information and to arrange a visit to the team. 01384 456111 ext 4205