Community Learning Disabilities Nurse Vacancy

NHS Scotland advertising to fill a Community Learning Disabilities Nurse Vacancy based at Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre.

The post is permanent, working full time 37.5 hours per week with a salary of £33,072 – £40,736.

Job Purpose

The Post holder works collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to provide a high quality, comprehensive and dynamic specialist nursing service to maintain and improve the health and well being of children and adults with learning disability in a community setting

Key Result Areas

  • To provide specialist health and nursing advice to other professionals, agencies and carers within the clinical area, to ensure the health needs of clients are addressed in a variety of environments.
  • To lead and promote the development of flexible working within the nursing team, as a core member of the adult multi professional team, and with child and transition services.
  • To promote health surveillance assessment, health education and health promotion including developing client related resources to improve health and well being.
  • Administer prescribed medication, monitoring for side effects, liaising with prescribing staff.
  • Have the skills and knowledge to address the potential range of behaviours that challenge displayed by client group. Be able to implement Positive behaviour skills and de-escalation strategies in hostile and difficult environments.
  • Be involved in recruitment and selection of junior staff, facilitate appraisal, including professional development opportunities, acting as a resource and mentor to junior staff.
  • Be aware of research findings that will influence and promote evidence based nursing practice, participate fully in audit and the development of standards and contribute to the development of policy by actively participating in consultation.
  • Practise within the legal and ethical framework of the Nursing & Midwifery Council and within local, regional and national policies and guidelines e.g. those pertaining to child and adult protection, mental health and community care to ensure patient well being and needs are met.
  • Develop and deliver courses of training for relevant care staff working in a range of statutory and non statutory agencies

You can read the full job description and apply for the post online here. The closing date for applications is Monday 9 August 2021.

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