Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a full time Learning Disability Nurse to join the Wrexham Learning Disability Team.

Applications from RNLD Nurses are invited to join a progressive, well-established, and experienced Team to provide a high quality service to people with Learning Disabilities who are on the Learning Disability Register in the County of Wrexham.

The successful applicant will provide person centered care for individuals with Learning Disabilities and associated complex health needs. As a key member of the team, they should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to lead and motivate others. They should also be willing to work flexibly within the team.

The Community Learning Disability Nurses are based with and work jointly with Social Services, and work closely with other agencies with the aim of meeting health needs, developing valued lifestyles and maintaining quality lives in the community.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person specification

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria

  • Enthusiasm for the role
  • Flexible approach to work and needs of the service
  • Demonstrate an approachable manner with service users, colleagues, family and carers.
  • Motivated
  • Other Requirements

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Desirable criteria

  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • RNLD/RNMH
  • NMC Registration
  • Desirable criteria

  • Degree
  • Diploma
  • Demonstrates evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of working with people who have a Learning Disability and Complex Needs
  • Experience of working in a multi disciplinary team
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of supporting people with Learning Disability in a Community setting
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain high standard of record keeping
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of care for service users
  • To be a positive team player
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to manage own time effectively
  • Desirable criteria

  • Basic computer skills
  • Willingness to develop and practice new skills
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Knowledge of community services
  • Knowledge of Core areas of working, Challenging Behaviour, Mental Health, Forensics and PMLD
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    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.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    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.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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