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Community Nurse Specialist, Intensive Support Team


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Learning Disabilities
Full time: 37.5 hrs per week
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Heath Lane Hospital, West Bromwich
West Bromwich
Band 6 - £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
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Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Community Nurse Specialist

Band 6

£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

37.5 hrs, 5 days per week (Monday – Sunday)

Intensive Support Community Team (IST)

The Cabin, Heath Lane Hospital, West Bromwich


Do you want to work for a forward thinking, newly formed organisation? An exciting opportunity has arisen as part of the ongoing development of the IST; A multi – disciplinary, community based learning disability service located in West Bromwich, serving the Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley areas of the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for: An enthusiastic and dedicated registered Learning Disability Nurse with significant experience in delivering a high quality, person centred service for adults with a learning disability, with the aim of achieving quality of life outcomes. Working in conjunction with the MDT you will provide a valued clinical leadership role to design and deliver specialist interventions within the framework of an IST shared caseload.

The IST is part of a ‘Whole Pathway’ approach within the Specialist Learning Disability Services, requiring interface with a number of LD teams and services to promote shared formulation. This includes assessment and management of risks which place the individuals or others at risk of serious harm; or for whom the nature or degree of risk might otherwise lead to exclusion, placement breakdown, and admission to inpatient services.

As the post involves travelling across the 4 Black Country areas, having a full UK Driving licence and car is important. Key duties of the role include:

  • Working intensely with individuals over 18 years of age, who have a diagnosed learning disability, additional complex physical and/or mental health needs, and engage with behaviours that challenge.
  • In partnership with other IST Community Nurse Specialists, working alongside a Psychologist, Speech & language therapist, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Assistant Practitioner, and Clinical Support Workers
  • Completing and formulating functional behaviour assessments to develop PBS Planning
  • Developing and intensively supporting the implementation of therapeutic cognitive and behavioural interventions
  • Providing bespoke workshops and advice to the individual, their family members and others involved in their daily care
  • Compassionate and committed to deliver a meaningful and safe service in line with NMC, CQC and NICE standards

To join our team you’ll need to have:

    • Ability to lead, encourage team working, and supervise colleagues
    • Confidence to clinically co-ordinate assessment and intervention planning throughout the IST clinical pathway
    • Great communication skills, with the ability to build excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships
    • To be able to effectively manage changing and often conflicting priorities
    • To work to a high standard, sometimes without direct supervision
    • A passion for providing quality of life outcomes for the LD population
    • Good IT skills (We have recently implemented the new RiO Electronic Patient Record system)

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

If you feel that you meet the requirements of the role and would like the opportunity to join a dynamic and professional Learning Disability team, we welcome your application.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alison Whalley (Community Matron) or Phil Weir (Clinical Nurse Specialist) on 0121 612 8444

Please note, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have merged together as one organisation to create Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1st April 2020. Our aim as one trust is to provide sustainable, high quality, accessible and responsive services. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving. We are really excited by this opportunity and hope that you are too, we look forward to you expressing an interest in working joining us.