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Learning Disability Nurse posted by Solent NHS Trust

Full Time
Southampton
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Is your passion as a Nurse, making a real difference for people with a cognitive impairment?

If so then the Kite Unit is the place for you to work. The unit focuses on short term assessment, rehabilitation, neuro-behavioral/psychiatric and disability management to support people with a cognitive impairment after experiencing a brain injury.

You will be part of the multidisciplinary team providing high quality, person centered rehabilitation programs. Supporting patients with complex medical, behavioral, physical and neurological needs by using evidence based patient centered principles that are responsive to individual needs. Some experience of working with people who due to their neurological condition which combined with other health and/or psychiatric need, creates significant difficulties or leads to the presentation of challenging behaviour is desirable but not essential as you will undertake a vigorous induction and training programme. This is a truly rewarding and challenging role.

We are really excited to offer this opportunity to join our friendly and supportive team at the Kite Unit; a specialist Inpatient Neuropsychiatric Service operating as part of Solent Neurological Rehabilitation Services, as a Learning Disability Nurse.

Take a virtual tour of Solent's newly built Kite Unit on our additional vacancy documents listed on the right of this advert. We also are happy to offer informal visits to discuss our opportunities too!

If you feel you can help make a difference and are interested in this exciting post, please contact Tish Andrews – Ward Manager on ( Email address removed )

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.




The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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