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Community Nurse
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Chy Govenek, Threemilestone
Countywide based at Chy Govenek
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
28/08/2017 23:59
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Community Nurse

Band 6

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01726 873230

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients



Are you an experienced RNLD who enjoys working with people with learning disabilities who display behaviours that challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, innovative and motivated nurse to join an established Intensive Support team in Cornwall.

We will have a vacancy in the team in December 2017 for a full time permanent band 6 RNLD in our Intensive Support Team. We are a team committed to our development such as networking with education and helping to set up a network of similar teams across the south west. You will have access to CPD opportunities and professional supervision to help you progress in your career. We have opportunities to access training in research based interventions for learning disability practice such as Positive Behaviour Support.

The Intensive support team works closely with the two specialist community learning disability teams in Cornwall and the multi-disciplinary team. The Intensive Support Team was established in 2007 on the closure of the inpatient wards in Cornwall. The multi-disciplinary team work very hard with providers, commissioners and the local authority to avoid placement breakdown, crisis, and hospital placements or out of county placements (currently we use the least amount of placements out of county and inpatient beds than any other area). The team also work to reduce health inequalities to ensure people with complex needs have access to the health services they need.

You will need to be able to work with initiative and creativity. Working autonomously and with your own caseload you will deliver specialist health care for adults who have a learning disability. You will also work with their support networks, fellow professionals and providers. You will work proactively and creatively to assess and meet individual health needs with a focus on reducing health inequalities experienced by adults who have a learning disability

As part of a multi disciplinary team which includes nursing, speech and language therapy, psychiatry, psychology and occupational therapy, You will also be involved in using specialist assessments to plan, deliver and evaluate outcomes for the people on the team’s caseload.

The successful candidate will be flexible and adaptable and thrive and respond positively to challenges. You will work with the team manager to ensure that performance standards and best practice are achieved. You must hold a full UK driving license.

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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

Georgina Samuels 01872 221555 or Claire Stone on 01872 221555 or

If you have problems applying, contact

01726 873230