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Trainee Registered Nurse (UK).


Job role: Trainee Registered Nurse, Learning Disability (RNLD)

Job sector: Healthcare.

Job Type:  Full-time.

Country: United Kingdom.


Salary: £25,147 – £27,596 per year.

About the Job.

This is a career progression opportunity with AWP (Avon & Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust). It is a work-based learning, two-year vocational education program, working towards becoming a Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) with an MSc qualification in Learning Disability Nursing (with Neurodiversity).

The course combines work-based and academic learning between AWP and Plymouth Marjon University. This position is paid at Band 4 Agenda for Change salary, and on successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be offered a substantive Band 5 nurse role with AWP.

Key responsibilities;

  • Work under the guidance and support of the team or identified nurse to assist the service in delivering their clinical day-to-day activities and overall service protocols, and processes.
  • To participate in, support, and maintain positive interventions and planned activity programs to improve the quality of life and mental state of the person using services.
  • Communicate any changes in the person’s presentation to an immediate senior person or appropriate professional promptly.
  • To communicate effectively with people using our services, considering any communication difficulties they may have and responding appropriately.
  • To offer emotional support, advice, information, and education to people using services, carers, and their families including signposting them to other services.
  • To foster and maintain good working relations with acute care services, community teams, health and social care workers, and mental health services. Receiving and sharing information from GPs, carers, and other agencies.
  • Giving information and assistance to people using services and their carers so that they are aware of their rights, entitlements, and the contents of their care plan.
  • Deal with general inquiries from other professionals, patients, and members of the public.
  • To take part and be aware of Health and Safety matters as appropriate.
  • To complete statutory, mandatory, and essential training requirements and other appropriate training courses pertinent to the role, to maintain individual professional development, as agreed by the line manager.
  • To work within the standard operational procedures of the team and use my initiative in delivering patient care whilst receiving supervision from the team.
  • To assist in maintaining the safety and security of the environment.
  • To help to maintain cleanliness and tidiness of the environment (including equipment).
  • Report any observed incidents of unprofessional behavior, accidents/incidents, untoward occurrences, or faulty equipment to the Line Manager / Senior Practitioner.
  • To participate professionally in service development and proposed service changes – e.g. learning disability awareness training for staff.
  • To participate in audits and surveys relating to nursing practice or patient satisfaction as required.
  • To actively participate in regular supervision and an annual staff appraisal, which includes service objectives and individual learning and development needs by Trust policy.
  • To participate in and support student learning along with other members of the team.





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