Primary Care Liaison Nurse

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Do you believe in the core values of Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect and Teamwork.

There has never been a better time to join our PCLN Team.

We are looking for an experienced Learning disability nurse to join our Primary care liaison Team in the City of Nottingham.

If you are enthusiastic and passionate about making a difference for our patients, We want to hear from you !

Come and join a forward thinking and innovative team to help promote the needs of individuals who have an Intellectual disability and support them and services to enable them get the physical health care they need.

Be part of a team that breakdowns barriers that people with Intellectual Disability experience when accessing primary health care services and support Intellectual disability patients to access National Screening programmes.

Have an active part in delivering enhanced service training to primary care colleagues and supporting the GP Practices in keeping their Learning Disability Registers up to date.

The post is a permanent part - time position.

22.5 hours a week.

This is an really exciting opportunity that has arisen within the Team and we are looking for a passionate individual to join us and make a real difference!

Main duties of the job

Liaise with Primary Care, IDD Community Services, Patients, carers and family to help facilitate and promote reasonable adjustments required for people with a Learning Disability to access Primary Health Care.

To educate primary care professionals regarding the Health Needs for people with Learning Disability

To work alongside people with a learning disability so that they are able to access and understand primary care they require.

Support patients to access mainstream screening services.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands. Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a RNLD nurse who has experience of working with people with intellectual disabilities in a health or social care setting.

You will be part of the Primary Care Liaison Team working within Nottingham City.

Your key role is to enable GP Practices by supporting and liaising with practices to keep their learning disability registers updated annually across the city of Nottingham.

You will support the Team around the development of health screening and promoting reasonable adjustments for people with intellectual disabilities in the City of Nottingham.

You will support primary care colleagues by promoting and advocating the health needs of those with intellectual disabilities within Nottingham city.

you will enable patients with intellectual disabilities and their family's to navigate their patient journey through primary care services.

Person Specification



  • RNLD qualification
  • Maintains current registration with the NMC
  • Teaching Qualification



  • An understanding of government policies and legislation relating to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their health needs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments.
  • An understanding of the application of the Mental Capacity Act. Safeguarding Vulnerable adults and the Equality Act.
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 C's


  • An awareness of the networks and agencies supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities operating within the City of Nottingham and the wider county.
  • Awareness of National and Local issues impacting on nursing care



  • Up to date Mandatory and Clinical Training
  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery



  • Experience of working with people with intellectual disabilities in a health role
  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding
  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary/agency teams.
  • Appropriate experience at band 5 (or equivalent) or higher


  • Specialist and Area Specific experience



  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring and sympathetic
  • Good skills in assessment, intervention and evaluation of patient's nursing care.
  • High level of Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and interactive skills
  • Effective personal time management and organisational skills
  • IT Skills specifically use of e-mails, internet searches and transfer of information, Microsoft office.
  • Ability to work in unfamiliar environments and for multiple organisations.
  • Ability to focus on learning and professional development of self or others.
  • An ability to manage projects and referrals using own initiative.
  • An ability to work within stressful situations, especially around the management of multiple referrals and prioritising referrals without direct supervision.


  • Needs assessment /research experience

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