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Senior Learning Disability Epilepsy Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Learning Disability Epilepsy Nurse role exists to ensure that the needs of the person with a Learning Disability are met when they require access to Neurology Services for assessment & treatment of their epilepsy. The nurse specialist will deliver a comprehensive nursing service, providing advice, education and support to patients and carers suffering with epilepsy and those undergoing investigations to confirm diagnosis. This will involve communicating and working in partnership with a range of clinicians and services, working to change systems and educating where appropriate. It also involves close communication and involvement with family, carers and others during the episode of care.

Main duties of the job

Provide information, advice, support and education to adults with epilepsy and their families/carers regarding their condition, drug therapy, medication administration and seizure control and the importance of keeping accurate records.

Support the Trust to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach to epilepsy care with relation to specialist clinics, support, advice, counselling and best practice.

Interface with other agencies to provide high quality care to adults with epilepsy.

Assist the Neurology dept. to exercise their duty to provide people with a learning disability equality of access to the same healthcare as the general population, with added support to achieve the same health outcomes as those for the general population.

To work with the Neurology Dept to develop an action plan which aims to deliver appropriate improvements in service delivery and health outcomes for people with a learning disability.

Assist the Neurology Dept to improve the quality of care received by individuals with a learning disability in the acute hospital setting.

Assist the Neurology Dept to manage the interface between mainstream general hospital services, primary care services and specialist learning disability services.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • Good knowledge and understanding of Epilepsy.
  • An understanding of Mental Health Act/ MH Capacity Act



  • A professional Mental Health Nursing or Learning Disability Nursing qualification
  • Epilepsy qualification or willing to do
  • Evidence of PREP


  • Teaching qualification e.g. Mentors 998



  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Experience as a Band 5 in an acute and/or community setting
  • Experience working within an MDT
  • Clinical Supervision and Mentoring Experience
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Mentoring students in line with professional requirement

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Bideford Hospital

Abbotsham Road



EX39 3AG

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