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Acute Liaison Nurse

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,391 to £42,503 a year including 5% fringe HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

Band 6 - Learning Disability Acute Liaison Nurse

30 hours per week

The SABP Learning Disability Acute and Primary Liaison Service are looking to recruit a Nurse to join the current team.

We welcome applicants who are RNLD, RMN or RGN qualified with learning disability experience. The post is hosted by SABP but works with our acute partners.

We are seeking applicants who are enthusiastic, enjoy partnership working and can work independently.

The successful applicant will work alongside the existing Senior Learning Disability Acute Liaison Nurse based at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.

You will be provided support to develop your nursing skills within an established team, to enhance your autonomous practice and engage with a range of different agencies. The Trust actively encourages professional development through the appraisal and supervision process and access to training to develop skills and competencies. You will be provided with regular supervision.

The Learning Disability Acute and Primary Liaison Service provides liaison to the acute hospitals in Surrey and GP practices in Surrey Heartlands ICB and Frimley ICB, South.

The applicant must have a valid driving license and access to a vehicle for work. Some travel is required to other parts of the county on SABP business so you will need to be comfortable travelling between locations.

Main duties of the job

The role is suitable for a dynamic and compassionate nurse who is committed to supporting the needs of adults with a learning disability who are accessing the services within an acute hospital setting either as an inpatient, outpatient or planned admission.

You will need to be passionate about ensuring a high-quality, holistic approach to the health care and support provided to people with learning disabilities in the acute care environment. You will be required to work autonomously and as part of a wider team and contribute to a range of projects

The role includes:

Holistically Assessing, planning implementing and evaluating delivery of nursing interventions.

Supporting people with LD and their carers when accessing the hospital services, delivering a specialist nursing advice and liaison service. This may include providing advice regarding mental capacity, consent and best interest to the person, their family/carer/other professionals.

Training acute colleagues regarding the needs of adults with a LD.

Providing supervision and contribute to appraisal of junior team members and supporting induction of new team members.

Role as practice supervisor/assessor for student nurses

Partnership working with a range of health colleagues and agencies.

For further information and an informal discussion contact Charlotte Simmonds Service Manager, on 07714 126981 or Hollie Roberts Senior Learning Disability Acute Liaison Nurse on 07717 850309. We look forward to hearing from you.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work in partnership to promote the needs of Adults with Learning Disabilities

To maintain high standards of care in all areas of practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct, professional guidelines and Trust Policies and Procedures.

Demonstrate expertise and specialist nursing skills in areas associated with learning disability, for example, crisis intervention, communication, mental health needs, epilepsy, behaviour that challenge etc.

Please see the Job Description for full details

Person Specification



  • Qualifications Required
  • LD Nursing degree or suitable equivalent.
  • Additional academic qualification relevant to area of work.
  • Nursing practice supervisor and practice assessor qualification.


  • Leadership and or Management qualification/evidence of study desirable



  • Experience required
  • 2 years of relevant post qualification clinical experience
  • Experience of participating in clinical practice, service development and project work.
  • Experience of supervisory skills.
  • Evidence of developing experience in a specialist area
  • Knowledge of the current issues, including relevant legislation and practice, concerning people with learning disabilities
  • A valid driving licence required due to the nature of the role

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