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Complex Health Lead

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 pro rata per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will take a lead on the implementation of health strategies and support within provider services. S/he will have knowledge of the PBS framework as well as whole system approaches. S/he will provide advice, guidance, support and training for clients, carers, care staff and other professionals. The post holder will lead on the implementation of national health strategies such as annual health checks, LeDeR recommendations, reasonable adjustments, and STOMP. A specific focus will be on Camden's in houses services as well as leading on other project groups as required for Camden Learning Disabilities Service. S/he will contribute to policy development and will lead on the development of clinical protocols and pathways.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is an autonomous practitioner and is responsible for organising and managing a defined complex caseload of adults and older people presenting with learning disabilities. S/he is responsible for delivering a comprehensive and highly specialist service to adults and older people with a wide range of complex needs including communication needs, complex health needs and sensory needs. Intervention includes assessment, differential diagnosis and therapy programmes for individual or groups of clients. S/he will be expected to involve clients in the planning and implementation of their care and negotiate with others around complex case management as appropriate. S/he will encounter a wide range of physically and emotionally challenging conditions in clients' homes and other environments in the community. The clinician's specialist level of expertise in the field will ensure that s/he can reassure and instil confidence in clients, carers and other professionals.

About us

This role is located in the Camden Learning Disabilities Service (CLDS). CLDS is a fully integrated health and social care multi-disciplinary team for adults and teenagers with learning disabilities either living in the London Borough of Camden (LBC) or for whom Camden maintain responsibility and / or commission services out-of-borough. CLDS are based in LBC premises, but maintains very strong and active links with C& IFT (eg training, professional development, overarching clinical and professional governance).

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To demonstrate highly specialist clinical expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of health needs in Adults with Learning Disabilities (ALD), providing appropriate specialist assessment and intervention and evaluating outcomes
  • To demonstrate highly specialist knowledge in their clinical area including proactive/primary strategies e.g. communication, active support, choice and control and reactive strategies
  • To demonstrate highly developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment diagnosis and treatment of service users/clients
  • To make appropriate differential diagnoses and highly specialist clinical decisions on evidence from assessment of complex cases, including differential diagnoses
  • To use / apply specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements/decision making for case management, developing clear care plans based on best practice
  • To demonstrate clinical effectiveness reflecting on evidence-based practice and outcome measures

  • Person Specification



    • Health professional qualification (nurse, psychologist, SLT, OT, Physio)
    • Professional licence to practise, and registered member of professional body
    • Further education or recognised training in meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities complex health needs/problems in the community



    • Delivering highly specialist training to a range of audiences
    • Demonstrable evidence of team working


    • 4 years minimum experience post-qualifying , with at least 2 years in the specialist field Of working at a highly specialist level relevant to field of adult learning disabilities including autism, behaviours of concern and complex communication needs



    • Is able to communicate complex health information to individuals with learning disabilities and carers with consideration to their cognitive ability and communication style and reflecting any cultural implications
    • The ability to identify and apply safeguarding policies into practice
    • Can utilise complex information to formulate comprehensive teaching packages
    • Able to understand structures, systems, funding arrangements and cultures of different services and organisations



    • The ability to have an understanding and willingness to achieve good health outcomes for people with learning disabilities and additional mental health diagnosis
    • Ability to work autonomously
    • Ability to organise self and others to achieve tasks



    • Excellent knowledge of the aetiology and impact of learning disabilities
    • Additional knowledge/experience related to associated or common health conditions e.g. Epilepsy, Diabetes, mental illness
    • Advanced approaches to support clients & carers with BoC and complex disabilities, or in high levels of distress
    • Knowledge of national legislation and government policies and papers for the area of learning disabilities eg Valuing People/Now, Mental Capacity Act, Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths in People with Learning Disabilities, NICE, Winterbourne view, Closer to Home guidance
    • Aware of personal and professional boundaries

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust



    5 Pancras Square


    N1C 4AG

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