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Learning Disability and Autism Liaison Nurse

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023
We`re looking for a passionate acute liaison nurse and LD+/or Autism who lives by our organisational values of Caring, Fair, and Innovative (*and has a passion for safeguarding)

We are excited to be able to offer this unique opportunity to work within our corporate safeguarding service on a permanent basis

The post holder will support staff in clinical areas to identify opportunities for maintaining and improving standards of patient care for people with a Learning Disability or Autistic people

This post sits within the Safeguarding service, which covers (but is not limited to) Safeguarding, learning disabilities, autism, dementia and delirium, DoLS.

The post holder will support the complex needs agenda however, this post will focus on young people and adults with a learning disability or autism.

The successful candidate will be registered nurse with clinical experience of caring for patients with one of the complex needs (Learning Disability, Autism, Dementia, Delirium or Mental Health)

Main duties of the job

As a Safeguarding Practitioner you will be a valued member of the Safeguarding Service which sits within the wider Corporate Nursing functions The post holder will report to the senior safeguarding practitioners on both sites and will work closely with all members of the Safeguarding Team to help the Trust:
  • to meet the Safeguarding Statutory duties and responsibilities
  • embed effective high quality safeguarding practice
  • improve clinical standards and performance

The post holder will assist with the continuous quality improvement of safeguarding systems and processes, contribute to the development of policies, procedures and guidance, support development of and deliver safeguarding training, provide advice and support to front line colleagues and external partners, support safeguarding audit and provide specialist input to assist safeguarding investigations and reviews.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will contribute in ensuring Liverpool Hospital NHS Foundation Trust meets its commissioning responsibility for Safeguarding Children and Adults. This includes assurances that staff are aware of their responsibilities around the Safeguarding agenda and that the Trust has positive and effective working relationships with partner and external agencies.

The post holder with work with complex Safeguarding issues and will require strong communication skills, confident in working with external agencies such as local authorities and the police. The post holder must be able to support bespoke practice development for wards, influencing and negotiating with health and social care providers to improve standards and prevent likelihood of abuse and neglect.

The post holder will first and foremost support front line staff to adopt a think family approach and consider the needs of dependents and or carers when they are providing care.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse


  • Recognised teaching qualification post-registration qualification or experience of teaching
  • Independent Nurse Prescriber



  • Extensive clinical experience caring for patients with one of the complex needs (Learning Disability, Autism, Dementia, Delirium or Mental Health)
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Experience of audit, research, and evidencebased care



  • In depth specialist knowledge into at least one of the Complex Needs


  • Awareness of safeguarding agenda and mental capacity act agenda.



  • Teaching / assessment skills Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Evidence of audit and change management ability
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to motivate self and others


  • Evidence of leading and facilitating change
  • ECDL
  • Root Cause Analysis



  • Diplomatic
  • Assertive and confident
  • Personal and professional maturity
  • Recognition of own limitations
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and within a team
  • Flexible and positive approach to work

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool Hospital LUHFT

Mount Vernon St


L7 8YE

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