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Learning Disability Specialist Nurse

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated RNLD to take on the role of Learning Disabilities Specialist Nurse with Acute Services

The service covers the geographical area of Stoke-on-Trent, where the post holder will be work as part of the Community Learning Disability Health Team (CLDHT). The post holder will spend a large amount of their time working in close partnership with the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH).

Raising the awareness of the health needs of people with a learning disability, influencing change is a fundamental part of the Learning Disabilities Specialist Nurse role.

The role will include supporting acute services to meet the health requirements of people with complex needs.

We are seeking someone with the confidence to work autonomously, the experience to not only support the improvement of care pathways but to also develop and deliver training and education packages to a diverse group including people with a learning disability, carers and professionals.

The successful candidate will work as part of a small Health Facilitation Team, under the clinical guidance of a Lead Health Facilitation Nurse and with the full multi-disciplinary support of the CLDHT.

The service operates from 9-5 Monday - Friday, flexible working patterns can be discussedand this role attracts all of the usual benefits that would be afforded from being part of the NHS.

Main duties of the job

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust aims to provide accessible, non-stigmatising local services that contribute to the assessment, intervention, treatment, rehabilitation and enablement of people with learning disabilities, which promotes the prevention, early detection and treatment of health related issues for adults with learning disabilities in the community.

The Community Learning Disabilities Health Team (CLDHT) provides health facilitation by supporting, facilitating and advocating ensuring that people with a learning disability gain full access to the health care they need, whether from a primary, acute, secondary or other providers. The service provides support by raising awareness through education and supporting professionals to identify their learning disability patients, and making any reasonable adjustments necessary as well as offering advice and guidance to professionals when working with someone with a learning disability.

The service is wholly committed to the use of Person Centred Planning approaches and affording adults with learning disabilities opportunities to maximize full citizenship, choice and control. The Heath Facilitation Nurse has a lead role in promoting, enhancing and maintaining the health and wellbeing of adults with learning disabilities.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

Job description Job responsibilities

Be a member of the CLDHT, demonstrating the ability to make decisions and influence the development of services.

Although you will be required to work and be based primarily within acute settings, there may be a requirement to work with clients in a variety of other health / community settings.

Utilise advanced knowledge and skills to work with people with complex needs to meet defined objectives, reduce health inequalities by supporting people with mild, moderate or severe learning disabilities to access mainstream healthcare.

Ensure health professionals gain knowledge and skills in being able to provide healthcare that is responsive to their individual needs.

Participate in the development of an evolving learning disability service.

Participate in the development and provision of the Acute Liaison Nursing role in North Staffordshire.

Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Health Facilitation and Acute Liaison services within a designated area / team, and contributing to relevant projects.

Will be required to teach staff including both students and qualified and unqualified team members.

Develop complimentary roles as agreed with the Team Manager to meet objectives for improving the health for adults with learning disabilities as set out in the Department of Health White Paper Valuing People - A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century and Valuing People Now and Building the Right Support (2015). These roles will incorporate health promotion, facilitation, treatment and service development.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities Educated to Degree level or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Hold a broad range of experiences at band 5 / junior level including evidence of supporting people with learning disabilities to access mainstream services. Ability to work single-handedly without direct supervision.

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