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Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse Out of Area Monitoring

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£17,696 to £21,309 a year p.a.
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Pan Dorset Learning Disabilities Intensive Support Team

Part Time 18.75 hours Band 6 Specialist Practitioner Out of area monitoring.

This role will involve travel to out of area hospitals it may involve over night stay dependant on distance to the hospital.

You must be a highly skilled Learning disabilities practitioner with knowledge and skills of working with people with duel diagnoses of learning disabilities, mental health, behaviours that challenge, placement break down and Forensic history.

Experience of lone working and working with in a multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties are to provide Good quality Out of area Monitoring for People with a Learning Disability placed in Out of area specialist Hospitals,

The purpose of the role is to be the local Contact and facilitate face to Face monitoring visit at a minimum of 3 monthly.

To support People to identify Goals for discharge.

Support development of be spoke person centred discharge plan. Along side multidisciplinary team both in patient and locally.

Monitor clinical treatment pathway whilst in specialist out of area hospital.

Report out come of monitoring to local commissioners, Community Learning Disabilities Team, the provider of service, individuals and family and carers.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification

Knowledge Skills and Training


  • Demonstrate Experience at Band 6 level for at least 2 Years, Demonstrates continued professional development

Job Specific


  • Demonstrates skills in developing specialist care plans and Guidance, for a range of clinical presentations

Information Technology


  • Good IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training

Managerial and Supervisory Experience


  • Demonstartes Experience of providing Clinical Supervision and mentoring

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust



Ashdown Close Canford Heath


BH17 8WG

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