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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Learning Disabilities

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate, committed and experienced leader to join our Learning Disability Liaison team at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Trust in Sandwell as a Nurse Manager. We are looking for someone with strong leadership skills and an understanding of the support needs of people with learning disabilities and other co-morbidities which may include behaviour that challenges others and mental health needs. The nurse manager will work in collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and will be committed to high quality health outcomes for people with learning disabilities at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHs Trust.

Main duties of the job

To act as a Clinical Nurse Specialist within the area of Learning Disability (children, young people, and adults).

The post holder will be a member of, and make a significant contribution to, a multi-disciplinary team including clinical psychologists, liaison psychiatrist and Learning Disability nurses, contributing to the development of holistic care of children, adolescents, and their families at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The post holder will also provide support to women with a learning disability who access our services at Birmingham Women's Hospital site.

To hold continuing responsibility and effective management of the learning disability pathway case load, ensuring recovery focused specialist health interventions are delivered to children, young people and women with learning disabilities in a multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centered care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Nursing Qualification RLDN
  • Evidence of relevant post basic education to degree level or Specialist qualification in a relevant area of practice.
  • Teaching/mentoring qualification


  • Qualifications in child & adolescent psychiatric nursing

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • Experience of child protection and teaching and assessing.
  • Able to demonstrate significant post registration experience in learning disability/psychiatric care at band 6 level or above.
  • The ability to use expert communicate skills effectively and sensitively with children of all abilities /ages and families/carers
  • A sound knowledge of psychological, emotional and social needs of children and young people


  • Experience of working with Minority ethnic Children and young people

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Participate in local and national LD death reviews
  • Analyse information as part of LD death reviews and make recommendations, as appropriate, both locally and nationally

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Attend and participate in LeDer forums
  • Report deaths of LD patients
  • Able to use IT equipment to produce reports


  • Trained in LeDer and Child Death Review



  • Ability to liaise with other professionals and agencies, building constructive, effective & supportive relationships
  • Ability to work as a team member and alone, good administrative and time management skills
  • Good report writing skills

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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