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Physical Health Liaison Learning Disability Nurse/Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2024
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) offers a range of services to support people with learning disabilities in the community. LPFT's adult learning disability service provides specialist health support to people with learning disabilities who require assessment and/or treatment for their physical and mental health, including support with behaviours of concern.

The adult learning disability service operates from three multi-disciplinary hubs, across Lincolnshire, which delivers a range of specialist provision as well as a county-wide community home assessment and treatment team.

There is an exciting opportunity within Lincolnshire's adult learning disability east hub to recruit a registered practitioner band 5 - 6 progression post, to provide liaison support for people with a learning disability.

You will provide clinical care over the east of Lincolnshire, including Boston, Mablethorpe, Skegness, etc. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can provide safe, effective, evidence-based care to people with a learning disability. Successful applicants will ensure a high standard of clinical practice, working to the relevant professional code of conduct according to the post holder's registration.

At times you will be required to cover a county wide role, this include validating GP registers, delivering training and cover annual leave and sickness of colleagues.

Main duties of the job

The post would suit a motivated individual who can develop and motivate others, have a progressive mind-set and be able to build positive working relationships within the adult learning disability service and with partner agencies, whilst demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to high quality care as well evidencing a commitment to continuous quality improvement. You will have a strong sense of initiative and excellent team working ability. A willingness to undertake training relevant to the post is expected.

You will promote the rights of people with a learning disability to get the physical health care they need, by ensuring reasonable adjustments are made to accommodate their disability. This includes supporting the application of the principles of the Mental Capacity Act, and training GP's and their staff to enhance their knowledge of how to support people with a learning disability. Whilst you will be mainly community based, some acute liaison will be required.

This is a key role in addressing the inequalities experienced by people with a learning disability within the healthcare system.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools
  • To ensure the clinical caseload and clinical practice of junior and support staff in the team is of the highest standard of clinical care
  • To manage caseload and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.
  • Ensure up to date agreed care plans, risk assessments and reviews are in place.
  • Work with individuals and their carers to identify their healthcare needs and circumstances and enable them to understand and manage these needs.
  • Plan, implement, review and improve interventions to meet peoples identified needs and manage risk.
  • To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making, both within the Learning Disabilities Team and with external agencies.
  • Provide management and clinical supervision to junior staff in line with the Trust policies and protocols for supervision, appraisal and mandatory training.
  • Day to day management of staff and coordination of the clinical activity and workload. To delegate aspects of the service user treatment plan to other members of the team, whilst maintaining overall responsibility for service users care, where appropriate.
  • To act as duty worker during working hours on a rotational basis with colleagues.
  • To provide advice for individuals with a learning disability referred to the community team to support their physical healthcare needs through liaison with primary and acute health services.
  • To support individuals with learning disabilities to have their health needs met across all health care settings, including planned admission to hospital. This will extend to support people with a learning disability through palliative care.
  • The core hours of the role are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday but there may be the need on occasions to work flexibly to support the service.
  • To provide advice and support to clinicians working with people with a learning disability across the entire health community of Lincolnshire.
  • To ensure a high standard of clinical practice and that clinical skills are updated as required.
  • To provide ongoing support, training and liaison to ULHT services and GP practices. This will include providing ongoing training on learning disabilities, validating the QOF Learning Disability Register and to support the uptake of annual health checks
  • To undertake audit and participate in research.
  • Contribute to student training, both university & multi-professional, by supporting the service to be a high-quality placement.

Person Specification



  • o1st Level Registration (NMC). (RNLD, RMN, RGN) or degree equivalent Allied Health Professional registration.
  • oMentorship Module
  • oEvidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in related clinical practice.
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development demonstrating a higher level of clinical practice within this specialist field.


  • oLeadership training
  • oTeaching qualification



  • oExperience or an interest of working with adults with learning disability
  • oExperience of working with people with Complex Physical Health needs within community or acute health care settings.
  • oExperience of working with people with complex needs, behaviours of concern.
  • oExperience of managing dynamic risk within a health care setting.


  • oExperience of conflict management within a professional setting.
  • oExperience working with adults with learning disability



  • oSound knowledge of Learning Disabilities and Physical Health Care including NICE guidance and the application of reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010
  • oSound knowledge of the MCA, DoLs and Safegurding.
  • oAbility to work independently.



  • Post graduate training in Learning Disabilities

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Beech House

Toot Lane


PE21 0AX

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