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Senior Learning Disability Epilepsy Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities to join the Learning Disability Liaison Team as an Epilepsy Nurse based in Torbay.

The Learning Disability Epilepsy Nurse role exists to ensure that the needs of the person with a Learning Disability are met when they require access to Neurology Services for assessment & treatment of their epilepsy. The nurse specialist will deliver a comprehensive nursing service, providing advice, education and support to patients and carers suffering with epilepsy and those undergoing investigations to confirm diagnosis. This will involve communicating and working in partnership with a range of clinicians and services, working to change systems and educating where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

Provide information, advice, support and education to adults with epilepsy and their families/carers regarding their condition, drug therapy, medication administration and seizure control and the importance of keeping accurate records.

Support the Trust to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach to epilepsy care with relation to specialist clinics, support, advice, counselling and best practice.

Keep appropriate, up-to-date clinical data on epilepsy.

Actively participate in research/audit in relation to epilepsy

Assist the Neurology dept. to exercise their duty to provide people with a learning disability equality of access to the same healthcare as the general population, with added support to achieve the same health outcomes as those for the general population.

To work with the Neurology Dept to develop an action plan which aims to deliver appropriate improvements in service delivery and health outcomes.

Exercise leadership within the Neurology Dept to ensure that services are provided in line with current local and national policy & guidance for people with Learning Disabilities, which promotes the rights and inclusion.

Assist the Neurology Dept to manage the interface between mainstream general hospital services, primary care services and specialist learning disability services.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for the job role which gives of the criteria.

Person Specification



  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Experience as a Band 5 in an acute and/or community setting
  • Experience working within an MDT
  • Clinical Supervision and Mentoring Experience
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Mentoring students in line with professional requirements

Planning and Organisational


  • Lead and supervise staff to provide a high quality, effective service
  • Good liaison skills and ability to manage difficult and complex situations
  • Effectively able to manage own time and that of the team
  • Ability to work flexibly



  • A professional Mental Health Nursing or Learning Disability Nursing qualification
  • Epilepsy qualification or willing to do

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


St Edmunds

Victoria Park




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