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Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Band 5

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year No HCAS
Closing date
31 May 2024
Learning Disability Liaison Nurse (Health Facilitation Service, Bedfordshire and Luton)

Do you have a passion for working with people who have a learning disability and supporting them to access health services when they need to?

An opportunity has arisen with the Acute Liaison Nurses of the Health Facilitation Service, which is part of the Learning Disability Service in Bedfordshire and Luton, East London Foundation NHS Trust. (ELFT)

Main duties of the job

The role is suitable for a dynamic and compassionate registered nurse who is committed to supporting the needs of adults with a learning disability who are accessing the services within an acute hospital setting either as an inpatient, an outpatient or planned admission.

You will need to be passionate about ensuring a high-quality, holistic approach to the health care and support provided to people with learning disabilities, in the acute care environment. You will be required to work autonomously and as part of a wider team and deliver on projects reducing health inequalities.

You will be provided support to develop your nursing skills within an established team, to enhance your autonomous practice and engage with a range of different agencies. The Trust actively encourages professional development through the appraisal and supervision process, and you will be provided with regular supervision.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Knowledge of local and national health initiatives that focus on the health of people who have a learning disability is a key requirement of this job. Additionally, a sound knowledge and understanding of physical health conditions which affect the learning disability population is essential.

You will work alongside a Lead Liaison Learning Disability Nurse as well as alongside members of the wider multidisciplinary clinical team.

Please see attached documents for full description of the post.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oRNLD/ RGN


Experience

Essential

  • oDemonstrate current registration NMC
  • oEvidence of formal post registration learning
  • oMinimum of one years' clinical experience at band 5 or equivalent


Knowledge and Understanding

Essential

  • oWorking Knowledge of Clinical Risk Assessment
  • oUnderstanding of professional and current issues in learning disabilities nursing in acute areas
  • oUnderstanding of the health needs of people with learning disability and the health inequalities of people with a learning disability
  • oFactual knowledge of the wider NHS and local agendas including the learning disability work plan
  • oFactual knowledge of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
  • oWorking Knowledge of equality and diversity


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • oExcellent communication, verbal and written skills
  • oAbility to work across traditional boundaries
  • oProven change management and service development ability
  • oAbility to negotiate and influence different disciplines and grades of staff


Attributes and Qualities

Essential

  • oAble to work flexibly on own initiative and as part of a Team.


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

BED Health Facilitation Service, Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

363-BED6298538

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