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Learning Disability Acute Liaison Nurse

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Including 5% HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
As aLearning Disability Acute Liaison Nurseyou will work in partnership with the acute hospital trust and other healthcare providers within the Trust boundaries. You will establish and maintain effective relationships with people who use service and their carers/families, with colleagues & other agencies,

You will deliver a specialist Learning Disability nursing advice and liaison service. The role focusses on actively assisting adults with learning disabilities, as well as their carers/families when accessing the acute services. Assessing patient's needs, making recommendations, and providing support from pre-admission to discharge. Carrying a time limited case load and acting as a point of contact.

Main duties of the job

The SABP Learning Disability Acute and Primary Liaison Service are looking to recruit a Nurse. We welcome applicants who are RNLD, RMN or RGN qualified with learning disability experience. The post is hosted by SABP but works with our acute partners. We are seeking applicants who are enthusiastic, enjoy partnership work and can work independently. The successful applicant will work with the Senior Learning Disability Acute Liaison Nurses based at East Surrey Hospital. Support will be provided to develop your skills in an established team, to enhance autonomous practice and engage with a range of partners. The Trust actively encourages professional development through appraisal and supervision, access to training to develop skills and competencies. You will be provided with regular supervision.

The Service provides liaison to the acute hospitals in Surrey and GP practices in Surrey Heartlands ICB and Frimley ICB, South. The applicant must have a driving license and access to a vehicle for work. Travel is required to both hospitals and other parts of the county on SABP business, you will need to be comfortable with travel.

The post is within the Acute and Primary Care Liaison Team, which is part of the specialist learning disability health care services. The post holder will be based within the Acute Hospitals and expected to travel County wide as and when required.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Home Working Contract Only - Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role is suitable for a dynamic and compassionate 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, 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 contribute to a range of projects

The role includes:

Holistically Assessing, planning implementing and evaluating delivery of nursing interventions.

Supporting people with LD and their carers when accessing the hospital services, delivering a specialist nursing advice and liaison service. This may include providing advice regarding mental capacity, consent and best interest to the person, their family/carer/other professionals.

Training acute colleagues regarding the needs of adults with a LD.

Providing supervision and contribute to appraisal of junior team members and supporting induction of new team members.

Role as practice supervisor/assessor for student nurses

Partnership working with a range of health colleagues and agencies.

Person Specification



  • Achieved grade



  • Appropriate qualifications

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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