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Band 6 CNS Vulnerabilities

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Learning Disabilities Clinical Nurse Specialist - Vulnerabilities

Full time 37:5 hrs Monday to Friday (0800-1600)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities to join the Vulnerabilities Team. You will form part of the Vulnerabilities Team, who are a passionate and dedicated team of Learning Disability, Mental Health, General nurses and Dementia Specialists Nurses You must be an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated Nurse who has transferable skills and expertise. To work as part of the team in shaping and transforming acute hospital care and experience for patients with a Learning Disability, and or Autism, Mental Health Conditions, Dementia, or for those who have sensory impairment or loss.

Your case load will be diverse as we work collaboratively to meet the health needs of this group of individuals attending the hospital, either as an inpatient or outpatient to ensure that their holistic care needs are met, by providing and supporting specialist intervention, adopting a person centered approach to optimize health and wellbeing, strive to address health inequalities and empower individuals to have independence, choice and control.

The post requires a flexible approach and requires the individual to work across sites depending on service demand/Pressure therefore car driver is essential.

Contact Julia Jackson Lead Nurse Vulnerabilities 07901108164 for further information.

Main duties of the job

The role is diverse and you will be required to review and assess patients, liaise, support and teach staff, implement new ways of working, support reasonable adjustments, work collaboratively with individuals, families, carers and a wide range of healthcare professionals when planning admissions, during inpatient care through to discharge to ensure a positive experience.

You will be required to work Trust wide/ across all sites, acting as a role model, sharing expertise across multi-disciplinary teams. Therefore, you will need excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, you will need to be able to work as part of a team or on your own. You will need to be resilient to an ever-changing workload be able to prioritize and manage the workload and ensure a high standard of clinical care is delivered to the patients under our care.

We provide vulnerabilities specific training sessions which you will be expected to support and deliver as required, to ensure are staff have increased knowledge and awareness to provide safe and effective care.

We welcome applicants who have a current NMC registration RNLD, with knowledge and experience of working with adults' children and young people with learning disabilities/Autism and or mental health conditions

There are 4 main inpatient sites across the Trust, and you will be expected to travel between sites, therefore a car driver is essential.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Nurse Learning Disability on the NMC Register
  • *Evidence of post registration CPD / Post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short courses to FHEQ Level 6


  • *Where required for the role willingness to undertake training and education to support the role of non-medical prescriber (tbc for post)



  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC.
  • *Significant post registration experience. with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence.
  • *Demonstrate specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality.
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • *Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • *Can demonstrate understanding / experience / willingness to be a practice-based supervisor / assessor as detailed in the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • *Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context relating to the speciality
  • *Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding in relation to the role applied for
  • *Knowledge of corporate and clinical governance


  • *Experience in service development
  • *Awareness of current research related to the speciality.

Additional Criteria


  • *Ability to explain the requirement to balance clinical caseload and developing skills, knowledge, and competence.
  • *Ability to communicate with a wide range of health care professionals, on a variety of complex and sensitive issues which require persuasive and empathetic skills.
  • *Willingness to achieve competence in a range of clinical skills and expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required.
  • *Ability to work under pressure across competing priorities
  • *Ability to adapt behaviour to changing circumstances.
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others.
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern where required / and ability to work across UHB sites or off site in NHS or NHS premises where required
  • *Ability to act on own initiative.
  • *Car Driver


  • *Ability to work autonomously, manage / prioritise own workload.
  • *Can evidence participation in clinical audit / research and relate this to practice.
  • *Evidence of clinical assessment skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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