Consultant Nurse, Learning Disability

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Learning Disability Nurse Consultant provides a crucial role in leadership, professional development, clinical expertise and research and teaching within the Mental Health and Learning Disability Service group. Working closely with the Heads of Nursing, lead nurses and other professionals as well as stakeholders and service users you will be integral to service change and development. The role requires collaboration with members of our MDTs to apply your skills to a broad range of clinically and professionally challenging, often complex situations.

The nurse consultant will be linked into professional networks and forums, including higher education and will be skilled in exercising those connections to work collaboratively in understanding the issues relevant to learning disability practice and developing appropriate approaches to meeting education, workforce and service development needs.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the senior nursing and leadership team you will be required to provide and strengthen leadership and work closely with others to enhance service user outcomes and quality of care provision. You will contribute to projects to improve wellbeing, workforce development and celebrate the work of nursing colleagues and teams in the service group.

You will support learning and development, research and evidence based approaches, collaborating with others on addressing the quality, safety and leadership agenda.

You will be expected to:
  • Provide consultation within the health board on addressing challenges for how services are provided to people with learning disabilities
  • Draw together networks and resources to improve learning from events and share good practice, lessons learned, research etc.
  • Provide clinical and compassionate leadership to our nursing teams and work collaboratively with other professional colleagues
  • Drive quality improvement and practice developments, synthesise information and support application to clinical practice
  • Support the professional development of nursing colleagues
  • Liaise with Higher Education Institutes on the delivery of the learning disability nursing programme, contributing to curriculum development and maintaining links.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder should be an experienced learning disability nurse with clear evidence of professional development and practice at an advanced level.

You will have experience of working in complex and challenging situations with a record of delivering on service developments and outcomes.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification Interview criteria Essential
  • Experience of working at a senior level in challenging situations
  • M.Sc or equivalent
  • Communicates strong leadership skills
  • Advanced practice qualification
  • Qualification in quality improvement
Leadership skills Essential
  • Demonstrates evidence of dealing with complexity and challenging situations
  • Recognises contemporary challenges in nursing

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