Registered Learning Disability Nurse

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Per Annum
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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GMMH provide primary and secondary mental and physical health care, and substance misuse services within 11 prisons and secure children's' homes across the North West, and we are looking to appoint a band 5 RNLD to oversee the learning disability element of these services. Each service is unique holds a variety of different functions, inclusive of high security, open and resettlement prisons.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out direct clinical work with a variety of service users, inclusive of men, women and children. The post holder will be responsible for contributing to workforce development, which is inclusive of both health and prison staff, and is intended to support the understanding and skill base of staff working with service users.

The post holder will ensure that the work for the range of services is well planned with full involvement of the prison, and that all team members have a good understanding of the delivery of the service and their role within this.

There is some flexibility as to the work base of the successful applicant.

Main duties of the job

  • To complete service specified assessment tools within agreed timescales for those who are referred into the service.

  • Assess, develop and implement care packages for service users within the framework of the CPA in conjunction with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. Works within codes of practice and professional guidelines and is accountable for own professional practice.

  • To manage a defined caseload of complex and challenging service users in custodial settings.

  • Develop and implement evidence-based interventions in the management of service users with identified/ suspected learning disabilities.

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  • To undertake any other reasonable duty, when requested to do so by an appropriate Trust manager.

  • To understand and comply with all Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

  • To understand the Trusts Strategic Goals and how you can support them.

  • To understand the need to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and adhere to all principles in effective safeguarding.

  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity and dignity in care/work policies and principles.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Ensure clinical effectiveness in working with patients, families, and carers, including people who disengage from services, by facilitating engagement and therapeutic co-operation through the use of flexible and responsive engagement strategies which by the very nature of the client group can be complex and demanding.

  • To maintain an up-to-date learning disabilities register, ensuring the completion of annual health checks for those with recognised learning disabilities.

  • Work in close partnership with other members of the primary healthcare team in the prison.

  • Work with members of statutory and voluntary agencies to provide appropriate care to meet the assessed nursing needs of prisoners

  • To attend and contribute to ACCT reviews for service users under the care of the service.

  • To support the implementation of reasonable adjustments for prisoners who require this, ensuring this is well communicated with both health and prison staff.

  • To ensure the development and implementation of discharge/ release plans for those requiring ongoing care from services within other prisons/ community. Ensure seamless transition between services.

  • To be accountable for the assessment of care needs, risk assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of treatment packages and ensure that reviews take place within the Trust CPA policy.

  • Where required, support in the administration of prescribed medications, inclusive of controlled drugs.

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years

Excellent pension

Cycle to work scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Wellbeing programme

Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification NMC register Essential
  • Qualified Learning disability Nurse
  • Newly Qualified considered
NMC registered Essential
  • Qualified Learning disability Nurse
  • Newly Qualified considered

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