Senior Learning Disability Liaison Nurse

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities to join the Learning Disability Liaison Team based in East Devon.

The Learning Disability Liaison Nurse role exists to ensure that the needs of the person with a Learning Disability are met when they require support in Primary or Secondary Care. This involves communicating with and working in partnership with a range of clinicians and services working to change systems and educating where appropriate.

The successful candidate will focused on reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes alongside the individual advising reasonable adjustments as necessary.

We are an established and experienced team that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of people with Learning Disabilities and aim to provide the highest level of quality of care and advice for those involved with our service.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to peoples lives from the moment you start.

Main duties of the job

To assist in Primary and Secondary care to exercise their duty to provide people with a learning disability equality of access to the same healthcare as the general population, with added support to achieve the same health outcomes as those for the general population.

To work with Primary and Secondary care to develop an action plan which aims to deliver appropriate improvements in service delivery and health outcomes for people with a learning disability.

Exercise leadership within Primary and Secondary care to ensure that services are provided in line with current local and national policy & guidance for people with Learning Disabilities, which promotes the rights and inclusion of this client group.

To assist Primary and Secondary care to ensure a smooth transition between pre admission, admission and discharge arrangements.

To act as a point of contact for family, carers and other professionals during the service users admission.

To assist Primary and Secondary care to improve the quality of care received by individuals with a learning disability.

To assist Primary and Secondary care to manage the interface between mainstream general hospital services, primary care services and specialist learning disability services.

Develop effective and collaborative working with healthcare and multi-agency colleagues, including identifying and meeting the training needs and providing specialist and nursing advice.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Experience working within an MDT
  • Clinical Supervision and Mentoring Experience
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Mentoring students in line with professional requirements
Qualifications Essential
  • A professional Mental Health Nursing or Learning Disability Nursing qualification
  • Evidence of PREP
  • Teaching qualification e.g. Mentors 998
Knowledge Essential
  • Good knowledge of Learning Disability Services
  • An understanding of Mental Health Act/ MH Capacity Act
  • CPA/Understanding of recovery principles in Learning Disability Services.

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