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Learning Disability Annual Health Check Liaison Nurse

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Full Time
Fixed-Term contract - 12 months

We have an exciting opportunity for a new role across the whole of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough supporting the uptake, training and provision of annual health checks for people with learning disabilities.

You will be at the forefront of improving the uptake and quality of annual health checks for the county's learning disability population.

You will have a wealth of specialist experience relevant to working within community based multi-disciplinary team's supporting people with learning disabilities. You will have experience of advocating for people with learning disabilities especially around access to primary health care.

As a Senior Nurse, you will contribute effectively to the ongoing development of the service in line with National Policies and evidence-based practice. As an autonomous practitioner you will manage your time in relation to the health needs of adults with a learning disability. You will work closely with the lead nurses to promote and support your role.

Main duties of the job

  • To work to improve the uptake and quality of the Annual Health Checks for the Learning-Disabled population across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough under the guidance of the lead Nurse.
  • To participate in multi-professional /multi agency working within the LDP/ Peterborough Learning Disabilities team and with Key partners - particularly the GP surgeries within the C&PCCG.
  • To provide ongoing support and liaison to the GP practices within the clinical area which will include providing training on LD and validating their QOF learning disability register to support the uptake of annual health checks.
  • To link in with MDT professionals in the LDP / Peterborough Learning Disabilities team to support reasonable adjustments to facilitate Annual Health checks.
  • To devise a questionnaire to measure the quality of the AHC and lead on evaluation of results.
  • With admin support - to gather data regarding the uptake and quality of the annual health checks and produce reports on the data to present to the LDP/ Peterborough Learning Disabilities team and the C&PCCG.
  • To work with the relevant contracts teams to ensure provider services have a good awareness of the value of annual health checks.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To have an understanding of Health and Social care policy and legislation for the service user group in relation to your professional practice.
  • To lead the delivery of training to GP surgeries across the are, linking with LDP/Peterborough nurses from that locality.
  • To have a good understanding of the physical health needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • To liaise and communicate effectively and sensitively with other professionals in the MDT and external agencies (e.g. GP surgeries) providing highly specialist advice as necessary.
  • To lead in, implement and evaluate specialist programmes of care which support the health care of individuals or groups with Learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • To recognise the impact of a persons communication needs and tailor interaction to meet this need.
  • To work in service users homes and a variety of community settings where conditions may pose a risk, including lone working.
  • To work to reduce the health inequalities for people with learning disabilities by working with partners in primary and secondary care with a focus on increasing access to physical health screening.
  • To support the lead Nurse in the implementation and understanding of local health needs and respond to changes and care provision as outlined in government initiatives ensuring GP surgeries are aware of current trends. Eg,. LeDer local and national recommendations

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • R.N.L.D. Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Registered Practice Educator or mentor in line with Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Additional clinical training relevant to specialism
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with adults with a learning disability
  • Experience of nursing assessment and intervention relevant to adults with an LD
  • Post qualifying experience within a community MDT
  • Experience in supporting the physical health needs of adults with learning disabilities and understanding of comorbidities.
  • Experience in providing clinical supervision
  • Experience of interagency working
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to reflect and critiacally appraise own performance and of those they supervise
  • Ability to prioritise own work and the work of those they supervise
  • Ability to deliver health education training.
  • Ability to use own initative.
  • Ability to work as part of an MDT
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act Knowledge
  • Awareness of current trends legislation and guidance in support for people with learning disabilities and their carers
  • Understanding of research and audit process
  • Ability to participate in research and audit
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel within a rural location

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