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Registered Learning Disability Nurse

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
GMMH provide primary and secondary mental and physical health care we are looking to appoint a band 6 RNLD to oversee the learning disability element of the service at HMP Styal.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out direct clinical work with a variety of service users. The successful applicant is also expected to act in a supervisory capacity, providing both training, support and advice to clinical staff.

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.

This exciting opportunity will allow the successful applicant to work similarly to a community LD nurse with the added interest of supporting forensic risks. The applicant will be able to work autonomously within a wider secondary care team. This allows successful clinician an opportunity to develop their role within the local establishment and operate under their own clinical flare.

The service spans a 7 day service with the flexibility to discuss shifts at interview. There is an excellent allocated amount of annual leave and bank holidays; with the bonus of being able to purchase additional annual leave.

Working on site allows you free access to the gymnasiums, spacious grounds to access and a free large car park.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess, develop and implement care packages for service users within the framework of the CPA
  • To manage a defined caseload of complex and challenging service users.
  • Develop and implement evidence-based interventions in the management of service users with identified/ suspected learning disabilities.
  • Ensure clinical effectiveness in working with patients, including people who disengage from services, by facilitating engagement and therapeutic co-operation
  • To maintain an up to date LD register, ensuring the completion of annual health checks.
  • To provide training and advice for all staff
  • To understand and adhere to local safeguarding policies
  • 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.
  • When directed, participate in MAPPA meetings and Parole hearings to offer clinical expertise and working knowledge
  • To participate in wider agency forums to offer collaborative working for individuals with neuro-developmental conditions and professionally discuss risk management.
  • To ensure the development of discharge/ release plans for those requiring ongoing care from services within other prisons/ community.
  • 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.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

You must have been in the UK for 12 months prior to applying for this post and be able to provide a 6 year address history to be able to complete the prison clearance.

This role is subject to a additional recruitment and retention premia of £1542 per annum

Person Specification Education Essential
  • oUp to date NMC registration as a first level registered learning disability nurse.
  • oEvidence of post-graduate training and continued professional development
  • A recognised qualification within a clinical intervention.
  • Additional training relating to leadership/ management/ supervision.
Experience Essential
  • oHave recent experience of providing care to those with diagnosed/ suspected learning disabilities/ mental health problems.
  • Experience of working with service users in a forensic setting
  • Ability to provide training and education
Knowledge Essential
  • Have extensive knowledge around learning disabilities/ difficulties.
  • Knowledge of common mental health problems.
  • Knowledge of illicit substances and the impact of substance abuse on individuals/ carers/ peers
  • Knowledge of the functioning of criminal justice services.
  • Awareness of NICE Guidelines relating to the care of individuals with a learning disability
  • Working knowledge of the STEP care model
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • oBe able to provide robust packages of care to service users/patients in liaison with multiple stakeholders in order to safely manage mental health and risk management needs
  • oBe able to engage with service users/patients effectively to ensure monitoring of risk and mental health including identification of recognised early warning signs
  • oIs able to work on own initiative and plan workload effectively responding to changing priorities
  • oBe able to reflect honestly on and develop own skills and abilities to best meet the needs of the service user/patient population
  • Can demonstrate involvement in in and contribution to implementation of change and response to service need
Other Requirements Essential
  • oThere is a frequent requirement to travel across the o ofootprint of the Trust between pre- agreed bases.

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