Acute Liaison Learning Disability Nurse

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil / Llantrisant
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two band 6 Acute Liaison Nurse posts within secondary care.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate effective working with multiagency colleagues and advocate for the needs of patients with learning disability.

The primary focus of the role will be to support acute hospital staff in the effective delivery of person centered care to patients with a learning disability. As a first point of contact the post holder will provide expert advice, professional support, guidance and education to the multi-professional teams, partner agencies, patients and carers. You must have the ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to prioritise and manage your own workload. You must be committed to advocating for the rights of vulnerable people and act as a role model at all times.

Main duties of the job

The post is for a Band 6 Acute Liaison Learning Disability Nurse who will be based in Prince Charles / Royal Glamorgan hospital to facilitate reasonable adjustments to enable people to access health care. The role will involve training up staff within the hospital in the use of the Hospital Care Bundle, communicating with and assessing people who have a Learning Disability, what making reasonable adjustments entails, supporting the person and their carer's and liaising with the wider MDT in the community.

The role will require collaboration with colleagues in neighbouring Health Boards to ensure audit and data collection is comparable and links to Improving Lives driver of better outcomes for people accessing hospital.

The post holder will be line managed from the Community Team where they will also receive clinical supervision from the Lead nurse, however they will be based within the hospital environment.

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

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

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 postholder will work closely, in a collaborative way with colleagues across acute and secondary care providers to develop ways of identifying and responding effectively to meeting the needs of people with Learning Disabilities who are admitted to services. The post holder will be creative and dynamic in relation to promoting and championing the rights of people with learning disabilities to access healthcare.

The postholder will support colleagues in acute and secondary care to assess people with learning disabilities referred to the service, and will provide advice and guidance to hospital staff regarding:

Making reasonable adjustments within the hospital environment.

Managing behaviour which may challenge services

Additional complex health needs experienced by individuals

The postholder will act as a resource for hospital staff and will provide education and training to raise the profile of people with Learning Disabilities and ensure that their health needs are met.

Person Specification english Essential
  • Registered Nurse LD
  • Community experience
english Essential
  • Understanding of the mutli-agency input into Learning Disabilities Services, and experience of working in a Community Team. Knowledge and understanding of the additional health needs of People with Learning Disabilites; Mental Capacity Act; reasonable adjustments to ensure access to healthcare. Knowledge of the role and function of Acute/Secondary Care settings.
  • Proven ability to implement plans of care in relation to people with Learning Disabilities who have additional health needs.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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