Learning Disability Nurse Assessor/Community Nurse

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Band 6
26 Aug 2019
23 Sep 2019
Finegreen Consultant
Job Type
A large NHS organisation is looking to appoint a Learning Disabilities Community Nurse Band 6 level for a period of 3 months initially. 

Main Responsibilities:
  • Undertake specialist LD nursing health assessments either individually or as part of an MDT assessment of adults with a learning disability and evaluate programmes of care, in particular for people with LD who have epilepsy, young people in transition;
  • Work as part of an integrated health & social care team and undertake programmes of care in a multi-disciplinary team approach;
  • Facilitate individuals to have a yearly physical health check and ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place;
  • Engage with Primary Care teams and support them to initiate, contribute to, and implement programmes of care for adults with a learning disability;
  • Responsible for assessment of health needs implementation and evaluation of programmes of care;
  • Develop further support for people with LD who have epilepsy/young people in transition either individually or as part of an MDT assessment;
  • Work with individuals, carers and service providers to ensure they are integral to Person Centred Plans;
  • Responsible from case load and consult with line manager;
  • Engage with service providers to identify health facilitators within their organisations and provide awareness training and resource material for that role;
  • Identify local health needs and contribute to team and service development towards reducing health inequalities and enhancing access to services;
  • Work closely with the Department of Public Health to ensure that people with learning disabilities are included in initiatives designed to improve and maintain good health.
A successful candidate will have:
  • Current NMC registration, ideally RNLD but will consider RMN with extensive experience within LD;
  • Significant post graduate experience in Community Nursing;
  • Thorough knowledge of legislation, guidance and best practice frameworks relating to health and social care of people with learning disabilities;
  • Experience related to working in multidisciplinary joint agency teams.
For further information on this role please contact Ria Healy on 0161 241 9674, alternatively email ria.healy@finegreen.co.uk

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