Learning Disabilities Nurse

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions, our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

We are currently recruiting for a learning disabilities nurse to join our CQC rated Outstanding multi disciplinary team in Buckinghamshire. your roles and responsibilities would include,

To identify the health needs of people with learning disability referred to the service, using specialist clinical skills and knowledge in the following areas: epilepsy, dementia, mental health, challenging behaviour, autism, and complex health needs & physical disability.

To undertake nursing assessment, intervention planning and evaluation, including assessment and management of risk.

To work autonomously on a day-to-day basis and be responsible for an individual caseload, which is agreed and reviewed through regular supervision. 

To be responsible for the management of a caseload and delegation of work to support staff, as agreed through supervision. 

To carry out domiciliary visits and to travel to other sites. The ability to maintain an excellent level of communication with clients and carers, using a range of verbal and non-verbal approaches. 

To facilitate and empower clients to access other health services by developing working relationships with relevant professionals. To work with primary and secondary care on integrating pathways for delivering and improving access to health care for people with a learning disability. To advise on the promotion of health and prevention of ill health in a range of settings. 

To educate clients and carers about treatment and general health issues in conjunction with other health providers. To provide and be involved with individual, group and family work and joint work with relevant services where appropriate with supervisory support. To engage health services such as Mental Health, Palliative Care, Primary/Secondary care in relation to supporting clients with a learning disability and health issues in the community.

To provide training to clients, carers and other professionals, with appropriate support.  To participate in developing Health Promotion initiatives, working towards reducing health inequalities through National service Frameworks and Government White Paper ‘Valuing People’. To take appropriate action where necessary in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Charmaine Newman

Community Services manager

Reference: 40881302

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