Learning Disability Practitioner Nurse

Posted 6 April by NHS Forth Valley Featured
We are seeking to appoint a Learning Disability Practitioner Nurse on a permanent basis; this post would initially be based in HMP Glenochil but could be within any of the Forth Valley Prisons (Polmont, Cornton Vale). You will be a first level registered Learning Disability Nurse with a willingness to support ongoing professional development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work as part of our Health Centre team to deliver a comprehensive key role taking forward the care and treatment of individuals with a Learning Disability as an integral member of the Mental Health/Addiction Teams and Partnership with our Primary Care Team within the unique setting of a prison environment. You should have the ability to demonstrate high quality, person–centred care and good team working. Keenness towards developing practice, with appropriate and satisfactory clinical and interpersonal skills is required.

To operate as part of an extensive multi disciplinary team, the role of the LD Nurse is to provide assessment, evaluation and delivery of a range of interventions that best manage prisoner healthcare needs and to contribute to the continuous development of LD/MH care for our patients. This is a diverse role which involves the day to day delivery of autonomous nurse-led care, to a population who have a range of mental health, learning disabilities, learning difficulties, physical, psychological, substance misuse and social problems. You will be expected to work a flexible shift pattern although primarily 0800 to 1600hrs (no night shift included).

Informal enquires to Rosemary Duffy, Healthcare Manager or Fiona Donnelly, Clinical Manager on Tel.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at
Closing date: Friday 20th April 2018 at 12 noon
Application forms and job descriptions are available on the NHS Forth Valley Intranet site or by visiting Alternatively by quoting relevant post title and reference number and e-mailing or by telephoning the recruitment answer line on.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact the Recruitment Office onif there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

Please note, if we have not contacted you within 6 weeks of the post closing, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

NHS Forth Valley Board aims to improve health and healthcare for the people of Forth Valley. In recent years we celebrated the opening of the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital and we are now embarking on a new and exciting chapter of quality improvement as we continue to design and deliver healthcare services fit for the future, with the launch of our new Healthcare Strategy. For further information on NHS Forth Valley please visit our website where you will find copies of our Healthcare Strategy and Annual Review.

Reference: 34845225

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