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Learning Disability Liaison Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Learning Disability nursing
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time - 30 hours per week (Across 7 days)
Job ref
Russells Hall Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
Salary period
02/06/2022 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, innovative and award-winning team?  

A rare opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and committed nurse to join the learning disability team as they expand to a 7-day service. In response to the identified needs of people with a learning disability, the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust  has committed to the equitable provision  of person centred care for this patient group. You will be integral to this service transformation. 

The successful applicant would be able to identify and address the health inequalities experienced by people with a learning disability, work in a multi professional environment to affect change, be innovative and able to work autonomously to ensure reasonable adjustments are made to deliver safe and appropriate care.  

As an advocate for our patients, you will work to make the organisation responsive and accessible for people with complex vulnerabilities. To achieve this, you will need to have the ability and commitment to inspire people at all levels, to deliver improved health outcomes. 

You will be integral to this service transformation including developing our provision for autistic people.

Main duties of the job

Support people with learning disabilities, their families and carers in preparing the person for planned hospital admission and during emergency admission.

To act as a resource, disseminate information and offer advice and guidance for all staff involved in the care of people with learning disabilities.

To actively assist people with learning disabilities, as well as carers and health and social staff when using acute services.

To provide support and advice regarding the use and application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, best interest and consent to the service user, their family/carer, and the professionals involved in decision making about their care.

Share knowledge and skills to hospital staff on the needs of patients with learning disabilities, for example: Mental Capacity Act / consent, reasonable adjustments, epilepsy, challenging behaviour, mental health, autism and communication.



Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • In-depth knowledge of safeguarding procedures and the Mental Capacity Act including DoLS.
Desirable criteria
  • An understanding of the changes due to introduction of LPS


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary and multi agency environment , contributing and leading in complex and difficult situations.

Qualifications and education

Essential criteria
  • Current entry on NMC register- Learning Disabilities RNLD
Desirable criteria
  • 2 years experience at Band 5


Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of working as an autonomous practitioner and can demonstrate innovative practice

Planning and organisational skills

Essential criteria
  • Autonomous practitioner able to work independently and deliver to deadlines .

Analytical and judgement skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to advise Trust staff and external agencies regarding the health management of patients with a learning disability

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria
  • Assertive and able to confidently challenge clinical issues to ensure high quality care.

Knowledge and training

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of professional and current issues relating to Learning Disability nursing in acute areas

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident leaderStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Armed Forces Covenant Bronze AwardENEI Silver Standard 2021

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jacqui Passmore
Job title
Lead Nurse - learning disability team
Email address
Telephone number
01384 456111
Additional information

Please contact  Jacqui Passmore for additional information and to arrange a visit to the team. 01384 456111 ext 4205