Learning Disabilities Nurse
The closing date is 18 June 2023
Are you looking for a RNLD post with a difference? Why not break into Prison healthcare?
Our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Teams in Staffordshire prisons are looking for a dynamic and experienced RNLD. The teams are innovative and forward thinking and are committed to a Recovery focused approach that meets people's needs.
This is an exciting and energetic role for someone who is passionate about providing excellent quality mental health and learning disability care within a busy and rewarding environment. The role will be based at HMP Oakwood but will also offer consultation and advice to colleagues within prisons across the service.
- are a qualified RNLD who has a flexible approach, with a drive to clinically innovate;
- have enthusiasm to lead on the development and implementation of a new learning disability pathway;
- share our values and are committed to providing high quality care;
- have confidence in dealing with a wide range of situations and working with professionals to provide the best level of care;
- are enthusiastic about working within an ever-changing prison environment;
- enjoy working within a team providing varied and comprehensive interventions in-line with the stepped care model.
- can lead on ensuring that the service is informed about local/national LD developments and initiatives
then this is the job for you!
Come and join our team where you will be supported to develop your existing skills and benefit the lives of others.
Main duties of the job
Working effectively within the team you will be responsible for managing a caseload. This will include assessments, care planning and the provision of specialist learning disability and mental health interventions to people in prison.
Working as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team, you will provide support to the mental health team based within the prison and liaise with, and provide advice and support to, wider stakeholders and agencies.
You will lead on the development and implementation of a new learning disability pathway.
Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare for many years.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex. We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide. We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support. Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
For more information about HMP Oakwood and our incentives offer please see attached information.
18 May 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Lead on the development and implementation of a learning disabilities pathway within the prison and be the lead expert for learning disabilities across the service.
Have a key role in supporting the training of key stakeholders within the prison.Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidenced based interventions.
Manage a caseload, practicing within the framework of the multi-disciplinary team and Care Programme Approach.
Provide a care coordinator role and communicate effectively with other professionals, internal and external to the Inclusion Team and prison, to ensure throughcare support where appropriate.Work with people from initial assessment through to discharge which can include transferring care to other providers such as hospitals or CMHTs whilst working with a variety of agencies in the Offender Health Pathway.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for the full list of responsibilities.
- Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register.
- Evidence of recent CPD and compliance with NMC revalidation.
- Teaching Certificate including annual update (ENB 603) or related mentoring/coaching qualification.
- Considerable experience of working in the learning disabilities field with a comprehensive knowledge in mental health.
- Experience of providing specialist interventions for those with learning disabilities and mental health problems, counselling techniques, CBT, motivational interviewing
- Providing supervision and line management of staff where appropriate.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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