Specialist Nurse - Learning Disabilities - NELFT Specialist Nurse - Learning Disabilities - NELFT

Specialist Nurse – Learning Disabilities

Reference: 395-EC482-22

Band: NHS AfC: Band 7

Location: Georges Turle House

Closing Date: 19/08/2022

1. To represent the service and provide information to service users as required i.e. GPs, Primary and secondary care professionals, voluntary organisations, patients and their carers.
2. To provide specialist support and monitoring to adult patients referred to the NLDS and liaise with other professionals within and outside the Trust to ensure they receive the best care.
3. To provide specialist advice to colleagues working in other clinical areas and act as the patient’s advocate.
4. Demonstrate awareness of health and safety aspects of your work and carry out risk assessment within own patient caseload, equipment and environment on a daily basis. Be responsible for safe and competent use of equipment, minimise risk within the team, and implement trust policies were appropriate.(Incident Reporting Policy, Lone Worker Policy and Health and Safety Act 1974).
5. To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out duties and to adhere to Medical Devices Policy for safety and maintenance.
6. To gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
7. To deal with complaints in accordance with trust policy.
8. To instigate and maintain communication flows both within the local trust and NELFT regarding on-going care for patients. Communication may be face to face, via e-mail, telephone or in written form.

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