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Learning Disability Lead Nurse posted by NHS North Kirklees CCG

Applications close today
Full Time
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6

Job Description

NHS North Kirklees CCG is responsible for planning and buying healthcare services. Our vision is to enable local people to live longer, healthier and happier lives. Join us and help transform health services for all our patients.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

Important Information

Agenda for Change Roles - Salaries on Commencement of Employment

A successful candidate coming from a non-NHS Employer will commence employment on the bottom point of the pay band.

NHS National Terms and Conditions (Agenda for Change) rules will apply to successful candidates coming from another NHS Employer.

In our organisation, how we do our jobs is as important as what we do. In support of this, we have a framework for positive behaviours, which was developed with our staff, and is at the heart of how we work. We would encourage all candidates to read the framework, and welcome applications from people who identify with and can demonstrate, the behaviours that we describe.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group for a Band 6 Learning Disability Lead Nurse as part of the MH/LD Complex Case Team.

The successful applicant will be an integral part of a Kirklees-wide Complex Case Team whose role will be to act as lead nurse on behalf of NKCCG for all individuals who have a diagnosed mental illness/disorder and either detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act or are eligible for 117 Aftercare funding.

The successful applicant is able todemonstrate a high level of assessment skill requiring tact, diplomacy and the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues, health care professionals, patients, carers and family representatives. You will demonstrate excellent time management skills in your ability to balance a range of tasks and responsibilities. A high level of interpersonal and communication skills developing and maintaining effective and appropriate communication networks with health and social care is required.

The post holder will be responsible for CCG case management of a cohort of individuals that are currently placed in an independent hospital setting for locked rehabilitation and to review the NHS funding contribution of S117 Aftercare packages of patients living in the community.. There is a responsibility to proactively attend Care Programme Approach (CPA) and Care and Treatment Review meetings whilst people are detained under the Mental Health Act and proactively managing discharge pathways on behalf of NHS Commissioning for this this cohort. The role will include completing 117 Aftercare funding applications and providing a recommendation to establish a patient’s eligibility for NHS funding, care planning, support complex case management and work in collaboration with other health professionals and social care staff to ensure timely and appropriate discharges from hospital into a community setting.

Travel is integral to the role

The post holder will hold a current and relevant registered nurse qualification either RNLD or RMN.

For further information relating to this post please contact Nicola Paxman (Senior Clinical Commissioner LD) on [Click here to apply].

You must demonstrate how your experience and skills meet the criteria as listed in the person specification in order for your application to be shortlisted. Please pay particular attention to the values and behaviour section in the person specification.


If you haven't had a response within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion

***Please note, the deadline for applications may be changed without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible***

We offer a flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs of the individual and the service.

NHS North Kirklees CCG operates a no smoking policy to enable its staff to work in a smoke free environment.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We are Positive about Disabled People employer and will interview any disabled candidate who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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