Learning Disability Nurse Liverpool, Merseyside £33,129.60

Learning Disability Nurse

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside |
Salary: £33,129.60 |
Posted: 15 Mar 2019 |
Closes: 26 Apr 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland

Role Responsibility:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

We are recruiting for a Learning Disability Nurse to join our team in Liver, HMP Altcourse 

  • Salary of £33,129.60 per annum 
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions 
  • Life assurance
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • O2, Aviva and British Gas discounts

Shifts: Various shifts, 40 hours a week (Full Time)

Job outline:

Ensure the care and needs of the prisoners within the establishment are assessed and addressed where possible. To signpost prisoners for alternative interventions as required and refer to services within the prison.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Maintain own caseload of prisoners with a diagnosed Learning Disability or ASD. Complete
    initial assessment on all new referrals, appropriate care planning and follow up procedures.
  • To attend and participate in the processes as per prison policy designed to assist with prisoners at risk of self-harm/suicide, in line with NICE Guidance.
  • To attend monthly supervision with line manager and complete yearly EDR to assess targets, progression and learning objectives.
  • Work to support prisoners by using excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as patience and resilience.To provide awareness training and advice for staff on the care of prisoners with a Learning Disability.
  • Assist with awareness days and workshops delivered by the PCMHT and work with the team to develop these further.
  • Attend and participate in weekly Integrated Mental Health Team Referrals meetings to ensure integrated approach is maintained when discussing at risk prisoners.
  • Complete prison non-ops training and all mandatory training provided by G4S healthcare to maintain CPD as required by the NMC.
  • To ensure working within guidelines and competencies as per NMC Guidelines


The Ideal Candidate:


  • Good standard of numeracy and literature
  • Previous experience of wide- ranging office systems and routines
  • Previous experience, both oral and written, of communicating with multi-disciplinary teams of people
  • Ability to organise own work whilst under pressure
  • Security awareness as the post- holder will be expected to manage keys


  • Audio typing skills
  • Experience of working within the NHS or Prison environment ECDL or similar qualification
  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent in Business Administration or similar equivalent
  • Recognised word processing qualification


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