Learning Disability Nurse Training Facilitator

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Role: Learning Disability Nurse Facilitator

Location – Remote with regular travel

About us...

Achieve together is one of the UK’s leading providers of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex needs, we have a strong ethos and our commitment to supporting the people and families we work with is at the very heart of what we do.

We are now have an exciting opportunity for a Learning Disability Nurse Facilitator to support the education and professional development of support teams across Achieve together

What you'll be doing...

As a Learning Disability Nurse Facilitator you will be assisting in the delivery and evaluation of programmes of training to support in meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities and/or autism, and associated health and neurological conditions.

You will also be assisting and support in the delivery and evaluation of programmes of education, training and competency assessment identified through a variety of processes to include training needs analysis, serious incident reviews and clinical audits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver a variety of subject matter areas including learning disability conditions/syndromes, epilepsy (including the administration of buccal midazolam), administration of suppositories, non-invasive ventilation, diabetes and insulin administration, health promotion/prevention/planning.
  • Keep up to date with best practice in clinical topics of focus, developing networks to ensure a sound awareness of current best practice and research.
  • Guide and advise Managers and teams in relation to support plans and risk management plans to ensure effective support for individuals.
  • Assist in developing systems alongside operational and clinical management to ensure theory is translated into practice within services.
  • Respond to concerns raised which lead you to suspect poor or abusive practice.
  • Ensure that learning and development activities are based upon current best practise advice from relevant bodies
  • Seek and act on feedback from courses and make relevant changes based on feedback, so that the courses are continually improved and developed.

Specific Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience, including awareness of support in social care settings.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with people with epilepsy, formulating the administration of buccal midazolam in individual care plans.
  • Maintain NMC Registration/Revalidation at all times.
  • The ability to act as a positive role model for support teams, to advocate for respectful support at all times in keeping with Achieve together’s core values and vision
  • Prior experience in teaching adults, preferably with an existing relevant adult learning qualification.
  • Ability to use learning techniques designed to inspire and positively influence support teams to successfully translate theory into practice in a sustained manner.

Knowledge Required:

  • Depth of knowledge required in key topics of delivery including relevant NICE Guidance, ESNA/ILAE Guidelines for training professional carers in the administration of buccal midazolam, diabetes management, pica, administration of suppositories, non-invasive ventilation, health promotion/prevention/planning.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and how these may apply to the topics of focus in training delivery.
  • Strong understanding of the health needs that impact on the general population, and needs of adults with learning disabilities and/or autism.
  • Awareness of health conditions that impact on the life expectancy of people with learning disabilities, and strategies to enhance life expectancy.

Why work for us...

We’re committed to the growth of people across our business because working with us is not just about having a job, but the opportunity to grow and flourish within our organisation for years to come.

As well as a competitive salary you will also receive

  • 33 day holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • Access Retail Discounts
  • Reward and recognition monthly and annual
  • Development and access to professional training
  • Access to counselling services
  • Continuous on the job training is provided
  • Contributory Pension Plan
  • Checks and Clearances paid for by Achieve together

If this sounds like you and you relish the idea to work for a company where you can really make a difference, then we want to hear from you today.