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Are you ready for a new challenge working in a fabulous location with a dedicated and committed All Age Learning Disability Team? Then this opportunity to be at the forefront of developing the LD specialist health team within an established and forward thinking service may be just for you. This exciting new post is aimed at addressing the health inequality and health access needs of the Learning Disabled population of Orkney. You will be living and working within a unique remote and rural setting and will be focussed upon taking forward the health inequality agenda in relation to people with Learning Disabilities, as outlined in 'The Keys to Life'. The post holder will deliver a specialist Learning Disability Nursing Service to people with learning disabilities and support their families/carers and involved agencies. A key part of this post necessitates a close liaison and co-ordination role with the learning disability specialist support services from NHS Grampian. The post holder will be a confident and self motivated practitioner who is able to work within the national integration agenda, and is keen to reach out to a multiplicity of partner agencies and stakeholders in order to ensure that services for people with learning disabilities in Orkney are holistic and person centred. They will also be a registered Learning Disability nurse with current NMC registration and minimum experience of one year within the specialty. Sound knowledge of relevant legislation and policy within Learning Disabilities and related fields is essential. This is a permanent post however we are offering the opportunity of an 18 month secondment with the possibility to make this permanent should this prove mutually agreeable. If taken as a secondment opportunity, this will allow you the scope to decide if you want to live and work in Orkney whilst offering the experience of developing and shaping a new and exciting role and service model, with close support and clinical supervision from a Senior Learning Disability Nurse, Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity – Orkney is a wonderful place to live and work and voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK. Orkney offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, good leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery.
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