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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/11/2020.

Lead Strategic Health Facilitator

Job Reference: 383-SPE-1008-20

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disabilities
Kingsway, Derbyshire
£38,890-£44,503 pa (banding subject to AfC Job E

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.

PLEASE NOTE: Indicative Band 7 (subject to AfC Job Evaluation)

Due to the retirement of the current post holder we are inviting applications from experienced Learning Disability Nurses for the Lead Strategic Health Facilitator (LSHF) within our proud CQC rated GOOD Learning Disability service!

The post holder will provide clinical & operational management of a team of five Learning Disability Nurses, one Acute Liaison Nurse based within the UHDB’s Derby Hospital, and our three Assistants who are all experts by experience.

A major part of the role is to support the CCG and NHSi to implement Learning Disability Annual Health Checks provided by Derbyshire GP Practices. This includes the development and provision of training, resources and guidance.

The post holder will act as the named link Nurse for identified Primary Care Networks.

You will support GPs to identify the health needs of their adult population and seek support to meet those needs.

This includes promotion of the Learning Disability Annual Health check (AHC) but also identifying, leading and supporting strategies to address the health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities.

It is important that any candidates are aware of the recently announced Quality Improvement plans for the LD AHC in primary care, and able to facilitate GP practice peer network meetings. Therefore, the successful applicant will need to have an in-depth understanding of the LD AHC process, barriers and areas for improvement.

The successful candidate will have proven ability to provide health promotion activity with people with learning disabilities, and evidence of engagement and liaison with self-advocates and carer groups.

The expectation is that you will guide physical healthcare services to implement reasonable adjustments, and therefore you will need to demonstrated ability to deliver reasonable adjustments.

There is a requirement to work alongside the Community Support Team in the Learning Disability service with the priorities over the next 12 months:

  • Support the LD QOF Quality Improvement plans for primary care
  • Work with the Primary Care Informatics team to obtain data regarding the health status of people with learning disabilities in Derbyshire
  • Address the Health inequalities identified via the Derbyshire LeDer programme- particularly Health Action Plans, Pneumonia, constipation

For further information contact

Area Service Manager, Stuart Clensy,


Area Service Manager, Libby Runcie,


Application Closing Date: 10/11/2020

Interview Date: 23/11/2020

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.


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The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.



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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Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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