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Job summary

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CHC Assessment and Support
NHS AfC: Band 7
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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NHS Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board
Employer type
Ashfield Health and Wellbeing Centre
Kirkby in Ashfield
£43,742 - £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
26/02/2024 23:59
Interview date

Employer heading

NHS Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board logo

CHC Learning Disabilities Clinical Lead

NHS AfC: Band 7

Job overview

The CHC delivery team in North Nottinghamshire require an experienced  Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse to take on the role of Clinical Lead. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly dedicated team of clinicians supporting some of the most complex individuals in our community. If you are looking for a new challenge within your career pathway, then we would love to hear from you!

The successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in person-centred assessments and working autonomously and collaboratively within a multi-agency environment. If you are committed to delivering high-quality, person-centred services and have excellent communication skills, this would be an ideal opportunity.


Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience of person-centred assessments. The role will involve working within a multi-agency environment to support the assessment and review process for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC),  NHS Funded Nursing Care (FNC) and S117 aftercare funding, including the promotion and review of Personal Health Budgets to develop, monitor and maintain close working relationships with the individuals, their families, care providers, statutory health services, and specialist services.

Experience undertaking mental capacity and best interests assessments is advantageous, and an understanding of deprivation of liberty safeguards and the Court of Protection would be beneficial to the role. You will also need to be knowledgeable in report writing to ensure you can confidently complete a health needs assessment, personal care and support plan and the CHC Decision Support Tool.


Working for our organisation

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to contribute to a service that makes a difference in people's lives.
  • The opportunity to develop new skills and enhance your existing expertise.
  • The opportunity to work within a dynamic team that is supportive and cares about your well-being.

The North Nottinghamshire CHC delivery team supports the facilitation of CHC services in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood and Bassetlaw. Staff working within the ICB are expected to have strong links with internal and external teams across this patch and the wider ICB. All individuals will have an identified base, but travel for assessments is expected as part of the role. Currently, the ICB operates a hybrid working model, allowing a mix of office and home working to support colleagues to achieve a better work/life balance.

The ICB is committed to supporting employees' well-being with numerous initiatives already launched, such as weekly well-being hour, guidance on meeting time limits, well-being resources and staff networks (LGBTQ+, BAME and DAWN).

We can offer the successful candidate a period of induction and a supportive team approach with prospects for staff development, regular supervision with performance appraisal and training and development needs. We are a small team who have a friendly and nurturing reputation and are keen to welcome new starters to our team. We are passionate about our role in providing high-quality support to people who access our services. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Under the guidance of the head of CHC,  you will work within the team, delivering a professional and efficient service in line with the NHS Continuing Healthcare framework and standards but focusing on individuals with learning disabilities.

The post holder will support the Head of Department and their team to ensure that their work stream of programmes is planned and managed effectively and take the lead in assisting in their successful delivery.

The post holder will support nurse assessors within the team in a line management capacity. 

The successful applicant will be required to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a team and be able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. We offer a well-established, experienced and supportive team with an extensive skills mix. We are committed to the continuous professional development of all of our staff.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge base around MCA and consent issues
Desirable criteria
  • Experience and previous knowledge of NHS Continuing Healthcare


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • experience of working as a first line manager

Interpersonal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills


Essential criteria
  • Ability to analyse very complex issues where material is conflicting and drawn from multiple sources.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jenny Khuweis
Job title
Head of CHC
Email address
[email protected]
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