Managers or Leadership Roles are wide and varied in Learning Disabilities Nursing, and include positions such Ward Sister /Team Leader, Head of Service/ Service Manager, Professional Lead RNLD, Clinical Nurse Manager, Home Manager, Learning Disability Inspector, Intellectual Disability Advanced Practitioner and Manager and Ward Sister to name but a few. 

One of the key responsibilities of the RNLD in Management and Leadership positions is to ensure there is strong professional leadership for the profession and that the appropriate resources i.e staff with the relevant skills and competencies to provide patient centred, safe, effective care are available to meet the needs of patients and clients. Other responsibilities include resource management, budget management, leading the development of policies and procedures, ensuring teams are updated and informed and supporting staff to avail of educational opportunities to enhance skills and keep up to date. Click on the links below to read more about RNLDs in management and leadership posts.

Click here to view Leading Care Resources developed to strengthen and support the role of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse.

View the real life stories  in Management and Leadership. 

Siobhan Rogan
Advanced Practitioner and Manager SHSCT
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