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Staff Nurse

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Learning Disability or Adult nurse to work within the Planned Care Service based at St Mary's Hospital.

Main duties of the job

As an Adult Nurse you will be expected to ideally have worked with people who have a learning disability or demonstrate a strong interest in this area of nursing. The service consists of two units: The Complex Multiple Impairment Service (2 Woodland Square) and the Challenging Behaviour Service (3 Woodland Square). The successful candidate will be based on 2 Woodland Square but expected, at times, to work across the service. Successful applicants must have completed their preceptorship.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description

Job responsibilities

2 Woodland Square has five beds and provides planned breaks to Service Users who have a Learning Disability and associated complex health requirements. The clinical skills required within the service include enteral feeding, tracheostomy care, postural management, sensory impairments, unstable epilepsy, degenerative conditions, oxygen and suction therapy, continence care including intermittent catheterisation and ileostomy care to name but a few. Knowledge and experience is desirable but not essential however a strong interest to learn these skills and provide a high standard of care to the service user must be demonstrated.

3 Woodland Square has 4 beds and provides planned breaks to Service Users who have a Learning Disability and behavioural needs that cant be supported within the social care environment. The service supports the development of behaviour assessments and interventions in conjunction with the wider MDT, can support with medication changes and observations as well as monitoring any physical health requirements. The team support the CLDT and primary health care services to meet the health needs of our service users incorporating all reasonable adjustments

We strive to provide excellent care for service users and their families. We work in a person centred and inclusive manner, providing comprehensive and effective nursing care to meet the needs of our service users, aiming to reduce the likelihood of hospital admission and home / placement breakdown whilst working closely with community services and external providers.

If you are a band 5 RNLD or RN, who has a passion for improving the health and lives of individuals with learning disabilities, and experience of leading and delivering high quality care, we would love to hear from you. We work over a 7 day/24 hour period to include weekends, bank holidays and nights

Successful applicants will be given a trust and service induction, clinical and managerial supervision as well as an abundance of learning opportunities relevant to the role.

For informal visits or any further information, please contact:-

Linda Watkinson- Clinical Team Manager- 0113 855009

Senior Nurses 0113 3055003/8555007

Person Specification



  • Registration with NMC - Registered Nurse - LD/RN



  • Demonstrates a passion for working with learning disabilities.
  • Experience of working within an inpatient setting
  • Experience of providing high quality Nursing care for individuals with learning disabilities
  • Experience of co-ordinating shifts / being the nurse in charge

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