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Community Learning Disabilities Nurse

West London NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
2 Oct 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Ealing Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities within the Learning Disabilities Nursing team. The CTPLD is looking for a Band 5 RNLD to join the team, to support the assessment and case management of people with a Learning Disability.

The team is looking for a newly qualified nurse on the learning disabilities register. Those who are due to qualify in the upcoming months are welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the nursing model to assess, plan implement and evaluate care, ensuring people's physical health needs are met to support mainstream health services to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and to support hospital admission and discharges.

You will work alongside the multi-disciplinary team including psychiatry, nursing, psychology, PBS, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy to ensure a holistic approach is taken to manage health needs.

The successful candidate will work closely with external colleagues social services, hospital liaison, acute physical health services and other stakeholders.

Please see the job description and person specification for full details about the role.

*Previous applicants need not apply*

Main duties of the job

  • Under taking initial nursing assessments independently.
  • Care planning and implementation
  • Supporting mental capacity assessment and best interest meetings
  • Supporting family members, carers and providers
  • Health promotion
  • Health facilitation
  • Implementation of care pathways
  • Support service users to manage their physical health needs:
  • Supporting GP's to increase annual health check uptake and quality
  • Facilitating blood tests via desensitisation programmes
  • Epilepsy care plans
  • Supporting the dementia pathway
  • Symptom management and end of life care planning
  • Supporting weight management
  • Promoting positive sexual health
  • Promoting healthy lifestyle choice
  • Partnership working with the MDT:
  • Attending weekly referral meetings
  • Attending weekly case discussion meetings
  • Raising safeguarding concerns
  • Reporting incidents

  • Supporting student nurses in the role of practice supervisor and assessor - additional training available
  • Attending regular supervision
  • Adhering the NMC requirements inc. revalidation

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full description of roles and responsibilities, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RNLD or due to qualify as an RNLD
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability


  • Further education relating to common physical health conditions associated with people with a learning disability.
  • Community setting experience

Knowledge and Experience


  • Good understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • An awareness of the common physical health needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • Basic understanding of mental health needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • Basic understanding of health care systems and structures.


  • Experience of safeguarding
  • Experience of facilitating training
  • Experience of working with the Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of lone working
  • Awareness of policy and legislation relating to learning disabilities care

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to assess the health needs of people with a learning disability
  • Ability to formulate care plans based on a holistic assessment
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and active listening skills with service users, carers, staff and community partners
  • Plan, organise and prioritise own workload
  • Record and report on clinical information as required
  • Excellent IT skills - ability to use Word, Excel, MS Teams, SystmOne and other programmes as required


  • Awareness of local and national legislation relating to the care of people with learning disabilities

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing Adult Learning Disability Services


W7 2PB

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