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Nurse - Complex and Continuing Healthcare Team

Solent NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified Learning Disability or Adult Nurse (or other nursing qualification with experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities)? Due to an increase in demand we are looking for clinicians to join our team!

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Learning Disability or Adult Nurse within Portsmouth's Integrated Learning Disability Service (ILDS) hosted by Portsmouth City Council where our service has been rated as 'Outstanding' in the last 2 CQC inspections.

As a Nurse in our Complex Health Team, you will provide person centred assessments and interventions for adults with Learning Disabilities who have associated complex health needs in partnership with other agencies and carers which form part of our Multi-disciplinary Team. We need you to be a strong communicator, able to adapt to our patients unique needs as well as external agencies you may be linking with. You will be able to work autonomously so time management and organisation skills are essential. Our patients have slightly higher and more complex healthcare needs and they may be funded by CHC.

We are looking for candidates who hold a professional registration with the NMC and who hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

Main duties of the job

*To provide specialist services to adults with a learning disability. This is achieved through a process of Person-Centred Care, which is comprehensive and responsive to the needs of the individual and their family/carers. Identified needs will be assessed, treatments implemented and evaluated in partnership with Service Users as well as family/carers.

*To support the Integrated Learning Disability Service in meeting the healthcare needs of people with learning disabilities in Portsmouth City via: -

*Improving access to mainstream healthcare services

*Supporting the development of enhanced, or adapted, mainstream healthcare services

*The provision of appropriate information to Service Users and their carers.

*Facilitating the increased involvement of Service Users in healthcare services

*The provision of some specialist services

*Due to the inter-connected nature of the Integrated Learning Disability Service, there is an expectation that all staff will be prepared to support any elements of its service as needs dictate and in line with their professional competencies.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • RNLD or RGN (with appropriate experience and knowledge) or equivalent essential -- (other parts of the Nursing Register may be considered dependant upon relevant experience)
  • ENB 998 or equivalent in teaching & assessing
  • Full clean driving licence


  • Degree in Nursing
  • Other relevant post graduation or specialist training



  • Experience of working with People with a learning disability, within a variety of settings.
  • Experienced in developing care plans
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and / or supervision
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Civic Offices

Guildhall Square




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