Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We welcome applications from newly qualified nurses

The Intensive Health Outreach Team (IHOT) was established in 2008 commissioned to provide support to people over the age of 18 who have a learning disability.

The Band 5 Registered Learning Disability Nurse will :
  • Ensure access to mainstream health services, to allow for equitable health outcomes comparable to the general population.
  • Strive to strengthen the NHS contributions to prevention of, and tackling health inequalities within acute, primary, secondary and community care, working in partnership with services to make reasonable adjustments a legal requirement to make sure health services are accessible to all disabled people.
  • Ensure equal opportunities in health care for people living with a learning disability. The team operates a county wide service within Gloucestershire.

Main duties of the job

  • Develop individually designed packages of care and treatment, in association with other care professionals on a multi-disciplinary basis and under the supervision of the team leader
  • To maintain and develop specialist knowledge about conditions and factors commonly associated with people who have LD, their causes, impact and appropriate interventions.
  • Report, document and evaluate all clinical practice according to local policy (i.e. risk assessment and consent) and Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines. When appropriate maintain records .
  • Provide current, researched education, support and training to clients, carers and staff to promote, inform and teach healthy lifestyles.
  • Supervise junior staff as required and input into training new staff and students.
  • To be able to communicate to people with a wide range of abilities and difficulties
  • Reflect and review own practice through actively participating in clinical supervision,

Continuous professional development and appraisal.
  • Maintain and update own professional knowledge skills to provide an evidence based
  • Practice through continued professional development including specialist courses and maintaining a professional portfolio.
  • To be competent in IT skills in both inputting and gathering data.
  • Manage the team in the absence of the team leader

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module Preceptorship for Healthcare (AP7026).

Newly qualified Social Workers are offered the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) which is similar to a preceptorship programme.

Person Specification



  • Qualification
  • Driving licence and car user


  • Experience of working in the community

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Pullman Place

Great Western Road



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