Community Nurse

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 Per annum (Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
Interviews will be held on 6-Oct-2023

Band 5 Learning Disability Nurse with the Learning Disability Team based at Erlegh House, Reading and working in the local community. This is a full-time role, 37.5 hours a week.You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that is passionate about improving the health and lifestyles of people with learning disabilities. You will work with a diverse population in both urban and rural settings providing Community Nursing based on identified needs, to adults who have a learning disability within any community setting.

Main duties of the job

The role will include the following duties
  • To manage under supervision a caseload of clients who have been accepted as referrals to the Health Team
  • To contribute to comprehensive specialist nursing assessment that takes into account the nature of the learning disability and its implications for care, to include the monitoring and evaluation of programmes of care specific to the persons health needs
  • To promote and facilitate access to primary and secondary healthcare for individuals with a learning disability including health checks and health action plans
  • To provide specialist advice and therapeutic interventions to parents and carers of people with a learning disability to enable them to support the person with all aspects of their health and behaviour associated with their learning disability
  • To work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team to enable individuals to maximise their health and wellbeing
  • To provide and facilitate health education and promotion to include both individual and group work

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:
  • Registered Nurse for People with Learning Disabilities
  • NMC Registered
  • Car driver and access to own vehicle
  • The desire to work with people with learning disabilities

  • If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Richard Avery on 07881 617 266 or email: wholl be delighted to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • Registered Nurse for People with Learning Disabilities
    • Current registration with the NMC


    • Specialist Practitioner
    • Teaching qualification e.g. Slice or equivalent

    Previous Experience


    • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
    • Working with families and people with a learning disability
    • Working with people who challenge
    • Working with people with mental health problems
    • Working with people with complex/profound disabilities
    • To have post qualifying experience of working with people with learning disabilities

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Knowledge of epilepsy
    • Knowledge of approaches to challenging behaviour
    • Knowledge/understanding of current philosophies of care
    • Highly developed interpersonal skills Ability to work autonomously
    • Ability to effectively manage yourself and others
    • Ability to demonstrate reflective practice
    • Ability to relate theory to practice


    • Awareness of research methods
    • Ability to use a range of assessment tools
    • Ability to assess and manage risk

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    CTPLD Wokingham


    RG6 6BZ

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