Community Learning Disability Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse to work within our South Staffordshire Community Learning Disability Team. We are looking for a Registered Learning Disability Nurse who is enthusiastic, caring, compassionate, dynamic and fully committed to multi-disciplinary working.

We aim to provide high quality, community based, integrated services for adults with learning disabilities. Previous experience of working with people with learning disabilities is essential. Access to a car is also essential. This post is suitable for newly qualified nurses and a preceptorship will be available.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would work as part of a multi-professional team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists. They would also work collaboratively with mainstream services, statutory and Independent sector services. The post holder will work with people with complex healthcare needs within their own homes or residential care homes, day services and other community and hospital settings. The ideal candidate will be somebody who is passionate about providing high quality service to people with learning disabilities in community settings and someone who can work creatively to secure good outcomes, embracing the values shared by this friendly and supportive team. The post holder will be supported with appropriate post qualification training and CPD as well as regular supervision to support their transition and development.

If you feel you have the skills to join the team, we would encourage you to speak to a member of the team prior to making an application, so you can gain an appreciation for community working and to understand the role of a Community Nurse.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rate s
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for a designated caseload as agreed by the Team Manager/ Clinical Lead.
  • To utilise nursing knowledge and skills in assessing health care needs of people with learning disabilities in a range of environments to identify their health-care needs and implement interventions as required.
  • Any interventions must be within the post holders scope of clinical practice ensuring that training is maintained and skills are in line with current guidance.
  • To evaluate the outcome of nursing interventions to ensure that care plan objectives have been met and that health gains have been achieved.
  • To provide appropriate training as required in relation to associated conditions for people with learning disabilities.
  • To work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to provide specialist nursing assessment skills, knowledge and advice in order to formulate and implement comprehensive care plans designed to meet service users assessed needs. This may include contributing to Continuing Health Care Assessments, Complex Case Panels and the Transforming Care agenda.

  • Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

    Person Specification



    • Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD)
    • Any other relevant current NMC registration professional qualification
    • Degree or Diploma in LD nursing


    • Degree level qualification in relevant subject
    • Any other relevant qualification which assists in meeting people with learning disabilities
    • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentorship



    • Previous experience of working with people with learning disabilities
    • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams and of being an autonomous practitionerr


    • Experience of provision of care for people with learning disabilities, experiences of enablement, assessment and care planning
    • Experience of managing and coordinating case load

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


    Flanagan Centre

    Corporation Street


    ST16 3AG

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