Community Learning Disability Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
6 Oct 2023
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit a full-time Band 5 Learning Disability Staff Nurse to work in the North and West Hampshire Community Learning Disability Service.

This is an exciting time to join a busy and well-established multi-disciplinary health team supporting the health care needs of people with a learning disability throughout the North and West Hampshire Locality. You will play a vital role as part of the community nurse team in a forward thinking and innovative team. We offer regular team days and nurse meetings, supervision and opportunities for professional development including leading and participating in local and divisional quality improvement initiatives.

We are looking for a newly qualified or more experienced nurse who can manage their own caseload, complete assessments within the areas of clinical practice and develop robust person centred care plans. You will lead nursing care for service users referred to the team using the CPA process when indicated. You will be supported to supervise, mentor and teach unregistered staff and students. This post will give you the opportunity to contribute towards leadership within the nursing team and wider multi-disciplinary team. You will need to demonstrate effective leadership and inter-personal skills, good communication and presentation skills, be organised and self motivated.

Main duties of the job

*Whilst completing a period of preceptorship, work under the direction and clinical supervision of a nominated preceptor.

*To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing care needs of a specific group of patients.

The assessments and interventions undertaken will be embedded within the framework of:

MDT principles of working

The holistic model of care (Four Tier model)

The six areas of clinical practice

*Once preceptorship is complete, to supervise, mentor and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students

*To co-ordinate care for a specified group of patients

*Be a member of an integrated inter-agency, multi-disciplinary learning disability team.

*Contribute to effective multidisciplinary working within the Learning Disability team and build effective liaison with community, primary, other secondary and tertiary services and agencies to meet individual need and service development.

*Manage a caseload of patients under indirect supervision and be accountable for assessing, interpreting, planning and implementing nursing treatment and care to patients within professional guidelines.

*Ensure that systems are used to incorporate any adopted models of quality assurance and governance into everyday practice.

*Act on behalf of, and report to the Charge Nurse as required.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • *Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Tatchbury Mount




SO40 2RZ

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