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Community Nurse Learning Disabilities

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Central locality
£27,055 to £32,934 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
Welcome Bonus of 5% of starting salary available (subject to t& c's)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Learning Disability Nurse to join the Children's Learning Disability Team in Central and West Lancashire. The Learning Disability Community Service strives to provide forward thinking high quality services, working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to working with people with learning disabilities and their families we have a strong commitment to health promotion through service development and training initiatives. We are committed to helping our staff develop and you will be part of an enthusiastic and experienced team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a registered nurse with an up to date knowledge of health policy for people with learning disabilities. Adaptability, good communication skills and self -motivation are essential.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification



  • Registered Learning Disability Nurse
  • Current NMC Registration.
  • Demonstrates continuing professional development



  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Children's Framework
  • Communication written verbal and through IT
  • Awareness of need for confidentiality.



  • Ability to support people who have a learning disability and/or Autism on an individual and group basis.
  • Experience of working with children.
  • Ability to work both within a team & to work alone.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Central locality

Central locality


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