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Community Learning Disability Nurse (Band 6)/Developmental (Band 5-6)

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
22 Dec 2023
We have a vacancy to join our team to continue strengthening community support for adults with Learning Disabilities, in the west community team in Cornwall.

This is a part time band 6 community nurse post or a development from 5 to 6. The post will join an established nursing and MDT team within the west of Cornwall. You will be responsible for undertaking nursing duties in line with agreed Care Processes and Pathways. You will work actively with the individual and their families and/or carers providing person-centred, skilled and effective assessment, intervention, monitoring and review. You will be responsible for delivering evidence-based practice, within an innovative, multi-disciplinary team with a robust supervision and appraisal culture. There are CPD, research and audit opportunities within the team and wider trust. There are good levels of service user engagement and joint working with other teams including Acute and Primary Care liaison, Social Care,Mental Health, Forensic and Children's, etc

Clinical work is multi-disciplinary involving assessment of complex cases, formulation and provision of therapeutic interventions, as part of the multi-disciplinary care planning and delivery. Planning, directing and supervising associated work for HCAs and delivery of patient-centred training packages to care providers.

Interview date - to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

As part of the Community Learning Disability Team you will provide person-centred, skilled and effective assessment, intervention, monitoring and review for designated individuals who are eligible for the Learning Disability Service. You will be responsible for the maintenance of evidence-based learning disability nursing practice, contributing to and facilitating Care Processes and Pathways. You will manage and supervise the work of others, and act as a mentor and preceptor.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description (and band 5 if development post) and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • NMC registration
  • Professional qualification - RNLD



  • Understanding the impact of health inequalities, health improvement
  • Evidence of training, teaching and supporting other staff in an MDT or
  • Able to manage change in a positive manner for self, and support others to do so

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Kernow Building

Wilson Way


TR15 3QE

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