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Physical Health Nurse (LD Physical Health Team)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Lexden Hospital, Colchester
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 6
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Full Time
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Essex Learning Disability Partnership are looking for a Physical Health Nurse with a passion for delivering the highest standard of care for individuals that have a learning disability.

You will be working as a Community Nurse Practitioner within theNorth East Essex Community Learning Disability Team, based at Lexden Hospital, Colchester. This is a post suitable for newly qualified practitioners from Nursing or an Allied Health Profession. We offer a preceptorship programme for newly registered nurses that allows you to develop your clinical, communication and leadership skills with excellent support.

Our Community Learning Disability Teams provide person centred and holistic assessment and care for adults with a learning disability living in the community. The multidisciplinary team works with individuals that live independently in the community, with family/carers, and those that reside in supported living schemes or 24-hour residential placements. The service is committed to improving the health and well-being of people with a learning disability across North Essex, by working in a simple, person-centred way that empowers individuals to maximise their potential.

The Role:
  • Assessing the health care needs of people with Learning Disabilities in a range of environments and implementing interventions as required.
  • Working in an interdisciplinary way to assess service user’s needs, devising care plans and evaluating outcomes.
  • Working directly with people who use our services, their carers, colleagues and other service providers.
  • Assisting and being proactive in health promotion for people with Learning Disabilities, ensuring inclusion into mainstream services in line with national and local policy and guidance.
  • Delivering training and education to other professionals/carers/family.

The Requirements:
  • Professional Registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Compassion, resilience and a dedication to empowering and supporting the independence of adults with learning disabilities who use our services.
  • Demonstrable experience of caring for people with learning disabilities or complex health needs in a way that is most appropriate for their needs.
  • Knowledge of common physical, mental and emotional health needs experienced by people with a learning disability.
  • Experience of communicating calmly, efficiently and in a friendly manner, using a variety of methods, with people who require support, members of the MDT, carers/family and other agencies involved in the person’s care.
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of record keeping.
  • A good understanding of legislation and national guidance relating to the care and support of people with a learning disability.

Please consider applying for this post if you can demonstrate within your application form that you meet all of the requirements set out above.

The Benefits:
  • NHS and Employee Discounts
  • Excellent NHS Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Opportunities
  • 35 days Annual Leave and Public Holiday Entitlement, Increasing to 37 Days After 5 Years of Service, and 41 Days After 10 Years' Service
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Test Vouchers
  • Various Staff Wellbeing Programmes
  • Free Parking
  • Varied Career Pathway Options
  • Excellent Training Opportunities
  • Paid DBS application

About Us:

Essex Learning Disability Partnership is an innovative collaboration between Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Essex Partnership University Trust. The partnership was formed in 2017 and is responsible for all NHS learning disability community and inpatient services across Essex. Our work bases are as follows:
  • Mid-West Essex Community Learning Disability Services, Braintree and Harlow
  • North East Essex Community Learning Disability Services, Colchester
  • South Essex Community Learning Disability Services, Laindon and Billericay
  • Lexden Hospital, Assessment & Treatment Unit for Adults with a Learning Disability, Colchester
  • Byron Court, Assessment & Treatment Unit for Adults with a Learning Disability, Billericay

By working together, the two organisations each bring diverse expertise and a wealth of experience. The objective is to transform Learning Disability services in Essex by working creatively to remove barriers and duplication and deliver excellent care underpinned by the following principles:
  • Simple
  • Person-Centred
  • Integrated
  • Community Focused
  • Equality of Access

To find out more about our Essex Learning Disability Partnership services, including information about our roles, working for us and useful application and interview tips, please visit: ELDP - Essex Learning Disability Partnership (

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Katy Heery

Job title: Modern Matron/Community Clinical Nursing Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 01206 363255

Be part of something Outstanding with Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

This is a hugely exciting time for HPFT having recently been awarded an outstanding CQC rating and being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to achieve this rating.

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