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Community Nurse - Learning Disabilities - Development Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Herefordshire Community Learning Disability Teams as a Band 5- 6 Community Learning Disability Nurse based at Liverpool Court, Commercial Road, Hereford.

The successful applicant will become part of a small but tenacious and committed team who are passionate in ensuring that individuals with a learning disability receive equitable health care alongside managing an effective caseload and maintaining regular visits for service users and their carers.

The team are currently involved in some exciting service developments including STOMP, Dementia pathway, transitions pathways to better meet the needs of individuals with learning disabilities. We welcome creativity, enthusiasm, and passion in this team with a go for it attitude to best meet patients health needs.

You will receive regular individual and group supervision, on-going CPD & training, and support within this role to help further develop your skills and competencies in this specialist field.

We offer flexible working and full equipment provided for home working. Due to the rural landscape of the county, being a car driver is essential but there also are good public transport links to the main base.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust also supports its staff with a wide range of benefits including car leasing, health and wellbeing support, carer passports and staff networks e.g LGBTQ+ as you are important to us!

Main duties of the job

  • Actively manage an effective caseload, maintaining regular visits for service users.
  • Facilitate/teach effective systems to carers to enable the transfer of skills required for the management of service users healthcare needs.
  • Facilitate Health Action Plans for each service user on caseload, to enable access to the full range of primary and secondary care services available.
  • Promote and maintain good working relationships and systems of effective communication through liaison with service users, carers, and other professionals / agencies.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date clinical records in line with Trust/NMC standards of practice.
  • Record activity to meet the requirements of Patients Information Management System.
  • Attend team and multi-professional meetings as appropriate.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensure the process of referral, assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care is efficiently and effectively delivered with clear quality outcomes.
  • Promote the values and principles of person-centred planning approaches, maintaining effective continuity of care.
  • Undertake specialist healthcare assessments, ensuring referral evaluation, data analysis and intervention planning is identified to enable service access.
  • Implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of therapeutic nursing interventions based on a comprehensive assessment using a recognized nursing model of care.

  • For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

    Person Specification



    • RNLD
    • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


    • E.N.B. 705 or equivalent
    • NVQ D32/33



    • Complex healthcare needs
    • Working with families
    • Person Centred approaches
    • Risk assessment
    • Promoting health and well being
    • Health Action planning


    • Previous Community Nurse experience
    • Joint working/networking with other agencies
    • Care pathways in Epilepsy/ Challenging Behaviour/Mental Health
    • Staff training
    • Audit/research
    • Awareness of models of clinical supervision
    • Risk management strategies
    • Total Communication
    • Vulnerable adults/child protection procedures level 1, level 2
    • Defensible documentation and recording

    Additional Criteria


    • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role



    • Good knowledge of working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers
    • Good knowledge of making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities and vulnerabilities
    • A good level of knowledge of current policies and legislations that impact upon people with a learning disability
    • A good level of knowledge in a wide range of common health care conditions in people with learning and other disabilities and vulnerabilities including common long term conditions
    • Child protection and vulnerable adults procedures
    • National guidelines - role of Community Nurse
    • Mental Health Act


    • Knowledge of Valuing People health objectives Mencap Treat me Right Valuing Health for All
    • Health Action Planning and Health Facilitation, Annual Health checks
    • LeDer Priorities
    • Knowledge of the transforming agenda
    • Knowledge of STOMP
    • Community Care Act 1993 Community/continuing care assessment

    Skills & Abilities


    • Report writing
    • Effective communicator
    • Clinical documentation
    • Developing assessment formats
    • Facilitative skills
    • Good negotiator
    • Time management
    • Good organisational skills
    • Presentational skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Problem solving
    • Counselling

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


    Liverpool Court

    Commercial Road


    HR1 2BG

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