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Community Learning Disability Nurse (Band 6)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Stafford / Lichfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

We are currently recruiting for a Learning Disability, Band 6 Nurse working across Stafford / Lichfield.

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary locality team, working alongside other healthcare professionals.Responsible for a defined caseload, autonomously implementing a range of evidence based clinical interventions in a range of settings, including collaborative working with other care providers and partner organisations.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have responsibility for providing specialised interventions for adults with learning disabilities who have complex critical and substantial healthcare needs and meet the eligibility criteria in conjunction with their families and carers.The post holder will have responsibility for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for an identified case load ensuring provision for needs lead service. An autonomous practitioner, working in partnership and in liaison with the multidisciplinary team, ensuring that the philosophy of individualised client care is upheld. Clinical practice will be developed to meet client need in a variety of settings without supervision.The post holder may have areas of specialised skills and knowledge that is utilised and developed in line with local and service need, and is identified within the personal development process.The post holder will develop their skills and knowledge and aspire to take charge for a limited period in the absence of the Team manager and provide support and guidance to other members of the team and other agencies.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for a designated caseload, including liaison with other agencies, service users and carers.

To utilise nursing knowledge and skills in assessing health care needs of people with learning disabilities in a range of environments to identify their health-care needs, and implement nursing interventions as required.

To evaluate the outcome of nursing interventions to ensure that care plan objectives have been met and that health gains have been achieved.

Any interventions must be within the post holders scope of clinical practice ensuring that training is maintained and skills are in line with current guidance.

To provide specialist advice and training to paid and unpaid carers about conditions associated with learning disabilities, to enable them to improve and enhance their caring role.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD).
  • Current professional registration with the NMC.
  • Relevant qualification in Teaching & Assessing in Practice.
  • Clinical Supervision or Mentorship Qualification.



  • A minimum of two years post registration experience in working with people with Learning Disabilities with complex health care needs in a community setting.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience of managing and prioritising a complex caseload.


  • Experience of providing managerial supervision, and of leading staff teams.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Working knowledge of adult safeguarding procedures.

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to practice in an ethical way which considers the needs of the client and their best interests.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Stafford / Lichfield

Stafford / Lichfield

ST16 3AG

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