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Community Learning disability nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
4 Jun 2024
Are you an empathetic, forward-thinking nurse who can adapt to changing priorities and deliver high quality nursing care?The Community Learning Disability in Ferndown and Purbeck are looking for you to join!

You will be able to demonstrate their commitment to work proactively and in partnership with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and support them to live successfully in the community. This role requires you to use your nursing knowledge and experience to support individuals within the community andto maintain effective links with mainstream services, working in partnership with colleagues and supporting equal access to healthcare. You will be committed to improving outcomes for our service users and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in supporting the health needs and health promotion to support and empower people with a Learning disability.

The Community Learning Disability Team (Ferndown and Purbeck) is staffed by a passionate and dedicated team. This is an excellent opportunity to practice within the challenging yet rewarding field of community learning disability nursing whilst working alongside a multi-disciplinary team with our existing nurses, trainee nurse associate as well as other members across our area.

The Community Learning Disabilities Nurse post is a full-time Monday to Friday role. As this is a community post being a driver is essential for this role. For any queries, please contact

Main duties of the job

To provide support and work directly with people with learning disabilities in their home, including working with their families and Care & Support providers.

To ensure all practice is based upon the principles of Valuing People rights, independence, choice and inclusion. To work with the individual, their carers and members of the multi professional team in the formulation, implementation and review of a person-centred care and support plan. This will include risk assessments and management plans that will outline the support the individual requires to continue to live successfully within the community.

To support a wide range of staff who work in social services and the independent sector providing clinical expertise and advice in aspects of behaviour and learning disability raising their awareness to ensure they meet the specific needs of the service user.

To promote the health needs of the individual and provide health facilitation support to them this will also include supporting them in the development of their health action plan.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification



  • registered with professional body

experience of working withhin population


  • direct experience of working with people with LD

knowledge of issues realting to health inequalities experienced by population


  • discusses/ evidence knowledge of health inequalities

team experience


  • experience of working with community MDT

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Ferndown Community Learning Disability Team

Pennys Walk


BH22 9JY

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