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Community Nurse - LD

West London NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per Annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Ealing Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities within the Learning Disabilities Nursing team. The CTPLD is looking for a Band 5 RNLD to join the team, to support the assessment and case management of people with a Learning Disability.

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the nursing model to assess, plan implement and evaluate care, ensuring people's physical health needs are met to support mainstream health services to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and to support hospital admission and discharges.

You will work alongside the multi-disciplinary team including psychiatry, nursing, psychology, PBS, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy to ensure a holistic approach is taken to manage health needs.

The successful candidate will work closely with external colleagues social services, hospital liaison, acute physical health services and other stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

Under taking initial nursing assessments independently.

Care planning and implementation

Supporting mental capacity assessment and best interest meetings

Supporting family members, carers and providers

Health promotion

Health facilitation

Implementation of care pathways

Support service users to manage their physical health needs:

Supporting GP's to increase annual health check uptake and quality

Facilitating blood tests via desensitisation programmes

Epilepsy care plans

Supporting the dementia pathway

Symptom management and end of life care planning

Supporting weight management

Promoting positive sexual health

Promoting healthy lifestyle choices

Partnership working with the MDT:

Attending weekly referral meetings

Attending weekly case discussion meetings

Raising safeguarding concerns

Reporting incidents


Supporting student nurses in the role of practice supervisor and assessor - additional training available

Attending regular supervision

Adhering the NMC requirements inc. revalidation

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • RNLD or due to qualify as an RNLD this year
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability


  • Further education relating to common physical health conditions associated with people with a learning disability
  • Community setting experience

Knowledge and Experience


  • Good understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • An awareness of the common physical health needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • Basic understanding of mental health needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • Basic understanding of health care systems and structures.


  • Experience of safeguarding
  • Experience of facilitating training
  • Experience of working with the Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of lone working
  • Awareness of policy and legislation relating to learning disabilities care

Skills and attributes


  • Ability to assess the health needs of people with a learning disability
  • Ability to formulate care plans based on a holistic assessment
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and active listening skills with service users, carers, staff and community partners
  • Plan, organise and prioritise own workload
  • Record and report on clinical information as required
  • Excellent IT skills - ability to use Word, Excel, MS Teams, SystmOne and other programmes as required


  • Awareness of local and national legislation relating to the care of people with learning disabilities

Personal Qualities


  • Warm, friendly, approachable
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to cope with change
  • Able to work seamlessly with other professional groups
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible and positive attitude to work.
  • Ability to be empathetic
  • Keen to learn new skills and to share learning with others
  • Ability to manage potentially distressing situations and events

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing Adult Learning Disability Services


W7 2PB

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