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Community Learning Disabilities Nurse

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
We currently have a vacancy available for a Community Learning Disabilities Nurse to work within the Sefton Borough, supporting adults who have a diagnosis of a learning disability with complex physical and mental health diagnosis. Work as part of a dynamic supportive MDT. Plus the participation in an on call rota.

The post holder will manage their own caseload with the support from their supervisor, whilst having the opportunity to undertake further training within their role, preceptorship is available.

Main duties of the job

Supporting individuals with a diagnosis of a learning disability with mental and or physical health issues. Maintaining a caseload with support from your supervisor and team. As a team we support individuals with a learning disability with many aspects of their life such as supporting with acute physical health issues, groups and also through a variety of pathways both within the trust and external.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a supervised practitioner, to be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for allaspects of the post holders own non-clinical activity.

To actively promote and ensure that all aspects of clinical care offered to people with learning disabilities are of a high clinical standard andevidence based in line with professional codes of conduct and local policies and procedures.

To liaise with other members of the Learning Disability Team and other agencies, families and carers to support the development of Health Action Plans for people with learning disabilities incorporating specialist individual treatment plans and goals. To evaluate regularly and modify the aims and goals in consultation and agreement with the person with learning disabilities and carers.

To take responsibility for the safe administration of medication to service users ensuring that NMCRegulations are adhered to.

To facilities access to generic services where possible and to act as a link person for Primary CareHealth Services.

To carry out specific Nursing interventions for people with more complex needs in terms of health,mental health, epilepsy and challenging behaviour under the supervision of Senior Nurses.

To regularly evaluate progress using appropriate outcome measures and change care programmes within guidelines set by a Senior Nurse.

To develop and monitor written information for patients and their families and/or carers. The postholder will provide written or verbal information and reports to the multi-disciplinary/multi-agencyteam and other external agencies as required. To identify the need for referral to other professions and agencies as required.

To be aware of psychosocial issues, cultural and social differences and consider the implications ofthese when formulating a care programme.To ensure that professional practice promotes social inclusion and is person centred at all times and to attend planning meetings and case conferences, as required.

To develop risk management plans for clients on own caseload, and with more complex clientsunder the supervision of Senior Nurse.

To carry out intake assessments under supervision.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse qualification - Learning Disabilities RNLD Current NMC Licence to Practice.
  • Portfolio demonstrating evidence of learning and development.


  • Training qualification ENB 998 or equivalent.



  • Demonstrate experience at pre registration level of working across a wide range of clinical areas.
  • Experience of nursing care planning process for adults with Learning disabilities.



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet



  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels with other professionals and with people who may have significant barriers to understanding.
  • Demonstrates good standard of verbal and written communication skills including basis I.T. skills.
  • Basic knowledge of national and local policy / good practice guidance relating to care of people with learning disabilities.
  • Awareness of specialist assessment tools
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Able to plan and manage own workload.

Special Requirements


  • Ability to work in an unpredictable work environment which may include people with challenging and aggressive behaviour.
  • Flexible approach to hours and duties.
  • Keen to progress own personal development.
  • Must have the ability to travel within the area of work.

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Hartley Hospital

1B Curzon Road



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