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Learning Disability Screening Nurse

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A new and exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Learning Disabilities Specialist Screening Nurse had arisen within the Nursing, Therapies and Quality Team within Gloucestershire Health & Care NHSFT. We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated nurse to support adults with Learning Disabilities to access screening services across Gloucestershire including breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening as well as Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening. This will promote early identification and management of disease together with access to early interventions and treatment to improve outcomes. The post holder will work closely with our LDISS and IHOT teams, GP Surgeries, Hospitals, the Screening Programmes and third sector/advocacy organisations.

You will be able to demonstrate that you are able to apply your nursing skills to a wide range of situations, working with a range of adults with a learning disability living within the community. There is an emphasis on the importance of clinical supervision and continued professional development, which we regard as a vital part of the delivery of care. You will be part of an innovative and dynamic team which utilises an evidence-based perspective. Well support and encourage you to develop specialist experience and expertise as appropriate.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Main duties of the job

To work autonomously, prioritise and organise workload with monthly supervision with line manager

Provide complex, highly specialist advice and support to other members of the multi disciplinary team.

To work directly with service users, families, carers and health professionals with accessing screening appointments and implementation of reasonable adjustments.

Provide specialist education and training around improving access to specialist screening services to health care professionals and service users.

To be responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding safeguarding.

To be responsible for the maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records, using clinical electronic systems in accordance with the service process, professional record keeping standards and data protection regulations.

Contribute to reporting to key stakeholders to ensure that any project work around improving access to specialist screening for people with LD is on track and to discuss any identified variance and challenges.

To participate in research/audit to ensure that practice is evidence-based, safe and current

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification



  • RNLD, or equivalent RN qualification and experience of working with people who have a learning disability.


  • Teaching and assessing qualification



  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in learning disabilities or related area, some of which should have been in a community setting


  • Broad understanding of National Policy and local implementation, which impacts on the development and provision of services

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Edward Jenner Court

Gloucester Business Park



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