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Community Learning Disability Nurse - Respiratory Health

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
This vacancy is based throughout the Central & Pennine Area

The Learning Disability Service strives to provide forward thinking high quality services, working in partnership with other agencies and people with lived experience. To this end we have an exciting project focused on the respiratory needs of people with a learning disability and their families. Research and contemporary evidenced shows us that people with a learning disability from ethnic minority backgrounds die significantly younger (30 years) than their white learning disabled peers, and 50 years younger than white non-learning disabled peers.

You will be a Registered Nurse, with up to date knowledge, of health policy and legislation applicable to health inequalities and people with complex needs. You will have a special understanding of the health needs of people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Main duties of the job

Are you passionate about improving health outcomes for people with learning disabilities from minority ethnic backgrounds within Greater Preston and Pennine Lancashire? We are seeking a dynamic, motivated and innovative Registered Nurse to join our project team, which is part of the All Age Learning Disability Service.

This exciting and unique opportunity has arisen as a result of a successful grant application to the Burdett Trust for Nursing Respiratory Health programme, to address the inequalities in the respiratory health of people with learning disabilities in Lancashire from minority ethnic backgrounds.

You will be a Registered Nurse, with up to date knowledge, of health policy and legislation applicable to health inequalities and people with complex needs, and with the ability to travel between greater Preston and Pennine Lancashire. You will have an understanding and experience of the health needs of people from ethnic minority backgrounds, the prevalence of respiratory illness, and be passionate about reducing health inequalities.

Are you a Registered Nurse with proven skills in working and communicating with people who have complex health needs and able to demonstrate that your practice is evidence based and innovative? If so this is the role for you.

A good knowledge of challenges faced by individuals from a monitory ethnic background is essential to this role.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC Registration.
  • Previous post-registration experience



  • Knowledge and skills in the assessment / management of risk
  • Knowledge and skills in meeting health needs of people with complex needs
  • Demonstrates reflective practice.
  • Demonstrates continuing professional development
  • Advanced, flexible and creative use of verbal and non-verbal communication approaches, in order to communicate complex information relating to diagnosis, gaining consent, assessment and treatment.



  • Ability to support people who have a learning disability and/or Autism on an individual and group basis.
  • Working with individuals who challenge.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


L7F9 L7853 LD Management (W)

Central & Pennine Area



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