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Learning and Disability Nurse - RMN/RMN-LD

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey
£37,392 to £44,618 a year pa inc
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Overview of the PostProvide visible, high calibre nursing care and support to the Kent prisons healthcare teams within a multi-disciplinary framework for adults with learning disabilities and/or additional complex needs and/or learning difficulties.

The post holder will join an established nursing team and contribute to the development of good clinical practice promoting the clinical and professional development of staff to ensure they provide holistic and evidence-based care. The post holder will also provide deputymanagement duties within this unit and participate in the overall development of the Service.

Key Principles of health and wellbeing model for Prison Service:

Patient focused with health promotion at the heart of our carePutting the right staff in the right place at the right time - specialist posts to ensure that experience is on hand to lead and support patients e.g., leads in learning disability, long term conditions, older adults, complex case practitioners and discharge coordinators.

Designing and delivering healthcare for the unique needs of each prison.Being highly supportive of clinical and prison staff with training and support enabling the team to work smarter and as part of an effective Multi Professional Team.

Main duties of the job

Key Task and ResponsibilitiesParticipate in the assessment and preparation of service users for the first intake and support other nurses to undertake this task.

Promote and develop communication systems which enable staff to work in a person centred way with service users.

Ensure the provision of contemporary evidence based challenging behaviour services.

Actively participate in the adoption of a person-centred holistic approach to service user's assessment and care planning using contemporary models of care. To involve service users with mild/moderate learning disabilities in these processes.

Demonstrate evidence based guidance on person centred/holistic assessment, care planning, intervention and evaluation for adults with severe challenging behaviour.

Provide cover for the clinical charge nurses as required.

Work with mental health patients who do not necessarily struggle with neurodevelopmental problems or learning difficulties.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities


All applicants must be willing to undertake National Security Vetting in order to work in a Prison Setting. This will be completed as part of the pre-employment checks through Oxleas and the prison vetting team.

You will need to provide:

Proof of right to work documentation

Proof of ID, needs to include 1 photographicID

Proof of address documentation

Non-UK passport holders will need to have correct documentation (right to work in the UK) and a Home office Share code.

Address History:

5 years address history will be needed.

Applicants that are not UK Passport holders who provide less than 5 years UK address history will need to provide a Police Certificate which must be in English from where they resided previously.

Applicants who are UK Passport holders who have lived abroad for a period of more than six months during the last three years will need to provide a certificate of good conduct or an overseas police check in English from the countries resided in or visited .

In order to assist you in obtaining a Police Certificate, guidance can be sought from:

If the country you have resided in is not listed here, you can obtain the necessary information by contacting the relevant Embassy or High Commission for that Country. Their contact details can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website ( ).

Ensures effective delegation of tasks to others within the team to meet prioritised needs.

Demonstrates leadership ability to manage, respond and lead staff through difficult situations as appropriate.

Ensures the understanding and adherence to Trust policy and procedures for own practice and its implementation.

Compiles reports and documentation as required by the serviceSupports in the compilation of incidents and accident reports within agreed deadlines

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Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification RMN or RMN-LD


  • Degree level qualification or equivalent
  • Demonstrate other relevant forms of professional development



  • Two years post registration experience working with people with a learning disability and or Mental Health illness


  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary/multi agency team
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Experience of prison nursing
  • Full UK Driving License



  • Experience and knowledge at providing assessment, formulating plan and delivering intervention
  • Good interpersonal skills - able to get on with people and communicate well under pressure.

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Swaleside

Brabazon Road

Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey

ME12 4AX

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