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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Full Time
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Community Learning Disability Nurse, Band 6 Fixed Term - 12 months, 37.5 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a learning disability nurse to work as a Primary Care Community Nurse in Complex Physical Health. You will work in the Bexley Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities as part of the community LD nursing team, and 1/2 the time in the GP surgeries across Bexley, focusing on the needs of people with learning disabilities.

Main duties of the job

  • Work as part of a team of nurses and work closely with Bexley PCNs and GP practices
  • Work with PCNs and practice staff on improving health of patients with learning disabilities
  • Provide high quality health care to adults with learning disabilities to improve outcomes.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to enable people with learning disabilities to access support.
  • Show understanding of the complex needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • Support GP practices in reaching out to patients who haven't had an annual health check (AHC) and support patients to attend where necessary.
  • Work with PCN staff to implement best practices.
  • Work closely with local organisations to improve the uptake of AHCs for patients reluctant to attend appointments.

You will be supervised by a band 7 nurse within the team.

We work closely with the MDT to ensure that the health outcomes of our service user group are maintained. Adult Learning Disability Services in Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust prides itself on learning and development opportunities for staff. We look forward to discussing this opportunity with you and welcome any enquiries you have about this role or the services we provide.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. 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 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across 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 Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Please note that Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust operates a probationary period. Further details are available on request.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holders time will be spent within the community nursing team (complex physical health) of the Bexley Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities, as well as working within the Primary Care Network (PCN) supporting the local GP surgeries within Bexley. The post holder will be required to support the delivery of quality health care to people with a learning disability, their parents and carers, as well as supporting the needs of the PCN to help them to provide a high standard of support to our service user group.

The post holder will work as part of a functional multi-disciplinary team usually with people with complex physical health needs. The post holder will be expected to manage a caseload of adults working autonomously with a broad spectrum of issues, providing skilled nursing support and effective planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions. The post holder will be expected to facilitate training and group work with clients and carers. The post holder will support students and junior staff as required and will undertake to provide a rich learning experience for them The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with other agencies/services. The post holder will have a good awareness of the issues surrounding a diversity and multicultural communities.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • RNLD
  • Additional specific training in meeting the physical health needs of people with learning disabilities
Other requirements Essential
  • Car Driver with access to a vehicle
  • Experience of supporting people with learning disabilities complex physical health needs
Experience Essential
  • Sufficient Post Registration Experience related to role
  • Community Learning Disability Team Experience

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