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Community Learning Disabilities Nurse – Mental Health Liaison

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities (NHLD) is looking for a permanent, full-time (37.5hpw) Band 6 registered Learning Disabilities (RNLD), or Mental Health (RMN) Nurse to join our experienced Community Nursing Team. We are active in supporting services across Newham to ensure people with learning disabilities (PWLD) receive excellent health care and to reduce health inequalities.

Main duties of the job

The Nursing team works closely with our multi-disciplinary team colleagues which include Psychiatry, Psychology, Positive Behaviour Support, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Art Therapy and Physiotherapy, to offer holistic assessment and interventions. Nursing is a key element of the teams clinical pathways and the post holder will be involved in the Challenging Behaviour Pathway ensuring that a cohesive, responsive community service approach is provided to patient care. The applicant must be able to work autonomously, prioritising and planning their own workload and be actively involved in decisions relating to clients with complex healthcare needs.

About us

This post will primarily be based at the Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities (29 Romford, Stratford, E15 4LY) and the Newham Centre for Mental Health, but expected to work across the borough and elsewhere as required.

If you have any questions, please contact our team on 0207 059 6600 and ask to speak to Robin Betts (Clinical Service Manager), or Clive Davis (Lead Nurse).

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will have a key role in supporting the continued development of the NHLD and work collaboratively other community health and social care professionals, in-patients (specifically the Newham Centre for Mental Health) and other key stakeholders to support individuals who require a specialist service response, aiming to maintain the individual within their community setting.

The post holder will provide a vital role in assessing the care needs and risks of referred individuals who require an emergency response, ensuring that treatment plans are developed, implemented and evaluated with a person centred focus.

The post holder will need to have a good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, DOLs and CPA. They must also have a proven, clinical understanding of the underlying factors that can contribute to the development of mental health problems for PWLD, how symptoms manifest and the various risk management strategies, interventions available.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Registered Nurse; Learning Disabilities (RNLD) &/ or Mental Health (RMN). Current entry on NMC register
Experience Essential
  • Applying evidence-based practice through the use of health assessment tools
  • Willingness to develop leadership and supervisory experience of junior Registered nursing staff and pre-registration student nurses
  • Experience at Band 5 or above. Must have some experience of working with adults with learning disabilities, preferably within community settings or inpatient settings
Knowledge Essential
  • Awareness of equality and diversity issues within the context of inner London boroughs such as Newham
  • Working knowledge of legislative framework that are relevant to clients who have learning disability and services pertaining to them
  • Ability to liaise with others and to use expertise as a specialist Nurse to work across professional and organizational boundaries
  • Ability to take the lead on health promotion/health education initiatives relevant to PWLD

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
East London NHS Foundation Trust
CM LD Community Nursing

29 Romford Road


E15 4LY

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