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Band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-95733-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Learning Disabilities

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Community Learning Disability Nurse Band 5 ( 3 posts )

We have 3 exciting opportunities for you to join the County Community Learning Disability Team as a band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse. These posts are also suitable for newly qualified nurses.

Post 1 -County East 37.5 hours

Post 2 -County West 37.5 hours

Post 3 -County West 30 hours

The Role

You will work across the County and develop partnerships with Adult Social Care and 3rd Sector services.

Whilst a full Job and Person Spec is attached to this vacancy, key elements include (but aren’t limited to):

Contribute to care quality performance and clinical activity by providing professional nursing leadership and guidance, clinical advice and management in relation to the key dimensions of health care quality:

Patient safety

The effectiveness of all health care interventions

Patient experience

The environment in which care is delivered

Participate in the effective clinical leadership and management of the team.

Act as role model, mentoring, teaching, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

Work collaboratively with other senior nurses across LPT as appropriate and promote the role of their speciality nursing to all stakeholders.

Foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent approach with internal and external partnership’s and between all stakeholders.

Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidenced based care to a group of patients according to changing healthcare needs and varying levels of complexity.

Successful applicants will have

Qualifications and experience as highlighted in the Person specification

Demonstrable motivation and enthusiasm, with experience of working with people with a learning disability

Demonstrable experience of assessment of needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for people with learning disabilities who may also experience associated conditions such as mental health issues, profound and multiple disabilities, dementia, and challenging behaviour

The Team

The Community Learning Disability Teams are Multi-Disciplinary Team working alongside OT’s, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.

These positions provide the opportunity to develop skills in specialist Learning Disability nursing, mentoring students, pathway working and multi-disciplinary work whilst being part of a supportive team.

We will provide regular clinical supervision and you will be supported to continue your professional development.


The positions are full time and part time and the usual working pattern is Mon-Fri between the hours of 08.30-17.00 hours.


If you require any further information or would like to discuss anything, please contact Liz O'Neill (Community LD Nurse Team manager) 0116 3054935


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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