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Band 6 Community Learning disability Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-102713-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Learning disabilities
LE18 4PE
£32,306 - £39,027

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.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Band 6 Community Learning Disability (LD) Nurse

12-month secondment

Due to the promotion of the current post holder, we have a great opportunity for a band 6 Community LD Nurse to join the County East team on a secondment for 12 months. The post is full time, but part time hours may be considered.

Expressions of interest would be welcome from current band 5 nurses or experienced band 6 nurses looking to gain Community Learning Disability Nurse experience.

The Team

The East locality Community LD team covers the geographical areas of Oadby, Wigston /Market Harborough and Melton and Rutland. We are a multi-disciplinary team working closely alongside OT’s, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. We work in close partnership with other agencies to support people with a learning disability who have complex physical and mental health needs.

This position will 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.

Main duties of the post:

- You will be providing high quality assessment support and advice to people with a learning disability and their carers and provide specialist health interventions such as complex physical health, epilepsy, positive behaviour support and mental health.

- You will manage your own caseload and provide clinical supervision for junior staff and students and cover for the band 7 manager as required.

- The ability to travel around the county is essential as you will need to undertake home visits and attend meetings.

Applicants must have permission from their current line manager.

For further discussion please contact Liz O'Neill -Community LD nurse Team Manager 07710645706


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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

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For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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