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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Seven Kings
£28,050 - £36,644 plus HCA pa
13/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

The post holder will provide a specialist role within the Community Team and will demonstrate higher levels of decision-making and enable the monitoring and implementation of standards of care and to ensure that own clinical practice is driven through clinical governance in line with service requirements and be able to:

Support and empower clients, their families and carers to influence and participate in decisions concerning their care by providing information on a range of specialist nursing care and service options.

Participate in local and national learning disability mainstreaming and health equality projects as required, which will include the Learning disability DES, London LD Self-Assessment Framework, Health for all group, 6 lives and Transforming Care.

Promote a positive profile of the Community Learning Disability Service with GP’s, Primary Health Care teams and other statutory and voluntary sectors.

Develop with the client, an on-going care plan for health, with an emphasis on preventative measures and promoting well-being (e.g.) facilitating health promotion clinics.

Fully engage in all aspects of the safeguarding adult’s process and take lead responsibilities for reporting, leading on investigations.

Have the ability to liaise with all members of the Community Learning Disabilities Team and multi-agency as necessary to ensure a cohesive approach to care delivery.

If you are shortlisted for this post, your interview will take place on the 9 January 2018.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Beauty Nyoni.

Community Learning Disability Lead Nurse

Community Health & Social Care: Fairlop Cluster

852 Cranbrook Road.



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Mob : 07710 920  117

Work : 0208 708 2229



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0300 300 1530 Option 2