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Learning Dsiabilities
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
River Park House
Wood Green
£38,762 - £45,765 Outer London weighting allowance
Salary period
12/10/2022 18:00
Interview date

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COVID-19 Vacancy Community Nurse (Learning Disabilities)

Band 6

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Job overview

Community Nurse - Learning Disabilities  - Band 6  

(Complex Physical Health Pathway)

The post is full time, 37.5 hours a week (Mon – Fri)

In line with our transformation programme, we are now offering an exciting opportunity to appoint a Community Nurse into a senior clinical role, within our complex physical health pathway.  The post-holder should be a Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD) with appropriate experience of working with this client group.

We are seeking a highly motivated, person centred team member, who demonstrates a passion and commitment to ensuring the delivery of excellent, innovative, community focused specialised services for people who have learning disabilities.

You will work as a key member of the multidisciplinary team, supporting and participating in the development of evolving, contemporary health care for people who have learning disabilities in Haringey. 

Main duties of the job

The role includes managing a diverse and varied caseload (with a range of physical and mental health needs), in one of the most ethnically and socially  diverse boroughs in London.  Haringey's community nursing team is vibrant, resilient and energetic!

If you are a committed team player, have good time management and organisational skills, and a passion for making a real difference, then  we would love to hear from you! 

Working for our organisation

Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership consists of health and social care professionals from the Local Authority, Whittington Health NHS Trust and Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.  As an integrated team of social and healthcare professionals, there is a collective shared vision for improving the health and social care outcomes for adults with learning disabilities.

As an award winning, friendly, energetic, and committed Community Nursing Team, we actively promote dynamic and innovative ways of working, encouraging ideas to shape our service for the future, seeking personalised, strengths based, and person centred approaches to care and support.

As a team, we pride ourselves in offering high quality supervision and support, career development support, and on the job developmental opportunities.  We also offer comprehensive training and development opportunities from all three employer organisations (BEHMHT, Whittington and Haringey Local Authority).

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


To work as an integral member of the Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership (HLDP), working primarily within the complex physical health pathway, monitoring and supporting individuals with a learning disability, autism, and an additional mental health need and/or behaviours which challenge.  The role involves supporting Service users and carers/providers to proactively address the mental and physical health needs, supporting access to mainstream services, ensuring robust risk management processes, and act as care-coordinator when required.


The nurse practitioner will hold a designated caseload and have clear oversight of the caseload delegated to junior staff.   The post holder will be required to conduct assessments of people with learning disabilities who present with complex physical health needs or superimposed mental health problems and/or challenging behaviours, and will when deemed appropriate co-ordinate care for a specified group of service users.  Effective care planning, robust risk management, mental health monitoring, addressing health inequalities, health promotion, and reasonable adjustments, underpins all aspects of this role.  The post holder will also be required to have a good understanding of Continuing Healthcare processes, and the Transforming Care Agenda; whilst being an integral member of the ComPHy pathway - to actively work to avoid hospital admissions. The post holder will participate in teaching and learning events, including positively supporting students on placement within the team.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RNLD & registred with NMC
  • Community Team Experience
  • Completion of preceptorship
Desirable criteria
  • Diploma
  • Degree


Essential criteria
  • Teaching Skills
  • Exellent IT skills and ability to navigate new programmes
  • Evidence of working in partnership with others
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of outside skills which transfr into work role


Essential criteria
  • At least 12 months post qualifying experience
  • Evidence of working collaboratively and as part of an MDT
  • Evidence of managing a complex case
  • Evidence of multi agency working
  • Excellent communition skills
  • Evidence of having lead on a project
  • Proven track record of achieving pstive outcomes for servic users

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleImproving working livesDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committed

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

James Shears
Job title
Team Leader & Specialist Practitioner
Email address
Telephone number
020 8489 1384
Additional information

Janice Lepori

Lead Nurse / Nurse Consultant

020 8489 5038

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