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Band 5-6 Development Community Learning Disability Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Learning Disability
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Buckinghamshire Community Learning Disability Team
High Wycombe
£27,055 - £40,588 per annum, pro rata.
Salary period
06/02/2023 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.


Job overview

We are looking for an innovative and highly motivated Band 5 Registered Nurse – Learning Disability.

The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions. 

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for development and management of evidenced based patient care. As part of a multi-disciplinary team you will use a variety of assessment and treatment skills to address patients’ needs. 

The Community Learning Disability Team is a large multi-professional community based team supporting people with learning disabilities to maintain their lives within the community through structured multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment.  Travel to different areas in the county is required and therefore being a car driver is essential

For all enquiries and further information please contact Sherry Forchione on: 01296 387516 or 07825 934899

Working for our organisation

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on…

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full details of the role and responsibilities for this vacancy please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RNLD or Dip / BSc (Hons) in Learning Disability Nursing.
  • Completion of preceptorship programme.
  • Evidence of effective multi-professional team communication & team working.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.
  • Experience with medication administration.
  • Working knowledge of current legislation including the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, the Mental Health Act, the Care Act.


Essential criteria
  • Committed to working with adults with Learning Disabilities.
  • Able to work in close partnership with service users, relatives, carers and other agencies, both statutory and non-statutory, working across boundaries in the interests of the service user.
  • Is able to practice ethically within own frame of reference
  • Promotes recovery, safety and positive risk taking
  • Able to recognize individual strengths and needs in service users, relatives, carers, self and team
  • Is able to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities for all and encourage active participation in every aspect of care and treatment
  • Committed to learning and developing self at all times; receptive to feedback and practices reflective practice.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDMenopause Friendly EmployerMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Sherry Forchione
Job title
Team Lead - Nursing
Email address
Telephone number
07825 934899