Community Learning Disabilities Nurse Band 5

Band 5

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Community Services
Band 5
Community Services
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
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Community Learning Disability Service, 2nd Floor Beaumont House, Mile End Hospital London
£26,554 to £34,495 pa HCA Inc.
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ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


The Community Learning Disability Service provides integrated specialist health and social care to adults with learning disabilities in Tower Hamlets.  Additionally the service is responsible for the provision of a specialist day activity project - CREATE.

Due to retirement an exciting opportunity has arisen for the post within the established multi-professional team. You will be expected to:

i. To use specialist nursing skills in working with people with learning disabilities to maintain, promote and improve health. 

ii. To support people with learning disabilities to develop their full potential by reducing the impact of their impairment that could limit their social inclusion in a person-centred approach to promote choice, independence and inclusion,

iii. To facilitate the access to health care services through collaborative and partnership working with primary and secondary health, or other relevant services. 

iv. To contribute to shaping local health services (e.g., development of local protocols and policies), promoting an inclusive service for people with learning disabilities.

v. Actively participate in the planning and development of shared care with primary and secondary health services, e.g., GP Link Role, Nurse Led Epilepsy Clinic, and Sexual Relationship & Health Promotion etc.

vi. This role involves undertaking assessments of individuals potential eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding in accordance with the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare.

vii. You will have substantial knowledge of the health and social needs of individuals with learning disabilities: awareness of current legislation and best practice in the field of learning disability nursing.

The post fall within the Criminal Records Disclosure Policy and therefore a criminal record check will be applied for successful candidate.

For further information regarding the post kindly contact:
Raj Marcus (Lead Nurse) @ 0207 771 5530

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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

Raj Marcus, telephone 0207 771 5530, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127