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Learning Disabilities
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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The Oxford Centre
North Tyneside
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
30/05/2018 23:59
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Community Nurse – Forensic/Mental Health

Band 7

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.



Closing date for applications:   30th May 2018

 Interview Date: TBC

CLDT Band 7 Community Learning Disabiites Nurse- Mental health/Forensic

In North Tyneside the Community Learning Disabilities Team is part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.  It is a multi-disciplinary team managed along with services provided by the Local Authority.  We provide a wide range of services to both adults and children with learning disabilities and mental health issues, forensic histories, challenging behaviour and dementia, amongst other areas of work.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Learning Disabilities Nurse to work within the mental health and forensics area of practice to maximise access to services to increase positive health outcomes and decrease health inequalities taking into account reasonable adjustments.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with both children and adults, and will be involved in a range of clinical activities, including assessments, interventions and management of significant risk in the community. You will also be involved in clinical audit. The post holder will need to be able to meet the transport requirement of the role. 

You will be contacted via e-mail, it is important you regularly check your emails as any interview details will be communicated to you via your e-mail address and not via NHS jobs or post.

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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

Clare Arnold

Professional lead/Clinical manager

Community Learning Disabilities Team

The Oxford Centre


NE12 8 LT


Tel: 0191 643 2487

If you have problems applying, contact

0191 2031415 option 2