Locum Community Learning Disability Nurse in Kent

  • Job Reference: 00000064-1
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2019
  • Recruiter: GP World
  • Location: Kent
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Job Type: Contract, Permanent, Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Adam Hodge
  • Email: Adamhodge@gpworld.co.uk
  • Telephone: 020 7456 1262

Job Description

Locum Community Learning Disability Nurse in Kent

GP World have a fantastic new job role as Community Learning Disability Nurse in Kent

Band:  6/7

Hours: to be confirmed

Rate: depending on candidates banding. Is negotiable.

Car and full UK driving license: required as community role

Job Purpose:

  • To provide support clinical leadership and direction, alongside the lead nurse, in relation to high standards of nursing practice, within the area of adult learning disabilities for Medway Community Healthcare.
  • To work with the adult learning disability clinical lead/lead nurse, to ensure that the team meets the needs of clients, their careers and the service specification.
  • To facilitate the management of a band 4 associate practitioner.
  • To work with the team leaders to develop skills and expertise within the team and with other agencies.
  • To hold a clinical caseload and deliver highly specialised clinical interventions.
  • To develop regional links for ALD/ALD nursing.
  • To work as a member of a multidisciplinary team, delivering effective, high quality packages of care.



  • Current entry on NMC register (learning disabilities)
  • Degree or diploma in learning disability nursing.
  • Sign off mentor



  • Demonstrable post graduate accumulative experience in the field of ALD.
  • Experience of delivering education and teaching.
  • Proven and evidence of experience in an autonomous practitioner role


  • Experience of management skills to enable consideration of access, cost, value and quality when making health care decisions


    Skills, Knowledge & Competencies


  • Knowledge of current issues and trends within ALD and the NHS in general
  • A sound knowledge of clinical governance and risk management
  • Ability to practice at an advanced level within learning disabilities
  • Experience of lone working and decision making
  • Experience of mentoring students and other healthcare professionals
  • Proven ability to manage a caseload
  • Intermediate IT skills (Windows, Internet, Outlook, Excel, EPEX)
  • Knowledge of safeguarding /Deprivation of liberty legislation and procedures


  • Experience of using research and other evidence to inform practice
  • Presentation skills and teaching qualification or experience
  • Research awareness and audit skills

Disposition, adjustment, attitude and commitment


  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work and make decisions autonomously and take the initiative
  • Assertive but diplomatic towards colleagues, patients, carers and relatives with interpersonal skills which will encourage self-empowerment
  • Flexible and responsive to the needs of the service
  • Ability to recognise own limitations and to refer appropriately when necessary in accordance with professional code of conduct

Practical / intellectual skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective time management, organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to travel to dispersed sites in a timely manner


Please do contact GP World for further details.

We look forward to hearing from you.

GP world has a very lucrative referral scheme. Please do contact us should you know of anyone who would be perfect for this role