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Registered Nurse - Learning Disabilities

Band 5

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Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities
Band 5
Temporary for 6 months
Part Time 25 hours per week
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£23,023 - £29,608 pro rata per annum
22/02/2019 23:59

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.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.




To work as part of an established team providing a high quality care service supporting vulnerable adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and challenging behaviours living in an independent supported living home. To be committed to support the service users to maximise their independence whilst living in the community and contribute to on call system between services. Candidates should have an ability to work in a flexible manner in order to meet the shift pattern requirements.

Applicants should have relevant experience of working within the learning disability sector.

Essential Criteria:

- Registered Nurse

- Registered Mentor. Mentorship Qualification or relevant equivalent qualification (essential requirement for post, expectation this will be completed within an 18 month period)

- R.N.M.H/R.N.L.D. Qualification

- Evidence of ongoing professional development

Closing date 22nd February 2019                    

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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

Rachel Patterson 

Tel: 01670 791482



If you have problems applying, contact

0191 203 1415 option 2