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Nurse - Learning Disabilities

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Registered nurses (learning disabilities) help people with a range of physical and mental health conditions to achieve as much as they can in their daily lives. They assess clients’ needs, both physical and emotional, and provide appropriate care and support.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Nurses working for the NHS are paid on the Agenda for Change pay scale. The current pay scales are from April 2018. A newly qualified nurse is on Band 5, £23,113 to £29,905 a year. A senior or specialist nurse is on Band 6, £27,635 to £37,000 a year.

Conditions

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Getting In

To become a registered nurse (learning disabilities) you need a degree in nursing.

Jobs are mainly in the National Health Service (NHS), in the community, in social work units and in nursing homes. You could also work in private hospitals, or for agencies. You can find NHS job vacancies in Scotland by visiting NHS Scotland Recruitment.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
75865
1.9 %
RISE
2023
77344
  United Kingdom
2018
702024
2.8 %
RISE
2023
722000

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should also be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Scottish Government runs the One Year Job Guarantee (OYJG) Scheme for newly qualified nurses and midwives to help improve their chances of finding work as well as developing their skills. The positions are one-year fixed term contracts at 22.5 hours a week, set at grade 5 on the NHS Agenda for Change pay scale. For further details contact NHS Education for Scotland.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Nursing and Midwifery Council
Tel: 020 7637 7181
E-mail: UKenquiries@nmc-uk.org
Website: https://www.nmc.org.uk
Twitter: @nmcnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nmcuk

Royal College of Nursing Scotland
Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/scotland/
Twitter: @RCNScot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalcollegeofnursing

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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