Learning disability nurses teach someone the skills to find work, which can be significant in helping them to lead a more independent, healthy life.
The main areas of your role as a learning disability nurse involve:
- improving or maintaining a person’s physical and mental health
- reducing barriers to them living an independent life
- supporting the person in living a fulfilling life
- Learning disability nurses may also help people to learn the skills needed to find work. This can be significant in helping them to lead a more independent and healthy life where they can relate to others on equal terms.
If you work in a residential setting, you may do shifts and provide 24-hour care. You’ll work as part of a team including psychologists, social workers, teachers, general practitioners, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and healthcare assistants.