A Career as a Registered Learning Disability Nurse

A Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RLDN) is a nurse that has received specialised training in the care and treatment of patients with learning disabilities. They help in prevention, early identification, and intervention of learning disabilities at all age levels. RLDNs provide high quality nursing care while working with the patient to promote growth, health, and development to support in achieving their full potential.

The Job Role

  • Provide support and instruction to patients and care teams to improve independence and quality of life.
  • Make necessary referrals to community service providers and medical facilities.
  • Maintain and update patient care plans including the documentation of treatments, including treatment plans, progress reports, assessments, and evaluations.
  • Work with patients, families, and care providers to assess resources and appropriate services that ensures patient safety.
  • Promote community inclusion and participation in educational and social opportunities.

Skills & Experience

  • Be registered as a Learning Disability Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Competently develop, implement, and monitor individualised care plans.
  • Expertise in the prevention, early detection, and treatment of conditions associated with learning disabilities.
  • Knowledge of best clinical practices for managing patient learning needs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to respond to challenging behaviours in a positive manner.