Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Staff Nurse to join our Childrens Community Nursing Service. We have positions within our Inclusion Nursing team where we provide vital nursing support for students who have complex health, additional needs or Learning disabilities. You will be based within the Leeds Specialist Inclusive Learning Centres (SILCs) across the city.We work Monday to Friday with various hours from 08.00 16.00 and provide all year-round cover excluding bank holidays. We support applications for flexible working when we can.Candidates must be a registered nurse and have previous clinical experience of working with children or adults with complex health or additional needs. You will receive a full package of training with preceptorship until you are competent and confident to work alone. We welcome newly qualified nurse applicants.The role will involve some working across bases so the ability to travel between bases ideally by car would be required.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for individuals who are caring, fun, resilient and motivated to work alongside a specialist team of professionals. You will be responsible for providing clinical care within the SILC and holding a caseload of children under supervision. The work includes planning, assessing, implementing and evaluating care for children to enable them to safely access education. Our team focus is to promote opportunities for children and young people to be involved in all aspects of school life and you will be supported to provide training. The role will involve teaching and supporting other agencies. Candidates will be problem solvers, be innovative, have excellent communication skills, can work autonomously and be able to prioritise, organise and delegate work across the team. We work a cross service model of working so you will have the opportunity to spend time and work with our other clinical teams which on occasions you may be asked to support. We highly recommend you visit us.
Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.
We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.
The post holder will be responsible for their designated workload within their speciality area with access to the support, advice and management from a senior clinician whilst not directly supervised. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional protocols and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in the best available evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.
1.1. Demonstrates a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations.
1.2. Demonstrates the ability to apply theory to practice at a proficient level when assessing, planning, treating and reviewing using a holistic philosophy.
1.3. Highly developed physical skills in order to demonstrate accuracy and dexterity when delivering care and treatments essential to clinical role e.g. preparation of medications, manipulation of equipment.
1.4. Makes judgements requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of options and ensures clinical reasoning is reflected accurately in case records.
1.5. Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of involvement and empowerment.
1.6. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a competent standard.
1.7. Prioritises their own workload within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.
1.8. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in the management of any complaints and compliments.
1.9. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication.
1.10. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role.
Skills and attributes
Attitude and Behaviour
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).