Band 6 Community Nurse
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
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The Integrated Children with Additional Needs (ICAN) service is looking for a passionate registered nurse with previous experience of working with children and young people, practicing at band 5 or 6 level, to work primarily within the constipation and daytime wetting pathways. You will have experience of caseload management including safeguarding and multi-disciplinary working. You should display excellent communication, leadership, and organisational skills.
We are offering two exciting roles, one full time secondment and one part time permanent position.
You will work within the service offer which covers both the constipation pathway as well as delivering our nurse led daytime wetting service. Experience of working in this area would be highly beneficial. The wider ICAN nursing team also support sleep, feeding and growth and nutrition.
Main duties of the job
Key responsibilities include working with children and their families who attend our Community Paediatric and Neurodisability clinics supporting care delivery and providing nursing interventions.
You will manage your own caseload of children and young people who require constipation and daytime wetting intervention. You will work within a team of nurses, Paediatricians and psychologists across the city. Effective communication, awareness of when to escalate concerns and recognition of limitations is therefore paramount to ensure the safety of the children and young people we support.
You will be committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people. You will be responsible for the support, development, and supervision of students and junior staff, including conducting appraisals. There is an expectation that you will contribute to the co-ordination and support of the childrens business unit strategy locally to develop coordinated pathways.
Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust
Who are we?
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.
Perks of the job
Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
- 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
- A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
- Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
- Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes
- Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services
The post holder will be responsible for their own caseload within their speciality area as an autonomous practitioner. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care to a specialist level ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.
1.1. Demonstrates a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations involving a critical understanding of theories and principles
1.2. Demonstrates innovative and specialist skills to select methods and tools to holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate in a complex and specialised field of work.
1.3. Demonstrates highly developed physical skills where dexterity and accuracy are important e.g. syringe pumps and infusions, manual treatments
1.4. Makes consistent judgements requiring complex fact 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, and that of the wider team, within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.
1.8. 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
1.9. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all areas of practice including the management of any complaints and compliments.
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
Practical and intellectual skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).