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Band 6 Qualified District Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-19-73180-NS

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Community Nursing
Location:
Leicestershire
Salary:
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.


Due to current team leaders accessing training and development opportunities Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have positions available for qualified District Nurses to join our Community Nursing Services based in Braunstone, Market Harborough, Coalville and Barrow upon Soar.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is seeking to broaden their range of skills and knowledge in caring for people in their own environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Posts are full time or 30 hours, covering 8.00am to 8.00 pm 7 days a week working 5 days at 7.5 hours a day.

This is an exciting time to join our team as the service is currently undergoing a programme of transformational change. IT systems, record keeping processes, staff skill mix, roles and responsibilities are being remodelled in order to ensure that patients receive care from the right staff member with the right skills at the right time in the right place. The Trust is proactive in encouraging mobile working, with staff supplied with tough books to document onto SystmOne in the patients home.

The post holder will participate in the delivery of skilled autonomous nursing care to patients within their own home, including care at the end of life, wound management, medicines management and as appropriate, assisting the patient to develop self-management skills.

The community team provides a range of services to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital, to support early discharge home and to provide rehabilitation programs at home with the ultimate aim for most patients of independence and self-management.

The role also involves managing and leading a team of community nurses under the guidance and support of a band 7 senior district nurse and a community services matron.

You will have a proven ability to promote patient independence, a sound theoretical knowledge underpinning highly skilled assessment and nursing skills, demonstrate a flexible approach to patient care and be adaptable to new initiatives in a culturally diverse setting.

You must also demonstrate a commitment to national quality standards, evidence based practice and integrated working within a community setting and across community teams.




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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