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Job Reference: 313-A-19-72734-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Health Services
£24,214 / £26,220 / £27,260 / £28,358 / £30,112

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.

Do you have the necessary skills to work in Community Nursing Services?

Would you enjoy the challenge of working autonomously as well as being part of a team dedicated to providing high quality care to patients in their own homes?

If the answer is yes then Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has an exciting opportunity for flexible, compassionate 1st level RGNs (Adult) to join our Community Nursing Service based at Braunstone Health and Social Care Centre. Leicester City is a great place to work, and we can offer a number of shift patterns to suit the needs of the individual. We also have comprehensive training opportunities to help our workers develop their skills and their careers.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is offering ‘retention payments’ for its Band 5 posts in City Community Services.

A bonus payment of £2,000 will go to registered community nurses who join our teams at Braunstone Health and Social care Centre.

The criteria for this scheme are that as a Band 5 Community Nurse in the City area:

  • You will be eligible for payment of £500 at 6 months service
  • You will be eligible for payment of £500 at 18 months service
  • You will be eligible for payment of £1000 at 36 months of service

All payments are subject to tax and national insurance payments and are non-pensionable.

  • You will need to remain employed within the role / band and within the service or team you have been recruited into to qualify for the scheme (unless asked to temporarily move to a developmental role by the organisation)
  • The scheme will be withdrawn if you undertake a career break
  • For any absences totalling over four weeks the “clock” would stop and be re-started on your return- e.g. sickness absence or maternity, paternity leave etc.
  • You must remain up to date with mandatory training and not be subject to a performance sanction otherwise the payments will cease
  • Your manager will need to confirm your eligibility for the various payments at the appropriate time.

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.

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 post holder will participate in the delivery of skilled 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 team also works with the acute sector on admission avoidance and provides appropriate advice on discharge. The applicant must be someone with a strong commitment to working in an integrated manner within the community setting and supporting multi-disciplinary team development.

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.

Previous community experience and a wide range of clinical experience would be an advantage however further training will be given. Full time and part time (30 hour) posts are available for experienced or newly qualified nurses with hours worked Monday to Sunday between 08.00 and 20.00.

Registered Nurse bank positions are also available and if you wish to be considered to work on bank please indicate in your supporting information.

For more information please call Jackie Mitchell on 07917013535.

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.

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

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