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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/09/2020.

Band 5 Staff Nurse (Community Nurse)

Job Reference: 313-A-19-71687-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Health Services
Oadby / Wigston

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Do you have the PASSION, DRIVE AND ability to deliver high quality compassionate care?

If the answer is yes, then joining us in Community Nursing Services could be the perfect career move for you.

This is what our patients and their loved ones say about our nurses -

“I don’t know what I would do without the nurses”

“I have a named nurse who knows about my care and knows me as a person”

“It was lovely to see your smiling faces at my door”

“I was very impressed with the service. Very professional and informative”

“Lovely staff, always cheer me up”

This is what our staff say about working within Community Nursing Services –

“I feel supported by staff and management”

“Autonomous working in the community is very rewarding”

“I always receive positive feedback”

“We have regular meetings to keep updated”

This is an exciting opportunity for level 1 (adult) registered nurses to become part of our new and developing hub based Community Nursing Teams where we offer core community nursing, rapid response and Home First nursing interventions to patients living in their own homes, residential homes and in local accessible clinics. We work in an integrated way with health and care providers across the whole system in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to ensure that care is joined up and that whenever we can, we strive to care for patients at home, helping them to maintain independence and ensuring that high quality care is delivered in an efficient and holistic manner.

We are working hard to continually improve our outcomes for patients and our experience for staff in delivering care and have new investment to improve our capacity to keep developing.

We would love to hear from you if you can –

  • Demonstrate your passion and ability to assess, plan, provide and evaluate evidence based nursing care for patients experiencing a wide range of conditions.

  • Support our patients and work with people in an asset-based way that really enables them to live their optimum life, being self-caring and independent with their health needs where possible.

  • Work collaboratively, efficiently and creatively with multi professional colleagues and partners with a focus on ‘Home First’ helping patients to avoid hospital admissions and where they do need a hospital stay facilitating timely and well supported discharge back home.

In return we would love to offer you –

  • Regular, meaningful clinical supervision tailored to your specific needs.

  • A well-supported and individually tailored induction.

  • A professional development plan which supports your continuous learning and development.

  • Training and quality improvement opportunities.

  • A healthy work life balance with weekend working on a rota of one in three, long and short days available and no night shifts.

  • Exciting technological developments to support you to deliver the care you aspire to give.

  • The opportunity to work within an innovative and progressive service which is testing and developing new ways of working, which is involved in the national ageing well programme as an early implementer site and which has been shortlisted for national awards in 2019/2020.

This is such an exciting time to be joining this transforming service which delivers an integrated health and social care offer delivered by community-based nursing, therapy and adult social care teams. If you want to be the nurse that makes a difference then WE WANT YOU!

Car driver essential.

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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