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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/05/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-204-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
HM WYOI / Adel Beck Secure Children's Home
£24,907 to £30,615 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Are you looking for new challenges? Do you want to work in an ever changing environment where no two days are the same? Do you want to feel that you really make a difference? Fed up of routine?

Have you answered yes to these questions?

Have you thought about working in a secure environment?

Yes, this is an opportunity to use all of your clinical and interpersonal skills, and develop new skills working with a unique population group who need your nursing skills. We work with children both boys and girls aged 10 - 18 that are on remand and don’t know what their future holds, young people that are on trial, young people that are sentenced, sometimes for life, for some it is the first time in a secure setting, for some it’s their 3rd or 4th. We also work with some of the most vulnerable children in society that are placed with us for reasons of safety. Every person we work with could be someone’s dad / mum, son / daughter, husband / wife, brother / sister (even though they are young). Our job is not to judge, our job is to provide exceptional care with kindness and compassion. Health and wellbeing is one of the pathways to reducing re-offending. It could be through your interactions that changes the way a young person thinks about his future, thinks about his / her health needs, and feels about themselves and others. You could make a difference.

It takes a very special, dedicated, resilient and caring nurse to provide care in such an ever changing, dynamic environment and you will be joining likeminded exceptional healthcare professionals.

Working alongside the CAMHS and Substance misuse teams affords us the benefit of being able to work in a truly holistic manner, responding to the needs of both physical and mental well-being in partnership. Additionally, you will work with prison departments, including all the wing staff, education, safer custody, probation.

This post will provide you with an opportunity to work across a variety of areas within two different secure environments using existing skills and developing new ones.

HMP Wetherby Young Offenders Institute (WYOI) is a secure male young person centre housing 336 young people aged between 15 & 18 years. Leeds Community Healthcare (LCH) provide a 24/7 Service to the young people within the establishment. We also are also commissioned to provide care to the young people at Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home; this is a 24 bedded unit (male and female) aged 10-17 years.

LCH have been providing healthcare here for over 10 years, meaning we have a unique understanding of children and young people’s needs and the associated challenges and opportunities these bring.

You will be involved in seeing all young people that are new into the secure setting. Skills will involve assessment, reassessment, risk assessment and management of a variety of health needs. You will facilitate nurse led clinics, administer medication, immunisations and vaccinations, triage and treat minor illness / injuries, attending emergency situations and delivering age appropriate health promotion sessions to this complex, yet rewarding client group.

Experience of working with this client group and of working within a secure environment is desirable although not essential as a comprehensive induction package is provided.

HMP WYOI has excellent onsite facilities, with free parking, two staff gyms and a coffee shop. It is situated very close to the A1(M) with easy links to Leeds, Harrogate and York. As a city Leeds is a vibrant and diverse place to live and work. With recent openings of the First Direct Arena, Trinity Shopping Centre and Victoria Gate Centre Leeds is a great location for retail in the UK. As for well-being, Leeds is a very active city with numerous parks, gyms and nightlife and being close to the Yorkshire Dales, Leeds is an ideal place to balance city life near to the countryside.

It is strongly recommended that interested candidates contactLeah Murphy (Primary Care Manager) 01937 544424 to discuss and arrange an informal visit.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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