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Community Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-247-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£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.

Have you always wanted to join a passionate team who strive for excellence - one that is professional, caring and shares a sense of purpose? This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive and award winning community nursing team service for Leeds Community Healthcare Trust (LCH).

At LCH we provide the best possible care to every community we serve. The Community Intravenous Antibiotics Service (CIVAS) is based at Chapeltown Health Centre and provides care citywide. An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated, experienced staff nurses to complement our team. There will be significant opportunity for development as we build closer working relationships with our acute colleagues at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT), and also opportunity to be involved in the newly formulated LCH Adult Frailty Ward.

CIVAS is a small team of nursing staff who support the early discharge of patients from LTHT to achieve the best health outcomes through tailored antimicrobial intravenous therapies in patients own homes and the community clinic based at St James' University Hospital. It is a proactive award winning service and you will be joining a dynamic and progressive team to ensure that CIVAS is able to grow and support more patients to be cared for at home.

We have both full-time and part-time opportunities available and you will be expected to work a shift pattern to meet the needs of the service which operates from 7:15am to 10:00pm daily, 7 days a week. Weekend working is a requirement and you can expect to work up to two weekends per month.

As a staff nurse with us, you will provide holistic nursing care to people within their own homes and provide community clinics at St James's University Hospital; provide on-going daily patient assessments; administer intravenous therapies; obtain venous blood samples to monitor haematological status; insert peripheral venous cannulas; an d provide care and maintenance of vascular access devices.

You must be a registered nurse, a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills and be willing to undertake training specific to the requirements of the service. You will be able to work on your own initiative and as part of the team.

Experience of working within a related post-registration role is desirable but not essential.

We pride ourselves in being a supportive working environment, where excellence flourishes and innovation is valued and celebrated. We can offer regular appraisals, clinical supervision, support and training in a pleasant working environment with a friendly team, as well as future opportunities to progress your career within the organisation.

Please note you must hold a valid driving licence with access to transport.

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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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