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Community Nursing Assistant

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-402-20

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Neighbourhood Nights
£19,737 to £21,142 per annum, 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.

The Neighbourhood Night Service is a forward thinking, dynamic team that is continuously looking to improve the service we deliver. For example, the service will be part of a new Virtual Ward (Frailty) pilot over the coming months, providing coordinated rapid care to people in their home who are experiencing an acute medical episode.

We are seeking to appoint a Community Nursing Assistants (band 3) to work as part of our nursing team to deliver outstanding patient care.

The Neighbourhood Night Service operates centrally from Killingbeck Leeds from 20.45pm - 07:15am providing care across Leeds to patients requiring nursing intervention in their own home. One of the key aims of the service is to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and to ensure that palliative patients remain in their own homes, where this is their preference. The Neighbourhood Night Service is part of a wider multi-disciplinary team and ensures there is 24/7 nursing care for patients in the community.

This is an exciting and varied role that incorporates many different aspects of patient care delivered to a wide range of patients. One aspect of the role will be with our palliative patients providing one to one care in their own homes in their last weeks of life. When working with a palliative patient you will be based in the patient home overnight. Another element of the role is to support the Registered Nurses responding to intervention call outs overnight or to work alongside a colleague and visit patients overnight for a planned intervention. We will also be supporting the Virtual Ward (Frailty) providing coordinated rapid care to people in their home who are experiencing an acute medical episode

Hours of work would be:

21:45pm - 07:15am (9 hours)

It would be expected that you are available to work on a rota over 7 nights per week, 365 days per year. Rotas would be issued with a minimum of 4 weeks' notice.

The contract is for a minimum of 18 hours (2 nights) up to a maximum of 36 hours (4 nights) Hours available can be discussed prior to application or at interview as required as a variety of hours are available.

You must have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills. You will need to assess and respond to the changing needs of the patient, working within your own limits and seeking support from the wider clinical team.

A full tailored induction programme will be supported and ongoing development encouraged.

So if you have a passion to ensure that patients get the care they need, at the time they need it and in their preferred place of care, then this is the role for you.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

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.

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