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Newly Qualified Community Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-438-20

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Neighbourhood Teams
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum, pro rota

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 a Newly Qualified Staff Nurse or final year student deciding where and how to start your nursing career? If you are passionate about providing the best possible care and would like the opportunity to empower patients and deliver complex care in their own homes, then a career in community nursing could be the one for you.

A career in community nursing

We are in the incredibly privileged position of caring for people within or close to their own homes. The job of delivering holistic care is incredibly diverse allowing you to constantly develop your clinical skills.

You'll work within one of our Integrated Neighbourhood Teams who offer seamless support and care to our patients. The teams are made up of a wide range of healthcare professionals to deliver nursing, therapy and social care provision. The focus at all times on the individual, either supporting the patient to stay at home, avoid admission or supporting our partners to facilitate hospital discharge. Our service runs 7am to 10pm every day of the year.

Taking those first steps into a community workplace is an exciting challenge which is why we'll support you each step of the way with our outstanding preceptorship scheme. Lasting up to 12 months, each NQN will have a dedicated preceptor. This is built upon by our focus on clinical supervision, training and development, and access to a peer support network with other newly qualified nurses. We won't just stop there though, we're proud to offer structured career progression and excellent development opportunities to help you along your journey as a nurse.

Community nursing suits people who are comfortable working both independently and within a wider team. You’ll be resilient, motivated and adaptable to working in an ever-changing environment. And of course, you have a passion for providing the best possible care. Due to the nature of the role, you must be a fully licensed driver with access to a vehicle suitable for business purposes.

Why choose us?

At Leeds Community Healthcare we have a strong culture based on deeply-held values. Our focus is to deliver the highest quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.

As an employee, you’ll benefit from generous annual leave, NHS discount, and our salary sacrifice or car lease schemes. Plus, if you’re relocating, we’ll support your move with an allowance up to £8000. Leeds is a fantastic city not simply for its diversity in culture and cuisine, but it’s a top destination for sport and music and is well connected by road, train and plane. Not to mention its home to multiple other NHS and healthcare organisations, including NHS England and NHS Employers. Put simply - if you want to work in healthcare, Leeds is the place to be.

Next steps

If this sounds like the right start to your career, click the apply button to submit your application.

If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to join us at our assessment centre on 18 February 2020 in Leeds. This will involve a number of tasks, followed by an interview, so you have a chance to show off all your skills. Plus, it gives you a chance to get to know our trust a little better.

If you’re interested but would like to find out more, we welcome you to join us on a ‘behind the sites’ bus tour in May where we’ll take you to three of our sites to see just how our integrated neighbourhood teams work. You’ll have the chance to meet our staff and ask any questions you might have about community nursing. To book on for free, head to

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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