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Lead Nurse (Two Posts)

Job Reference: 833-RD-CS-500-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Inclusion Nursing Service
West Oaks Woodhouse Learning (SILC)
£31,365 to £37,890 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.

Are you interested in developing your skills?

The Inclusion Nursing Team has recently received additional funding and we are now pleased to be able to offer 2 Band 6 Lead Nurse posts (Registered Nurses only). This is a fantastic development opportunity for an experienced Band 5 ready to take the next step or a Band 6 looking for a new adventure. We are seeking a nurse who has experience of working with children and young people aged 2-19 who have complex health, additional needs and or Learning disabilities. The team provides nursing support to the Leeds Specialist Inclusive Learning Centres (SILCs) across the city and support occasionally when required to the wider Children's community nursing services- Continuing Care, Hannah House and Children's Nursing Team. The posts will be a permanent and are full time all year.

Your duties will involve:

  • Assessment and care planning.

  • Caseload holder.

  • Teaching and training for families, education staff and other local authority contacts.

  • Safeguarding Children.

  • Providing 1:1 or group support with PSHE as requested.

  • Attending Early Help, education health care planning and Child in need meetings.

  • Outreach

  • Immunisation programme

  • Children looked after assessments

  • Working within ICAN Pathways sleep, continence, eating and drinking, behaviour and parental support.

  • Supporting joint clinics run with the Paediatricians and developing nurse led clinics.

Our focus is to promote opportunities for children and young people to be involved in all aspects of school life or respite care. We provide training, clinical and non-clinical care and support to a wide range of Children and their families in order for them to attend school. The workload is challenging and varied and in return there is opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and work across the wider Children's Community Nursing Service.

We are looking to employ staff who can demonstrate a strong commitment to working in partnership with children, young people and their families in order to provide evidence based holistic health care and make a positive difference to their lives.

In the last CQC inspection Leeds community Healthcare were rated as good. In the Inclusion nursing service Quality walk the team were rated as good with outstanding care.

What people say about us:

  • "Thank you so much for the training given to our staff. It was clear, and very thorough, and has given our staff the confidence to go with our medical pupils on outdoor visits". Education.

  • "Thanks for all your hard work and support over the past year. It's a pleasure to work with people who are so knowledgeable and committed to keeping the pupils safe". Education.

  • "To the nursing team, Thank you for looking after our child, it's been good to know you've been there if they have needed you". Parent.

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.

Please contact Sue Carr Team leader 0113 2728629 for further information and to have a full understanding of the role which is essential prior to interview.

There will be a short presentation required of ten minutes maximum.

You must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

The interviews will be via MS Teams.

You will be a good leader, solution focused, innovative, with a sound knowledge base, excellent communication skills, ability to work autonomously, prioritising, organising your own caseload. You will also provide supervision, appraisals and contribute to development of staff for future roles. You will work with the team leader and other Lead nurses to develop pathways and processes for the service. You will work over 2 sites and hold a complex caseload, which requires resilience. You will take a lead at coordinating for the team and covering rotas. You will run joint medicals and develop nurse led clinics to support children young people and families. You will work with school to provide public health work. You will work closely with education staff and provide training that enables children with complex health additional needs Learning disability and autism access school and meet outcomes. The posts would be ideal for a qualified SC PHN. Experience of supporting families with behaviour, sleep and continence is highly desirable.

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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.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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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