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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/12/2020.

Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 833-RD-CS-539-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Little Woodhouse Hall
£24,907 to £30,615 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?

We are recruiting a permanent Staff Nurse to join our supportive team at a really exciting time.

The service:

As part of the adolescent inpatient service at Little Woodhouse Hall, you will support the team in providing 24-hour care and treatment for 13-18 year old girls who need to come into hospital because of the severity and complexity of their mental health issues. Offering pioneering care, we're pushing the boundaries to deliver the best options to our Service Users, putting the child at the heart of every decision made about their welfare.

You will be joining the service at an exciting time, as the service will move to a new, £13m purpose built premises in late 2021. This will allow you to work in a spacious, therapeutic environment that has been designed in consultation with staff and young people using the current services. It could be your chance to be a part of something new, right from the very beginning.

The role and duties:

Working as part of a multi-skilled, experienced, motivated and creative service, you will be responsible for contributing to the efficient day to day delivery of effective clinical care and risk management of the young people.

Your skills and experience:

You will have great interpersonal skills and be able to establish a professional working relationship with young people and families. You will be cool in a crisis, it's a busy clinical area and we manage lots of risk-taking behaviour and deliberate self harm. It is a demanding, yet rewarding role.

The role will involve working within a multidisciplinary team in direct clinical contact with young people and families. Applicants will be competent practitioners exuding confidence and passion for working within this specialist field.

Your values are essential to this role; we are looking for someone who genuinely wants to make a lasting impact on young people, who insists on doing things with care and diligence and is able to think on their feet.


Applicants are required to be a registered mental health nurse with current NMC registration.

Your development:

The CAMHS inpatient unit structure has been newly designed specifically to enable and encourage progression and so your development is vital to the service.

About LCH:

We don't just welcome diversity, we need it. We need diversity of thought to create a culture of continuous improvement, inclusivity and trust. At LCH, we encourage and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We have specifically included a spirituality room in the new building to enable staff to undertake reflection and prayer.

At LCH, we are a flexible working friendly organisation and want to support a great work-life balance. We want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement, whether that's job share, part-time or another flexible pattern. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

LCH recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented throughout LCH. It is important that our workforce broadly reflects that of the local population to help the delivery of culturally sensitive services.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profiles.

LCH continues to work with Stonewall as a Diversity Champion and Inclusive Company to create an inclusive workplace.

If you feel like we're the place for you, why not click that apply button?

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.

UK Registration

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

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