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Community Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-04-21

Employer:
(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Neighbourhood Night Service
Location:
Killingbeck Court
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 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 Neighbourhood Night Service is a forward thinking, dynamic team that is continuously looking to improve and develop as the demand for the service we deliver changes. The service is part of a new Virtual Ward (Frailty, providing coordinated rapid care to people in their home who are experiencing an acute medical episode. We are seeking to appoint a Community Staff Nurse to work as part of our nursing team to ensure that we deliver outstanding patient care.

The Neighbourhood Night Service operates overnight across the whole of Leeds providing care for patients requiring nursing intervention in their own home. The service operates centrally from Killingbeck Court, Leeds LS14 6FD. 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. We are also involved in supporting the development of the Virtual Ward (Frailty) within the Neighbourhood teams. The Neighbourhood Night Service is part of a wider multi-disciplinary team and ensures that 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. Your role is working alongside our community nursing assistants responding to intervention call outs overnight from patients across the city of Leeds, you may also visit patients overnight for a planned intervention. Your hours of work will be 20.45pm-07.15pm, 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.

This is a fast paced role, so you must be able to think on your feet and use your problem solving skills to adapt to issues that arise overnight and juggle conflicting priorities. You must be able to motivate others in challenging times and utilise the resources available to you effectively.

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

You will be a registered staff nurse and have excellent assessment, planning and evaluation skills in order to deliver the best evidence based care to patients. You must have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills.

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.

The contract is for 30hrs.

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.

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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.


UK Registration

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



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