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Senior Nurse

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-226-21

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
833 Night Nursing
£31,365 - £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.

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. We are also part of the Virtual Ward (Frailty), which provides coordinated rapid care to people in their home who are experiencing an acute medical episode. We are seeking to appoint a Senior Nurse to work as part of our nursing team to ensure that we continue to 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 is co-located with other community services and operates centrally from Killingbeck Court, Leeds LS14 6FD. Key aims of the service are to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and ensure that palliative patients can remain in their own homes, where this is their preference. 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.

There are three main functions of the Senior Nurse operating within the night service during the night;

- To clinically coordinate and manage care to ensure that all patient calls are effectively assessed, triaged, allocated and recorded. You will need to have an overview of the service as a whole to ensure that both patients and staff remain safe and care is appropriate and effective overnight. For example, re allocating work to cover unexpected staff absence. (The times for the Coordinator shifts are 20.45pm until 07.15am)

- To deliver clinical care to patients and support our Nursing Assistants overnight (The times for clinical shifts are 20:45pm-07:15am)

- Provide clinical leadership, including line management of band 5 Staff Nurses within your area of responsibility and oversee line management of our band 3 Nursing Assistants who are managed by the Staff Nurses.

The Senior Nurse plays a key role in ensuring that communication is effective to the staff on duty overnight and that any matters arising overnight are communicated effectively to relevant parties, which include the day function of the Night Service.

You will have a full tailored induction programme, peer support and on going support from the Night Service Clinical Quality and Operational Leads, Ongoing development is encouraged.

The role predominately covers 20:45pm-07:15am, seven days per week. The contract is for 30 hours with night time enhancements (hours available can be discussed prior to application or at interview as required).

There will be an expectation that you will occasionally perform this role during day time hours (07.00am-15.00pm or 14.00pm-22.00pm shift pattern across seven days) to support service delivery and to have an awareness of the way in which the service operates in its entirety.

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.

You will be a registered staff nurse and have excellent assessment, planning and evaluation skills in order to ensure that planned patient care is timely and appropriate.

You must have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills as you will be coordinating care for a large number of complex patients.

This is a fast paced role requiring safe and effective clinical decision making, so you must be able to think on your feet, problem solve 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.

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

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