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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/06/2021.

Band 5 Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94596-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Rutland Ward

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 5 Staff Nurse

If you don’t think a Community Hospital is an exciting place to work, then think again! The Rutland Ward in Oakham offers challenge and a level of autonomy you won’t get in larger units. If this is something that appeals to you, then we should talk.

The role

Whilst a complete Job and Person specification is attached, the role will include (but not be limited to):

•Responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidenced-based nursing care to a group of clients/service users.

•Assisting and contributing in the management and organisation of a ward / clinical area.

•Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.

•Actively participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.

•Act as a clinical and professional role model, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement within the clinical area.

•Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of clients/service users and their families.


The Team

•Has created a highly supportive environment with a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management and care.

•Family and MDT goal setting are an integral part of the registered nurse role in all our in-patient areas. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate and develop your professional accountability, innovative thinking and contribute to the clear vision for the in-patient nursing areas and receive the support you need to achieve this.

•Our Learning and Development centre will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to meet patient needs and complete your CPD requirements.

The Unit is a 16 bedded medical stepdown, rehabilitation and palliative care ward. It is one of 12 wards which form the Trust’s Community Health Services Division. We would normally recommend and encourage you to visit one of our wards during the application process to give you an insight to the types of patients on our wards, our patient management process with the MDT, how we facilitate timely discharges and communicate this to our patients and their families. This is not currently permitted but we can speak to you by phone to give you an overview.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week in a 24/7 environment, but part time hours are also available if desired. Staff will work long days or night shifts as the service requires. Additionally, we offer free parking on all our sites.

Please contact Carla Yaxley (Acting Ward Sister) or Sandy Sawyer (Deputy Ward Sister) on 01572 772015 or email for further information

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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