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Band 5 Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-102918-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Ward 3 and Ward 1 Stroke Unit St Luke's Hospital
Market Harborough
£24,907 - £30,615

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.

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We are looking for exceptional Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Team on Ward 1 and our Rehabilitation Team on Ward 3 at St Luke’s Hospital in Market Harborough.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to work across both these settings where the acuity of our patients has changed, and we are seeking clinicians with a passion to bring their acute skills to our community hospital setting.

We are offering an attractive recruitment scheme for all new Band 5 employees, after three years employment you will be eligible for £2,000 per new employee (Subject to tax and NI and non-pensionable, terms and conditions apply) after 6 months employment we will pay £500 with further payments at 18 months £500 and 36 months £1,000.

Ward 1: Stroke Unit are seeking highly motivated nurses with a vision to be part of a multidisciplinary team providing exceptional stroke rehabilitation care. The successful applicant would have the opportunity to develop specialist skills in stroke care and also be involved in clinical audit for stroke to help us drive standards of care and develop stroke services.

Ward 3: are seeking Nurses from a wide range of healthcare settings, who are able to transfer and add valuable clinical skills to our ‘nurse-led’13 bedded community hospital ward in providing medical step up, step down and rehabilitation care. You will need to be a highly motivated nurse with vision who wants to be part of a multidisciplinary team providing exceptional rehabilitation care.

You will need to have:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A positive attitude
  • An organised methodical approach
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to use your own initiative and also work within an integrated team
  • A desire to provide excellent quality individualised and holistic care to patients and families.

Successful applicants would have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to help patients in their journey to return home and to develop skills in discharge planning and effective communication. You will also have the opportunity to develop enhanced skills and will be fully supported in an induction programme.

We offer training and personal development within the wards and at our Learning and Development Centre to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to meet patient needs and complete your revalidation CPD requirements.

You can apply for a specific ward or you can benefit from a six month rotation working within both ward settings to gain a wider range of skills, the choice is yours.

In addition we offer free parking on all our sites and a shift pattern that includes traditional 7.5 hour shifts and a long shift pattern. We offer flexible working patterns and an opportunity to work predominantly days or predominantly nights. We can clarify this at interview.

The hospital site is easily commutable from Oadby, Kibworth, Corby, Kettering, Desborough, and Uppingham

For an informal chat about the ward, the patient management process with the MDT, how we facilitate timely discharge and communicate this to our patients and their families please contact us:

Ward Sister for Ward 1 Stroke Unit, email:, contact number 01858 433163.

Ward Sister for Ward 3, email:, contact number 01858 438165.


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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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