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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2021.

Staff Nurse - Developmental

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-576-21

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Wetherby YOI
£32,306 to £39,027 pa (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?

Calling all nurses and paramedics to be part of a forward-thinking MDT who strive to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in society. You can be part of making a difference.

We are in an exciting and forward thinking integrated team working at HM Wetherby Young Offenders Institution and Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services, Leeds City Council and South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust. You will work alongside the pharmacy, CAMHS, substance misuse, health promotion and administration teams, which affords us the benefit of being able to work in a truly holistic manner.

We provide a 24/7 Healthcare Service to children aged 10-18 years across two sites working with children from both the custodial and welfare system. The children can be on trial, sentenced, sometimes for life and for some it is the first time in a secure setting. Our job is not to judge, our job is to provide exceptional care with kindness and compassion.

The healthcare provision provides a full service to the children from assessment, intervention, and discharge planning. They manage the generic health and well-being needs of children, respond to acute care needs, and manage presenting risk. No two days are the same – you will facilitate specialised clinics, administer medication, immunisations and vaccinations, triage and treat minor illness / injuries, attend emergency situations, and deliver age-appropriate health promotion sessions to this complex, yet rewarding client group. This supports the children to live healthier lifestyles and improve their quality of life, at a very important stage of their childhood.

This will enable you to get a variety of experience and enhance your skill set, in a rewarding Clinical setting. You will have the opportunity to work alongside a variety of healthcare professionals which will enable you to develop your knowledge and skill set. This will be supported by a comprehensive and supportive, individualised induction package, that will support your development needs.

This post will provide you with an opportunity to work across a variety of areas within two different secure environments using existing skills and developing new ones. You will be involved in seeing all young people that are new into the secure setting. Skills will involve assessment, reassessment, risk assessment and management of a variety of health needs.

We’re currently looking for all branches of Nurses and paramedics, with different levels of experience to complement our award winning Primary Healthcare Team, delivering physical healthcare to very vulnerable and highly complex young people.

HMP WYOI and Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home both have excellent onsite facilities, with free parking, staff gyms and a coffee shop. They are both easily assessable from major roads, they make a wonderful, central base for days out to the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors, and the East Coast.

We are keen to support flexible working arrangements that suit you and the service. Experience of working within a secure environment is desirable, it is strongly recommended that interested candidates contact Sarah Hemsley (Primary Care Manager) 01937 544424 to discuss and arrange an informal visit.

If this job sounds like it suits you down to the ground, apply now before you forget!

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 (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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