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Senior Nurse / District Nurse

Job Reference: 833-GS-AS-595-21

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Neighbourhood Teams
£32,306 - £39,027 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.

Experienced Senior Nurses / Qualified District Nurses Wanted!

We are looking for Qualified District Nurses or experienced Senior Nurses already working at a band 6 level who are looking for a new challenge.

We are a forward thinking organisation delivering care to our community, working within fully integrated Neighbourhood Teams. During this recent pandemic we have worked innovatively and collaboratively to quickly make the changes needed in order to continue to care for our patient population.

Whether you are a newly qualified or experienced District Nurse, or an experienced Senior Nurse in another setting we will fully support your future development and career progression.

We are in the incredibly privileged position of caring for people in their own homes – generally, the place they prefer to be treated. Forging new relationships within Primary Care Networks and learning from our recent experiences has placed us in a valuable position to rapidly respond when needed.

What's the job?

We are recruiting Senior Nurses and District Nurses to provide clinical leadership and oversee the delivery of high quality care within a Neighbourhood Team. Working with a Community Matron or Associate Community Matron you will manage a clinical caseload and lead a caseload cluster of Staff Nurses and Neighbourhood Clinical Assistants, to provide excellent care for our patient population.

Our integrated Neighbourhood Teams offer seamless proactive support and care in the community. The teams are made up of Nursing and Therapy professionals working closely with our social care partners. Our service runs from 7am to 10pm every day of the year. The focus at all times is on the individual – helping them stay at home, or to come home quickly from hospital.

Who are you?

We are looking for a nurse who is dynamic, innovative, passionate and committed with experience of case management and multidisciplinary working. We are looking for leaders who possess excellent communication skills and an ability to motivate others. We want individuals who are resilient and able to support others through change in order to maintain the delivery of high quality, compassionate, proactive and safe care.

Whilst driving is a desirable skill for this role, it is no longer essential, and we encourage suitably-qualified non-drivers to consider making an application

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with primary care, other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.

What are the perks?

Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:

  • Competitive salary in line with Agenda for Change banding

  • 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme

  • A supportive environment, with daily caseload cluster handover.

  • Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support

  • Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes

Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services

Why Leeds

We're lucky to be based in the fantastic city of Leeds, with both city life and countryside calm on your doorstep. Leeds is a top destination for shopping, food & drink, culture, sport and music, and is easily connected by train, road and plane to countless locations around the country and beyond.

The city has the goal to be the "best city for health and wellbeing", and is home to multiple other NHS and healthcare organisations, including NHS England and NHS Employers. Put simply - if you want to work in healthcare, Leeds is the place to be.

There is a statutory requirement for staff in this role to provide nursing or personal care within Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated care homes.

Therefore, in line with new government regulations which come into force on 11 November 2021, anyone employed in this role will need to evidence they have had two doses of a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved COVID-19 vaccine, or that they come within a specified exemption. Evidence of vaccination status should be provided via the NHS app, the NHS COVID pass via the NHS website, or an NHS letter as part of pre employment checks.

What now?

If you feel like we're the place for you, why not click that apply button


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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