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Band 5 - Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119709-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Rutland Ward
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rata

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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 (Ward Sister) or Sandy Sawyer (Deputy Ward Sister) on 01572 772015 or email for further information

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

For rostered areas, 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 new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed 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.

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.

UK Registration

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

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