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Senior Nurse

Job Reference: 833-HK-AS-420-19

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Based at Halton Clinic but will work citywide
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

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?

You will be working within a passionate and enthusiastic Nurse-Led Continence, Urology and Colorectal Service. The team is made up of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Senior Nurse, Staff Nurses and Assistant Practitioners. As a Senior Nurse your main responsibilities will be the assessment of patients, caseload management and line management.
Patients are assessed either in their home or in Leeds Community Healthcare clinic settings. The role requires the successful candidate to travel in and around the city so you must be a confident driver. You will also have the ability and confidence to work autonomously, under pressure and often alone and adhere to the safe lone worker policy.

We will provide on-going support, advice and learning opportunities within the field of continence, with the support of the Band 7s and all other team members. As your role develops there will be opportunity for you to be involved in delivering training.

We look forward to a successful applicant joining out team.

We are a small team who invest in the staff working with us. We will look to support you to further as you gain knowledge in this fascinating area. We will facilitate opportunities to enable you to learn and excel in practice.

About You

You must be a qualified registered practitioner with the NMC, preferably with some experience and understanding of bladder and bowel problems, be interested and enthusiastic to make a difference to peoples' lives; have a full driving licence and be a confident city driver. The successful applicant must be able to undertake comprehensive assessments in order to formulate treatment plans developed in conjunction with the patient/carers/supporters. You must demonstrate motivational skills to encourage and support patients undergoing treatment programmes and self care; be flexible to meet service needs and willing to study to gain the requisite knowledge and skills to improve patients' lives.

You must have past experience of line management, including undertaking appraisals, 1:1s and sickness management.

You must also have excellent IT skills as we are a paperless service and you will be expected to use the in -house patient management tool. You will require good people/communication skills and be able to communicate accurately and concisely. It is vital that you will be able to deal at times with conflict and heightened emotions in a sensitive manner.

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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.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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

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