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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/09/2019.

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Staff Nurse/Senior Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-434-19

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Little Woodhouse Hall
£24,214 to £30,112 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.

Please be aware that there are two different job descriptions for this advert with both of these being on the same document. This is because, dependent on the level of experience you have, you can be appointed to either a Staff Nurse or a Senior Staff Nurse.

It's a really exciting time to be working in CAMHS!
At Leeds Community Healthcare, we're hugely proud of the work our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are doing. Offering pioneering care, we're pushing the boundaries to deliver the best options to our Service Users, putting the child at the heart of every decision made about their welfare.
There are lots of developments as we strive to improve services to meet the mental health needs of young people in West Yorkshire.
Our 8 bedded regional general adolescent units are set to expand to 18 beds, plus 4 PICU beds in a bigger purpose build unit in 2020.

The inpatient service is a mixed gender unit for 13-18 year olds. We're open 24/7 so we need someone who likes shift work and doesn't mind working regular nights and weekends.
We're looking to attract a mental health or learning disability nurse with experience ideally in CAMHS or acute inpatient services to join our established and effective multidisciplinary team.

Applicants are required to be a registered mental health nurse with current NMC registration.
The role will involve working within a multidisciplinary team in direct clinical contact with young people and families. Applicants will be competent practitioners exuding confidence and passion for working within this specialist field.

Working as part of a multi-skilled, experienced, motivated and creative service, you will be responsible for contributing to the effective day to day delivery of effective clinical care and risk management of the young people.
For more senior practitioners, we will be looking for a candidate who is keen to develop their leadership skills, is able to offer support to junior staff members and learners, be able to offer training and supervision and act as a positive role model.

You will have good communication skills, be able to function effectively within challenging situations and will demonstrate an attitude that respects and values others, encouraging choice, engagement and involvement from the young people and families who use our services.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact and visit the service for further discussion as part of their application.

If you're convinced you're the best person for this job, let us know more about you! Click apply to submit your application.


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

UK Registration

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

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