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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/11/2019.

Community Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-598-19

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Neighbourhood Teams
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

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.

Have you ever wanted to work in the community?

Do you want the opportunity to empower patients and deliver complex care in their own homes?

If the answer is yes then this is the perfect time to join Leeds Community Healthcare!

Are you a Newly Qualified Nurse (Final Year Student)?

Community nursing suits people who are confident and enjoy working independently. You’ll be resilient, motivated and adaptable to working in an ever-changing environment. And of course, you have a passion for providing the best possible care. You must be a fully licensed driver with access to a vehicle suitable for business purposes.

Coming into a community workplace can be challenging for newly qualified nurses, so our preceptorship scheme is robust to match. Lasting up to 12 months, each NQN will have a dedicated preceptor. And this is built upon by our focus on clinical supervision, training and development, and access to a peer support network.

Are you a Qualified Staff Nurse?

We are looking for Registered Adult Nurses, with a passion for providing an outstandingcare. You'll be comfortable working both on your own and with a wide range of heathcare professionals. You'll be resilient, motivated and adaptable to working in an ever-changing environment. You must be a fully licensed driver with access to a vehicle suitable for business purposes.

In the community we offer a diverse range of holistic care which offers great scope for Staff Nurses to develop their clinical skills.

What's the job?

We are in the incredibly privileged position of caring for people in their own homes – generally the place they prefer to be treated, over a hospital or other medical setting.

Our integrated Neighbourhood Teams offer seamless support and care to our patient population. The teams include nursing, therapy and social care provision, and the focus at all times is on the individual – helping them stay at home, or to come home earlier from hospital. Our service runs 7am to 10pm every day of the year. The focus at all times is on the individual – supporting the patient to stay at home, admission avoidance and supporting our partners to facilitate hospital discharge.

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 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.

As an Organisation we offer outstanding induction and preceptorship support programmes, fantastic development opportunities and structured career progression.

What are the perks?

Our benefits range from generous annual leave entitlement 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 regarding NHS Pension Scheme
  • A close-knit environment, with daily cluster handovers

  • Relocation allowance up to £8,000

  • 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.

What now?

If you feel like you’d like to come and work with us, 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.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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