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District Nurse

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-744-19

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
833 Neighbourhood Team
£37,570 to £43,772 pro rata 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.

An exciting new opportunity for District Nurses in Leeds

Are you a qualified District Nurse? Do you have experience of managing patients with long term conditions? Do you have the V300 prescribing qualification? Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work for a forward thinking organisation within an integrated Neighbourhood Team and contribute to the progression of community nursing in Leeds? If so then this could be the job for you!

What is the role?

This is an exciting time for the Adult Business Unit as we continue to develop our Neighbourhood Teams in response to the changing needs in community, in line with the Long Term Plan. The new addition of the Band 7 District Nurse role will strengthen our ability to case manage patients with complex needs appropriately, support the avoidance of inappropriate hospital admissions, both deliver and over see the delivery of a high quality service whilst providing stronger clinical leadership at the point of care, with the focus at all times being an individualised, person centred approach.

Working with a Community Matron or Associate Community Matron you will case manage a clinical caseload and lead a Caseload Cluster of Staff Nurses and Neighbourhood Clinical Assistants to provide excellent care for our patient population in conjunction with the team's community therapists.
Our integrated Neighbourhood Teams offer seamless support and care in the community comprising professionals from nursing and therapy working closely with Adult Social Care colleagues. The service operates from 7am to 10pm every day of the year.

Who are you?

You will be a qualified District Nurse with a V300 Independent Prescribing qualification. You will have experience of managing patients with a range of long term conditions and multi pathologies and have studied furthe r to support this.
You are a dynamic, passionate and committed nurse with experience of case management and multidisciplinary working. You have excellent communication skills, resilience and great leadership potential. You are able to motivate and support others through change in order to maintain the delivery of high quality, compassionate, proactive and safe care.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

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 are lucky to be based in the fantastic and thriving city of Leeds, with both city li fe 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.

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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