Staff Nurse

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you a qualified Staff Nurse in adults, passionate about community nursing whether this is your first role, or you have lots of experience?

We welcome your application to join our community care bed (CCB) team across Leeds. The NHS long term plan is to provide more care in community settings, ideally a persons own home, but a temporary stay in a setting that is a homely environment that can provide 24-hour care is sometimes required. The Community care beds do this, enabling early discharge from hospital and reducing hospital admissions and the CCB service delivers complex care whilst empowering patients as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team. When you join us, we will work with you to develop your own personal developmental plan that supports your learning style. We provide training, clinical supervision and access to a peer support network. We won't just stop there though, we are proud of our career progression pathways that will allow you to develop your clinical, leadership and preceptorship skills.

Main duties of the job

Community nursing in the care beds suits people who can work independently and within the wider multi-disciplinary team. Youll be resilient, motivated, and adaptable to working in an ever-changing environment and of course, a passion for providing the best possible care. You will have great communication skills and maintain a high standard of clinical work when carrying out nursing procedures. You will ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework, you will motivate colleagues, champion service user safety and dignity and drive continuous improvement.

About us

Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust

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.

Perks of the job Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
  • 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
  • A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
  • A close-knit environment, with daily handover clusters
  • 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

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for their designated workload within the bed base and will have access to support from a senior clinician.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of patients care needs and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs of patient care working within an integrated health and social care team.

Act as a named nurse for a group of patients and ensure that they are effectively managed by having regular discussions and oversight from the senior clinician within the team and conduct regular joint reviews with the wider health and social care team.

Holistically assess and review the needs of patients in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team members to ensure all identified needs are addressed.

Plan patient contacts and maintain the nurse diary in order to effectively manage the workload for safe patient care, making every contact count.

Actively participate in daily handover meetings and safety huddles to plan and evaluate patient care.

Refer and present patient cases requiring a multi-disciplinary approach to the weekly case management meeting and work with members of the team to plan and deliver future care.

Manage the safe transfer of care between care providers and make appropriate referrals to other care providers outside of the integrated team.

Work in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct.

Maintain documentation standards, whether written or electronic in accordance with NMC and LCH guidelines.

Use a health coaching approach wherever possible to empower patients and carers and promote self-care.

Communicate with patients and/or their family/carer to ensure they are involved in agreeing goals regarding their identified needs and have access to appropriate information to make informed decisions.

Participate in teaching, supervising, and assessing student nurses and other members of staff, working towards practice assessor status in line with NMC requirements.

Balance clinical risk and clinical decision making against context, ensuring patients receive safe, effective, and timely care.

Maintain and deliver compassionate patient focused care in accordance with LCH guidelines, policies, values, and behaviours.

Support the senior clinicians to triage referrals and unplanned work, delegating to appropriate individuals within their scope of practice.

Demonstrate clinical competence with regards to care delivery and treatment using defined competencies in areas including wound care, deteriorating patients, palliative care and management of long-term conditions and principles of rehabilitation.

Comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care role.

Demonstrate good insight, knowledge, and adherence to Trust Safeguarding policies and procedures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults and children.

Person Specification



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field.
  • Current NMC professional registration.


  • Practice Assessor.



  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team.


  • Working in community, primary care-based teams, care home team.

Skills and Attributes


  • Demonstrates effective written communication and verbal communication, open and honest.
  • Reflective practice skills, learning from incidents.


  • Technical skills in wound care, catheter care, managing deteriorating patient.

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