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Senior Nurse

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you an experienced Nurse deciding where to go next in your nursing career? If you are passionate about providing the best possible care and would like the opportunity to empower patients and prepare them for going home, then a career in the Community Care Beds could be the one for you. Home first is the ideal outcome for many patients leaving hospital and providing more care in persons own home is preferred, but a temporary stay in a setting that has a homely environment and that can provide 24-hour care is sometimes required. The Community care beds do this, enabling early discharge from hospital and reducing hospital admissions. The CCB service delivers complex rehabilitative care of the frailer older adults in Leeds and the nursing care is delivered alongside a wider multi-disciplinary team. The focus always is on the individual, helping them progress to going home. The CCB service offer flexible work patterns.

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 to all. You will have great communication skills and maintain a high standard of clinical skills 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. As a Senior Nurse you will provide leadership to the staff nurses, care staff and report directly to the Clinical Quality Lead Nurse.

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.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.

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
  • 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 the caseload within the recovery hub and act as senior clinician on duty. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care to a specialist level ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. You will act as the senior nurse for a group of patients and ensure that they are effectively managed by having regular discussions and oversight from band 7 clinical leads within the team and conduct regular joint reviews with the wider health and social care team. You will 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 lead on 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 and lead on 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 behaviors, 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, Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness; effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s), management teams and other key individuals across the organisation, Supports the learning and development of others including students and preceptees, Implements, monitors and maintains agreed standards of care, reporting to the team/service manager when standards are not met, Participate in clinical audit, Demonstrates resilience when responding to challenge, change and complex or difficult situations.

Person Specification



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


  • Practice Assessor
  • Leadership



  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team.


  • Working in community, primary care-based teams, Care home team
  • Experience in leading and managing in teams, delegating, coordinating complex care.

Skills and Attributes


  • Demonstrates effective written communication and verbal communication
  • Reflective practice skills
  • Open and honest


  • Experience in community nursing.

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