Qualified and Newly Qualified Community Staff Nurse

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 Oct 2023
Are you a Staff Nurse in adults: qualified, return to practice or a final year student waiting for your PIN number? Passionate about community nursing whether this is your first role or you have lots of experience. We welcome your application to join our Community Neighbourhood Integrated Teams across Leeds. The NHS long term plan is to provide more care in community settings such as patients in their own homes whilst enabling early discharge from hospital and reducing hospital admissions. Our service is at the very heart of that vision, delivering complex care and empowering patients. 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 offer that will allow you to develop your clinical, leadership and preceptorship skills. Neighbourhood services operates from 7am to 10pm every day of the year with a variety of shift patterns. We understand that people have busy lives, and we offer flexible work opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Community nursing suits people who can work independently and within the wider 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

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:
  • Competitive salary in line with Agenda for Change banding
  • 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
  • A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
  • 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 access to mental health services

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for their designated workload within their speciality area without supervision 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 programmes of patient care working within an integrated Neighbourhood Team
  • Act as a named clinician for a group of patients and ensure that they are effectively case managed by having regular discussions and oversight from the case manager within the Caseload Cluster and conducting regular joint caseload reviews
  • Holistically assess and review the needs of patients in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team members to ensure all identified needs are addressed
  • Electronically plan patient visits and maintain own electronic diary management for patient care to make 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 monthly 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 with regard to 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 sign off mentorship status in line with NT 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, palliative care and management of long term conditions
  • Comply with the organisation's 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 registration


  • Mentorship



  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Working in community or primary care based teams

Skills & Attributes


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

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Neighbourhood Teams / Citywide

Base to be confirmed


West Yorkshire

LS11 0LT

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