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Staff Nurse

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join and enthusiastic, dynamic friendly team working in a fast-paced acute environment? Are you a band 5 looking for a new challenge in the Urgent Care CSU? We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity to become part of the Acute Medicine Nursing team.

J27 HOBS is a 4 bedded High Observation area that cares for high acuity medical patients. HOBS is a unit that bridges the gap between our acute wards and critical care. We care for patients with a variety of mixed medical problems who could be receiving high flow oxygen intravenous insulin electrolyte replacement cardiac monitoring arterial and central lines in addition to supporting the surrounding Acute Medical Units. Due to an expansion of our services, we are looking to recruit committed and enthusiastic nurses for an opportunity to enhance and develop their skills within a positive and challenging environment.

J27 & J28 Acute Assessment Units are fast-paced and challenging environments, caring for medical patients who have been acutely admitted to hospital under the age of 80. As such, we deal with a wide variety of medical presentations including Alcohol Withdrawal, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Sepsis, and Seizures. In this area we assess, treat, and aim to either discharge home, or transfer on to the most appropriate place for the patient to be. We have a close working relationship with the A& E department and strive to achieve outstanding care on the ward.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants must be committed, prepared to provide high quality evidence-based care but be flexible and proactive in adapting to meet the needs of the service. You will possess effective communication skills and have the ability to work efficiently as part of a team. The work is varied, changes quickly and can be challenging.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are an internationally trained nurse applying from overseas, please do not apply using this application form. Please contact to find out more about our international nurse recruitment programme.


To provide and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care.

To deliver care without supervision.

To take charge of the ward or department as necessary in the absence of the Sister or Charge Nurse.

To participate in the in-service training, preceptor ship and mentorship of junior staff, post basic learners and students.

To take responsibility as the prime care provider for a group of patients.

To promote confidence in our commitment to provide excellent compassionate patient care.

To maintain personal development.


The jobholder will work within an environment caring for adult patients (Personalise to specific CSU)




Registered Adult Nurse (Level 1 or 2)


Ability to demonstrate and explain skills to other staff.

Willing to undergo relevant training as necessary.


Literate and numerate.

Ability to perform accurate drug calculations.

Competent in written and verbal communication skills.

Competent in the use of information technology.

Able to organise and prioritise workload.

Understand the skills and knowledge required to develop team members.


Current issues in healthcare.

Standards of Professional Practice.

Personal Attributes

Ability to work as part of a team.

Committed to working with people.

Demonstrates a commitment to personal development.

Compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated.

Flexible and adaptable.

Professional and patient focussed.



Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Additionally the following are core values which relate specifically to this post:

Commitment to maintain high standards of care in accordance with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) guidelines and policies.

Commitment to own development and the development of junior staff.

Commitment to the development of nursing within the clinical setting.

Commitment to working in a multi-disciplinary team.

Commitment to support, uphold and demonstrate the core values and behaviours of LTHT.

Commitment to lifelong learning, to maintain personal development within the role.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.


Ability to act professionally at all times.

Effective communication skills.

Effective numeracy skills e.g. accurate drug calculations.

Ability to organise self and others.

Teaching and assessing skills

Team player.

Effective time management skills


An understanding of research and evidence based practice.

An understanding of the organisation and working practices of the area.

An understanding of the process and philosophy of preceptor ship.

An understanding of the training and development needs of junior staff and students.

Following a preceptorship programme, or orientation, a structured appraisal will identify further development needs in line with the clinical area, personal and CSU objectives.

Development opportunities will include:

Completion of a recognised teaching and mentorship qualification (e.g. Supporting Learners in Practice (SLIP).

Revision and expansion of professional knowledge base.

Revision and expansion of knowledge base with regards to speciality.

Please refer to Job Description attachment for more information.

Person Specification

Skills & behaviours


  • Caring, compassionate and motivated
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Able to provide and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Understanding of skills and knowledge required to develop team members


  • Capable of lateral thinking



  • Registered Adult Nurse Level 1 or 2)
  • Has current registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register

Additional Requirements


  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post



  • Current issues in health care
  • Awareness of speciality

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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