Staff Nurse Developmental

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We work with children, both boys and girls, aged 10 - 18 that are on remand and dont know what their future holds, young people that are on trial, young people that are sentenced, sometimes for life, for some it is the first time in a secure setting. We work with some of the most vulnerable children in society that are placed with us for reasons of safety. Working alongside the CAMHS and Substance misuse teams affords us the benefit of being able to work in a truly holistic manner, responding to the needs of both physical and mental well-being in partnership. Additionally, you will work with prison departments, including all the wing staff, education, safer custody, probation.

Main duties of the job

Skills will involve:

Initial assessments into custody, Clinical assessments, risk assessments and management of a variety of health needs,

You will facilitate nurse-led clinics, Administer medication, immunizations and vaccinations, sexual health screenings, Triage and treat minor illness / injuries, attending emergency situations. Deliver age-appropriate health promotion sessions to this complex yet rewarding client group.

Experience of working with this client group and of working within a secure environment is desirable although not essential as a comprehensive induction package is provided.

This is an opportunity to use all your clinical and interpersonal skills and develop new skills working with a unique population group who need your nursing skills.

It takes a very special, dedicated, resilient and caring nurse to provide care in such an ever-changing, dynamic environment and you will be joining like minded exceptional healthcare professionals.

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 their designated workload within their speciality area with access to the support, advice and management from a senior clinician whilst not directly supervised. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional protocols and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in the best available evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Clinical

1.1.Demonstrates a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations

1.2.Demonstrates the ability to apply theory to practice at a proficient level when assessing, planning, treating and reviewing using a holistic philosophy

1.3.Highly developed physical skills in order to demonstrate accuracy and dexterity when delivering care and treatments essential to clinical role e.g. preparation of medications, manipulation of equipment

1.4.Makes judgements requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of options and ensures clinical reasoning is reflected accurately in case records

1.5.Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of involvement and empowerment

1.6.Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a competent standard

1.7.Prioritises their own workload within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.

1.8.Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in the management of any complaints and compliments

1.9.Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication.

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

Person Specification

Skills and Attributes


  • Theoretical and clinical knowledge appropriate to service area and profession.
  • Knowledge of relevant current issues in health and social care and Health and Justice.
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Ability to challenge appropriately and advocate for the needs of the patient and service.
  • Able to work under pressure, dealing with peaks and troughs in workload.
  • Positive and flexible attitude to dealing with change able to respond to the changing needs of the patient in an appropriate and timely manner
  • willing to change and accept change and to explore new ways of doing things and approaches.


  • Awareness of LCH Trust 3 Values, 1 Vision and 7 Magnificent behaviours.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of childrens safeguarding & child protection.
  • Basic Mental Health Awareness.



  • Professional degree or diploma in either Adult or Paediatric Nursing.
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration NMC.


  • Practice Educator and Assessor Preparation (or equivalent).



  • Post registration experience in the clinical field or a closely related clinical area.
  • Working as part of a wider multidisciplinary team as well as working autonomously having the ability to make complex and critical judgments.


  • Working in hospital, community or primary care based teams.
  • Previous experience in a secure / prison environment.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


HMYOI Wetherby

Wetherby Young Offenders Institute, York Road


LS22 5ED

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