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Band 5 Community Staff Nurse

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
10 Dec 2023
The Integrated Children with Additional Needs (ICAN) service is looking for a dynamic, passionate children's nurse with an interest in working with children and young people with additional needs. You will support our multi professional team within a clinic setting. You will provide and manage direct and indirect patient care to children and young people, engaging and involving the individual and the family/carers- promoting a culture of self care, involvement and empowerment.

We are offering an exciting, permanent role of up to 37.5 hours per week, working Monday to Friday over 5 days (830am-5pm with occasional extended clinics) across our 3 citywide hubs. As a registered nurse the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a forward thinking multi professional team with an opportunity to truly make a difference to children and young people with additional needs. Flexible working and part time hours will be considered.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities are facilitating and overseeing the delivery of clinical care within the clinic setting, supervising and supporting the work of the health care support workers and students. You will demonstrate the acquisition of clinical skills through practice and training. Clinics involve child protection medicals, paediatric assessment, investigations including venepuncture, managing waiting lists and liaison with paediatricians. You may support the work of band 6s within our intervention pathways which includes sleep, feeding and continence, providing an opportunity to promote and deliver health information.

A central part of your role will be supporting our child protection clinics run by the paediatricians and qualified nurses. Due to the nature of these clinics an empathetic and compassionate approach towards children and their family's is paramount. Experience or interest in community nursing, child protection and working with children with additional needs is essential.

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

Job Purpose

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.

Person Specification



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration
  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration (NMC)
  • Must be willing to participate in any relevant training identified to develop skills required to carry out duties
  • Maintains a portfolio of CPD in line with regulatory body standards


  • Supporting Learning in Practice (SLIP) or equivalent



  • Experience in the clinical field or a closely related clinical area
  • Working as part of a wider multidisciplinary team


  • Working in community or primary care based teams
  • Experience of facilitating clinical supervision
  • Previously worked with children with additional needs

Skills and Attributes


  • Assessment, planning and evaluation skills
  • Performs test / procedures / diagnostics relevant to clinical role proficiently
  • Analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Workload management including delegation of tasks
  • Competent IT skills e.g. word processing, email in order to maintain electronic patient records
  • Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including communicating complex or potentially distressing information to patients / carers
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Reflective practice skills
  • Able to research, understand and evaluate evidence in order to contribute to practice development
  • Theoretical and clinical knowledge appropriate to service area and profession
  • Knowledge of relevant current issues in health and social care
  • Knowledge of Standards of Conduct
  • Demonstrates awareness of limits to knowledge base
  • Basic understanding of clinical governance and quality measures


  • Venepuncture
  • Experience in research and/or clinical audit

Attitudes and Behaviour


  • Displays care, compassion, sensitivity and responsiveness to other peoples feelings and needs
  • Able to work as part of a team, co-operating to work together and in conjunction with others and willing to help and assist wherever possible and appropriate appreciating the value of diversity in the workplace
  • Able to develop, establish and maintain positive relationships with others both internal and external to the organisation and with patients and their carers
  • 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
  • Highly motivated and reliable
  • Demonstrates values consistent with those of the Trust
  • Has a strong degree of personal integrity able to adhere to standards of conduct based on a culture of equality and fairness

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Reginald Centre

263 Chapeltown Road



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