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Senior Nurse

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

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 (CCBs) 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 for 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.

Community care beds service works on a shift pattern and covers 24 hours, 7 days a week

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.

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.

Perks of the job

Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. You can find the full list of attractive benefits and rewards at www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.ukclick on the Join Our Team Tab.

Right to Work

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose

The post holder will be responsible for their own caseload within their speciality area as an autonomous practitioner. 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. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical

1.1. Demonstrates a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations involving a critical understanding of theories and principles.

1.2. Demonstrates innovative and specialist skills to select methods and tools to holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate in a complex and specialised field of work.

1.3. Demonstrates highly developed physical skills where dexterity and accuracy are important e.g. syringe pumps and infusions, manual treatments

1.4. Makes consistent judgements requiring complex fact 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, and that of the wider team, within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.

1.8. 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

1.9. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all areas of practice including the management of any complaints and compliments.

1.10. 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



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


  • Practice Assessor
  • Leadership



  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with the elderly


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Yeadon Health Centre

17 South View Road, Yeadon


LS19 7PS

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