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Senior Nurse-Night service

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a passionate and dedicated nurse looking to take the next step in a role that fits around your life? Look no further! We are seeking a vibrant and compassionate Senior Nurse to join our dynamic Nights team. This is an exciting fast paced role requiring safe and effective clinical decision making to provide the highest quality care.

At Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, we believe in providing exceptional care that goes beyond the ordinary, and we need you to help us achieve that vision. When you join us, we work with you to develop your own personal development plan to support your learning style. We provide training and clinical supervision - 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.

The Neighbourhood Night Service operates from 20:45 07:15, seven days per week. We strongly recommend getting in touch to discuss the role further.

Main duties of the job

You will be a registered staff nurse and have excellent assessment, planning and evaluation skills to deliver clinical care to patients and support our Nursing Assistants overnight.

You will clinically coordinate and manage care ensuring that all calls are effectively assessed, triaged, allocated and recorded. You will have an overview of the service as a whole to ensure that patients and staff remain safe and care is appropriate and effective overnight. E.g. re-allocating work to cover unexpected staff absence.

You must have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills as you will be coordinating care for a large number of complex patients.

You will provide clinical leadership, including line management of Band 5 Staff Nurses, and oversee line management of our Band 3 Nursing Assistants.

You must be able to think on your feet, problem solve and juggle conflicting priorities as well as motivate others in challenging times and utilise the resources available to you effectively.

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 click 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

The Community Neighbourhood Nursing Night Service operates over a 24 hour period, providing holistic high quality domiciliary nursing care to patients registered with a Leeds General Practitioner. The service delivers care overnight as part of the Health and Social Care Team within each Neighbourhood.

The service aims to reduce hospitalisation and promote discharges through robust multi-disciplinary working with internal services, external services / organisations and the third sector. The service supports palliative care patients to die in their preferred place of care.

The key working relationships include the Neighbourhood Teams Clinical Leads, Joint Care Management, external agency providers, Marie Curie, Commissioners and Administrative Staff.

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

2. Leadership

2.1. Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all time, thereby acting as a role model to all staff

2.2. Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s), management teams and other key individuals across the organisation.

2.3. Manages team and resources on a day-to-day basis in an unpredictable environment that require solutions to complex problems where there are many interacting factors

2.4. Demonstrates the ability to delegate, organise and prioritise workload to ensure the safe delivery of the service including the management of referrals and discharges utilising locally agreed support mechanisms e.g. on call manager and making judgements in complex situations

2.5. Demonstrates clinical leadership, initiative and creativity in developing projects inspiring others to be positive in their contribution to continuous improvement

2.6. Demonstrates resilience when responding to challenge, change and complex or difficult situations

2.7. Clearly articulates the expected clinical standards of the service, monitors and identifies where standards are not met and takes action to address

2.8. Ensures that all objectives, for self and those directly responsible for, are clearly defined within the wider Directorate framework and in line with Trusts objectives, using the appraisal process as a vehicle for this.

2.9. Takes responsibility for their own and others health and safety in the working environment.

Person Specification

Skills and Attributes


  • Specialist assessment, planning and evaluation skills
  • Performs test / procedures / diagnostics relevant to clinical role at a specialist level proficiently
  • Complex analytical and creative problem solving skills in unpredictable situations
  • Workload management including delegation of tasks and day-to-day team leadership
  • Competent IT skills in order to collect and interpret data, present reports and compile simple presentations
  • Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including communicating complex or potentially distressing information to patients / carers and managing conflict when appropriate
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Reflective practice skills able to give clear and effective feedback
  • Able to research, understand and evaluate evidence in order to contribute to practice development Experience in research and/or clinical audit


  • Experience in research and/or clinical audit



  • Experience in the clinical field or a closely related clinical area as part of a wider multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in supervising and delegating to other members of staff


  • Working in community or primary care based teams
  • Experience of managing staff



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field.
  • Post Graduate qualification in specialist 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.
  • Leadership and management training: ILM 3 or equivalent.



  • Detailed theoretical and clinical knowledge appropriate to service area and profession
  • Knowledge of relevant current issues in health and social care, ethics and innovation
  • Demonstrates awareness of limits to knowledge base
  • Application of clinical governance and quality measures in practice


  • Knowledge of specific innovation techniques / initiatives e.g. Productive Community / Ward Series (Leeds Approach)

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Killingbeck court, Unit 2

ground floor


LS14 6FD

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