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Community Nurse

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
30 May 2024
The Integrated Children with Additional Needs (ICAN) service is looking for a passionate registered nurse with previous experience of working with children and young people, practicing at band 5 or 6 level, to work primarily within the constipation and daytime wetting pathways. You will have experience of caseload management including safeguarding and multi-disciplinary working. You should display excellent communication, leadership, and organisational skills.

We have one full time secondment position until March 2025.

You will work within the service offer which covers both the constipation pathway as well as delivering our nurse led daytime wetting service. Experience of working in this area would be highly beneficial. The wider ICAN nursing team also support sleep, feeding and growth and nutrition.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities include working with children and their families who attend our Community Paediatric and Neurodisability clinics supporting care delivery and providing nursing interventions.

You will manage your own caseload of children and young people who require constipation and daytime wetting intervention. You will work within a team of nurses, Paediatricians and psychologists across the city. Effective communication, awareness of when to escalate concerns and recognition of limitations is therefore paramount to ensure the safety of the children and young people we support.

You will be committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people. You will be responsible for the support, development, and supervision of students and junior staff, including conducting appraisals. There is an expectation that you will contribute to the co-ordination and support of the childrens business unit strategy locally to develop coordinated pathways.

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

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

Person Specification



  • Experience in the clinical field of continence and or working with child with complex medical needs, 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 nursing qualification/degree in relevant field
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration
  • 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


  • Post graduate qualification in specialist field
  • Supporting Learning in Practice (SLIP) or equivalent
  • Leadership and management training - ILM 3 or equivalent

Skills and Attributes


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


  • Leadership training

Practical and Intellectual Skills


  • Specialist assessment, planning and evaluation skills
  • Understanding of tests / procedures / diagnostics relevant to clinical role at a specialist level
  • 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


  • Experience in research and / or clinical audit

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


The Reginald Centre

263 Chapeltown Road



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