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Staff Nurse

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to make a difference in your career in Nursing? Would you like to work in a friendly patient focused environment? Are you passionate, ambitious, dedicated and dynamic? If so, we have exciting opportunities for experienced Band 5 nurses as well as enthusiastic newly qualified nurses looking to start their journey and development.

Lincolnshire Community Heath Service (LCHS) have an opportunity for a number of registered nurses to join our dedicated teams through our cohort recruitment event.

We are seeking staff to work in our community hospital teams right across the county with varying hours and working patterns. From full time to part time, we have something suitable for everyone's preferences, including bank contracts.

The community hospital teams are based in Skegness, Louth, Spalding, and Gainsborough.

Please note - An application for any one of our cohort recruitment vacancies will result in consideration for any of the listed teams therefore multiple applications are not required. Preferences can always be discussed at interview.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will be responsible for all aspects of patient care, from admission through to discharge, using a computerised record keeping system. You will have the opportunity to attend family meetings, undertake ward rounds and be involved in multi-disciplinary team meetings. These all contribute to the decision making process, goal setting and care planning that facilitates a safe discharge home from Hospital. You will provide general nursing care to all of your patients, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect. You will be able to promote a safe environment within the unit and act as a shift coordinator as required.

You must be a Registered Nurse who is able to communicate at all levels, have high clinical standards and have the ability to work as part of a team.

You would be required to work flexibly on an internal shift rotation, working both days and nights over a seven day period, including bank holidays. In return you will receive enhanced payments for working unsocial hours, a generous holiday entitlement and pension scheme.

Preceptorship nurses are also encouraged to apply, and a full preceptorship programme is offered by the Trust.

About us

Lincolnshire is a wonderfully diverse place to live a thriving University City at its heart, with the rolling hills of the Wolds, the wildlife of the fens, and a 30 mile stretch of beautiful sand along our East coast. Lincolnshire boasts an affordable lifestyle, being the 13th cheapest average house prices across England and Wales. With the mix of heritage and modern developments, Lincolnshire is a great place to see exciting and fun opportunities for all members of the family.

We are rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission and are playing an integral part in shaping future health service provision countywide alongside partner health and social care organisations.

Not only will our successful candidates have the opportunity to flourish in a successful NHS Trust, Lincolnshire offers some of the best schools in the country, affordable housing and a great standard of living in one of the many picturesque market towns or villages or a thriving city.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main responsibilities include:
  • Assess patients needs and make appropriate plans for care, implement care plans and evaluating effectiveness.
  • Effectively manage the patients journey through admission treatment and discharge
  • Contribute to own development and the development of others, working in accordance with the NMC Code.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you will need, you are encourage to look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading and refer back to these documents when completing your application.

You should use your application form to show that you meet all or most of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification for the position. If you fail to demonstrate this in your answers, or you are unable to meet the criteria, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for an interview for that post.

Person Specification



  • Ability to demonstrate current 1st level UK NMC adult nurse registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Post registration qualifications e.g. care of the older person, palliative care, wound care, continence or other relevant post registration qualifications



  • Can demonstrate experience of assessment, care planning and care delivery
  • Experience of team working


  • Experience of delegation and supervising others
  • Evidence of the application of research and evidence based care



  • Demonstrates a range of clinical skills pertinent to area of practice
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills including record keeping
  • Demonstrates experience of IT and electronic patient record systems

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust


John Coupland Hospital

Ropery Road


DN21 2TJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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