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We listen: we engage with everyone we work with, we are united, we are always positive
We care: everyone is valued, respected and developed, knowledge and skills are nurtured, success is celebrated
We act: clear goals and right resources, freedom coupled with accountabilty, emphasis on simplicity
We improve: we are creative, resourceful and innovative, integrated and collaboration is the way forward, we're always striving to do better
....Fit for now, fit for the future.
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Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) provides community health services for one of the largest healthcare communities in the country, covering an area of 2,350 square miles and a population of 714,000 within the picturesque rural settings, including a range of diverse communities from the historical city of Lincoln to the coastal town of Skegness. Lincolnshire has some of the best state schools in the country both at primary and secondary level as well as below national average house prices with an above average standard of living.
Lincolnshire Community Health Services employs 2,600 staff and would like to invite you to join us in our journey to deliver high quality care across Lincolnshire.
LCHS is a fast moving and innovative organisation characterised by passion and enthusiasm, delivering great care, close to home.
We deliver a wide range of community healthcare services across Lincolnshire, enabling patients and families to access care and support at, or as close to, home as possible. We work in partnership with other providers within both health and social care helping people to maintain independent lifestyles for as long as they can. We are committed to helping everyone we care for remain as healthy as possible and making their experience with us the best it can be.
We are proud to have been recognised for our great work nationally. Recent successes include being finalists in the ‘best use of IT to support integrated healthcare services' category of the EHI Awards, the ‘staff engagement’ category of the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards and the ‘costing award’ category of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Awards, to name a few.
LCHS now have 35 Queen’s Nurses part of the organisation.
Based on feedback from our staff, we have been named among the Health Services Journal’s (HSJ) and Nursing Times’ top 100 ‘Great Places to Work’ and placed in the top 20% of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2014 NHS National Staff Survey.
Covering Welland Ward and Tulip Suite at the Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding, Lincolnshire
“Patients first” are Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust values and it is at the heart of everything that we do. Do you share the same values? Are you a registered nurse who is looking for a new challenge? Then this opportunity may be just what you are looking for.
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is a vibrant and creative organisation which provides a diverse range of clinical services across Lincolnshire.
We are looking for a enthusiastic, reliable, flexible Registered Nurse to work within the Welland ward and Tulip Suite team in the Johnson Community Hospital Spalding. There may also be opportunities for a rotational post between the community hospital setting and the Community nursing teams. We can also offer a preceptorship programme for any newly qualified nurses joining the Trust.
The Tulip Suite is a 4 bedded palliative care suite for people at the end of life providing holistic person countered care which includes symptom management and the provision of psychological, social, spiritual and practical support.
The Welland ward is a 20 bedded rehabilitation ward which provide holistic person centered care that enables individuals to increase independence, improve health outcomes and reduce unnecessary admissions to secondary Care or long term care. This is achieved through timely interventions, rehabilitation, management of long term and limiting conditions and partnership working across the health and social care community.
We are also in the process of setting up 2 new pilot schemes, the proactive therapy group and the day treatment unit on the ward which will serve the local community on the Welland ward.
All staff within the service work in collaboration with the patient, their carer and other statutory and voluntary organisations and agencies.
There is a good working relationship with all multidisciplinary team members and weekly meeting are carried out to ensure the shared goal of safe patient discharge.
You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be highly motivated and positive in your approach to care to ensure we maintain the delivery of high quality services to our patients.
If you are interested in developing your career within this setting or would like to come onto the ward to see the facilities that we can offer our patients then contact:
Jennie Gittins on ( Phone number removed ) or ring the ward on ( Phone number removed ) .
Important Information: All new employees will be subject to a charge if a DBS check is required for the post. The Disclosure & Barring Service application form (formerly CRB) will be provided by LCHS and the fee will be deducted from your salary over a 6 month period.
Any existing employees who have not had a DBS within 3 years or require a different level of check, will be subject to a charge if a DBS check is required.
Please note that the salary stated above is based on full time working (375 hours per week) and should be pro rata for part time working.
Continuous NHS service will qualify for yearly increments in accordance with Agenda for Change.
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has introduced probationary period contracts for all new employees with effect from 1st December 2014. A full copy of the policy can be found in the 'additional documents'.
We are working positively towards making our equal opportunities policy a reality and have a team to advise on childcare issues.
It is strongly advised that you complete and return your application form as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.
Disabled people and people with a manageable mental illness or with a learning disability are very welcome to apply. We offer a guaranteed interview to all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the job. Support and/or assistance with completing an application form is available from the Workforce Service Centre by calling ( Phone number removed ) .
Employment checks are always carried out where staff will be working with, or have access to, patients or patient information through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if required for most roles and professional registration will be checked.
A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.
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