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Did you know you can go into Community Nursing straight after qualifying? It's a great way to start your career!  You'll have the independence to manage your own caseload; support from a highly experienced team of colleagues and a huge amount of variety in your day-to-day work. You’ll gain lots of new experience and quickly explode the myth that community nursing will somehow 'de-skill' you. We guarantee it won't ....

If you're not yet qualified why not join our bank staff as a temporary healthcare assistant?  You'll get paid while you experience  community nursing and decide if it's the right career path for you. Find out more here.

Why join Leeds Community Healthcare? 

We know that choosing where you start to build your career after graduation is a major life decision. As well as a fabulous job, we can offer you a wide range of other perks (link) including generous amounts of holiday, good pay rates, car lease schemes to help you get about the community and being part of an organisation of adults - we do things differently here and our people really matter to us.

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"From the first time I went into a patient's home, I knew that was the kind of nursing that I wanted to do."

- Zoe Dunphy, Neighbourhood Clinical Practitioner 

Preceptorship

Nursing in the community can be incredibly exciting but it's also challenging. Our preceptorship scheme is specifically designed to support your transition from student to staff nurse. Each Newly Qualified Nurse will have a dedicated preceptor for a full 12 months who will meet them regularly to give support and guidance. You can keep up to date with Preceptorship at LCH by following the team on Twitter.

Applying

You can apply to work with us well ahead of actually qualifying - check the table below:

When you are qualifying 

When you can apply

September/October 2019

January 2019 onwards

December 2019/January 2020

July 2019 onwards

March 2020

September 2019 onwards

If you apply during our peak season (January to April) you'll be invited to an Assessment Centre where you'll take part in a group activity, interviews and a couple of other assessments such as a short written exercise. You'll also meet a variety of staff members, including the Chief Executive and Director of Nursing and Therapies, and be able to ask them any questions you have about working for Leeds Community Healthcare. This way we'll get to know you a lot better and you get a chance to really demonstrate your skills. Outside this peak season, you'll be invited to an interview. For more info, check our Application Process.

If you receive an offer, we'll keep in touch with you regularly until you're qualified and ready to join us!  

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