Covid Outreach Nurse
Arch Health CIC
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Hours advertised are 22.5, however there is some flexibility around this.
Arch Health CIC is a social enterprise delivering primary care to homeless and vulnerably housed patients.
Since April 2020 we have been providing clinical and strategic support to the citys response to Covid19. In particular we have taken a lead role in the design and delivery of the Care & Protect model which housed almost 500 people during the height of the pandemic. Since February 2021 we have administered over 1400 vaccines to those experiencing homelessness in the city. As our Covid and vaccine response moves in to its next stages we are looking to appoint an experienced RGN to the role of Outreach Nurse to carry this forward.
Salary is £31,535 Pro rata
Main duties of the job
Our ideal candidate will be organised and flexible, able to manage multiple tasks and organise their own workload, they will have a positive and friendly disposition and a compassionate and empathetic approach to patients using the service.
In this role you will deliver proactive, high quality nursing care to meet the Covid related needs of residents in various contexts around the city. This will include in-person visits to accommodation to deliver vaccines, patient triage, liaising with other services, infection control advice and working with clinical colleagues both at Arch and within the wider health service.
In return youll receive a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (pro rata), generous terms and conditions, relevant training, supervision and a positive working environment. Youll also have the satisfaction of serving some of the most vulnerable people in the city.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To support the Brighton & Hove Covid19 Response by attending regularly all the accommodation which is offered to homeless people in the city
- To coordinate the ongoing vaccine outreach project
- Triage residents who display Covid symptoms
- Advise and facilitate self-isolation and/or moves to care accommodation where relevant
- Offer general medical advice and guidance to patients
- Make use of every opportunity to provide opportunistic care and advice to patients
- Provide on-call telephone support on occasional weekends (9am-5pm)
- To maintain accurate patient records, entering onto the practice system the appropriate agreed codes, using agreed standards of data entry, templates and protocols, completing all documentation, computerised and paper-based, as is required for good patient care.
- To maintain robust systems of data collection, audit and review of all clinical activities, protocols, care pathways and clinical systems, liaising with fellow colleagues in the practice and in the local and national health system as needed to insure good patient care and service is maintained and to satisfy the standards of external regulatory bodies such as the CQC etc.
- To participate, in partnership with other clinical and managerial staff, the necessary data collection for QOF and other incentive schemes as needed by the practice, prompting other members of the team as needed for assistance in gathering the required data.
- To create and maintain in cooperation with other nursing and admin colleagues a system of clinical stock and equipment maintenance, calibration, and supply; working closely with the practice manager to insure cost efficient purchasing of perishable and expensive items.
- To maintain all documentation needed to carry out your clinical duties.
- To participate Infection Control procedure and protocols and their implementation within the practice.
- Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles, to ensure patients are fully informed and consent to treatment
- Communicate effectively with patients and carers, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating
- Utilise communication skills to support patients to adhere to prescribed treatment regimens
- Anticipate barriers to communication and take action to improve communication
- To maintain you own continuous CPD and ensure a PDP is kept up to date in line with the practice and nursing team development plans.
- Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- To maintain your own annual registration with the NMC and adhere to its Code of Professional Conduct
- Promote the Homeless Health Service in a positive way, adopting a flexible approach to problem solving and service delivery.
The list of duties in the job description should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. As this is a new and dynamic service you may be required to undertake responsibilities which are not specifically listed here but relate either to the Covid19 response or the wider primary care service which Arch offers
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Arch Health CIC
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13 July 2021
£31,535 a year
Part-time, Flexible working