Band 5 Community Nurse
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We are recruiting Band 5 staff nurses within the Thames Medical community teams across North West Surrey. This is an excellent place to start your career in community nursing. The role of the Community Staff Nurse will be caring for complex patients in their home environments, care homes and within a clinic setting.
The skills required for Community Nursing include complex wound management, palliative care and end of life care, medicines management, IV drug administration as well as having a high standard of holistic assessment and care planning skills. Training is available within the Trust for the successful applicant. The post includes weekends and bank holidays.
If you are looking for a change and want to work more autonomously in a challenging environment, with opportunities for further career development then the community could be for you.
The staff works closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary teams including local Hospices, Complex Care Nurses, Health and Social Care Coordinators, Specialist Nurses and Therapist colleagues.
Main duties of the job
Please refer to the full job description and person specification for further details about this role.
CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surreys largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe High Cost Allowance of 5%.
Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.
We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level.
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If you are a passionate, person-focused individual then apply to join CSH Surrey today!
· Participate in assessment and care planning of patient care in conjunction with the District Nurse
· Implements and evaluates care and treatment in agreement with the patient and as defined in the care plan – escalates any deviation from the care plan or change in condition to the District Nurse / GP accordingly
· Communicates effectively with patients, carers and all members of the multidisciplinary team
· Prioritises daily work in line with clinical / patient need
· Maintains accurate and legible patient records in line with professional and organisational requirements – this includes contemporary paper records and electronic patient record system
· Implements and works to ensure evidence based care / best practice
· Actively participates and contributes to team meetings and daily handover
· Initiates health promotion activities with individuals, patients and carers
· Takes responsibility for a defined caseload in the absence of the District Nurse, under the direction of the Practice Teacher / Team Leader
· Actively involved in the development and implementation of community nursing service developments and initiatives
· Participates in clinical audit and the implementation of changes to ways of working / clinical practice as a result of findings, recommendations and action plans
· Participates in risk assessment and promotes the safety and well-being of patients, staff and any other persons at all times and assist in ensuring a safe work environment
· Ensure that all complaints, untoward incidents, accidents and areas of clinical risk are identified and reported to the District Nurse in accordance with the organisation policies
· Keeps up to date with professional requirements, health care developments, clinical evidence, National Service Frameworks for practice, National and Local policy and guidelines
· Responsible for completing all own mandatory training within the required timeframes
· Accesses and participates in regular clinical supervision and peer review
· Participate in own annual appraisal and undertakes own continuing professional development in order to maintain and develop knowledge and skills
· Access regular 1-1 meetings with District Nurse
· Undertake mentorship training, facilitate the teaching and learning experiences for all students and staff
· Accountable for own professional actions in line with the NMC code and organisational policy and guidelines
· Monitors and orders stock levels and equipment in line with budget and lean principles
· Responsible for the security, care and maintenance of equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).