Community Caseload Holder
East Cheshire NHS Trust
The closing date is 27 March 2023
The CHAW Care Community Nursing Team, supporting the communities of Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow, are looking for an experienced Community Nurse to join their team as a Caseload Holder.
Working as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team, you will be committed and motivated to deliver high quality care to help improve the lives of our local residents.
As a Caseload holder you will be responsible for a caseload of patients, working closely with your nursing, therapy and primary care colleagues to deliver and plan for safe and effective person centred care for housebound patients or those requiring care in other community settings.
You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills as part of your application with experience in mentoring pre-registration student nurses and newly qualified preceptees.
A Specialist Community Practitioner qualification and completion of V150 is essential for the role.
However, applications will be considered from those who can demonstrate the academic ability to complete the Specialist Community Practitioner qualification within 2 years of commencing in post. You will be supported in your development to successfully attain a place on the course. With this qualification moving to masters level (level 7) candidates will need GCSE Maths and English or Functional Skills Level 2 and evidence of study at Masters (level 7) level.
Main duties of the job
To provide holistic, high quality and skilled health and social care / support to patients, carers and their families
To work closely with members of the integrated care team to provide rapid and planned expert professional assessment and treatment interventions for patients in their own homes or other community settings, putting patients at the centre of their care and enabling patients to maximise their independence, health and wellbeing and remain in their own homes for as long as possible
To be responsible /manage a caseload of patients and carry continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of care programmes.
To provide leadership and support across the care community team demonstrating emotional intelligence to recognise pressures of self and team
Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.eastcheshirehrdirect.nhs.uk .
Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.
13 March 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Handforth Health Centre
Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.
As part of making your application we encourage you to read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form and review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).
Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.
We look forward to receiving your application.
- Registered Nurse
- Specialist Nursing Practice (District Nursing) Degree or will undertake and complete training within 2 years of joining
- Community Nurse Prescribing (V150)
- Mentor/Preceptor or equivalent
- Further relevant training e.g. palliative care, wound care, elderly care, diabetes
- Management/leadership qualification
- Demonstratable experience at band 5 community nursing level
- Evidence of clinical knowledge relevant to the post, with knowledge of care planning
- Experience of teaching others
- Advocate of multidisciplinary team working
- Knowledge and understanding of Adult protection issues and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Good understanding of current NHS and nursing priorities
- Understanding of Information Governance/ Data Protection,
- Professional Knowledge awareness (NMC) standards
- Band 6 level experience in relevant setting
- Management of a team
- Undertake Continuing Health Care (CHC) assessments.(SKILL)
Skills and Experience
- Can demonstrate experience of assessment, care planning and care delivery
- Broad range of clinical skills including skills for assessing and interpreting acute and chronic patient conditions
- Good organisation skills with skill/experience of managing the team/ resources on a day-to-day basis in an unpredictable environment.
- Ability to lead junior colleagues
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to organise the work load, able to delegate and prioritise
- Relevant experience/placements to the role including assessment and management of long term conditions, palliative care conditions and wound care.
- Ability to deal with urgent/unpredictable issues appropriately and safely
- Must be able to undertake all aspects of the role whilst working as a lone worker
- Able to organise own workload and deal with unpredictable nature of the role
- Ability to meet the travel requirements
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Handforth Health Centre
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