Community Staff Nurse
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you looking for a change in your career, to branch out and gain new experiences, we have the opportunity for a Band 5 Community Staff Nurse role within the Adult Community Nursing Single Point of Access (ACNT). The team in Bury are looking to recruit a Band 5 with a wealth of clinical skills and knowledge and be flexible and innovative to join their very supportive and extremely knowledgeable team. Support begins at the point of recruitment and throughout your role to gain competence and confidence.
The ACNT team triage all referrals for District Nursing and the Specialist Palliative Care team, within this role you will use all your skills and knowledge to communicate with both referrer, patients and carers in order to ensure a safe and timely response to care. This is a dual role where, on occasions, you will provide a priority response/unscheduled care service to the registered population of Bury. You will visit patients in their own homes including residential homes; you will assess acutely unwell priority patients.
The post holder should have good communication skills with the ability to prioritise workload responding to patient priority and need.
This is a full-time position (37.5 hours), the post holder will work weekends and bank holidays, with the flexibility to cover the service til 8pm at weekends. The service runs 7 days a week, bank holidays and weekends. Shift patterns can be negotiated to support a work life balance e.g long days.
Main duties of the job
The post holder should have good organisational and assessment skills with the ability to prioritise workload responding to patient priority and need, be flexible to cover the needs of the service between. The service does provide an element of twilight cover from 5pm, this will be covered as part of a rota but the post will mainly cover the night element of the service which commences at 19:30pm to 8am. Shifts will cover weekends and bank holidays.
You will undertake specific patient care within the District Nursing Team as delegated by the Registered Nurse.
You will work as part of the clinical team involved in the planning, developing and evaluation of programmes of care to the practice population and will will carry out clinical skills using evidence based practice.
In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.
Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.
The post holder will participate in the delivery of nursing care and support to clients within the community setting and have the necessary confidence and competence to work autonomously.
You will work under the direction of the Community Nurse Team leader and be responsible for assessment and management of the health needs of an identified population including end of life care and patients with long term conditions and/or complex nursing needs.
To support and wherever possible maintain patients in their own preferred place of care, promoting self-care enabling them to maximise their independence and optimise their quality of life 7 days per week throughout the year.
To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk
If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please contactInternationalNursing.OSCE@nca.nhs.uk
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