Community Staff Nurse (District Nursing) - Reading
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
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Community Staff Nurse (Adult Nurse) - Reading.
Come and join our CQC rated 'Outstanding' Trust as a Community Staff Nurse in Reading. As a Community Staff Nurse you'll help deliver care to people in their own homes and get to work with inspiring, skilled teams whilst you do it. We offer a supportive environment with opportunities for further career development, a strong in-house training programme, including excellent links with our partner Universities and opportunities to gain further qualifications. For newly qualified staff we offer a comprehensive 12-month preceptorship.
We believe in care that treats the whole person, not just the condition. We enable patients to stay at home longer and leave hospitals faster. Our community nurses work closely with members of the wider multi-disciplinary teams, including our GP's, local hospices, complex care nurses, health and social care coordinators, specialist nurses and therapist colleagues.
Main duties of the job
Further information about this opportunity:
- You will visit a number of patients on a daily basis in their own homes to provide a comprehensive range of clinical nursing activities.
- You will provide high quality nursing care to a range of patients with varying healthcare needs.
- Provide a high standard of holistic assessment and care planning.
- Administer IV drugs, complex wound management, health promotion and medicines management, end of life care and symptom control.
- Full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time opportunities available.
- working in Central Reading and across outlying areas.
Some of the benefits of joining our team:
- AfC Salary ranging from £24,907 to £30,615 per annum.
- Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work , life balance
- Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
- Excellent learning and development opportunities
- Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
- Lease car scheme
- Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
- Advanced IT enablement and support
- Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
- And so much more
27 April 2022
Agenda for change
£24,907 to £30,615 a year pa pro rata
Are you familiar with Reading?
If you are not familiar with the cosmopolitan town of Reading, it has fantastic shopping in the Oracle shopping centre, it is a significant business centre, a university town and it has a championship football team. and a farmers market twice a month. It has excellent motoring links being close to the M4, A4 and A329.
The 3 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
- A passion for community nursing, that matches our passion to provide excellent healthcare for patients within their own homes,
- Either a qualified adult nurse or currently in your last year of training (with NMC registration)
- Hold a full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes
Should you match up to the 3 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application for this role! We interview candidates for this role in the order applications are received, so dont delay and apply today.
- Registered General Nurse (RGN)
- NMC Registration
Continuous Professional Develo
- Evidence of on-going professional development
- Mentorship Training
- Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care.
- Community nursing Experience
- Evidence of effective team working
- Ability to demonstrate and show evidence of effective clinical skills
- Experience of teaching relatives and carers across all areas of care
Knowledge skills and abilities
- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care.
- Ability to identify risks and act accordingly with regard to safety of oneself, patients and others using the appropriate aids.
- Able to demonstrate use of own initiative and ability to work alone
- Ability to demonstrate organisational skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to demonstrate an understanding of LTC's and the concept of self-management
- Ability to participate in standard setting and audit
- Computer literate
- To work bank holidays/weekends or unsocial hours to meet the needs of the service.
- Full UK Driving Licence and use of car for work purposes
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).
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
https://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)
For questions about the job, contact:
Community Nursing Team Leader
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