Nursing Associate

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Come and join our CQC rated 'Outstanding' Trust as a Nursing Associate for the Windsor and Maidenhead Community Nursing Team! As a Nursing Associate you'll help deliver care to people in their own homes and get to work with inspiring, skilled teams whilst you do it.

We want you to feel confident and supported within your Nursing Associate role, so we will offer full training alongside our supportive and friendly team.

The role of Nursing Associate is fundamental to the success of Community Nursing Teams. The post holder will be able to demonstrate the competencies required to perform at this level and role model the Trust's core values well as exhibit the behaviours required as part of those values.

This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed out on.

Main duties of the job

No day will be the same, as you will be doing anything from wound care to end of life care. Below are just some of the duties that you will be doing.

  • To provide care according to the available evidence of best practice.
  • Deliver clinical and therapeutic care to patients within agreed trust policies/ protocols, as documented in the band 4 competency assessment tool.
  • To identify and plan preventative measures and anticipatory care needs in discussion with registered nursing staff.
  • To work on own initiative and within scope of competence, referring appropriately to the Community Nursing Sister, Community Matron or other professionals as appropriate.
  • Work in partnership with the community matrons, specialist nurses and social care to support patients to self-manage their condition where possible, and to teach patients and carers accordingly.
  • Maintain excellent communication with patients, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team regarding all aspects of care demonstrating a variety of communication skills in accordance with client group.
  • To be involved in the management of End of Life care and work in partnership with health, social and voluntary agencies to ensure patients are treated with dignity and respect, and to support their families and carers.
  • Prepare the patient and their family/carer for changes in the patient's condition and support choice for End of Life care.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solution

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:

  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Date posted

14 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£26,405 to £28,976 a year per annum (Inc. HCAS)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

371-CHS158-A

Job locations

District Nursing - Windsor

112 St Marks Road

Maidenhead

SL6 6DU


Job description

Job responsibilities

Themust haves for you to be considered for this role:

  • Qualified Nursing Associate
  • Car Driver with UK licence
  • Positive and motivational attitude

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Tammy Hartshorne on 07825 366198 or email: Tammy.Hartshorne@berkshire.nhs.uk who will be delighted to help.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Themust haves for you to be considered for this role:

  • Qualified Nursing Associate
  • Car Driver with UK licence
  • Positive and motivational attitude

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Tammy Hartshorne on 07825 366198 or email: Tammy.Hartshorne@berkshire.nhs.uk who will be delighted to help.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Successful completion of Foundation Degree (equivalent to Diploma in Higher Education), level 5. NA Training Qualified AP
  • Successfully completed work based competencies

Training

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a band 3 HCA

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Patient/carer focused
  • Able to demonstrate empathy
  • Understanding of the role of community nursing
  • Able to demonstrate being an advocate for patients
  • Able to undertake holistic, personalised assessments and promote self-care and independence.
  • High levels of effective communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Able to manage own workload and support others
  • Commitment to self directed learning
  • Proof of appropriate skills to effectively care for patients
  • Demonstrates flexibility to deal with the needs of unscheduled services and able to prioritise workload and work under pressure
  • Willingness to undertake additional further qualifications and develop expertise in identified areas
  • Able to utilise IT and various media in order to support data collection
  • Knowledge of current DH documents, government legislation and recommendations
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness
  • Applies policies/ procedures to effectively manage risk

Additional Requirements

Essential

  • Full Valid UK driving license with confidence to drive during unsocial hours and in unusual environments with use of care for work purposes
  • Able to work bank holidays, weekends and unsocial hours to meet service needs
  • Able to work in challenging environments
Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Successful completion of Foundation Degree (equivalent to Diploma in Higher Education), level 5. NA Training Qualified AP
  • Successfully completed work based competencies

Training

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a band 3 HCA

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Patient/carer focused
  • Able to demonstrate empathy
  • Understanding of the role of community nursing
  • Able to demonstrate being an advocate for patients
  • Able to undertake holistic, personalised assessments and promote self-care and independence.
  • High levels of effective communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Able to manage own workload and support others
  • Commitment to self directed learning
  • Proof of appropriate skills to effectively care for patients
  • Demonstrates flexibility to deal with the needs of unscheduled services and able to prioritise workload and work under pressure
  • Willingness to undertake additional further qualifications and develop expertise in identified areas
  • Able to utilise IT and various media in order to support data collection
  • Knowledge of current DH documents, government legislation and recommendations
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness
  • Applies policies/ procedures to effectively manage risk

Additional Requirements

Essential

  • Full Valid UK driving license with confidence to drive during unsocial hours and in unusual environments with use of care for work purposes
  • Able to work bank holidays, weekends and unsocial hours to meet service needs
  • Able to work in challenging environments

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.

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).

Additional information

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Address

District Nursing - Windsor

112 St Marks Road

Maidenhead

SL6 6DU


Employer's website

https://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Address

District Nursing - Windsor

112 St Marks Road

Maidenhead

SL6 6DU


Employer's website

https://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Team Lead • Community Nursing Services

Tammy Hartshorne

tammy.hartshorne@berkshire.nhs.uk

07717695105

Date posted

14 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£26,405 to £28,976 a year per annum (Inc. HCAS)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

371-CHS158-A

Job locations

District Nursing - Windsor

112 St Marks Road

Maidenhead

SL6 6DU


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