Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Coastal PCN Team in West Norfolk. The role will contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating packages of care.

Working Pattern:

The service operates between 08:00 and 20:00 hours and you will be required to work shifts between these times.

You may be required to work a 24 hour shift pattern in the future, should this service be commissioned by the Trust.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

    • To assess, prescribe and deliver care packages for patients, for example with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
    • To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital
    • To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital
    • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop care plans, using clinical reasoning skills, that may need to be delivered from a range of options.
  • Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.
  • Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
  • Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.
  • Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their care management plan.
  • Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.
  • Be aware of assistive technology and utilise where appropriate.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
  • Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.
  • Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis.
  • Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
  • Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
  • Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or 1st level degree
  • RN Qualification
  • Current NMC registration

Desirable

  • Leg Ulcer Management

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a community health / care setting

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational & reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Have basic IT/standard keyboard skills
  • Be able to kneel, bend and stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Palliative care
  • Knowledge of Long term conditions
  • Knowledge of Diabetes management
  • Be aware of Assistive Technology

Communication

Essential

  • Tact & Diplomacy
  • Empathy & Sensitivity
  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms

Personal Attributes / Behaviours

Essential

  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Heacham Nurses Base

26 Stathe Road

Heacham

PE31 7EE


Employer's website

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

For help with your application, contact:

Susie Morvan

susan.morvan@nchc.nhs.uk

07876508443

Date posted

28 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

839-3602262-MP

Job locations

Heacham Nurses Base

26 Stathe Road

Heacham

PE31 7EE


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