Specialist Children's Community NDS Nurse
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
The closing date is 18 August 2022
We are looking to recruit a Band 6 nurse, or an experienced Band 5 looking to step up into a Band 6 role to support the Neurodevelopmental Service (NDS). The post holder will have a good knowledge base of autism and ADHD with an ability to be involved in complex diagnostic decision-making as part of a multi-disciplinary team. As the care coordinator for a small caseload, working with members of the multidisciplinary team the postholder will plan and book assessments for children/young people on their caseload, be the point of contact for the family and work with the family though the assessment process to the point of feeding back the outcome of the diagnostic process and discharge. The post holder will complete and interpret assessment tools to inform diagnosis and be expected to use a range of assessment skills including interviews with children/young people their parents and carers, observations and clinically validated outcome measures. Following an initial period of training and shadowing you will be expected to work independently in a variety of settings. Up-to-date Safeguarding knowledge is essential.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will have an expert knowledge base of Neurodevelopmental conditions, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded scope of practice. The post holder, complete and interpret assessment tools to inform diagnosis and effectively treat/ initiate treatment /offer advice and interventions for children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions and will be expected to use a range of assessment skills, including formal psychometric tests, interviews with parents and carers and observations in a range of settings to inform the planning of assessment.
NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to an 'Outstanding' rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C's "compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels", the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.
Norfolk Community Health & Care NDS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment, we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting manager before or during the application process if this would interest you.
We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.
For an informal discussion and further information regarding this opportunity, please contact: Ann Maclean - Discipline lead for NDS Nursing on 01553 668712 or email@example.com
- Use highly developed effective communication skills based on valuing others, recognising own and others strengths and differences.
- Ability to utilise and enabling a therapeutic approach with children and young people together with their families and carers.
- Ability to assess and plan enabling and outcome focussed care interventions with children, young people and their families/carers, drawing on previous nursing experience within an evidence based and theoretically grounded framework, utilising Every Child Matters principles.
- Monitor and evaluate care against agreed outcome measures.
- Effectively plan and manage group work activities with colleagues.
- Ensure that care offered to children/young people is safe and needs focussed, drawing on current evidence based best practice.
- Use effective and standardised assessment tools.
- Practice in enabling and facilitative manner that aims high by drawing on strengths whilst recognising and working with stakeholders to minimise and overcome or adapt to environmental constraints.
- Be sensitive to and validatory of, social and cultural difference whilst maintaining the primacy of safeguarding principles.
- Keep timely, concise and accurate records, maintaining confidentiality.
- Carry caseload as allocated by service manager, developing individualised nursing care plans.
- Lead or participate in individual or group work with children and young people, adapting resource packages to meet specific needs.
- Exercise clinical judgement, soundly grounded and evidence based, supported by effective case supervision.
- Engage in play with children and young people.
- Applying evidence based nursing knowledge to specific situations.
- Adapting standardised methodology to meet individual need, carefully analysing situations that arise in light of previous experience and best practice.
- Exercising sound clinical judgement with children, young people and families/carers who may have extensive needs but who have access to limited resources.
- Person to person contact with children, young people and their family/carers on a regular basis.
- To participate in regular reviews of cases and attend case discussions, conferences and reviews as appropriate, including safeguarding core groups and the conference process.
- Identify and request sufficient time to continue professional development.
- Actively engage in monthly peer support meetings.
- Keep up to date regarding current practice and policy developments.
- Participate in research as allocated by the service manager/Clinical Pathway Lead following NCH&C guidelines and policies.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Personal and People Development
Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)
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
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