Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Practitioner to join our county-wide Children's Continence Team within NCH&C. This team supports the provision of a fully integrated service for children and young people with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction. We aim to enhance the development and maximise health outcomes for children and young people through promoting continence and managing incontinence.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can demonstrate creativity and innovation in their practice to ensure quality individualised care to our local children and young people. This role will deliver therapeutic input in both an individual and group based setting, to support the implementation of continence treatment programmes alongside the Children's Continence Nurses.
This role will be based at Norwich Community Hospital as part of an integrated team with a child / young person and family focus. The post holder will work with a small team of Continence Nurses, providing care in various community settings. This role will be further supported by the Clinical Lead and Children's Matron.
Main duties of the job
To work as a member of the Children's nursing team, providing care for children/young people with complex or acute health needs within their Care setting.
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.
To manage their own caseload, waiting list and recording data onto the online system
To plan and prioritise care activities taking into account patient needs and individual circumstances, ensuring all activity is recorded onto the Child or Young Persons (CYP) health record
To complete delegated observations and assessments of the CYP as agreed by the nursing team.
To develop, implement and evaluate appropriate care plans and comprehensive packages of care.
To provide quality care to children in partnership with families and carers as commissioned and described within the service specifications.
To support and educate children / young people and their parents / carers when appropriate in the implementation of a treatment programme within a variety of community settings.
To foster confidence, competence and independence in families / carers caring for children / young people.
To use a broad range of communication skills (e.g. persuasion, motivation) to establish a rapport and engage with children and their families; to develop childs and familys understanding of their needs and encourage effective participation in treatment.
To provide and receive condition related information with parents and relatives seeking and identifying barriers for compliance to treatment programmes and working with the family to overcome these.
To work independently with children / young people, individually and in groups, planning, organising and following specific programmes and guidance; to monitor progress and referring to the clinical nurse specialist where appropriate.
To gather information about the Childs development, communication and annual educational goals by visiting them at School or early years setting and attending annual education reviews.
To work proactively to contribute to the Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) process.
To be responsible for completing own electronic diary (using available resource) and for booking own appointments.
To actively participate in mandatory Trust clinical supervision.
Attend staff meetings, training sessions and courses required.
To follow both departmental and NCH&C policy and guidance contributing to service development where appropriate.
To be aware of Norfolk Safeguarding Childrens Board (NSCB) guidelines and procedures in the identification, assessment and referral of vulnerable children.
Maintain good liaison over all aspects of work communicating fully and appropriately with all relevant persons.
Understand and maintain confidentiality at all times.
To maintain personal and professional competencies using an evidence-based approach to practice.
Be responsible for ensuring equipment is used safely, following appropriate training, and that it is maintained appropriately. Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies through Powergate.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Personal and People Development
Personal Attributes/Behaviours (linked to the trust's behaviour framework)
Certificate of Sponsorship
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