Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

You will be a registered nurse with skills in palliative / end of life care, wound care (including management of leg ulcers and pressure ulcers) for this vulnerable group of patients and a strong desire to further develop your community nursing skills and experience.

You will be required to work over a 7 day working week including weekends and be hard working, motivated, with excellent communication skills. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in holistic assessment, to demonstrate that you use your initiative and have a keen interest in working with this group of patients. You must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

You will support staff working at a band 3 and 4 level, along with students and apprentices.

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 and respond to unplanned care referrals
  • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.

About us

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Band 5 Community Nurse to join the Breckland team on a permanent contract for full or part time hours.

This friendly and busy team requires a keen and motivated Nurse to provide assessment and quality interventions to the population of patients restricted to receiving care in their homes. You will be covering the areas in and around Thetford.

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

The post holder will:

  1. 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.
  2. Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.
  3. Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
  4. 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.
  5. Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their care management plan.
  6. 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.
  7. Be aware of assistive technology and utilise where appropriate.
  8. To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
  9. Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.
  10. Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis.
  11. Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
  12. Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
  13. Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
  14. Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control pol

    Criteria

    Essential

    Desirable

    Method of Assessment

    (Certificates / Application Form / Interview / References / Document Check)

    Qualifications

    Diploma or 1st level degree

    RN Qualification

    Current NMC registration

    ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent

    Leg Ulcer Management

    Application Form

    Certificates

    Interview

    References

    Document Check

    Experience

    Experience of working within a clinical setting

    Application Form

    Interview

    References

    Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

    Highly motivated

    Able to provide high standards of care

    Tact & diplomacy

    Empathy & sensitivity

    Ability to use own initiative

    Good observational & reporting skills

    Ability to manage stressful situations

    Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records

    Good time management skills

    Good interpersonal skills

    A team player

    Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs

    Have basic IT and standard keyboard skills.

    Able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments

    Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg

    Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids

    Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses, including:

    Palliative care

    Long term conditions

    Diabetes management

    Be aware of Assistive Technology

    Application Form

    Interview

    Communication

    Tact & Diplomacy

    Empathy & Sensitivity

    Ability to use own initiative.

    Application Form

    Interview

    Personal and People Development

    Ability to manage stressful situations

    A team player

    Application Form

    Interview

    Personal Attributes / Behaviours

    (linked to the Trusts Behaviour Framework)

    Professional appearance

    Able to identify with the Trusts commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.

    Application Form

    Interview

    Other

    Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms

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

    Application Form

    Certificates

    Interview

    Document Check

    icies.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or 1st level degree
  • RN Qualification
  • Current NMC registration
  • ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent

Desirable

  • Leg Ulcer Management

Communication

Essential

  • Tact and Diplomacy
  • Empathy and Sensitivity
  • Ability to report and escalate issues.

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player

Other

Essential

  • .Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms
  • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a community setting setting

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational & reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Good time management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Have basic IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Able to kneel, bend & 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 additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses, including: Palliative care, Long term conditions, Diabetes management, Be aware of Assistive Technology

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

Kingsway

Thetford

IP24 3DY


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Chrissy Mottershead

Christina.Mottershead@nchc.nhs.uk

07917651607

Date posted

12 April 2022

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

839-3992771-SR-B

Job locations

Kingsway

Thetford

IP24 3DY


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