Community Nurse Band 5
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
The closing date is 29 January 2023
Are you a registered Nurse who has a passion for treating patients in the community? Are you looking for a new opportunity to join community nursing, this post may just be right for you.
Main duties of the job
As part of the Downham And Swaffham Primary Care Network team, you will provide nursing interventions for patients in their own homes and community settings. You will be able to work autonomously and in an integrated way with our partners in Health & Social Care. The ability to work as part of a team to travel and have an adaptable approach to work is essential.
Working within the team will include a variety of patients, conditions and tasks including:
- Palliative Care - including syringe drivers
- Wound Care - including Leg Ulcer pathways
- Long Term Conditions - i.e. Diabetes management andinsulin administration
- Catheter and Bowel care
We offer comprehensive training, supervision and you will be supported by a team of experienced Clinical Leads and Community Nurses.
We would love to hear from candidates who have a passion for working with adults in the community, who are kind, caring and able to assess, plan and deliver care packages to help patients have an improved quality of life and independence where possible.
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.
The Trust provides a comprehensive preceptorship program for newly qualified staff.
The service operates between the hours of 08:00 - 20:00 and you would be required to work shifts between these times. If you want to work in a fulfilling team environment, then this is the job for you.
The post holder will:
- 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.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Personal and People Development
Certificate of Sponsorship
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