Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

The Central and North Norwich Community Nursing Teams are looking for Band 5 registered nurses to join our friendly, supportive teams of nurses, health care assistants, assistant practitioners and nursing associates.

Community Nursing treats patients in their own homes, including residential homes and supported living complexes. We also provide some services in a clinic setting including our leg ulcer clinic and catheter clinic.

You will demonstrate an understanding of the role of community nursing. NCH&C is committed to the development of future health clinicians and there will be an expectation that alongside their clinical responsibilities the Band 5 Community Nurse will support students and apprentices in the role of supervisor and eventually as an assessor. You will live, breathe and promote NCH&C's Behaviour Framework.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities include

  • To assess, prescribe and deliver care packages for patients. 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.
  • To process referrals though clinical assessment, evaluating the information received to prioritise a response and allocate to the appropriate service.
  • To liaise and communicate with the general public, other health care professionals, and multi-agencies on a daily basis.
  • To provide clinical assessment for incoming nursing referrals.

About us

Norwich locality is working alongside its commissioners and local service providers as part of the Primary Care Network to develop community based services that support patients to remain at home and receive the services they require in an effective and co-ordinated way.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018, the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Date posted

08 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

839-4552762-MP

Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Job description

Job responsibilities

The workload requires a good range of clinical skills to be applied in managing our patients with varied health problems including diabetes management, traumatic and post-operative wound care, pressure ulcer prevention and management, catheter management, bowel care, palliative and end of life care. Many of our patients will have complex multiple pathologies and so we aim to provide holistic, patient centred assessments and deliver individualised care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The workload requires a good range of clinical skills to be applied in managing our patients with varied health problems including diabetes management, traumatic and post-operative wound care, pressure ulcer prevention and management, catheter management, bowel care, palliative and end of life care. Many of our patients will have complex multiple pathologies and so we aim to provide holistic, patient centred assessments and deliver individualised care.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse Qualification
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma or 1st level degree

Desirable

  • Leg ulcer management course
  • Supervisor/assessor/ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a clinical setting

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a community clinical setting

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Good time management skills
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • A team player
  • Ability to use own initiative

Desirable

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through training & short courses, including: Palliative care; Long term conditions; Diabetes management.

Communication

Essential

  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good observational & reporting skills

Personal & People Development

Essential

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

Desirable

  • Shows an awareness of the Trust's Behaviour Framework and demonstrates ability to live these behaviours.

Other

Essential

  • Must hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse Qualification
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma or 1st level degree

Desirable

  • Leg ulcer management course
  • Supervisor/assessor/ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a clinical setting

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a community clinical setting

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Good time management skills
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • A team player
  • Ability to use own initiative

Desirable

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through training & short courses, including: Palliative care; Long term conditions; Diabetes management.

Communication

Essential

  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good observational & reporting skills

Personal & People Development

Essential

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

Desirable

  • Shows an awareness of the Trust's Behaviour Framework and demonstrates ability to live these behaviours.

Other

Essential

  • Must hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

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).

Additional information

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

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Joanne Moore

joanne.moore@nchc.nhs.uk

07789170482

Date posted

08 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

839-4552762-MP

Job locations

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


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