Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

Are you a forward thinking Staff Nurse looking to move into the exciting area of specialist neuro-rehabilitation? If so, an opportunity has arisen within the Specialist Rehabilitation Team based at the Colman Centre for Specialist Rehabilitation in Norwich.

Our team provides specialist neuro-rehabilitation for patients who are referred to us from across the East of England. We are looking to appoint two enthusiastic, well motivated staff nurses, into full time posts. You will cover a combination of earlies, lates and nights. Long days are also available. You will work as an integral part of the ward team and be responsible for providing high standards of rehabilitation care to a group of patients with specialist needs

Main duties of the job

You will be required to deliver evidence based care to a high standard. Excellent communication skills and a supportive approach to team working within a rehabilitation setting are key to the success of this service.

An ability to structure your own learning supported by the team gaining new knowledge and skills to benefit yourself and the service will be vital. Some of the skills you can develop may include enteral feeding, tracheostomy management and weaning, and posture and position management. In addition you will be working with families and colleagues in complex discharge planning and best interest discussions.

Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills are essential as is the need to be cheerful and courteous. Good computer skills or the ability to learn will be required for this role as we are using SystmOne to record our patient interventions.

About us

This opportunity is a key role working within a well-established team, working with all disciplines to deliver and achieve the best outcome for the patients who access this service. It is also a real opportunity for someone who is keen to explore their role within rehabilitation and learn and develop some new skills in this area of nursing.

Please note that whilst experience is desirable, we do welcome newly-qualified staff nurses too.

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.

Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4423280-MP

Job locations

Colman Hospital

Norwich

NR2 2PJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of assigned patients.
  • To initiate this process when a patient is planned for admission to the unit ensuring the correct information, equipment etc. is in place and commences the assessment process.
  • To provide care for patients as defined by the individualised care plan, reviewing and updating this when care needs change.
  • When necessary, to make changes to planned care when the need arises and change the care plan accordingly. To communicate the changes to the wider team to ensure the correct care is delivered.
  • To accurately document all stages of the nursing process.
  • To keep care plans and patient records up to date, reviewing these as care changes.
  • To provide a high standard of nursing care to the patients and evidence this.
  • To establish a relationship in which the patient, family and friends may express their needs, and have those needs met where nursing can provide.
  • To involve the patient, family and friends in setting goals, evaluating and taking part in the care process.
  • To act as patient advocate where appropriate, ensuring patients capacity is assessed working with the mental capacity Act.
  • To support, offer help and be aware of other staff members needs, and ensuring they deliver care appropriately based on the needs of patients as identified in their care plans.
  • To support, offer help and be aware of other staff members needs, and ensuring they deliver care appropriately based on the needs of patients as identified in their care plans.
  • To act as practice supervisor, to nursing assistants and student nurses to support their learning and development.
  • Work with unregistered staff to develop their competency in the care they are delivering and ensure safe practice.
  • To contribute actively to the rehabilitation process working alongside therapy colleagues.

  • Work closely with therapy colleagues to set join goals with the patient ensuring the whole team are aware of the goals to focus on and achieve. Working together to complete the relevant outcome information required within the service

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of assigned patients.
  • To initiate this process when a patient is planned for admission to the unit ensuring the correct information, equipment etc. is in place and commences the assessment process.
  • To provide care for patients as defined by the individualised care plan, reviewing and updating this when care needs change.
  • When necessary, to make changes to planned care when the need arises and change the care plan accordingly. To communicate the changes to the wider team to ensure the correct care is delivered.
  • To accurately document all stages of the nursing process.
  • To keep care plans and patient records up to date, reviewing these as care changes.
  • To provide a high standard of nursing care to the patients and evidence this.
  • To establish a relationship in which the patient, family and friends may express their needs, and have those needs met where nursing can provide.
  • To involve the patient, family and friends in setting goals, evaluating and taking part in the care process.
  • To act as patient advocate where appropriate, ensuring patients capacity is assessed working with the mental capacity Act.
  • To support, offer help and be aware of other staff members needs, and ensuring they deliver care appropriately based on the needs of patients as identified in their care plans.
  • To support, offer help and be aware of other staff members needs, and ensuring they deliver care appropriately based on the needs of patients as identified in their care plans.
  • To act as practice supervisor, to nursing assistants and student nurses to support their learning and development.
  • Work with unregistered staff to develop their competency in the care they are delivering and ensure safe practice.
  • To contribute actively to the rehabilitation process working alongside therapy colleagues.

  • Work closely with therapy colleagues to set join goals with the patient ensuring the whole team are aware of the goals to focus on and achieve. Working together to complete the relevant outcome information required within the service

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • o1st level nurse qualification in adult nursing
  • oEvidence of recent update.
  • oRegistered General Nurse with UK Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • oMentorship or willingness to complete this

Desirable

  • oEvidence of recent learning and development which could be relevant to tissue viability, continence, diabetes, care management for example
  • oWillingness to take on link nurse role for the service

Experience

Essential

  • Experience supporting students
  • Experience of Clinical Supervision
  • Commitment to understanding the role of other disciplines
  • Experience of day to day management of nursing team

Desirable

  • Worked successfully as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of initiating, amending and implementing care management
  • Experience in Rehabilitation

Skills, Abilities, Knowledge

Essential

  • Able to manage own time and prioritise
  • Able to manage a team and delegate care
  • Works well in a team
  • Has respect for others
  • Able to lead team of staff in delivering care to caseload patients
  • To demonstrate a commitment to supporting rehabilitation to maximise patients functional ability

Communication

Essential

  • Good communication skills, in challenging situations
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English language
  • Ability to communicate with wide range of professionals which will be key to the role, e.g. ability to question and challenge colleagues as part of the role

Personal & People Development

Essential

  • Adopts a coaching style when supporting new or inexperienced staff or students
  • Develops self through regular updates and training attendance, maintains portfolio of learning
  • Able to delegate and allocate workload to colleagues and more junior staff
  • Provides feedback to colleagues and more junior staff with the aim of supporting staff and ensuring the safe and effective running of the service

Desirable

  • Experience in being nurse in charge of a shift

Personal Attributes/Behaviour

Essential

  • Positive, open attitude
  • Able to work flexibly to meet patient and service need
  • Sensitivity
  • Enthusiasm for people and nursing

Desirable

  • Able to engage and interact

Other

Essential

  • The post holder be required to work shifts
  • The post holder will need to be passed fit to perform full duties of the post through occupational health with any reasonable aids and adaptations if necessary. Some roles require additional level of checks as part of the employment process, i.e. roles which come into contact with children, vulnerable adults or their families
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • o1st level nurse qualification in adult nursing
  • oEvidence of recent update.
  • oRegistered General Nurse with UK Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • oMentorship or willingness to complete this

Desirable

  • oEvidence of recent learning and development which could be relevant to tissue viability, continence, diabetes, care management for example
  • oWillingness to take on link nurse role for the service

Experience

Essential

  • Experience supporting students
  • Experience of Clinical Supervision
  • Commitment to understanding the role of other disciplines
  • Experience of day to day management of nursing team

Desirable

  • Worked successfully as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of initiating, amending and implementing care management
  • Experience in Rehabilitation

Skills, Abilities, Knowledge

Essential

  • Able to manage own time and prioritise
  • Able to manage a team and delegate care
  • Works well in a team
  • Has respect for others
  • Able to lead team of staff in delivering care to caseload patients
  • To demonstrate a commitment to supporting rehabilitation to maximise patients functional ability

Communication

Essential

  • Good communication skills, in challenging situations
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English language
  • Ability to communicate with wide range of professionals which will be key to the role, e.g. ability to question and challenge colleagues as part of the role

Personal & People Development

Essential

  • Adopts a coaching style when supporting new or inexperienced staff or students
  • Develops self through regular updates and training attendance, maintains portfolio of learning
  • Able to delegate and allocate workload to colleagues and more junior staff
  • Provides feedback to colleagues and more junior staff with the aim of supporting staff and ensuring the safe and effective running of the service

Desirable

  • Experience in being nurse in charge of a shift

Personal Attributes/Behaviour

Essential

  • Positive, open attitude
  • Able to work flexibly to meet patient and service need
  • Sensitivity
  • Enthusiasm for people and nursing

Desirable

  • Able to engage and interact

Other

Essential

  • The post holder be required to work shifts
  • The post holder will need to be passed fit to perform full duties of the post through occupational health with any reasonable aids and adaptations if necessary. Some roles require additional level of checks as part of the employment process, i.e. roles which come into contact with children, vulnerable adults or their families

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

Colman Hospital

Norwich

NR2 2PJ


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

Colman Hospital

Norwich

NR2 2PJ


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Barry Evans

barry.evans@nchc.nhs.uk

01603255795

Date posted

26 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4423280-MP

Job locations

Colman Hospital

Norwich

NR2 2PJ


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