Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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We are seeking a part-time experienced enthusiastic Nursing Assistant to join our dedicated and friendly team of respite nurses both at Squirrels (Aylsham) and the Children's Short Breaks Home Nursing Team (CSBHNT) on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working with children with health needs and/or learning disabilities. They will be enthusiastic, be able to work flexibly, within a team and also independently. They will have good communication skills and be able to work in partnership with families to support their transition between home and the unit. The successful candidate will require access to a vehicle.
Main duties of the job
Squirrels provides residential respite and CSBHNT provide respite within the community setting for children with complex health needs. The team consists of experienced staff nurses and nursing assistants and work with children aged from birth to 18yrs of age who have additional health needs. This role includes days, evenings, weekends and night shifts. You will be provided with any training and skills you require for each individual child that you will be caring for.
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, under indirect supervision, own workload within competencies of the post
- To carry out planned care for the child within the home, clinic or residential short breaks unit.
- To care for allocated children according to their care plans, liaising with parents / Registered Nurses for further advice as required.
- To carry out baseline observations for children in their care as required, escalating as appropriate.
- To review and record care provided on the childs Systm One record following the trusts policy for record keeping.
- To support Registered nurses with updating the Childs care plans as required.
- To gather information about the Childs development, communication and annual educational goals by visiting them at School or early years and attending annual education reviews.
- To attend keyworker or multi-disciplinary meetings as required.
- To work with the Registered Nurses and Clinical Leads to identify relevant training needs to fulfil this role, taking an active part in the evaluation process.
- To act in accordance with the Local Safeguarding Childrens Board policies and procedures, attending regular safeguarding supervision sessions and training.
- To participate in clinical and management supervision on a regular basis.
- To take advantage of learning and educational opportunities provided by the organisation.
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