Virtual Ward Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

The Virtual Ward team provides delivery of care for patients in West Norfolk Community providing admission avoidance /non acute event care and for patients in their own homes. . As a clinician working in the Virtual Ward the role will require an ability to work closely with professionals from other organisations to enable integrated working. As a Registered nurse, you will have competence in assessment of patients, who may be in distress, and proven skills in symptom management within end of life care. You will be an experienced practitioner who is able to support patients and their families in challenging situations. You will also have the rotation opportunity to be part of the Community Response Team (CRT) members are required to be able to triage, review and initiate timely response to received referrals.

Main duties of the job

  • As a Registered nurse, you will have competence in assessment of patients, who may be in distress, and proven skills in symptom management within end of life care.
  • You will be an experienced practitioner who is able to support patients and their families in challenging situations. You will also have the rotation opportunity to be part of the Community Response Team (CRT) members are required to be able to triage, review and initiate timely response to received referrals.
  • 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.

About us

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.

Our senior nurses also take operational responsibility for oversight, and allocation of patient visits for Virtual Ward team. The team operates from 8.00 until 22:00 hours, seven days a week, covering the West Norfolk Community locality, base will be in Kings Lynn.

The team consists of Nursing, Therapy, Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare Assistants who assess and provide support to enable early discharge from hospital or in order to prevent admission to hospital in non-urgent cases, and supports the input to Procured Beds in Nursing Homes

If you are motivated and passionate about providing excellent patient care then this post is suitable for you.

Date posted

30 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4110071-AH-D

Job locations

St James Clinic

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for full list of responsibilities.

Job Purpose

To contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating packages of care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for full list of responsibilities.

Job Purpose

To contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating packages of care.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or 1st level Degree
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Assessor/mentorship preparation; ENB 998 or equivalent
  • RN qualification

Desirable

  • Independent / supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of working at a relevant level within the community setting

Desirable

  • Management Experience

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 interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Be able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Be able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Have basic IT/standard keyboard skills

Desirable

  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration
  • Venepuncture
  • Catheter insertion

Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English language.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or 1st level Degree
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Assessor/mentorship preparation; ENB 998 or equivalent
  • RN qualification

Desirable

  • Independent / supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of working at a relevant level within the community setting

Desirable

  • Management Experience

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 interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Be able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Be able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Have basic IT/standard keyboard skills

Desirable

  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration
  • Venepuncture
  • Catheter insertion

Communication

Essential

  • 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

St James Clinic

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU


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

St James Clinic

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Jinty Harris

jinty.harris@nchc.nhs.uk

07766785791

Date posted

30 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

839-4110071-AH-D

Job locations

St James Clinic

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU


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