Unplanned Care Nurse
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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You will be a registered nurse with skills in palliative / end of life care, wound care (including management of leg ulcers and pressure ulcers), catheter care and unplanned care for this vulnerable group of patients and a strong desire to further develop your community nursing skills and experience.
You will be required to work over a 7 day working week including weekends and will be hard working, motivated, with excellent communication skills. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in holistic assessment, to demonstrate that you use your initiative and have a keen interest in working with this group of patients. You must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
You will support staff working at a band 3 and 4 level, along with students and apprentices.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Main duties of the job
- To assess, prescribe and deliver care packages for patients, for example with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
- To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital
- To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital and respond to unplanned care referrals
- To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Band 5 Community Nurse to work in the newly set up Unplanned Care Team based at Watton or Thetford Health Centre.
The post is based within the Unplanned Care Team and will be working closely with the community nursing team. This friendly and busy team require a keen and motivated Nurse to provide assessment and quality interventions, in particular unplanned care to the population of patients restricted to receiving care in their homes.
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 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 adhereto infection control policies.
Personal and People Development
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
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
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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).
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