Staff Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

The closing date is 16 August 2022

Job summary

Are you a Staff Nurse who would like to...

  • work at an outstanding NHS Trust where Compassion, Care and our Community is at the heart of everything we do?
  • make a real difference in people's lives, with more time to care for your patients?
  • be part of a friendly multidisciplinary team, with regular supervision and a culture of kindness?
  • work contracted hours which suit you and be supported to work flexibly?
  • learn new skills and develop your practice?
  • work closer to home and make a real difference to your community?

If your answer to these question is YES then we would love you to join our team and apply for one our Staff Nurse vacancies!

Want to know more about what it's really like to work here? Visit our recruitment website https://wearenchc.nhs.uk/working-at-nchc/

Main duties of the job

Our inpatient units provide rehabilitation to patients with varying complexities of need. Nursing, therapy and medical staff specialise in supporting patients to achieve their goals, enabling them to return home. Our patients come to us following medical, surgical or orthopaedic treatment in an acute environment, or where appropriate, directly from their own homes.

About us

We are proud to be the first stand-alone NHS Community Trust to be awarded an outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission.

At the heart of every community should be great community health and care delivered by a team who believe care isn't just about treatment but seeing every patient as a person.

Our staff pay attention to the little things by providing support, showing compassion and being someone you can talk to, not just a uniform. It's having a conversation that's not just about health but about being looked after closer to home.

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

02 August 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

839-4451617-SR

Job locations

Swaffham Community Hospital

Sporle Road

Swaffham

PE37 7HL


Job description

Job responsibilities

Swaffham Community Hospital is an 18 bedded unit based in the market town of Swaffham , with easy access to Kings Lynn/Norwich and the North Norfolk coast. As well as rehabilitation the unit also provides palliative and end of life care when Swaffham ward is the preferred place of care. At Swaffham Hospital there are no parking charges for staff.

Main Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care to a named group of patients
  • Work effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work proactively within the team to achieve unit and trust goals and objectives.
  • Work with and promote recognised policies, protocols and guidelines

Flexible working and working hours

The working day is split in to two 12 hour shifts, a night from 19:00 to 07:30 and a day from 07:00 to 19:30. The shifts are rostered on a rotational basis across seven days including bank holidays. We offer the right to request flexible working from your first day of employment including fixed shift patterns and will endeavour to honour any flexible working agreements made with your current employer.

Training opportunities

We welcome staff who are open to learning new skills such as venepuncture, male and female catheterisation, PEG feeding and ECG recording. To assist you in doing this you will receive support and development through in service training, annual appraisals, a personal development plan and regular clinical supervision.

Want to return to the ward environment after working in a different speciality? We can offer you a supported induction to help refresh your skills. We also welcome applications from Newly Qualified Nurses, or those returning to practice following retirement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Swaffham Community Hospital is an 18 bedded unit based in the market town of Swaffham , with easy access to Kings Lynn/Norwich and the North Norfolk coast. As well as rehabilitation the unit also provides palliative and end of life care when Swaffham ward is the preferred place of care. At Swaffham Hospital there are no parking charges for staff.

Main Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care to a named group of patients
  • Work effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work proactively within the team to achieve unit and trust goals and objectives.
  • Work with and promote recognised policies, protocols and guidelines

Flexible working and working hours

The working day is split in to two 12 hour shifts, a night from 19:00 to 07:30 and a day from 07:00 to 19:30. The shifts are rostered on a rotational basis across seven days including bank holidays. We offer the right to request flexible working from your first day of employment including fixed shift patterns and will endeavour to honour any flexible working agreements made with your current employer.

Training opportunities

We welcome staff who are open to learning new skills such as venepuncture, male and female catheterisation, PEG feeding and ECG recording. To assist you in doing this you will receive support and development through in service training, annual appraisals, a personal development plan and regular clinical supervision.

Want to return to the ward environment after working in a different speciality? We can offer you a supported induction to help refresh your skills. We also welcome applications from Newly Qualified Nurses, or those returning to practice following retirement.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register

Desirable

  • Working towards Degree

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and developing and delivering care plans designed to meet their needs

Desirable

  • Appropriate short clinical skills e.g. venepuncture

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to maintain and improve standards of care
  • Experience of audit
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical/professional issues
  • Understanding or resource management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of learner needs.

Desirable

  • Experience of resource management
  • Experience of audit research

Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Evidence of relevant experience and development
  • Support staff

Desirable

  • Willing to undertake appropriate training

Personal Attributes / Behaviours

Essential

  • Self-awareness
  • Flexible/positive approach to work
  • Enthusiastic and able to work under pressure
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to identify with the Trust commitment to safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Value and respect the privacy and dignity for patients
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register

Desirable

  • Working towards Degree

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and developing and delivering care plans designed to meet their needs

Desirable

  • Appropriate short clinical skills e.g. venepuncture

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to maintain and improve standards of care
  • Experience of audit
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical/professional issues
  • Understanding or resource management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of learner needs.

Desirable

  • Experience of resource management
  • Experience of audit research

Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • Evidence of relevant experience and development
  • Support staff

Desirable

  • Willing to undertake appropriate training

Personal Attributes / Behaviours

Essential

  • Self-awareness
  • Flexible/positive approach to work
  • Enthusiastic and able to work under pressure
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to identify with the Trust commitment to safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Value and respect the privacy and dignity for patients
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

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

Swaffham Community Hospital

Sporle Road

Swaffham

PE37 7HL


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

Swaffham Community Hospital

Sporle Road

Swaffham

PE37 7HL


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Diana Smith

Diana.Smith@nchc.nhs.uk

01760726550

Date posted

02 August 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

839-4451617-SR

Job locations

Swaffham Community Hospital

Sporle Road

Swaffham

PE37 7HL


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