Supported Care Community Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

An exciting job opportunity has arisen for a band 6 registered nurse in the Supported Care Team based in the North Norfolk area. Norfolk is well known for its beautiful beaches and access to the Norfolk Broads and the city of Norwich. The team is based in the market town of Aylsham. The Supported Care Service is a seven day service commissioned to provide an MDT approach to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and to support timely discharges from acute and community hospitals.

As a Supported Care Nurse, you will work closely with your colleagues to support patients in their home who are at risk of frailty, frequent admissions or at end of life. The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Assistant Practitioners and HCA's working closely with Norfolk First Support as part of the Network of Escalation Avoidance Teams (NEAT) facilitation pathway. The successful candidate will be supported with clinical leadership and development in their role and will gain experience working in a multi-disciplinary team. There will also be a requirement to be involved in the training of fellow team members in the assessment and development of team multi-disciplinary competencies, as well as developing and maintaining their own inter-professional competencies.

Main duties of the job

The main duties consist of:

  • To deliver high quality nursing care to patients in their own homes and to prevent avoidable admissions to acute care.
  • To provide short term programmes of nursing care for vulnerable adults with acute health needs and work with them to set realistic goals.
  • This will involve using health coaching skills to effectively engage with the patient and their family to ensure that expectations are appropriately managed.
  • To rotate into the Facilitator role within the Northern Escalation Avoidance Team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a professional that wishes to work in a rewarding, fast-paced service, where joint MDT working and decision making is essential in the effective management of this cohort of patients. There are plenty of learning opportunities within NEAT and the Supported Care Service to develop further skills in the management of complex patients, within the community setting; so if you are interested in joining our team and developing your skills in a new and dynamic environment, then please consider applying.

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.

Date posted

22 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£31,365 to £37,890 a year £31,365 - £37,890 pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

839-4506261-AH-A

Job locations

1 Mill Close

1 Mill Close

Aylsham

NR11 6LZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop treatment/care plans that may need to be delivered from a range of options.
  • Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.
  • Be aware of Assistive Technology and utilise where 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 treatment/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.
  • Assess and refer to a Personal Health Advisor as required.
  • Contribute to Personal Health Plans as required.
  • Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
  • Plan and organise specialist services within the integrated team.
  • Ensure activity data and clinical information is recorded on SystmOne and completed on a daily basis
  • Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
  • Order equipment and supplies via the electronic ordering systems used within the team.
  • 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 adhere to infection control policies.

Professional

The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for ensuring workload for self and others is planned and prioritised according to service targets ands needs.
  • Ensure own paperwork and records are maintained, and those maintained by the team.
  • Contribute to the staff rota on a monthly basis.
  • Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
  • Contribute to the supervision of workload within the integrated team.
  • Be aware of budget and ensure all effort is made to work within this.
  • Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate.
  • Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
  • Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role.
  • Will be able to make own travel arrangements to patients homes, clinics, base and meetings etc, as required.
  • Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by the professional bodies.
  • Will be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and/or less experienced staff.
  • Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre/post registration course.
  • Provide advice/training to less experienced staff and supervise and support band 3 and 4 staff; and students where appropriate.
  • Mentor existing staff and provide training in specialist area as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the induction process for new staff/students.
  • Demonstrate basic IT/standard keyboard skills
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within own competence
  • Maintain own continuous professional development.
  • Be accountable for work delegated to others

Organisational

The post holder will:

  • Undertake mandatory training as required.
  • Participate in an annual Personal Development Review.
  • Undertake Personal Development Plans for more junior staff members.
  • Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy.
  • Follow Trust policies, and local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
  • Comment on draft policies.
  • Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Team Leader and Trust Policy.
  • Contribute to clinical audit as required.
  • Complete the staff survey as required.
  • Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop treatment/care plans that may need to be delivered from a range of options.
  • Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.
  • Be aware of Assistive Technology and utilise where 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 treatment/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.
  • Assess and refer to a Personal Health Advisor as required.
  • Contribute to Personal Health Plans as required.
  • Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
  • Plan and organise specialist services within the integrated team.
  • Ensure activity data and clinical information is recorded on SystmOne and completed on a daily basis
  • Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
  • Order equipment and supplies via the electronic ordering systems used within the team.
  • 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 adhere to infection control policies.

Professional

The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for ensuring workload for self and others is planned and prioritised according to service targets ands needs.
  • Ensure own paperwork and records are maintained, and those maintained by the team.
  • Contribute to the staff rota on a monthly basis.
  • Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.
  • Contribute to the supervision of workload within the integrated team.
  • Be aware of budget and ensure all effort is made to work within this.
  • Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate.
  • Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
  • Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role.
  • Will be able to make own travel arrangements to patients homes, clinics, base and meetings etc, as required.
  • Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by the professional bodies.
  • Will be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and/or less experienced staff.
  • Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre/post registration course.
  • Provide advice/training to less experienced staff and supervise and support band 3 and 4 staff; and students where appropriate.
  • Mentor existing staff and provide training in specialist area as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the induction process for new staff/students.
  • Demonstrate basic IT/standard keyboard skills
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within own competence
  • Maintain own continuous professional development.
  • Be accountable for work delegated to others

Organisational

The post holder will:

  • Undertake mandatory training as required.
  • Participate in an annual Personal Development Review.
  • Undertake Personal Development Plans for more junior staff members.
  • Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy.
  • Follow Trust policies, and local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
  • Comment on draft policies.
  • Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Team Leader and Trust Policy.
  • Contribute to clinical audit as required.
  • Complete the staff survey as required.
  • Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in adult nursing,
  • Current NMC registration
  • Professional development
  • RGN

Desirable

  • Independent/supplementary prescribing
  • Consultation and clinical assessment skills
  • Long term conditions module

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working at relative level within the community setting
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in house training and short courses

Desirable

  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration

Skill, knowledge , ability

Essential

  • Highly motivated who can work autonomously
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care and inputting data/patient records
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player, Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • The ability to safely move and handle a variety of patient equipment is a pre-requisite for the role

Desirable

  • Experience of working closely with and alongside Social Service staff

communication

Desirable

  • Able to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in potentially stressful situations
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of Health and Social Care colleagues
  • Possesses a good level of literacy

Personal & People development

Essential

  • Able to provide support, development opportunities and basic training to Social Care staff to facilitate integrated working.
  • No direct line management is currently needed within the team but there may be a requirement for this as the service develops

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults

Other

Essential

  • There will be a need to cover shifts from 08:00 - 20:00 with 7 day working being part of the role
  • The role requires additional levels of checks as part of the employment process as there will be contact with vulnerable adults
  • Must hold full and valid UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle
  • 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
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in adult nursing,
  • Current NMC registration
  • Professional development
  • RGN

Desirable

  • Independent/supplementary prescribing
  • Consultation and clinical assessment skills
  • Long term conditions module

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working at relative level within the community setting
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in house training and short courses

Desirable

  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration

Skill, knowledge , ability

Essential

  • Highly motivated who can work autonomously
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care and inputting data/patient records
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player, Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • The ability to safely move and handle a variety of patient equipment is a pre-requisite for the role

Desirable

  • Experience of working closely with and alongside Social Service staff

communication

Desirable

  • Able to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in potentially stressful situations
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of Health and Social Care colleagues
  • Possesses a good level of literacy

Personal & People development

Essential

  • Able to provide support, development opportunities and basic training to Social Care staff to facilitate integrated working.
  • No direct line management is currently needed within the team but there may be a requirement for this as the service develops

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults

Other

Essential

  • There will be a need to cover shifts from 08:00 - 20:00 with 7 day working being part of the role
  • The role requires additional levels of checks as part of the employment process as there will be contact with vulnerable adults
  • Must hold full and valid UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle
  • 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

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

1 Mill Close

1 Mill Close

Aylsham

NR11 6LZ


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

1 Mill Close

1 Mill Close

Aylsham

NR11 6LZ


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Supported Care Clinical Lead Nurse

Verity Metcalfe

verity.metcalfe@nchc.nhs.uk

07795427356

Date posted

22 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£31,365 to £37,890 a year £31,365 - £37,890 pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

839-4506261-AH-A

Job locations

1 Mill Close

1 Mill Close

Aylsham

NR11 6LZ


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