Community Assistant Practitioner / Nursing Associate
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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** Community Assistant Practitioner or Registered Nursing Associate**
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to expand our Unplanned Care Team within the South as part of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust . We are looking to recruit a Community Assistant Practitioner / Nursing Associate.
The Unplanned Care Team responds to referrals with an admission avoidance priority and visits patients within their own homes and care homes.
The post requires you to respond to urgent referrals and undertake such tasks as catheterisation, complex wound care and pressure ulcer management as well as Initial Nursing assessments. You will work with the Unplanned Care Nurses and alongside the wider Community Nursing and Therapy Teams to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital. To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.
The successful applicant will have a sound clinical background with a high level of skills and knowledge.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Main duties of the job
Prepare for, carry out and monitor assessments and treatments in specified clinical areas, and discharge in line with predetermined department protocols. Apply competency based treatment techniques/care to patients with specific conditions under the supervision of a qualified practitioner, following a prescribed treatment/care plan. Plan and prioritise own visits to delegated patients, and ensure these are documented in personal work diary. Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis. Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patient's 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.
Norfolk Community Health and Care embraces the principles of Improving Working Lives and all staff will be required to adhere to the standards laid down, in this initiative. Maintain appropriate patient and clinical records in line with the Trusts policies and procedures, and in line with the agreed service specification. In line with the annual personal development plan the post holder will be expected to undertake any training or development required to fulfil their role. Ensure that all patients, clients and colleagues are treated at all times in an equitable manner, respecting diversity and showing an understanding of diversity in the workplace. The post holder must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policies, Procedures and Schemes and must ensure that equality is promoted at all times.
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.
23 February 2023
Agenda for change
£23,949 to £26,282 a year per annum
The post holder will be responsible for your own daily caseload with supervision and support from the HUB Clinical Operations Managers, Clinical Lead Nurse and the Band 5 Nurses within the Unplanned Care Team.
You will be expected to have excellent communication skills & IT skills and be able to provide evidence of working successfully at Band 3 and above.
The post holder will need to show their experience of contributing to assessments and care planning and carrying out interventions to contribute to patient health and wellbeing.
Please see job description for necessary qualifications & experience required.
The post holder will have access to training and supervision that will build upon their skills and will help them to progress as a competent band 4 AP.
The post holder will need to be a car driver with a full current driving licence .
- NVQ 3 or equivalent knowledge and experience.
- Foundation degree programme or equivalent demonstrable knowledge and skills acquired
- Experience of working in health setting or social care setting
- Experience of working with people, in the statutory/voluntary/private sector.
- Evidence of ongoing learning
- Experience of working with people at the End of life
- Experience of working with people within their own homes
- Tact & Diplomacy
- Ability to use own initiative
- Empathy and sensitivity
- Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
- Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
- Good communication skills
- Literacy skills
- Experience of working in a community setting
- Knowledge of multi-disciplinary team roles
Personal and People Development
- Ability to manage stressful situations
- A team player
- Awareness of own limitations
- Good organisational skills
- Open to change and development
- Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
- Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle
- Be able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments, manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg and manoeuvre patients using handling aids
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).
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)
For questions about the job, contact:
Bank - Clinical Operations Manager
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