Registered Nursing Associate

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

The closing date is 27 January 2023

Job summary

  • To provide and monitor safe, person centred care to patients in a range of care settings under the direction of a Registered Nurse, without direct supervision in line with an agreed plan of care.
  • To support the registered nurse in the contribution to on-going assessment, treatment and care planning for patients
  • To promote health and prevent ill health in patients and service users and contribute to integrated care
  • To monitor the condition and health needs of patients in partnership with colleagues, families and carers, referring to others for reassessment, when required
  • To actively contribute to an effective learning environment and support others in their learning
  • To adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Conduct for Nurses, Midwives and Nursing Associates and work within their scope of practice following the professional standards of practice and behaviours for nurses, midwives and nursing associates and the standards of proficiency.

Main duties of the job

To work as an accountable professional.

Assess, Plan, Implement and Evaluate treatment and care.

Promote health and prevent ill health.

Communicate with a wide range of other professionals, patients and their families/carers.

Improve safety and quality of care.

Follow Infection Control guidance and policies.

About us

  • All post holders are required to adhere to the Trust's Behaviour Framework in the undertaking of their duties.
    • "To improve the quality of people's lives in their homes and community through the best in integrated health and social care".
  • To do this we hold the following values at the core of our work:
    • Care, Respect and Dignity
    • Working Together for the Community
    • Integrity
    • Taking Ownership
    • Innovation, Flexibility and Resilience

Date posted

17 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£23,949 to £26,282 a year Pro rata PA

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

839-4893359-GP-A

Job locations

Norwich Community Hosptial

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide holistic, compassionate, safe and effective interventions, care and support to patients, their families and service users in a range of care settings under the direction of a Registered Nurse, without direct supervision and in line with an agreed plan of care.
  • Prepare for, carry out and monitor assessments and treatments with patients in line with competence level.
  • Develop understanding of all elements of the nursing process and be able to assist the Registered Nurse in the ongoing assessment, planning, management and evaluation of care.
  • To work as a member of the multi-professional team providing clinical care to patients in all settings within the Trust, as supported by the Registered Nurse or registered care professional
  • Actively engage with individuals, their families and/or carers and contribute to risk assessments and care planning, by establishing their needs, wishes, preferences and choices and incorporate these into care planning.
  • Plan and prioritise own visits to delegated patients, ensuring this is documented on the patients electronic health record.
  • Undertake enhanced clinical interventions including but not limited to, catheterisation, venepuncture, ECGs, compression bandaging and caring for various surgical drains. Apply competency based treatment techniques/care to patients with specific conditions under the indirect supervision of a qualified practitioner, following a prescribed treatment/care plan.
  • Ensure the privacy, dignity and safety of individuals is maintained at all times.
  • To act as an advocate for the patients and the family, including promoting and protecting their interests, privacy, rights and inclusion.
  • Understand the role of a range of professionals and carers from other organisations and settings who may be participating in the care of a person and their family.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognise changing priorities seeking advice and guidance from the Registered Nurse or other registered care professionals as appropriate.
  • To ensure that high standards of nursing care are given and maintained. To act and raise concerns when standards are not being maintained following local policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrate the proficiency to administer medications within local policy and procedure and in line with the NMC Standards of Proficiency via a number of routes including oral, rectal and intramuscular or subcutaneous injections.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide holistic, compassionate, safe and effective interventions, care and support to patients, their families and service users in a range of care settings under the direction of a Registered Nurse, without direct supervision and in line with an agreed plan of care.
  • Prepare for, carry out and monitor assessments and treatments with patients in line with competence level.
  • Develop understanding of all elements of the nursing process and be able to assist the Registered Nurse in the ongoing assessment, planning, management and evaluation of care.
  • To work as a member of the multi-professional team providing clinical care to patients in all settings within the Trust, as supported by the Registered Nurse or registered care professional
  • Actively engage with individuals, their families and/or carers and contribute to risk assessments and care planning, by establishing their needs, wishes, preferences and choices and incorporate these into care planning.
  • Plan and prioritise own visits to delegated patients, ensuring this is documented on the patients electronic health record.
  • Undertake enhanced clinical interventions including but not limited to, catheterisation, venepuncture, ECGs, compression bandaging and caring for various surgical drains. Apply competency based treatment techniques/care to patients with specific conditions under the indirect supervision of a qualified practitioner, following a prescribed treatment/care plan.
  • Ensure the privacy, dignity and safety of individuals is maintained at all times.
  • To act as an advocate for the patients and the family, including promoting and protecting their interests, privacy, rights and inclusion.
  • Understand the role of a range of professionals and carers from other organisations and settings who may be participating in the care of a person and their family.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognise changing priorities seeking advice and guidance from the Registered Nurse or other registered care professionals as appropriate.
  • To ensure that high standards of nursing care are given and maintained. To act and raise concerns when standards are not being maintained following local policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrate the proficiency to administer medications within local policy and procedure and in line with the NMC Standards of Proficiency via a number of routes including oral, rectal and intramuscular or subcutaneous injections.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register
  • Nursing Associate Foundation Degree qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a health/care setting

Desirable

  • Experience of working in teams under appropriate supervision as part of the multi-disciplinary team

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of time management skills and the ability to prioritse
  • Intermediate IT skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and refer to a registered care professional
  • Understanding of the importance of the promotion of health and wellbeing (Making Every Contact Count)
  • Ability to deal with non-routine and unpredictable nature of the workload and individual patient contact

Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Ability to communicate with members of the public and health and care providers

Other

Essential

  • Must hold full and valid driving licence
  • Have access to a car which can be used for work purposes

Personal Attributes/Behaviours

Essential

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register
  • Nursing Associate Foundation Degree qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a health/care setting

Desirable

  • Experience of working in teams under appropriate supervision as part of the multi-disciplinary team

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of time management skills and the ability to prioritse
  • Intermediate IT skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of when to seek advice and refer to a registered care professional
  • Understanding of the importance of the promotion of health and wellbeing (Making Every Contact Count)
  • Ability to deal with non-routine and unpredictable nature of the workload and individual patient contact

Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Ability to communicate with members of the public and health and care providers

Other

Essential

  • Must hold full and valid driving licence
  • Have access to a car which can be used for work purposes

Personal Attributes/Behaviours

Essential

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

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

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

Norwich Community Hosptial

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


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

Norwich Community Hosptial

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Operations Manager

Emma Pinto-Howes

emma.pinto-howes@nchc.nhs.uk

Date posted

17 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£23,949 to £26,282 a year Pro rata PA

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

839-4893359-GP-A

Job locations

Norwich Community Hosptial

Bowthorpe Road

Norwich

NR2 3TU


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