Registered Nursing Associate
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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- 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.
- 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
- Taking Ownership
- Innovation, Flexibility and Resilience
- 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.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
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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