Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
The closing date is 29 January 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Kings Lynn PCN Team in West Norfolk, working predominately in the Terrington St Clements area, a cross towards Wisbech. The role will contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating packages of care.
The service operates between 08:00 and 20:00 hours and you will be required to work shifts between these times.
You may be required to work a 24 hour shift pattern in the future, should this service be commissioned by the Trust.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Main duties of the job
- You will assess, prescribe and deliver care packages for patients, for example with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
- You will be working within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital
- You will work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital
- You will be working with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.
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
- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop care plans, using clinical reasoning skills, that may need to be delivered from a range of options.
- Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based care programme for each patient, modifying it as 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 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.
- Be aware of assistive technology and utilise where appropriate.
- To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
- Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.
- Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis.
- Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
- Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
- 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.
A full copy of the Job Description / Person Specification can be found in the attached documents.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Personal Attributes / Behaviours
Certificate of Sponsorship
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