Community Nurse

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blackburn
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Various vacancies across the Blackburn with Darwen team

Have you ever thought about working in the community? Are you passionate about delivering high quality person centred care to patients within their own home?

We have excellent opportunities for you to work in Community Nursing Services within the Blackburn with Darwen Locality.

Working as a member of the team, you will provide holistic, high quality, clinically effective care to patients, working under the guidance and support of the Team Leader and Team Manager. Our District Nursing teams are co-located with social work colleagues and the voluntary sector providing integrated neighbourhood working which supports person centred care.

We welcome enquires regarding the posts and informal visits can be arranged.

The services operates 365 days per year and the post will involve shift work to include weekends, evening, bank holidays and occasional night working.

Main duties of the job

District Nurses are highly skilled practitioners who carry out interventions which include:-
  • Holistic assessment of needs
  • Wound care
  • End of life and palliative care
  • Leg Ulcer management and compression therapy
  • Diabetes management
  • Bladder and bowel care
  • Safeguarding

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent clinical and communication skills to provide a high standard of care to ensure a positive patient experience.

Experience in community care is an advantage however the post is also suitable for newly qualified nurses. We have an excellent preceptorship programme which all our newly qualified staff will follow.

All our staff are supported to develop within their role to meet the changing needs of the service and their own professional development goals.

Staff wellbeing is high on our locality health and wellbeing agenda, and staff have access to our Employee Assist Programme and receive regular clinical and professional supervision.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • First level registered nurse
  • Diploma in health related area or equivalent experience


Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent communication both written and verbal
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills
  • Team worker


Experience

Essential

  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency working


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.

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

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Various posts across BwD team

Blackburn

BB1 2FD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

351-PEN365-M

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