Would you like to be involved in setting up a Residential Home Community Nursing Team?
Are you looking to develop your skills within the community but are not a keen driver? This may be a great opportunity for you to develop those skills in a role with minimal driving.
We are setting up a team of Registered Nurses and Health Care Workers to manage the nursing needs of the patients in our local Residential Homes. We are looking for staff that are keen to share ideas and support them to put them into practice. The candidate will also get experience of managing patients in their own homes. We would expect the team to work autonomously you would be supported by an experienced Band 6, managing a defined caseload of patients with complex needs. You will undertake clinical visits, reviews and be part of the Care Home MDTs, advocating for your patients and supporting the Residential Home staff.
The successful candidate will be enrolled into our 12 week induction programme, for newly qualified RNs this will be on top of your CLCH preceptorship programme. The 12 week induction will include working with the wider MDT, to enhance your skills and knowledge. You will have regular input from the Professional Development Nurses and your Team Leader to support you in gaining your competencies on the Community Nursing Pathway.
The service runs 8-6pm, 7 days a week. The successful candidate will be required to work a minimum of 1 in 4 weekends.Main duties of the job
- To provide skilled nursing care working under the supervision of the Team Leaders and Deputy Team Leads to patients in various Care Homes across the Hertfordshire locality
- The post holder will undertake community nursing duties involving delivery of nursing services and holistic assessments of patients health needs using a person centred approach. This includes providing quality and seamless nursing care to housebound patients and being proactive in coordinating their care needs as appropriate, avoiding unnecessary admission to hospital or long term care institutions. In addition, the post holder will be involved in facilitating self- care for patients with long term conditions, health promotion and innovative activities and projects that enhance patient service delivery.
Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!
We can offer you:
- A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
- Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
- Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
- Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
- Flexible working options
- Annual travel card loan
- Training, support and development in your career
To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefitsJob descriptionJob responsibilities
Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities Person SpecificationEducation/QualificationEssential
- To give skilled nursing care, based on principles of best practice and clinical evidence. This includes:
- Chronic disease management, end of life care, continence promotion and wound management. Specific skills include phlebotomy, administration of medication via syringe drivers and intravenous therapy, PEG management, urinary catheterisation and tracheostomy suctioning
- Act as a Named Nurse with the support and supervision of the Team Lead. To take continued responsibility for the holistic health needs assessment including care planning, evaluation and appropriate implementation of health care and ensuring continuity of care following referral from acute care, rehabilitation units, GPs and other agencies
- Undertake comprehensive assessment of the physical, psychological and social care needs of patients using the Single Assessment Process and including the needs of carers. To provide individualised and person centred care plans that provide monitoring and promotion of self-care to prevent unnecessary hospital admission
- Act as the patients advocate and to facilitate the patients own choices with regard to nursing care, promoting independence and self-care, as appropriate
- To identify and record new problems and other relevant information reporting back to the Team Lead as appropriate
- Maintain accurate, comprehensive and contemporaneous records in accordance with Trust and NMC guidelines
- Liaise with, and where appropriate initiate referrals, to ensure adequate care and support to patients and carers
- To provide information and support to patients, relatives and other carers that promotes and optimises positive health
- Undertake health promotion and disease prevention activities such as flu immunisation, advice on stopping smoking, falls prevention, dietary advice and foot health.
- To have knowledge of, and be able to effectively use local services and resources to promote patient care. For example specialist services
- To ensure the safe handling of body fluids and contaminated sharps
- Be alert to the needs of vulnerable adults including risk assessment and taking appropriate action when required
- To develop and utilise specialist nursing skills such as leg ulcer assessment and management, syringe driver set up, intravenous drug administration, continence assessment, and palliative care
- Support patients and their careers with managing their medicines and undertaking medicines management reviews as directed
- To provide care to people with long term conditions undertaking reviews in accordance with the individual patient care plan and with support of more experienced colleagues as required
- Undertake nutritional assessments and advice and support patients with their nutritional needs. For example PEG feeds.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- NMC Registration
Central London Community Health TrustAddress
Harpenden Memorial Hospital
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