Are you a nurse looking for a supportive team and the opportunity to develop new skills? This is an exciting time to join the community nursing service in West Herts. We are developing new community pathways which will support the delivery of more care in people's homes, and to enable us to do this we have a range of new learning and development opportunities available through the CLCH Academy.
But don't just take our word for it, listen to what our staff have to say about their jobs.
Mande has worked in the community for 10 years. She is currently working as a community nurse team lead for the Dacorum team. She says:
I have found working in the community to be an extremely rewarding job. Since joining the team, I have been able to progress from a band 5, through to a band 6 caseload manager and now a band 7 lead within the Dacorum locality. No two days are the same in this job and there is plenty of opportunity to learn new skills. As an employer, CLCH really values its staff and takes the time to grow them. This isreflected in the values of our academy.
Working in patients' homes is very rewarding. It is a privilege to be invited into patients' homes and lives to help see them through some of their most challenging times.
This is a welcoming, friendly place to work and we are a hard working team who nurture and support each other. I would encourage anyone to apply to work with us. Main duties of the job
We are looking for a nurse with a genuine interest in continuing to develop skills in this field. We have a good track record of supporting newly qualified nurses, return to practice nurses, and nurses transitioning into the community from other settings including acute care. You must be able to work flexibly according to service needs and have excellent organisational, time management and communication skills.About us
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 DN 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 DN 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
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