We currently have an exciting opportunity for a District Nurse Clinical Lead to join the Community Nursing Team attached to the St Austell Community Team.
We are looking for a dynamic, flexible, and compassionate individual who is able to adapt to a wide variety of clinical circumstances. They will work within an integrated team ensuring that all members of the Community Nursing Team are providing the highest standard of evidence based clinical care.
Applications are invited from Registered Adult Nurses who hold, or are working towards obtaining the DNSPQ qualification with a commitment towards providing outstanding patient care. If you have excellent communication and people skills, and would enjoy the challenge of clinically leading a team of community nurses then we want to hear from you. Proposed interview date: 28th September 2023Main duties of the job
The postholder will monitor the quality of care provision and identify and lead on areas of service development.The postholder will be a registered nurse and hold the DNSPQ qualification or be working towards this.They will be providing clinical leadership for all patients within the community nursing caseload through proactive management. They will focus on ways to achieve and demonstrate overall improvements in health care. They will work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team to establish a whole systems approach to the management of patients accessing healthcare in the area.The postholder will support their peers and be an effective team member. Whilst working on their own initiative, they will be responsible for ensuring that all members of the nursing team are providing the highest standard of evidenced based clinical care. They will have a commitment to collaborative working, and will actively support and liase with other health and social agencies and professionals.The postholder will be geographically aligned to Primary Care Networks and be clinically responsible for the diagnosing, prescribing, planning and evaluation of care, ensuring provision of high standards of care to patients and their families within the community. They will work as part of Integrated Teams, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries.About us
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see 'supporting documents'.Person SpecificationEducation and QualificationsEssential
Experience and skillsEssential
- Registered Nurse
- Relevant post registration qualification - specialist practitioner qualification (District Nursing) or working towards
- Independent non-medical prescribing qualification or equivalent or working towards
- Previous relevant experience of working within a community nursing team
- Highly developed clinical expertise and knowledge in all aspects of community nursing care
- Highly specialist assessment, planning , treatment and evaluation skills
- Excellent written skills
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of leadership and leading change or project implementation
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
St Austell Community Team - base to be agreed
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