We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and well organised Community Nurse to manage the operational services of a Community Nursing Team in North Cornwall. Based within the Bodmin and 3 Harbours Community Nursing Team you will be responsible for ensuring high quality evidence base, place based care. The team is geographically clustered around the Bodmin, Lostwithiel, Par and Fowey and 3 Harbours areas and works from 2 bases in Bodmin and Par.
You will need to have experience in Community Nursing and leading a team. You will be part of the wider North and East leadership team which includes Community Nursing, Home First, Community Rehab team, Specialist Palliative care and Integrated Respiratory team.
Applications are invited from Registered Nurses (Adult) with the ability to work autonomously, with effective leadership skills to be part of a team committed to excellence in patient care. If you have excellent communication and people skills, would enjoy the challenge of managing a team of community nurses and possess excellent organisational leadership skills, we want to hear from you.
The post holder will also support other community nurse teams in the North and East Locality.
The post will be based at primarily at Bodmin Health Office but applicants will be expected to travel and spend time at both bases. Interviews will be held on 3rd OctoberMain duties of the job
- To lead and manage the operational services of a Community Nursing Locality Team, taking into account local health needs and the policy priority of developing services closer to home.
- Responsible for the delivery and maintenance of high quality evidence based care, focussed on meeting the needs and choices of patients and carers.
- To foster positive relationships with local commissioning boards and community and voluntary.
- Responsible for creating an effective, integrated multi-disciplinary approach within the locality.
- To ensure best practice guidelines and performance standards are met while meeting service.
- To be an autonomous practitioner responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients with highly complex health and social care.
- To provide developmental leadership and management to all staff within the locality and with responsibility to form and inform future service development.
Key Dimensions of the post are:
- Professional and operational lead for Community Nursing Service within a given
- Authorised signatory and responsible for appropriate use of
Responsible for Quality and Governance, including Health & Safety and patient safety.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.Just over 532,000 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
For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specificationPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- First level registration adult nursing and registered with NMC
- Extensive experience of practising within the community, as a community nurse/District Nurse
- Experience of implementing change
- Experience of and belief in benefits of integrated multi-disciplinary team working.
- Previous experience, knowledge and application of Safeguarding Policies
- Experience of developing and implementing policies.
- Experience leading a Community Nursing Team at Band 6 level
- Specialist or Leadership qualification within a community nursing team
- Post registered qualification in Specialist District Nursing or Leadership qualification (or completion of the Community Nursing Developmental Pathway)
- MSc Nurse Practitioner qualification or equivalent
- Extended and Supplementary Prescribing Qualification or equivalent
- A teaching qualification eg City & Guilds, HEA Mentorship Module 369
Desirable Knowledge and AbilitiesEssential
- Teaching and assessing, coaching and mentoring skills to facilitate an effective learning environment
- Liaison and negotiation skills, as well as highly developed communication skills
- Proven written and oral communication skills including ability to deal with challenging and sensitive situations
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Awareness of national and local political health development and influence
- Ability to lead, manage and co-ordinate teams in an autonomous manner
- Caseload management ability
- Highly developed people management, specialist assessment and evaluation skills
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Bodmin Health Office
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