Do you enjoy the challenge of working out in the community and within the comfort of patients own homes?
The role will support the Team Leader and the team itself in providing excellent care to patients in our Neighbourhood
Our team is motivated and enthusiastic, and works closely with our patients and their carers and families as well as the local surgeries, secondary care and adult social care.
We pride ourselves on embracing the challenges of the ever changing demands of our population and hard to reach communities.Main duties of the job
The role will support the Team Leader and the team itself in providing excellent care to patients in our Neighbourhood.
You must be a Registered General Nurse and community experience is desirable but not essential.
Responsibilities include: end of life care, venepuncture, medication administration, wound care, leg ulcer management, catheter care, bowel management, continence assessments, diabetes management.
Supporting the hospital at home service to keep patients who are acutely unwell at home via close monitoring including administering IV medications, regular blood tests, weights and observations.About us
As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.
There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Under the direction of the District Nurse Team Leader to be responsible for the assessment of both complex and simple care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care and delegation of workload where appropriate to other members of the community nursing team. To refer patients who require a complex review of care needs or community care assessment to the District Nurse Team Leader. The Community Nurse will share responsibility as the joint coordinator of caseload management in the absence of the District Nurse.
- District Nursing Team Colleagues
- General Practitioners
- Locality and Deputy Managers
- Community Matrons
- Nursing Home Staff
- Residential Home Staff
- Social Care Agencies
- Voluntary Sectors
- Acute Trust
- Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
- Other clinical health care professionals
- Formal/informal carers
- Allied Health Professionals
Please see Job Description for duties and responsibilitiesPerson SpecificationCommunity nurseEssential
- Able to work in UK
- Registered Nurse
- Driving license
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Community experience
- Evidence of CPD
- Teaching and assessing qualification
Somerset NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Mulberry Centre, Berrow, Burnham on Sea
Burnham on Sea
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