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 Merton.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.
We are looking for a nurse with a genuine interest in continuing to develop skills in community nursing. 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.
We are based Merton Civic Centre in Morden, please get in touch if you would like to arrange an informal visit and meet the team.Main duties of the jobBut don't just take our word for it, listen to what our staff have to say about their jobs:
Lisa has worked as a nurse in the community since qualifying in 2006. She is now a Band 8A Clinical Operations Manager. She says:
I knew I wanted to work in the community when I first qualified as I am passionate about providing excellent care to people in their own home environment. I like to be able to holistically assess a patient and engage them with other services that they require, to ensure they are able to remain in their own home for as long as they wish and live independently.
Community nursing is such a varied job and I found I developed so many more skills than I would if I'd specialised in a particular area and worked on a ward. I soon developed my clinical skills including wound care, palliative care, medication management, continence management and pressure ulcer care (to name but a few). I then started to develop my leadership skills. It wasn't long before I was seconded into a Band 6 deputy team leader role where I further gained much more experience in complex clinical assessments and leadership. Having decided this was where I wanted to be I undertook the District Nurse 1 year degree course which fully equipped me to take on my next role as a Band 7 Team Leader. From there it was only a couple of years before I progressed further into my Clinical Operations Manager role which is where I am today. About us
Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.
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-benefits
At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BAME background. CLCH also has active BAME and LGBTQI networks.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- 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 admissions
- 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. Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- NMC Registration
- Evidence of other post-registration education and training
- Recent clinical nursing experience negotiating and liaising within a multi-disciplinary team
- Working with people with complex health needs
- Supporting students and other learners e.g. HCAs teaching others in the practice environment
- Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care.
- Previous experience in the Nursing process, care planning and fluent in record keeping
- Experience of providing holistic care that involves the multidisciplinary team.
Skills and KnowledgeEssential
- Experience of training other students.
- Participation in audit research projects service development
- Post registration experience in a NHS community environment
- Knowledge of out of hospital care and the role of the Community Nurse
- Knowledge of PREP
- Ability to listen effectively and ability to give constructive feedback to clients and colleagues.
- Time management skills.
- Knowledge of how Equal Opportunities can be implemented in practice
- Knowledge of reasonable response to service user needs and prioritising and dealing with those needs with a required urgency.
- Awareness of the management and use of data in the NHS setting
- Knowledge of risks involved in working in the community.
- Knowledge of evidence based practice.
- Knowledge of management of long term condition e.g. Diabetes and an understanding of the concept of self-management.
- Knowledge of infection control
- Knowledge of general wound care
- Promotion of continence
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Knowledge of recent government legislation and changes in community care delivery
- Understanding of resource management
- Knowledge of the audit process
- Ability to work in a team and be a proactive member and able to engage in change process in the team.
- Ability to organise and participate in weekly work allocation and be able to prioritise and delegate effectively.
- Ability to assess a situation and act promptly.
- Ability to implement learning in practice and inform others.
- Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing such as computerised documentation and data entry
- Ability to facilitate and support students and HCAs Car Driver
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to critically analyse and evaluate research relevant to practice.
Central London Community Health TrustAddress
Merton Civic Centre
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