Dorset Healthcare are looking for Community Specialist Nurses to join our Intermediate Care teams based across Dorset.
The multi-disciplinary team work with adult patients in their own homes, Community Hospital Wards or Care homes to promote independence and improve quality of life by supporting them to remain at home. The role of Community Specialist Nurse provides specialist assessment, advice and interventions to avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital and support timely discharges from Hospital. The role also supports the multidisciplinary team to manage longer term rehabilitation for those with a long-term condition or experiencing a period of physical disability.
Community Specialist Nurse will be required to provide holistic clinical assessment of patients and be able to problem solve and make decisions about their treatment. The post holder will be working as part of a Multi-disciplinary team to support people experiencing reduced function and independence due to a deterioration in health to remain at home or return home as quickly as possible. The role will also provide follow-up monitoring and assessment of these patients on your own caseload.
This role is a full time post however part time would also be considered as long as the services needs can be met. Hours covered by the service are 08:00-20:00 7 days per week with weekend enhanced pay!
To have a discussion please email@example.comMain duties of the job
Dorset Healthcare are expanding our Intermediate Care Services through development of virtual wards to enable people whose health needs would ordinarily be managed in hospital, be managed at home. This role will play a pivotal part in the development and support of this service.
We offer opportunities for further training and development. There is also the chance to be involved in Service development projects.
Undertake specialist autonomous assessments, interventions, and management of patients on an independent caseload and as part of the wider multidisciplinary team.
Provide specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of patients / service users.
Responding to patients in crisis in their own homes to avoid unnecessary hospital admission.
Providing follow-up and monitoring through clinical assessment and interventions to support people to return and remain at home.
Undertake clinical observations and holistic assessments, acting on findings and liaising with the MDT as required.
Devise specialist programmes of care for other professionals to deliver and ensure they are delivered appropriately.
Provide a high quality person centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity.About us
At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.
We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.
Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.
Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.
As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.Person SpecificationKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAININGEssential
- Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by post registration diploma level specialist training and/or short courses or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
- Membership of the relevant Professional Body
- Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training
- Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio
JOB SPECIFIC EXPERIENCEEssential
- Knowledge and understanding of Trust Strategy relevant to role
- Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
- Experience of specialist working
- Experience of managing change
- Demonstrable knowledge of assessment and therapeutic interventions in area of specialism
- Experience of developing specialist programmes of care for an individual or groups of patients/clients and of providing highly specialist advice
- Able to demonstrate specialist clinical reasoning skills to assimilate information in order to make a clinical judgement regarding diagnosis and intervention.
- Ability to prioritise and organise workload effectively
- Recent previous experience within a comparable role
- Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff
- Experience of devising and delivering training
- Able to effectively manage available resources in the pursuit of quality service provision ensuring a safe environment
- Able to analyse data and produce reports using Microsoft Excel and Word
- Experience of using electronic patient / service user record systems
- Evidence of demonstrating the Trust's values and behaviours.
- Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills.
- Able to overcome barriers to understanding where there are physical or mental disabilities.
- Able to analyse and assess situations and to interpret potentially conflicting situations and determine appropriate action, where there is a range of options and judgement is required.
- Experience of planning and organising complex activities, e.g. organise own time and that of junior staff and learners, planning off duty rotas and undertaking discharge planning involving co-ordination with other agencies.
- Ability to use own initiative within sphere of authority
- Demonstrable ability of using tact and diplomacy
- Demonstrable ability to analyse situations and provide a resolution
- Knowledge and understanding of legislation relevant to practice
- Ability to evaluate care leading to improvement in quality standards an service improvement
- Demonstrable leadership qualities and the ability to perform as a role model
- Willingness to advance own clinical knowledge, skill and competence based on current evidence
- Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively.
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Varied locations across Dorset
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