Are you committed to providing first-rate patient care, promoting self-care and aim to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions? Would you like to be part of a team that is rapidly developing and exploring new approaches to district nursing?
We are the first Trust in the UK to use the Buurtzorg Model, an entirely Nurse-led approach to patient care in the community with self-managed nursing teams. The future of District Nursing at our Trust has been revolutionised and if you join our Neighbourhood Nursing (NN) team, will find yourself working in a completely different way.
We are proud that we care for our staff as much as our patients. We ensure that our staff are supported and are the only Trust in the UK to offer a Transition Programme which gives our nurses the knowledge and skills to take their care to the community. You will receive excellent training and opportunities for development, clinical supervision and appraisals.
BANK VACANCY - We are currently looking for nurses to join our Neighbourhood Nursing team working from one of our 20 Neighbourhood Nursing localities across Lambeth and Southwark.
Closing date 22nd October 2023
Interview date 1st November 2023Main duties of the job
The post-holder will be a member of the Neighbourhood Nursing Team and will participate in the clinical case management of patients who have a wide variety of complex, high-risk and supported/self-care conditions. Working directly with the Team Leader, the post-holder will help ensure the provision of a high standard of nursing care and health promotion. The care will be provided in a range of settings including patients' homes, residential homes, nurse led clinics and GP practices.
This will include:
- Holistic assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a plan of care for patients with long term conditions, tissue viability, continence, palliative care, and promoting/facilitating patient independence.
- Assists in the delivery of National Service Frameworks.
- Providing public health and health promotion programmes to improve health and reduce inequalities.
- Maintaining contemporaneous written and computerised records.About us
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.
We have a supportive culture to encourage each other to strive to be the best within our daily practice.
Working with us you will have access to numerous benefits:
- Mobile devices for personal protection whilst in practice, allowing you to work more flexibly.
- Opportunity to apply for training and mentorship programs on all grades of nursing staff.
- Access to our partners e.g. Kings College London for Masters level education opportunities.
- Financial, health and wellbeing support.
As a member of our Staffbank, you will:
Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesPROFESSIONAL
- Have control over your schedule, workplace, and role as you will book shifts at your own convenience or lines of work within certain NN teams for stability
- Gain valuable experience as we offer a Transition Programme which gives our nurses the knowledge and skills to take their care to the community
- Get in contact with the right people to steer your career in the right direction with references and vacancies
- Help us deliver projects and cover absences flexibly and efficiently
- Gain insights on Neighbourhood nursing, and ultimately decide if it's the right line of work for you without being tied with no long-term contracts.
- To adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] Code of Professional Conduct and be conversant with other relevant advisory papers
- To exercise awareness of Professional responsibilities by reading current, relevant literature and by taking up opportunities for personal and professional development in accordance with continuing Professional Development guidelines.
- To use research-based practice to develop and maintain a high-quality neighbourhood nursing service.
- In the absence of the Neighbourhood Nurse, to take responsibility for delegating the workload appropriately to other team members
- To assist in the planning of the teams workload. Responsible for providing day-to-day co-ordination of their workload.
- To be aware of and work with GSTTs Policies and Procedures.
- To assist in monitoring the quality of the neighbourhood nursing service provided by the team and contribute to the development of quality measures by working closely with the team leader.
- To maintain statistical and written records as required by the GSTT
- To undertake performance appraisal of team members, e.g. Senior Nursing Assistants.
- Attend and participate in meetings across Health and Social Care
- Report incidents and accidents in line with GSTT policies
- To undertake the first contact assessment, including planning, implementation, evaluation and reassessments of care as part of a case management model of nursing practice.
- To actively manage patients with long term conditions and work towards preventing complications to reduce the need for hospital admissions.
- To participate in multidisciplinary working involving other agencies as appropriate.
- To maintain good working relationships with other health care professionals, statutory and voluntary organisations.
- To undertake planned and opportunistic health promotion and education activities with patients and carers.
- Maintains close communication with GPs and other members of the Primary health care team to promote effective coordination of care.
- To take responsibility for evaluating and reflecting on his/her own practice.
- To be actively involved in health screening.
- Work in partnership with General Practitioners and Practice Nurses to facilitate proactive screening programmes [in line with National Service Framework for Older People] and annual review of the housebound.
- To perform and maintain competence in a wide variety of clinical skills (which includes but is not limited to) administering injections, catheter management, venepuncture, etc.
- To actively participate in Nurse-Led clinics within locality e.g. Continence Clinic, Leg Ulcer Clinic, etc.
- To be aware of the Child Protection Act and Safeguarding adults and to take appropriate action as deemed necessary
- To work collaboratively with allied agencies in meeting the needs of clients with long term illnesses
- To participate in the learning programmes for students on community placements.
- To facilitate the learning of other members of the team.
- To champion and actively participate in organisational learning and organisational change.
- To take responsibility for his/her own professional development.
- To participate in clinical supervision in accordance with community services within GSTT.
Act as mentor and/or co-mentor to students and junior staff.Person SpecificationQualifications/ EducationEssential
- Current NMC Registered Nurse
- Relevant post registration course
- Mentor qualification Clinical specific post registration course e.g. Wound management, diabetes, leg ulcer care, continence care and assessment
- Experience of working with professionals from other disciplines.
- Experience of working as a member of a team but also able to work autonomously.
- Experience of teaching and assessing students.
- Experience of providing packages of care, which involve other agencies.
- Wide range of clinical experience and skill.
- Six months community nursing experience.
- Experience of supervising other members of staff.
- Experience of undertaking first assessments.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- A client focused approach.
- Able to work with minimal supervision.
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Lambeth & Southwark
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