Morecambe South District Nurses has an exciting opportunity to recruit to a full-time, fixed term contract.
This staff nurse role is for recruitment to the community care group with the Morecambe South District Nursing Team for 12 months.
We would likean enthusiastic and highly motivated band 5 Community Nurse who will be happy to work in an evolving district nursing service. The successful applicant will be committed to working closely with health and social care colleagues to provide high quality care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions in the community setting.
Applications from student nurses due to qualify and newly qualified staff nurses are welcomed from those who wish to develop within the scope of Community Nursing.Main duties of the job
The Team is conveniently based at the end of the Bay Gateway in Heysham with easy access from the M6 and local transport networks, making this a desirable area to access for work.
The role requires excellent communication skills as you will be undertaking complex nursing assessments and developing and delivering programmes of care for patients and carers. The district nurses work a 24hr service and there is an expectation that you may be required to support this to ensure service delivery.
You will need to work collaboratively with other professionals, voluntary sector and informal carers to promote excellent care to patients in their own homes and community setting.
You will be joining an enthusiastic and motivated team who are friendly and approachable. We are very patient focused and staff development is high on our agenda. As part of our team we want to develop all staff to the highest standard.About us
We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.
FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.
WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.
All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.
Our community services for adults are provided in people's homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential Desirable
Experience and SkillsEssential
- Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice
- Leg ulcer management
- Tissue Viability
- Evidence of Professional and personal development via a portfolio
- Scope of Professional practice
- Clinical Supervision
- Reflective Practice
- Knowledge of Primary Health Care Teams
- Experience of Clinical Audit
- District Nursing experience
- Effective time management
- Demonstrate and awareness of current National and Local NHS activity within the acute and primary care settings
Research and DevelopmentDesirable
- Good interpersonal skills
- Computer literacy
- Team orientated
- Ability to work under pressure
- Organisational skills
- Car owner/driver and full UK license
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of research and development
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS TrustAddress
Heysham Primary Care Centre
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