We are the Kington & Weobley District Nursing Team, a small, dedicated team providing excellent planned and unplanned nursing care to patients in their own homes. We aim to deliver high quality care to improve health & wellbeing and to support our patients to remain living at home. We pride ourselves in being hard-working, supportive, friendly and flexible. We are part of the North & West Primary Care Network and work closely with partners across the network.
We are based in the market town of Kington nestled within the beautiful County of Herefordshire - covering both Kington and Weobley surgeries in the north-west area of the county. This rural area has many areas of outstanding beauty and is predominantly agricultural with rolling country side for miles.
We're seeking to recruit a band 5 community nurses (one full time)) who shares our passion for caring for people in their own homes, strives towards excellence in community nursing and who has the ability to work well within a close knit team of supportive colleagues.Main duties of the job
We're keen to recruit colleagues with the right values and behaviours who can help us deliver our Trust priorities.
- Compassion - we work closely with patients and their families to ensure care is holistic, individualised and patient focused.
- Accountability - we work in partnership with a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams, including GP's, Palliative Care Nurses, Therapy Teams, and Advanced Clinical Practitioners.
- Respect - we foster good working environments and want our staff to feel safe, supported and empowered.
- Excellence - we run a weekly Leg Caf to improve socialisation and destigmatise lower-limb ulcer care.
Do you share these values? If so, read on...
As a community nurse you will be responsible for delivering a wide range of nursing interventions such as wound care, palliative care, CVAD and drain management and catheter care. The team has a shared caseload and you will undertake daily home visits across the patch. You will be required to work weekends and bank holidays as part of a rota and cover late shifts until 10pm.About us
Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.
We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.
More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.
We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.
Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential. Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.Job descriptionJob responsibilities To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy. Person SpecificationEducation & QualificationsEssential
Skills, Knowledge & AbilitiesEssential
- Registered Nurse Level 1 (Adult)
- Mentor and assessing qualification (For newly qualified staff this is expected within 12 months of commencement)
- Evidence of Continued Professional Development
- Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality in all of the role
- IT literate (including Microsoft office) and willing to learn new systems
- Good communication skills both written and verbal with patients and across the MDT
- To be able to plan and deliver person centred care
- Working in a range of clinical settings
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Working in a community setting
Wye Valley NHS TrustAddress
Kington District Nursing Team
Kington Medical Practice, Eardisley Roadd, Kington HR5 3EA
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