An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Kingsbridge Community nurse Team for a band 5 Community Registered Nurse
Up to 37.5 hours per week.
The role requires positivity and excellent communication, leadership, and caseload management abilities. You will need to demonstrate integrity and initiative, sound clinical knowledge with evidenced based practice and the ability to manage a team, approaching your work in a coordinated way.
We work integrated with primary care, adult social care, therapists, urgent & intermediate care services alongside our specialist services informing our ageing well MDTs which facilitates shaping our future to deliver great quality care for housebound individuals.
We strive to maximise wellbeing, improve health outcomes and patient experience, and support people to remain at home. Through expert advice and clinical support and treatment, promoting the optimum quality of life. Whilst providing an effective and efficient service delivery, utilising health promotion, wound, medication, and continence management.
If you have an interest in community nursing, preventing hospital admissions, and caring for people with complex long-term disease, through to the last stages of their life, this role is for you.All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.Job Share(s) ConsideredMain duties of the job
The post holder works as a member of the District Nursing & Primary Health Care Team during their working day.
The post holder is supported by the Caseload Holder & is responsible for providing skilled nursing care & information to patients & carers.
The aim of which is maintaining patients in their own homes & enabling them to enjoy maximum independence & optimum quality of life.
The post holder will have a clinical role within the District Nursing Team they will have responsibility for admitting & discharging patients to and from the caseload(s).
The post holder is responsible for assessing, triaging, planning, evaluating & implementing care which may be complex, sensitive & unpredictable with the support of a Caseload Holder.
The post holder is responsible for coordinating the caseload in the absence of the Caseload Holder on a temporary basis. This will be reviewed after a three-month period by the line manager or a Manager.
The post holder will work alongside Health & Social Care Services within statutory and voluntary sectors providing appropriate nursing skills to ensure care packages are responsive to individual needs of patients within their own homes & other care settings.
To signpost to appropriate services, statutory & voluntary bodies.
To undertake & to develop all nursing skills & competencies, updating as required for the role to enhance the skill mix of the nursing team, ensuring that the ever-changing health needs of patients are met.About us
Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.
As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.
We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.
Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:
Protected CPD time for registered staff
Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff
Leadership & mentoring programmes
Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training
A Robust Preceptorship
A bespoke induction programme
Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
9.1. Provide holistic evidence based / best practice care to patients in accordance with National and Organisational approved policies/procedures and individual care plans.
9.2. Be responsible for the assessing, triaging, planning, implementation and evaluation of care packages on a day-to-day basis with support from the Caseload Holder and in her/his absence. The work may be unpredictable and complex and often of a sensitive nature.
9.3. Problem-solve and liaise as soon as possible with the Caseload Holder issues that may arise.
9.4. Be involved in referrals, triaging, discharge planning, and case conferences to support or manage appropriate care packages for patients.
9.5. Maintain accurate records, which are confidential, up-to-date, and legible and that all care given has to be documented. These records may be paper or IT based system and must be maintained as specified in the Organisation Policies, NMC guidelines and Government directives. The post holder will be expected to oversee the standard of patients records by audit or peer review and have regular open discussions with team members.
9.6. Work within challenging and unpredictable environments e.g. patients homes, which may have constraints and require adaptability
9.7. Undertake comprehensive risk assessments of all situations associated with the care of patients in order to ensure nurses and carers safety. This may include assessment and provision of equipment ensuring it is used safely.
9.8. Monitor and maintain the health, safety and security of self and others.
9.9. The post holder is required to comply with all infection control policies and guidance, attend relevant updates and report issues of concern to their immediate line manager (if no action or explanation received, then it is the individuals responsibility to escalate to Director of Operations/ Chief Executive office).
9.10. Be conversant with the vulnerable adult and child protection procedures and policies of Livewell Southwest.
9.11. Be responsible for organising own time management on a daily basis in line with caseload demands balancing patient needs with the administrative aspect of the role.
9.12. To act as a clinical advisor on health care issues within their area of expertise and act as a Link Nurse.
9.13. Provide education and continuing support to patients, family and carers.
9.14. Identify areas of improvement of practice and communicate to the Caseload
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9.15. Undertake health promotion as requested to all age groups and contribute to planned health promotion activities.
9.16. Be aware of organisational, professional and national developments within primary care and work within these guidelines e.g. NSF/ NICE/ NMC.
9.17. Initiate and participate in Clinical Supervision.
9.18. Be involved in audit and research.
9.19. Be aware of and abide by Livewell Southwest approved Policies, Patient Group Directives, Standards and Quality Assurance Initiatives.
9.20. Be involved in all aspects of clinical governance including audits and effective and safe use of resources and equipment.
10. Management & Leadership:
10.1. Share knowledge and information to promote a cohesive team.
10.2. Be responsible in the absence of the Caseload Holder to delegate nursing care to appropriately skilled staff and ensure that they are supported.
10.3. Act as a role model for all staff and students demonstrating clinical skills and high standards of practice and professional conduct.
10.4. Participate in the recruitment and selection of new staff.
10.5. Participate in team activities to develop and consolidate a cohesive and supportive team ensuring openness within the team.
10.6. Contribute to national and local policy development.
10.7. Utilise resources economically, effectively and promote cost consciousness throughout the service.
10.8. In collaboration with the budget holder may be an authorised signatory for ordering stores, equipment and stationary.
10.9. Ensure that all loans of equipment are monitored and maintained in good working order as per operational policy.
10.10. Complete on time and submit all necessary forms, documentation, including IT data and forward as required by the manager/organisation.
10.11. The post holder will be required to use a computer, being responsible for timely recording patient activities for IT data collection, dealing with e-mail queries, stock and equipment ordering.
10.12. To preserve confidentiality and comply with of the Data Protection Act, Access to Health Records and Consent for Treatment.
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10.13. Have a flexible approach to the working day in order to meet the needs of the patient/service.
10.14. Report to line manager any untoward incidents e.g. complaints, accidents, defective equipment and take appropriate action to ensure safety of patients, relatives, self and colleagues and follow up with appropriate documentation.
10.15. Be aware of pressures facing your work colleagues and offer support and ensure they are aware of additional support that may be available to them.***** For full details regarding the role please see the attached document entitled Job Description *****Person SpecificationBehavioural Attributes & CompetenciesEssential
- Familiar with and committed to the principles and values of the NHS.
- Demonstrate commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes.
- Consistently put clinicians at the heart of decision making.
- Creates and fosters a culture of openness, honesty, integrity and inclusiveness.
- Values diversity and difference.
- Uses evidence to make improvements and seeks out innovation.
- Demonstrates commitment to partnership working.
- Flexible approach to working.
- Attention to detail.
- Highly motivated with ability to influence and inspire others.
- Outcomes focused.
- Ability to act as a champion for patients/carers and their interests, ensuring the patients voice has an impact on service developments.
- Evidence or recent updating/training
- Current knowledge of developments in nursing and healthcare in general
- Understanding of Clinical Governance including audit and research
- Understanding of clinical supervision and continued professional development
- Understanding of Team function
- Awareness or recent Government policies
- Understanding of Community Nursing service and local issue
- Teaching qualification
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- Relevant post registration courses/ knowledge base relevant to the post
- Non-Medical Prescribing
- Experience of a variety of healthcare settings
- To be able to respond to urgent calls in different parts of the city
- Ability to use initiative and work autonomously
- Ability to problem solve
- Good time management
- Delegation skills
- Negotiation skills
- Excellent i
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