To provide specialist high quality care for patients diagnosed with a neurological injury admitted for rehabilitation. The post holder will provide strategic clinical insight into all aspects of the patient pathway and be expected to perform duties with a high degree of clinical skill and knowledge.
The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Multi-Disciplinary MDT team and ward staff. To provide a seamless co-ordinated and timely approach to rehabilitation.Main duties of the job
To work in an MDT to deliver specialist care to patients who have sustained a neurological injury.
To promote independence and engagement in their rehabilitation pathway and following national standards.
To provide a specialist nursing advise and support to patients, their families and other health care professionals following diagnosis through to all stages of treatment.
To work as an autonomous, advanced practitioner and effectively deliver an expert nursing service within the specialty of neuro rehabilitation.
Provide effective hands-on nursing care, support, supervision and education to clients, carers, and relatives with complex neurological needs.About us
The post holder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this postcontributes to the achievement of the trust vision of:We are a thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system.
One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.
We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being - Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflect these.
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment. The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role. The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Provide clinical expertise underpinned by theoretical specialist knowledge following best practice and evidence based advise to patients carer and healthcare professionals.
To be actively involved in patient care and working autonomously ensuring patients have an accurate plan reflecting assessment and review.
Be able to demonstrate advanced clinical skills and expertise to improve Quality of Life.
To be able to provide effective decisions to address complex issues with the patient at the centre of the decision.
Provide specialist advice to Neurologically impaired patients and their families to improve clinical outcomes influencing care and treatment.
Act as a lead on clinical care providing rationales, set standards of care and monitor progress.
Provide reports and recommendations for further treatment/care as part of the discharge planning process. To liaise with the Discharge Co-ordinator and ward staff to ensure arrangements are in place for a safe appropriate discharge.
To lead on key nursing quality initiatives within the neuro pathway including bladder and bowel continence retraining/management, prevention of pressure sores, self-medication management, falls and urinary infections and prevention.Person SpecificationEssentialEssential
- Minimum of 2 years NHS experience in band 6 or equivalent to role
- Experienced of working in Neuro rehabilitation
- Experienced of handling confidential information relating to the care of individual
- Experienced in managing own caseload
- Excellent verbal and written communication skill and the ability to listen and support when challenges arises
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Ability to prioritise the workload of others and to work quickly and efficiently to deadlines
- Skilled in use of outcome and evaluation measures
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to use MS office and IT platforms for record keeping and audits
- Ability to form effective working relationship with key stakeholders
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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