***Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***
The North West Anglia Foundation NHS Foundation Trust transition team is dedicated to developing a person-centred, developmentally appropriate service to support young people aged between 11 and 25 years with a long-term health condition(s).
The post holder will work cross-site alongside the Transition Co-ordinator to advise & support young people & their families/carers as they navigate from paediatric to adult health services.
They will help to ensure young people and their families/carers feel welcome, informed and have relevant, up to date and effective information and communication to facilitate their smooth transition to adult services.Main duties of the job
- To support the Transition coordinator in day to day tasks and service development
- To proactively engage with young people, their families and carers to ensure they have the relevant information, education and support to facilitate a smooth transition to adult services.
- Liaise alongside the Transition Co-ordinator, with the MDT to try to facilitate joined up, collaborative working between services and divisions to ensure the best possible outcome for the young people and their families
We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays o Career development and training o Wellbeing support and activities o In-house physiotherapy Service o On-site canteens with subsidised meals o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and PeterboroughJob descriptionJob responsibilitiesThis job description provides a broad framework within which the post holder will undertake a range of duties. It will also be subject to regular review and will be amended to reflect service change in consultation with the post holder.
The successful applicant will:
- Act as link person for young people & their families/carers with other professionals & services
- Promote self-esteem & optimism whilst assisting in service development.
- Be aware and understand the guidelines relating to Child Protection issues.
- Access IT systems, enter and retrieve basic data and log out, effectively respond to telephone enquiries and escalating to transition co-ordinator or senior colleague as required
- Liaise with relevant colleagues, and work closely to maintain communication channels with key stakeholders by keeping up to date with national transition guidelines, policies, procedures, pathways and materials.
- when necessary, assist in the organisation and co-ordination meetings, set agendas and take minutes & monitor action-trackers
- Contribute to data collection as required
- Deal with highly sensitive information and patient data, adhering to IG regulations
- Maintain confidentiality regarding children and families at all time
- To promote a young peoples focused approach to care in collaboration with all relevant health, social care and other agency professionals
- To assist the organisation and take part in trust wide transition events
- Undertake learning activities with young people that are enjoyable, challenging & educational
- Promote and support the young person with sexual health advice
- Promote and support discussion with the young person on general health, diet, alcohol, drugs and physical wellbeing
- Promote and support the young person with self-care and medication management
- Promote discussion on education and career pathways
- Act as an advocate for families throughout the transition process
- Limit risk of cross-infection to patients and other staff by adhering to all infection control guidelines & advice
- Be aware of and adhere to the Trusts infection control / Risk management policies & attend regular updates on fire and manual handling in line with Trust policy
- Advise parents/carers on appropriate health and safety issues
- Maintain personal standards of health, security and safety
- Promote anti-discriminatory practice
- Maintain the confidentiality of information
- Promote and support individual rights and choice within service delivery
- Acknowledge individuals personal beliefs and identity
- Support individuals through effective communications
- Provide support to young people and their families in preparation of transition to adult services, and to signpost to appropriate follow on services
- Engage, motivate, support and encourage teams in development and application of transition pathways
- Work with Transition Co-ordinator to provide support for each individual referred to the service
- To assist in the organisation of MDTs or attend reviews e.g. EHCP
- Support specialities in using transition tools e.g. health passports, acute admission plans etc.
- Enable the family/carers of young people to empower the young people in their care
- Use expert professional judgement, analytical and problem solving skills (evidence based) in the surveillance and recognition of changes in patients condition, referring changes to medical clinicians as necessary.
- Demonstrate and utilise specialist skills and knowledge to provide innovative practice in transitional and general nursing care
- To promote a seamless service to children/young people through hospital and in the community as required, providing on-going and structured education and support for young people and their families
- To maintain a professional attitude and work in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct at all times acting as a professional role model leading by example in regard to behaviours, attitude, conduct and appearance
- To demonstrate an understanding of and adhere to Trust Policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding of children
- Document and escalate concerns ensuring the safety of the young person at all times
- Support families and young people in times of distress and anxiety and escalate to transition co-ordinator, consultants or other relevant healthcare professional
- Contribute to My Performance Appraisal (MPA) with manager or supervisor
- Contribute at meetings/groups to represent & promote the needs of young people & the transition service
- To support all health care staff on matters relating to transitional care promoting the development of clinically effective care that is seamless between settings.
- Support staff and engage with various specialities to deliver a joint approach to transition
- Contribute to development and adherence to transition audit processes
- Highlight barriers during transition process so as to contribute to the constant evaluation & improvement of the transition service
- The post holder will work across the whole trust, organisation, boundaries and locations
- The post holder will be responsible for maintaining key links with the local transition network
- To maintain high standards of Transitional Care the post holder will help to identify gaps in current service provision and assist in developing effective, efficient patient pathways
- If clinical need/acuity demands, to support the clinical area with any acute nursing tasks where they fall within the limits of your capability
- To support and work with the transition co-ordinator in delivering transition training to all members of staff.
- Identify own education and development needs, access appropriate learning opportunities to ensure clinical knowledge is continuously updated
- Participate in clinical supervision / preceptorship / mentorship as required
- To assess and evaluate the health education needs of the young person and their carers about their condition including medication and treatment and to provide verbal and written information about the conditions that is age and culturally
- Maintain own clinical development needs to enable working on the childrens wards in times of need / high demand
For further information see job description and personal specification attachedPerson SpecificationEducation and QualificationEssential
- RSCN/ RN Child or registered nurse with relevant adolescent experience
- Mentoring qualification (or willingness to work towards)
- BSc Nursing (or willingness to work towards)
- Experience of working with children/young people
- Documented evidence of Continuing Professional Development
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of working as a team member
- Experience of working within a hospital setting
- Experience of working with Adolescents and Young people
North West Anglia NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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