This is a key role in the provision of an integrated specialist nursing service for residents requiring IV therapy who are registered with a GP in the London Borough of Richmond.
The post holder will coordinate the delivery of IV therapy by the Adult Community Nursing Services and where possible it will be expected that the post holder will undertake the initial visits either alone or in conjunction with a member of one of the Community Nursing Teams.Main duties of the job
In addition, the post holder will be expected to provide expert advice at a strategic and operational level which will include:
- Supporting the development of the service.
- Facilitating the provision of high-quality care for these patients within the community ensuring evidence-based practice and innovative models of care are always delivered.
- Evaluating clinical pathways, policies, and procedures for managing IV therapy across primary, community, and secondary care.
- Providing local leadership, consultancy. and advice to other professionals, patients, and their carers
- Developing close working partnerships with the acute partners other secondary care providers local, other health care professionals and voluntary services involved in the patient's care.
- Coordinating competency-based training
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) provide a wide range of healthcare services for the population of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the London Borough of Hounslow.
The Clinical Services Directorates have a wide range of responsibilities to manage, including coordinating and delivering community primary care services on behalf of the Trust. A wide range of these healthcare services are delivered by staff in the community, who include medical staff, paediatric therapists, therapy assistants, health visitors, specialist nurses, nurses, nursery nurses, paediatric phlebotomists and healthcare support workers with the support of administrative staff working in localities with GPs, other health professionals, early years, education, and social care professionals.
The digitalisation of health services is underway with a requirement to become paper-light by 2023 through improving the use of digital tools and adopting mobile and agile working practices and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical delivery.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
***Please see the attached supporting documents which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Qualified RGN (Registered General Nurse - Adult) with current registration with NMC - Part1.
- Relevant post registration study at diploma/degree level and relevant CPD e.g., IV, palliative care, tissue viability
- Clinical Assessment Skills
- Nurse Prescriber V300 (willing to undertake
- Assessor/Supervisory/ Mentorship Preceptorship or equivalent (willing to undertake)
- Experience working in the acute or the community as a Band 6 or more
- Nurse prescriber V300 (willing to undertake)
- Diploma or BSc (Hons) Community Health (DN)
- Expert theoretical and clinical knowledge of IV therapy and IV access devices at a senior level underpinned by a broad range of experience across acute/secondary/primary or community
- Advanced patient assessment skills and problem-solving skills
- Experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team, including excellent communication and Interpersonal skills.
- Experience of teaching other health care professionals both formally and informally.
- Understanding of national guidelines and health legislation (i.e., NICE Guidelines)
- Understanding of the impact of Mental Health e.g., dementia, depression, on the management of medical and long-term conditions
- Professional standards including confidentiality, clinical governance and NMC guidelines
- Infection prevention and control standards
- Risk assessment and management
- Knowledge of health and safety and personal safety issues
- Understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Counselling skills, ability to handle complex or distressing issues sensitively with clients and families.
- Some experience in development and implementation of protocols/pathways of care.
- Experience of research and audit understanding of clinical governance.
- Experience in assessing, planning, delivering, and evaluating patients in their own homes
- Experience in working independently and as part of a team
- Experience in problem solving and supporting other team members
- Experience of Multidisciplinary teamwork
- Experience of providing supervision
- Experience of mentoring students
- Experience of audit evaluation
- Experience of managing resources to stay within the service budget
- Holistic assessment, core clinical, clinical reasoning, and care planning skills to proactively manage patient care
- Core clinical skills medicines management including IV, venepuncture and cannulation, continence, chronic disease management, palliative care, wound management
- Ability to promote self-care of patients
- Ability to manage the day to day running of the team, use initiative and delegate tasks to appropriately trained staff
- Ability to lead by example, both clinically and managerially, being consistent and fair to all staff in every aspect of work
- Ability to work to a high-performance level, conducive to professional development and team cohesiveness
- Effective communication skills with clients and colleagues and the ability to establish rapport with team, clients, and other agencies
- IT literate with ability to use databases and other software packages
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills
- Able to produce well written and timely clinical records and service reports
- Ability to lead and participate in service and organisational change
- Ability to work under pressure, balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
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- Reliable, empathetic, approachable, understanding, non-judgemental and tolerant
- Demonstrates high ethical and professional standards
- Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance
- Committed to lifelong learning and achieving full compliance with the competencies and standards of this role and for career progression
- Has a positive attitude to change and is prepared to work flexibly to meet the need of people and the service
- Willingness to undertake training and competencies for additional clinical interventions to support service development
- Willingness to learn and implememt new ways of working, including using digital solutions with patients and in the operation of the service
- Ability to undertake a shift system including working on weekends and BH if the service requires.
- Ability to travel to multiple sites- car driver
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