We have an exciting opportunity for District Nurse Clinical Leader to join our caring and highly motivated Community Nursing Teams for the Caradon Area. The post will provide clinical leadership for the Liskeard, Looe, Torpoint, Saltash, Callington and Launceston Community teams.
We are looking for a dynamic, flexible and compassionate practitioner who can demonstrate a broad range of competencies and is able to adapt to a wide variety of clinical circumstances.
There are both full and part time opportunitiesMain duties of the job
The post holder will monitor the quality of care provision and identify and lead on areas of service development.
They will be a registered nurse who holds or working towards the DNSPQ qualification. They will work within an integrated team providing clinical leadership for all patients within the community nursing caseload through proactive management. Whilst working on their own initiative they will be responsible for ensuring that all members of the nursing team are providing the highest standard of evidence based clinical care and will actively support and liaise with other health and social agencies and professionals.
The ability to travel independently across the area to fulfil the requirements of the post is essential.About us
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see 'supporting documents'.Person SpecificationEducation and QualificationsEssential
Experience and SkillsEssential
- Registered Nurse
- Relevant post registration qualification - specialist practitioner qualification (District Nursing) or working towards
- Independent non-medical prescribing qualification or equivalent or working towards
- Previous relevant experience of working within a community nursing team
- Highly developed clinical expertise and knowledge in all aspects of community nursing care
- Highly specialist assessment, planning , treatment and evaluation skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to deal with challenging and sensitive situations
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of leadership and leading change or project implementation
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Liskeard Community Nursing Team, Torressa Community Nursing Team and Launceston and Callington Community Nursing Team
Oak Tree Surgery
Liskeard, Torpoint, Saltash, Launceston and Callington.
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