An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and self-motivated nurse to join the Acute Care at Home Team based at Truro Health Park.You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering services to people in the community, striving to deliver high quality personalised care. The aim of the service is to ensure that an integrated approach is taken when delivering care.The post will deliver a range of skills and experience to all aspects of community care and will involve working with patients in their own homes or in the Acute and/or Community Hospital settings. Proposed interview date: 12th December 2023Main duties of the job
The post holder, as a Specialist Practice Community Acute Care Senior Staff Nurse, is responsible for the delivery of high-quality evidence-based care for acutely ill patients within their homes, with the aim of preventing hospital admission or facilitating rapid discharge.
The post holder will liaise with the referring hospital or GP when arranging admission to the scheme, and will take responsibility to effectively assess, develop, implement and evaluate patient care.
The Acute Care at Home Team work on a flexible rota shift system. The service covers a period of 0800 hours to 2200 hours 7 days a week which includes an on-call system. The geographical area when on duty is anywhere within Central and West and North Cornwall. The total population of this area is approximately 250,000. The post holder is predominantly a lone worker within this area.
As part of the role you will regularly deputise in the absence of Team Leader and assist in the management of the team, including the performance and development of staff and providing support to other team members.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.
Just over 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 SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- RGN 1st level registration or equivalent
- Diploma level specialist training, experience, short courses (or equivalent experience)
- Prescribing qualification
- Teaching qualification, eg, City & Guilds, HEA Mentorship module (or working towards)
- 1st Degree Diploma or working towards
- Working without direct supervision, yet as a team member through experience and education
- Substantial post registration experience in Acute or Community Team
- Experience of a wide range of medical conditions
- Evidence of autonomous practice
Skills and AptitudeEssential
- Evidence of good medical grounding within an acute setting
- Experience of audit
- Liaison and negotiation skills
- Computer literacy
- Leadership and Management Skills
Knowledge and abilitiesEssential
- Research and audit skills
- Ability to deal calmly with stress and distressing situations
- Ability to provide specialist skilled, evidence-based nursing care to a wide range of patients
- Working without direct supervision yet as a team member through experience and education
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Truro Health Park
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