An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative, enthusiastic and motivated Neurology Nurse to join our experienced and friendly Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team, which includes an integrated Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) service.
You will be based in the heart of Richmond a beautiful part of London. There will be a high proportion of home visits. You will also see outpatients in our bright, modern premises, which has a supportive reception team and space to upload patient records and complete other admin tasks.
You will provide a nursing service to Stroke patients on discharge from hospital, including medication reviews, secondary prevention education, information and advice. You will receive excellent support from the wider team which comprises Neuro therapists.
You will also develop skills in Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's by working closely with, and supporting, the experienced specialist nursing team.
No weekend or on call work. Free parking.Main duties of the job
You will have clinical responsibility for the care and management of patients following a Stroke and work closely with family and carers. You will also support the specialist nursing team to provide support and reviews for people with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's.
You will see patients in their own homes, in our outpatient clinic and/or at other appropriate settings to facilitate rehabilitation.
You will be part of a dynamic MDT consisting of Specialist Therapists and Nursing.You will participate in delivering education groups for people with Stroke, PD and MS, and secondary prevention advice for people following Stroke. You will be involved in reviewing medication for patients at home and following hospital discharge.
The whole team contributes to ongoing clinical development and improvement projects to ensure that we provide an excellent service for our patients. Continuing personal development is encouraged through training opportunities and an established supervision and appraisal structure. You will be supervised by an experienced band 7.
Supervision of junior Therapists, Therapy Assistants and Students as required.About us
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 co-ordinating 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 refer to the full Job Description and Person Specification attached.
You will be required to travel within the borough of Richmond, therefore ideally you will be a car owner / driver. A keen cyclist would also be considered.
An informal visits to Richmond Rehabilitation Unit is encouraged.
The closing date given is a guide only. We may close a vacancy once a sufficient amount of applications have been received. Provisional Interview Date: 11th December 2023Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential Desirable
- Specialist qualification in neurological nursing or a commitment to undertake a course
- Basic theoretical and clinical knowledge of neurological conditions
- Examples of evidence based practice in the clinical setting
- Knowledge of the workings of community nursing services
- Involvement / experience of audit, research and understanding quality issues
- Considerable post-graduate experience working in an NHS setting
- Experience and understanding of multi-disciplinary team working
Skills and AbilitiesEssential
- Relevant neurological nursing experience
- Experience of contributing to clinical education of less experienced staff, students or assistantst
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Very good patient assessment skills
- Able to handle complex or distressing issues sensitively with patients, carers and families
- Able to work as an autonomous practitioner and refer on / escalate as appropriate
- Able to present information, either written or oral, in a clear and logical manner
- Able to manage time and organise, prioritise and delegate work
Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare TrustAddress
Richmond Rehabilitation Unit
22 Evelyn Road
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