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Community Staff Nurse

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Candidates must hold full NMC registration or be a UK enrolled student nurse

As a community Nurse you will work as part of a dynamic team providing Nursing care to patients in their own home or residential setting. We deliver high quality, best practice care to adults with a range of complex health needs. We are looking for skilled& diverse people who share our passion to deliver our service. In this role you will be workingwithin an integrated care model, providing holistic care to patients within a multi-disciplinary team.

We are looking for registered nurses or student nurses who are due to qualify in the next few months who:
  • Have experience of working in theCommunity
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high quality care & serviceprovision
  • Can work flexibly, as part of a team on a 7 day per week service
  • Canassess & formulate careplans
  • Cansupport student Nurses & HCAs
  • Have enhanced communication &interpersonalskills
  • Can provide patient-centered care, ensuring patient & carer participation in decision-making
  • Can provide a high standard of nursing intervention within a patient's own home.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated multi-professional team, neighbourhood teams
  • To be accountable for assessing, interpreting, planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment to patients within professional guidelines, with the support of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To keep the patient at the centre of care, ensuring patient and carer participation in decision making.
  • Provide support and education to peers, new staff non-registered staff and students.
  • To provide a high standard of care.
  • To provide a high standard of nursing intervention within a patient's own home this includes lone working, referring to specialist and advanced practitioners as needed.
  • Will be expected to work as part of a 24/7 service
  • To identify patient needs, agree goals and provide appropriate holistic nursing interventions including referral to other services and equipment provision

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects for your own and delegated work.
  • To work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.
  • To undertake holistic assessment (including those with complex presentations and multi pathologies) making use of clinical reasoning skills.
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To promote independence and wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • Organise and manage own time, delegating work appropriately.
  • Contribute to risk assessments and health and safety assessments and including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks.
  • To demonstrate the importance of gaining patient and carer consent in all interventions.
  • To effectively communicate verbally with patients, carers and colleagues using tact and persuasive skills. This may involve using skills where patients have difficulties in communication, e.g., hearing loss, diminished sight, depression, speech problems, cognitive impairment, behavioural problems, and pain.
  • To contribute to and work towards the service/organisational aims and objectives of the Neighbourhood Teams and the new model of care.
  • To work effectively within the neighbourhood team structure and liaise appropriately with members of the MDT and other agencies by attending MDT meetings, case reviews.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and NMC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To inform/update all members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users and appropriate others, of changes involving current care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient.
  • To support the Community nursing team with day-to-day planning and delivery of a high-quality care.
  • To support the neighbourhood team with case management model.
  • To provide skilled nursing care of a high standard as delegated by the district nursing sister/ charge nurse.
  • To support, educate and advise formal and informal carers with the nursing care which they can provide.
  • To act as a patient advocate, providing information, health education and support to facilitate patient choice with regard to nursing care, promoting independence.
  • To ensure that medications are stored and recorded according to the rules relating to the drugs policy of CPFT.
  • To administer immunisations and vaccinations to adults in accordance with agreed protocols for patients on the current caseload.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • RGN Level 1, RGN level 2
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Community Experience
Skills and abilites Essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care & service provision
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Good communication
  • Good documentation skills and ability to assess, implement and formulate care plans
  • Computer/ IT skills and use of electronic records system
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with the client group
Other Essential
  • The ability to travel independently across Cambridgeshire, for example access to your own car
  • Flexibility to work over seven days per week

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