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Community Staff Nurse

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bexley and Greenwich
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
12 Mar 2024
Community Staff Nurse, Band 5Full Time & Part Time (up to 37.5 hours per week)Greenwich & Bexley Boroughs**Previous applications need not apply**

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic nurses to work in our Adult Community Health Services. We have vacancies in our Bexley and Greenwich District Nursing Teams to meet the increased demand for community health services, supporting the national agendas for delivering more care out of hospital.

We have vacancies in both boroughs so can accommodate preferences.

We welcome applications from newly qualified nurses with a drive to build on their pre-registration experience and knowledge. We provide a highly supportive approach with all staff to gain the competencies required for the role and as an Oxleas Community Staff Nurse you will be supported to develop advanced clinical assessment skills. Note - we can start you off on a lower band if you have/will have completed your degree and are just waiting on your NMC PIN to come through. Your role will be adjusted to Band 5 once that is through.

As a Community Staff Nurse you will work autonomously, and as part of a team, to deliver a high standard of nursing care to patients in their home environment.

This care includes phlebotomy and cannulation, administration of IV antibiotics via infusion, wound care, catheter care and also delivering sensitive compassionate care at end of life.

All successful candidates will be offered a formal induction.

Main duties of the job

A community staff nurse will ensure the delivery of high-quality care, ensuring standards are consistently high. You will do this by being competent and having the knowledge to deliver comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. You will be responsible for carrying out full and thorough clinical and risk assessment for the people in your care, seeing them holistically, being sensitive to their needs and escalating that risk to senior staff where necessary.

Our district nursing services have Day teams and Twilight/Night teams operating between 08.00 -23:00 hours and we can offer flexible shifts within these hours. These services all operate seven days a week, including bank holidays.

In our district nursing teams, due to the requirement to be able to travel between patients' homes in a timely manner, a full UK driver's licence is essential as well as access to a car for work purposes.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To deliver high quality care in the community, working with patients towards rehabilitation, self-management and independence.
  • You will do this by being competent and having the knowledge to deliver comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care.
  • You will be responsible for carrying out full and thorough clinical and risk assessment for the people in your care, seeing them holistically, being sensitive to their needs and escalating that risk to senior staff where necessary.
  • Working within the wider multi-disciplinary team, you will develop and implement individualised care plans that will deliver high quality care that is evaluated and continually improved.
  • You will be responsible for carrying out full and thorough physical health assessments and regular monitoring of the people in your care, ensuring that their fundamental care needs are assessed and attended to including nutrition, hydration, comfort and hygiene and producing excellent quality documentation which follows the trust record keeping standards.
  • You will use courage to challenge and report poor practice at the time and raise your concerns to a senior member of the team and will carry out all your nursing duties to an excellent standard paying high regard to privacy and dignity and maintaining the people in your cares rights.
  • We will expect you to be actively involved in regular clinical supervision and reflective practice and by undertaking the supervision of junior staff. You will collaborate with your line manager in the annual personal development process, setting goals for your continual development and undertaking training and learning opportunities that are identified in the plan.
  • You will be committed to carrying out evidence based best practice and to act as a role model for junior staff, leading by example and understanding your own values and judgements and how this can affect your relationship with the people in your care.


Person Specification

Registered General Nurse with current NMC PIN

Essential

  • Current NMC PIN (does not include NMC PRN)
  • Knowledge of the role of the Community Health Care Team
  • Ability to work independently with good organisational skills
  • Computer literacy


Desirable

  • Ability to facilitate learning for students
  • Knowledge of community health initiatives including Long Term Conditions management


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Oxleas District Nursing Services

Bexley and Greenwich

SE2 0AY

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277-4732343-CPH-R

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