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Frail and Elderly Care Nurse

Employer
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Wymondham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
An exciting Case Manager opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse to join our small and friendly team on secondment based at Wymondham Health Centre Norfolk.

The Frail and Elderly Team provides Case Management support to patients at home with long term conditions who are at high risk of acute admission due to health and complex personal needs.

Main duties of the job

You will assess and engage patients in self-management of their conditions, linking with key stakeholders to achieve a positive outcome for the patient. The ability to encourage and motivate others is a key essential for this role.

You will attend Monthly MDT meetings at the local GP surgeries

Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage, with particular reference to the management of long term conditions.

Applicants will be required to work using mobile technology and will need to be flexible and able to work across the South Locality as required therefore applicants must be able to provide their own transport

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Wymondham is an attractive historic Norfolk market town, 9.5 miles South west of Norwich with good bus and train access.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop treatment/care plans that may need to be delivered from a range of options.Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.Be aware of Assistive Technology and utilise where required.Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their treatment/care/management plan.Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.Contribute to Personal Health Plans as required.Be required to undertake risk assessments and act upon them appropriately.

Case Manager

To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. GoldStandard Framework.Plan and organise specialist services within the integrated team.Ensure activity data and clinical information is recorded on SystmOne and completed on a daily basis.Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.Order equipment and supplies via the electronic ordering systems used within the team.Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written form
  • Must hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle


Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through inhouse training and short courses
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Empathy and sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care and inputting data/patient records
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Able to kneel, bend and stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Have basic IT/standard keyboard skills


Desirable

  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration
  • Awareness of Assistive Technology


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of working at relevant level


Desirable

  • Experience of working at a higher level


Qualifications

Essential

  • RN qualification
  • Assessor/mentorship preparation ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Current NMC registration


Desirable

  • Long Term Conditions module
  • 1st level degree
  • Independent/supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills
  • Clinical assessment skills


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Wymondham Health Centre

18 Bridewell Street

Wymondham

NR18 0AR

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