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Post Covid Clinician/ Nurse

Employer
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Norwich
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY/ FIXED TERM

POST COVID ASSESSMENT SERVICE (PCAS)

Until end of March 2025

22 hours per week Monday- Friday

Are you enthusiastic and innovative? Do you work well in a multidisciplinary team setting with the challenge of a new condition?

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse with acute/community skills including those with Practice Nurse experience to join the Post Covid multidisciplinary Team. The role will contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients with post covid syndrome both remotely and in face to face clinics across the area of Norfolk and Waveney. Respiratory experience helpful but not essential.

The team are constantly striving to improve care for patients with Post-COVID syndrome. The role requires engagement with other healthcare professionals to support the modernisation of care delivery with frequent supervision.

We are looking for the right people for our team, who have a passion for patient centered, supportive care within a multi-professional team, with prior expertise, knowledge and training in complex, patient focused assessment, goal identification, coaching and self-management with a strong understanding of physical health and mental wellbeing and the possible symptoms and complications for patients in Post-Covid syndrome.

If this post excites you, we look forward to your application.

Main duties of the job

To perform as a registered nurse performing assessments, supporting patients with management of Post-COVID syndrome using local and National guidance.

The role includes, but is not an exhaustive list:
  • To undertake comprehensive assessments of patients referred with symptoms of long covid with potential comorbidities, and to formulate individualised management and treatment plans using clinical reasoning.
  • To work in a variety of clinical areas including virtual consultations via telephone / video link system e.g. Attend Anywhere, Microsoft Teams, patients homes and out-patient clinics.
  • Working and liaising with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to provide high quality, evidence-based patient assessment and interventional care.
  • Supporting the planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating of care given to patients with Post-COVID syndrome in the community. To maintain accurate, comprehensive documentation, ensuring patients' documentation is updated to reflect changes in clinical needs, in line with legal and departmental requirements, and to communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines and patients in the form of reports and letters.
  • To identify and refer onto relevant services
  • Working as a resource for patients, their carers and other staff
  • Support the development of the service across Norfolk and Waveney and work collaboratively with the wider MDT
  • Working autonomously within own scope of practice


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

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties & Responsibilities
  • Professional and Clinical
    • Provide assessment for patients referred into the service in line with agreed guidelines.
    • To liaise with GPs and Consultants about the patients under their care.
    • To accept referrals and manage a patient caseload according to agreed guidelines.
    • Supporting the improvement of Standards of Care for people with Post-COVID syndrome, in line with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines
    • Working with the wider MDT across Norfolk and Waveney acute and community pathways to deliver care for people with Post-COVID syndrome.
    • To assist in the provision of training and education for patients, carers and professionals to develop the skills required to manage Post-COVID syndrome effectively.
    • Demonstrate specialist knowledge and skills through continuing professional development in line with local and national guidance.
    • To maintain own levels of clinical competence.
    • Working autonomously with support from Band 7 and Clinical lead and being accountable for own practice
    • To promote and facilitate research and evidence-based practice
    • To maintain a high profile in the clinical area, acting as a role model for other health care professionals.
  • Management & Leadership
    • Develop knowledge and skills in management and leadership.
    • Responsible for own workload and of other groups of staff within the team including work allocation, performance / attendance issues, appraisal and development where required.
    • Ensure timely and effective communication with the Clinical Team lead on all professional matters.
  • Financial Responsibilities
    • Ensure effective use of resources, both financial and human.
  • Information Management
    • To support maintenance of appropriate data for local and national reporting.
    • To maintain records, as required.
    • To use research findings critically in order to develop practice with supervisions from Clinical lead as required.
  • Education & Professional Development
    • To provide information about Post-COVID syndrome to people, including its treatment and symptom management.
    • To provide information, education and training to other healthcare professionals about Post-COVID syndrome And its assessment and management
    • Maintain links with other professionals and networks in order to learn and share examples of good practice.
    • To be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness and to maintain a professional profile.
    • To participate in continuing professional development activity and all mandatory training as required.
  • Operational Delivery
    • Accountable for ensuring workload of self and others is prioritised, planned and delivered in line with key performance indicators and service targets.
  • Project Management
    • Support the development and delivery of additional projects within Post-COVID Assessment Service as required with supervision from Clinical Lead.
  • Risk & Governance Management
    • Be responsible for recording risks and near misses as per trust policy, report on Datix and to Clinical Lead
    • Carry out appraisals for other team members where required
    • Responsible for safety of equipment and supplies where required.
  • Service Development
    • Working with the supervision of the Clinical Lead to support the newly developing Post-COVID Assessment Service in line with national and regional guidance.

    Trust Values

    Trust Behaviour Framework
    • All post holders are required to adhere to the Trusts Behaviour Framework in the undertaking of their duties.

    Research & Development
    • May be required to undertake surveys or audits, as necessary to own work may occasionally participate in R& D, clinical trials or equipment testing.

    Safeguarding Clause
    • Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Rigorous recruitment checks are carried out and where applicable to the role successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

    Infection Control
    • Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust staff are responsible for protecting themselves and others against infection risks. All staff regardless of whether clinical or not are expected to comply with current infection control policies and procedures and to report any problems with regard to this to their managers. All staff undertaking patient care activities must attend infection control training and updates as required by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.

    Health and Safety
    • Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed upon them under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), to ensure the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors.
    • To ensure that the Trusts Health and Safety Policies are understood and observed and that procedures are followed.
    • To ensure the appropriate use of equipment and facilities and the environment is maintained in good order.
    • To take the necessary precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of themselves, patients, staff and visitors, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
    • To undertake appropriate Health and Safety training to support safe working practice including, where appropriate, its management.

    General
    • All staff are required to respect confidentiality of all matters that they learn as a result of the employment with the Trust, including matters relating to other members of the staff and members of the public/patients.
    • Maintain appropriate patient and clinical records in line with the Trusts policies and procedures, and in line with the agreed service specification.
    • The post holder will be expected to participate in an annual appraisal of their work where the job description will be reviewed and objectives set. In line with the annual personal development plan the post holder will be expected to undertake any training or development required to fulfill their role.
    • Ensure that all patients, clients and colleagues are treated at all times in an equitable manner, respecting diversity and showing an understanding of diversity in the workplace.
    • The post holder must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the Trusts Equality and Diversity Policies, Procedures and Schemes and must ensure that equality is promoted at all times.

    This job description is not exhaustive and may be amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder. The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as may be required for the effective performance of the post.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Current registrations with the NMC
    • Relevant post registration clinical training


    Desirable

    • Additional post-graduate education or experience in relevant areas respiratory/community
    • Leadership development


    Experience

    Essential

    • NHS experience working at relevant level with patients with complex conditions
    • Broad experience in clinical settings


    Desirable

    • Able to discuss examples of best practice
    • Previous Cardiology / Respiratory experience


    Skills

    Essential

    • Able to work effectively within a team
    • Committed to developing clinical practice.
    • Good organisation skills, concentration, attention to detail and use of initiative
    • Good IT skills
    • Ability to travel between different places within Norfolk & Waveney
    • Ability and confidence in use of, and discussing clinical reasoning


    Desirable

    • Previous use of SystmOne
    • Able to perform advanced assessments to support clinical decision making and developing a management plan
    • Triage experience
    • Interested in research
    • Knowledge in acute and community pathways


    Communication

    Essential

    • Self motivated, confident, forward thinking
    • Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity, tact and diplomacy
    • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language including via computer


    Desirable

    • Evidence of Advanced communication or training to include difficult / sensitive discussions.
    • Experience with running group education/exercise sessions


    Personal & People

    Essential

    • Delivering training / education to patients or other professionals
    • Experience in supporting staff, (including registered and unregistered) or students, in setting development goals and supporting to achieve


    Desirable

    • Appraisal training
    • Completed student assessor/ mentorship training


    Other

    Essential

    • Must have ability to travel around the county
    • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language


    Personal Attributes / Behaviours

    Essential

    • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding
    • Flexible and committed, Innovative/ proactive
    • Work autonomously under pressure, able to prioritise work with good time keeping
    • Supporting colleagues when under pressure
    • Act as role model, identify gaps in learning and identify own training needs
    • Ability to manage self in stressful situations


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

    Address

    Norwich Community Hospital

    Bowthorpe Road

    Norwich

    NR2 3TU

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    839-6160458-LR

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