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Neighbourhood Staff Nurse

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently looking for nurses to join our Neighbourhood Nursing teams across Lambeth and Southwark areas.

We are one of only two community teams in the UK to receive an outstanding status by CQC. Come and join us, and become a part of the amazing work we do!

We are proud that we care for our staff as much as our patients. We ensure that our staff are supported and are the only Trust in the UK to offer a Transition Programme which gives our nurses the knowledge and skills to take their care to the community. Once you have joined the Trust, this programme will ensure that you are fully able to provide outstanding care to our patients in the community.

This advert is open to all applicants with an active Nursing and Midwifery Council Personal Identification number (PIN) (this refers to an NMC Pin identification that allows you to work as a registered nurse/midwife in the UK. This does not include the Personal reference number (PRN) when you apply pre-OSCE application).

If you have a PRN number only please do not apply for this post. You can contact Capital Nurse or Capital Midwife (https://www.capitalnurselondon.co.uk/be-a-london-nurse/agencies/) to find out details on how to apply for International Nurse or Midwifery jobs

Internal staff do not need to apply, please contact Ivy Jehu-Appiah to discuss the transfer route.

Closing Date: 28th April 2024 at Midnight

Proposed Interview: 08th May 2024

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be a member of the District Nursing Team and will participate in the clinical case management of patients who have a wide variety of complex, high-risk and supported/self-care conditions. Working directly with the Team Leader, the post-holder will help ensure the provision of a high standard of nursing care and health promotion. The care will be provided in a range of settings including patients' homes, residential homes, nurse led clinics and GP practices.

This will include:

- Holistic assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a plan of care for patients with long term conditions, tissue viability, continence, palliative care, and promoting/facilitating patient independence.

- Assists in the delivery of National Service Frameworks.

- Providing public health and health promotion programmes to improve health and reduce inequalities.

- Maintaining contemporaneous written and computerised records.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilitiesWe have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally.

We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be responsible for contributing to joint decision making with colleagues to manage your patients and the good functioning of the team. As there is no hierarchy within the team, you will self-organise to ensure all local management duties are undertaken effectively.

CLINICAL

- To undertake the first contact assessment and review, including planning, implementation, evaluation, using a solution driven and goal setting process

- To actively manage patients with long term conditions and work towards preventing complications to reduce the need for hospital admissions

- To participate in multidisciplinary working involving other agencies as appropriate

- To maintain good working relationships with other health care professionals, statutory and voluntary organisations

- To utilise links with other agencies and service to facilitate appropriate care packages and provide information for clients that focus on promoting independence, self-care and wellness and keep people out of hospital.

- To work in collaboration with own team and others to ensure all patients that require care are supported appropriately.

- To undertake planned and opportunistic health promotion and education activities with patients, carers, family and neighbours

- Maintains close communication with GPs and other members of the Primary health care team to promote effective coordination of care

- To take responsibility for evaluating and reflecting on his/her own practice

- To perform and maintain competence in a wide variety of clinical skills (which includes but is not limited to) administering injections, catheter management, venepuncture, etc.

- To actively participate in Nurse-Led clinics within locality e.g. Continence Clinic, Leg Ulcer Clinic, etc.

- To work collaboratively with allied agencies in meeting the needs of clients with long term illnesses

- To participate in intervision (peer to peer clinical supervision)

EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

- To participate in the learning programmes for students on community placements

- To facilitate the learning of other members of the team

- To champion and actively participate in organisational learning and organisational change

- To take responsibility for your own professional development

- To participate in clinical supervision in accordance with community services within GSTT

- Act as mentor and/or co-mentor to students and junior staff

- To undertake performance appraisal of team members.

SERVICE DEVELOPMENT

- To work across the organisation to support and promote Neighbourhood Nursing, including support to other teams on the journey to self-management

- To support continuous improvement and research through clinical and management activity.

PROFESSIONAL

To adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] Code of Professional Conduct and be conversant with other relevant advisory papers

TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES

- Responsible for providing day-to-day co-ordination of workload in your own team and network

- Review and agree staffing levels, inc. Bank and Agency requirements

- Participate in recruitment

- Informal performance management and management of behaviours and conduct as a team

- Undertake as a team the process of continuous performance review

- Give and receive feedback in relation to practice, skills, competence and team-working

- Respond to complaints and incidences as required and undertake any relevant investigations

- To actively implement learning from complaints / incidents in your team and the wider network

- To ensure Health and Safety and Risk requirements are met

- To assist in monitoring the quality of the Neighbourhood Nursing Service

- Contribute to the development of quality measures

- To maintain statistical and written records as required by the GSTT

- Attend and participate in locality meetings with other teams as well as wider meetings across Health and Social Care

- To be aware of and work with GSTTs Policies and Procedures

Rotational duties:

The below duties will rotate every three months or as required by the teams. Band 5s will undertake these subject to appropriate support from more experienced members of the team

Mentor: Guide the new starters to the team. Correspond with new starters and back office for preparations to work within the team i.e. phone email. Ensure local inductions are organised for new staff, training sessions arranged and explore competencies and skills assessment performed.

Reporter: To monitor productivity of the team. Monitor annual leave patient facing time, extra hours over-time sickness. To feedback the information gathered every month. How many discharges/referrals every month. Minute taker. Datix investigator, mandatory training, quality dashboard, liaise with back office.

Developer: To monitor and promote team learning and development. Identify team skill needs and look for information/advice and training opportunities, ensure all mandatory training is complete and aware of relevant study days and training to send staff on.

PR: To promote the team. Design and deliver team ethos, delivering training outside team, meeting chair, attends steering group meetings. Represent the team in trust meetings.

Planner: Plan staff and patient needs. Produce four monthly rota allocate scheduled visits, main liaison with E Roster/Back Office. Meeting timer, outcome team meetings on carenotes.

Housekeeper: Keep office tidy and monitor stock. Monitor stock. In charge of kitty for office essentials and buying office essentials. Cleaning when necessary. Keep office neutral all team.

The following statement forms part of all job descriptions:-

The post holder is required to follow Trust policies and procedures which are regularly updated including:

Confidentiality / Data Protection / Freedom of InformationPost holders must maintain the confidentiality of information about patients, staff and other health service business in accordance with the Data Protection Act of 1998. Post holders must not, without prior permission, disclose any information regarding patients or staff. If any member of staff has communicated any such information to an unauthorised person those staff will be liable to dismissal. Moreover, the Data Protection Act 1998 also renders an individual liable for prosecution in the event of unauthorised disclosure of information.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2005, post holders must apply the Trusts FOI procedure if they receive a written request for information.

Information GovernanceAll staff must comply with information governance requirements. These includes statutory responsibilities (such as compliance with the Data Protection Act), following national guidance (such as the NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice) and compliance with local policies and procedures (such as the Trust's Confidentiality policy). Staff are responsible for any personal information (belonging to staff or patients) that they access and must ensure it is stored, processed and forwarded in a secure and appropriate manner.

Equal OpportunitiesPost holders must at all times fulfil their responsibilities with regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy and equality laws.

Health and SafetyAll post holders have a responsibility, under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequently published regulations, to ensure that the Trusts health and safety policies and procedures are complied with to maintain a safe working environment for patients, visitors and employees.

Infection ControlAll post holders have a personal obligation to act to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). They must attend mandatory training in Infection Control and be compliant with all measures required by the Trust to reduce HCAIs. All post holders must comply with Trust infection screening and immunisation policies as well as be familiar with the Trusts Infection Control Policies, including those that apply to their duties, such as Hand Decontamination Policy, Personal Protective Equipment Policy, safe procedures for using aseptic techniques and safe disposal of sharps.

Risk ManagementAll post holders have a responsibility to report risks such as clinical and non-clinical accidents or incidents promptly. They are expected to be familiar with the Trusts use of risk assessments to predict and control risk, as well as the incident reporting system for learning from mistakes and near misses in order to improve services. Post holders must also attend training identified by their manager, or stated by the Trust to be mandatory.

Flexible WorkingAs an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adultsPost holders have a general responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

SustainabilityIt is the responsibility of all staff to minimise the Trusts environmental impact by recycling wherever possible, switching off lights, computers monitors and equipment when not in use, minimising water usage and reporting faults promptly.

Smoking PolicyThe Trust is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for staff, patients and visitors. Staff are therefore not permitted to smoke on Trust property or in Trust vehicles

Please see attached job description for full details

Person Specification

Values and Behaviour

Essential

  • Values and Behaviour


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Experience of working as a member of a team but also able to work autonomously.
  • Experience of teaching and assessing students.
  • Experience of providing packages of care, which involve other agencies.
  • Wide range of clinical experience and skill.


Desirable

  • community nursing experience.
  • Experience of supervising other members of staff.
  • Experience of undertaking first assessments.


Skills/Knowledge/ Ability

Essential

  • A client focused approach.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.


Qualifications/ Education

Essential

  • Evidence of post registration education and training.


Desirable

  • Practise assessor/supervisor or old mentorship qualification or SSSAP.


Professional/ Statutory Registration

Essential
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