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Community Nurse - Malvern Neighbourhood Team

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Malvern
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Within our busy Neighbourhood Team, we are looking for a Community Nurse 30 hrs per week for 12 months to cover maternity leave. Passionate about nursing, excited by change and keen to help shape a new way of delivering nursing care in the community is essential. We are a team of creative professionals who are focused on compassionate care. We work closely with our GPs and work hard at developing relationships with other primary care services, drawing on the skills of our MDT colleagues to manage complex patients and ensure our services are as responsive and patient centred as possible.

We are a supportive team who are all committed to developing our services to provide the most individual care for our patients. We offer dedicated time for training and clinical supervision, with a supportive learning & development department to help guide you in your career progression.

We will provide you with resources to develop and progress, as well as flexibility, continual professional development and a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, please contact Debbie Abbots on 07753209501 or Jenni Rastall on 07738260648

Main duties of the job

The role requires
  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Flexible working to provide care across the local area (the service operates from 7:30am 6:30pm, Monday - Sunday incl bank holidays)
  • An enthusiastic, motivated and innovative thinker
  • The ability to work autonomously, manage your own case load and work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to problem solve
  • Experience of working in a fast paced and varied environment
  • The ability to travel to deliver care services

Your typical working day will include home visits for adults over 18 years needing a range of nursing interventions, including end of life care, all types of wound care- you will become expert in tissue viability. Other skills required will be in IV therapy and holistic assessment of a persons needs, taking in to account their environment and social circumstances.

You will support in the education of student nurses pre and post registration, plus nurse associates and HCAs to a high standard. As a band 5 nurse, you will oversee patients and assist in decision making regarding their care. You will also attend daily handovers and participate in meetings.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer
  • 27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service
  • Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours
  • Flexible and agile working opportunities
  • Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support
  • Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)
  • Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day to day basis.
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated team providing rapid and planned assessment and treatment interventions to patients in their own homes or other community settings to enable patients to maximise their independence, health and wellbeing and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. This will be achieved through a combination of hands on clinical skills and knowledge to treat, educate and support patients on a designated caseload and by working with patients and their carers to assess, plan and implement appropriate packages of care.
  • Regularly take responsibility for the caseload in the absence of the Senior Community Nurse.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience gained during Pre-Registration training


Desirable

  • 2 years post registration experience
  • Community nursing experience
  • Experience of management of caseloads


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour that supports teamworking
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English in both written and verbal formats
  • Ability to understand professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RN1)
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


Desirable

  • Accredited courses in palliative care, tissue viability, Diabetes
  • Mentor award


Knowledge

Essential

  • Variety of evidence based clinical skills
  • Confidence to teach student nurses, trainee nursing associates, patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of evidence-based nursing, multidisciplinary working and clinical governance


Desirable

  • Competence in male and suprapubic catheterisation
  • Venepuncture and IV therapy
  • Cannulation
  • Management of syringe drivers


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Team player
  • Able to cope under pressure
  • Compassion and empathy skills
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role


Desirable

  • Willingness to undertake further training


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Rowan House

Osborne Road

Malvern

Worcestershire

WR14 1JE

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C9798-0151

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