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Community Staff Nurse

Employer
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Tweedmouth
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the District Nursing Service in Northumberland in the Berwick District nursing team, as a Community Staff Nurse.

We are looking for enthusiastic staff nurses to join our district nursing teams -this is a fantastic opportunity to become part of our exciting service committed to providing patient centred care to patients in their own homes, residential care settings and in clinics. We are keen to provide our staff with development opportunities to enhance their skills, knowledge and have a clear career progression pathway within the District Nursing Service.

Main duties of the job

Community staff nurses work autonomously and as part of a team, reporting directly to their line manager.

The community nursing team lead, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for a diverse group of patients with a wide range of conditions and health needs.

The development and delivery of programmes of health and social care.The delivery of care and support to patients with a terminal illness and their families including the provision of emotional and bereavement support.

The performance of skilled nursing care including aspects of assessment, wound management, palliative care and catheterisation.The performance of diagnostic tests such as Ankle Brachial Pressure Index using Doppler and the interpretation of the results to decide further courses of action.

Performance of procedures which require fine dexterity and skill such as venepuncture, drug administration by injection and the removal of sutures.Interpretation of results and the communication of these to patients e.g. blood glucose estimation. Explaining aspects of care to patients and carers allowing the opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns.

Maintenance and promotion of high standards of professional practice including the sharing of approaches and experience with others.Maintain a duty of care to patients, carers and colleagues through the exercise of personal and professional accountability.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Community staff nurses work autonomously and as part of a team, reporting directly to their line manager, the community nursing team lead, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for a diverse group of patients with a wide range of conditions and health needs.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • State Registration on Part 1 of the 3 part NMC register
  • Additional clinical qualifications or equivalent derived through experience at diploma / degree level if experienced
  • Newly qualified staff will be required to undertake the Trust preceptorship program within the first year in post.
  • Evidence of qualification to undertake the supervision, teaching and assessing of students (essential requirement for post, expectation this will be completed within an 18 month period).


Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Tweedmouth Clinic

shielfield terrace

Tweedmouth

TD15 2EQ

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319-6078218AZ-A

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