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Bank Nurse for Herts Community Nursing

Employer
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Various
Salary
£15.67 an hour Weekly pay will include: Basic pay + HCAS + 12.07% Holiday pay
Closing date
23 May 2024
Bank Nurse for Watford Community Nursing

Are you a specialist community nurse or a registered nurse with community experience?

Are you keen to use your clinical skills in a rewarding community-based role but unable to commit to a permanent position right now?

This is an exciting time to join our bank, with a new friendly and supportive team. We can offer you regular yet flexible working patterns, that allow you to make a real difference to services and patients and become an integral part of a cohesive team.

Essential criteria for this post

Applicants should either be on the SCPHN register or a registered nurse able to demonstrate at least 1 year of previous experience of community-based nursing work with skills covering wound care, catheters and medication administration.

A full UK driving licence and access to a car.

Why join?
  • Earn more per hour - bank rates are higher than agency and include holiday pay. We also cover your expenses and provide free uniforms
  • See the best shifts first - bank staff get priority over all agency workers
  • Book the shifts you want on your phone - build your own rota on our bank booking system
  • Get 24x7 support from our friendly Staff Bank team - a local teamdedicated to helping you


Main duties of the job

Job Purposeo To provide skilled nursing care working under the supervision of the Community Nurse Team Lead and Deputy Team Lead to patients in a variety of community settings.The post holder will undertake community nursing duties involving delivery of nursing services and holistic assessments of patients health needs using a person centred approach. This includes providing quality and seamless nursing care to housebound patients and being proactive in coordinating their care needs as appropriate, avoiding unnecessary admission to hospital or long term care institutions. In addition, the post holder will be involved in facilitating self- care for patients with long term conditions, health promotion and innovative activities and projects that enhance patient service delivery.

About us

We providecommunity health services to more than two million people across eleven London boroughs and Hertfordshire.

Every day, our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people's homes and local clinics, helping them to:
  • stay well
  • manage their own health with the right support
  • avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in, hospital.

We support our patients at every stage of their lives, providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesCLINICAL To give skilled nursing care, based on principles of best practice and clinical evidence. This includes:Chronic disease management, end of life care, continence promotion and wound management. Specific skills include phlebotomy, administration of medication via syringe drivers and intravenous therapy, PEG management, urinary catheterisation and tracheostomy suctioning.Act as a Named Nurse with the support and supervision of the DN Team Lead. To take continued responsibility for the holistic health needs assessment including care planning, evaluation and appropriate implementation of health care and ensuring continuity of care following referral from acute care, rehabilitation units, GPs and other agencies.Undertake comprehensive assessment of the physical, psychological and social care needs of patients using the Single Assessment Process and including the needs of carers. To provide individualised and person centred care plans that provide monitoring and promotion of self-care to prevent unnecessary hospital admissionsAct as the patients advocate and to facilitate the patients own choices with regard to nursing care, promoting independence and self-care, as appropriate.To identify and record new problems and other relevant information reporting back to the DN Team Lead as appropriate.Maintain accurate, comprehensive and contemporaneous records in accordance with Trust and NMC guidelines. Liaise with, and where appropriate initiate referrals, to ensure adequate care and support to patients and carers. To provide information and support to patients, relatives and other carers that promotes and optimises positive health. Undertake health promotion and disease prevention activities such as flu immunisation, advice on stopping smoking, falls prevention, dietary advice and foot health. To have knowledge of, and be able to effectively use local services and resources to promote patient care. For example specialist services.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • NMC Registration


Desirable

  • Evidence of other post-registration education and training


Experience

Essential

  • Recent clinical nursing experience negotiating and liaising within a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with people with complex health needs
  • Supporting students and other learners e.g. HCAs teaching others in the practice environment
  • Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care.
  • Previous experience in the Nursing process, care planning and fluent in record keeping
  • Experience of providing holistic care that involves the multidisciplinary team


Desirable

  • Experience of training other students
  • Participation in audit research projects service development
  • Post registration experience in a NHS community environment


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of out of hospital care and the role of the Community Nurse
  • Ability to listen effectively and ability to give constructive feedback to clients and colleagues
  • Time management skills.
  • Knowledge of how Equal Opportunities can be implemented in practice
  • Knowledge of reasonable response to service user needs and prioritising and dealing with those needs with a required urgency
  • Awareness of the management and use of data in the NHS setting
  • Knowledge of risks involved in working in the community.
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • Knowledge of management of long term condition e.g. Diabetes and an understanding of the concept of self- management.
  • Knowledge of infection control
  • Knowledge of general wound care
  • Promotion of continence
  • Literacy and numeracy skills


Desirable

  • Knowledge of recent government legislation and changes in community care delivery
  • Understanding of resource management
  • Knowledge of the audit process


Other

Essential

  • Ability to work in a team and be a proactive member and able to engage in change process in the team.
  • Ability to organise and participate in weekly work allocation and be able to prioritise and delegate effectively
  • Ability to assess a situation and act promptly
  • Ability to implement learning in practice and inform others.
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing such as computerised documentation and data entry
  • Ability to facilitate and support students and HCAs
  • Car Driver


Desirable

  • Ability to critically analyse and evaluate research relevant to practice.


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Watford

Various

WD25 9XX

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824-BANK-00093677

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