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Community Nurse

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Redditch
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
23 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Nurse to join the Neighbourhood Team in Redditch. This will give you the rewarding opportunity to provide optimal care to patients in their own home. Shift patterns are between 07.30-18.30. Flexible working opportunities are available and we would welcome you to discuss these options at interview.

The teams consist of Community Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Healthcare Assistants and admin staff with GP, paramedic and social care colleagues working closely alongside. This enables the teams deliver planned nursing, therapy and admission avoidance/supported hospital discharge interventions to the adult patient population of Redditch and the surrounding areas.

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible team player with a strong, quality driven patient focus and an ability to work through change to embed new ways of delivering care. The successful candidate will have experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team. In return we offer a great team environment, learning and development opportunities and supervision support.

Due to the nature of the posts the applicant must be able to travel independently.

If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert

Main duties of the job

A typical day as community nurse may start with greeting a diabetic patient and administering their insulin, followed by supporting patients at the end of their life to ensure gold standard care is delivered. You may then visit a few patients to dress a leg ulcer or post op wound, followed by changing a catheter to flushing a patients central line. Following a morning of visits you will return to the office for your team handover, this gives you the opportunity to discuss complex situations with your colleagues and undertake clinical supervision. You may then be called out to an urgent care response visit where a patient needs to be seen and assessed within 2 hours. No day is the same within the community and each day is as rewarding as the next, whether youve healed a leg ulcer or given a patient the best possible care at the end of their life. One thing we promise you is that community nursing is never boring!

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

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


Experience

Essential

  • Experience gained during Pre-Registration training


Desirable

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


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, clinical governance


Desirable

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


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour that supports team working
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Flexible, lateral thinker
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Proven ability to motivate others
  • Able to work competently without supervision and set own priorities
  • Responsible for own professional development
  • Ability to understand professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Versatile and adaptable
  • 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

  • An ability to work in a variety of settings
  • Willingness to undertake further training


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Orchard Place

Orchard Street

Redditch

B98 7DP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9798-0247

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