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Community Staff Nurse

Employer
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Various Wirral Locations
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024
Community Staff Nurse

We are looking to recruit a Community Staff Nurse to fill a number of fixed term contracts at various sites, on various hours and for various lengths.
  • 37.5 hours until July 24 and Feb 25
  • 22.5 hours until Mar 25, Apr 25 and July 25
  • 18.75 hours until Aug 24, Dec 24 and Jan 25
  • 13.5 hours until Mar 25


Main duties of the job

Whilst community experience would be an advantage we are keen to recruit those who have relevant transferable skills who are enthusiastic to develop their career in the community setting.

You will be required to work predominantly day shifts on a flexible rota, including 12 noon to 20:00 pm , weekends and Bank Holidays however you may be required to work shifts across the 24 hour period depending on service needs.

Access to a car for work purposes is essential.

The posts require good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable and approachable. You will have a sound knowledge of recent changes within the NHS and current professional issues. You will be working in a lone capacity under the direction of a Team Leader and in conjunction with other team members, ensuring clinical standards are maintained using evidence based practice.

About us

You will have a good knowledge of the components of Clinical Governance, Best Practice, Risk Management, Clinical Audit and relevant Professional Codes. You will be flexible, adaptable and reliable and be able to evidence excellent clinical skills.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Not Yet Qualified ?

Applications are welcome from those who are due to qualify. Allowing you to gain valuable experience working in the Community, we can start you as a Nursing Auxiliary, Band 4. You would be accompanied with a registered nurse, but would attend any non-registered visits (simple tasks) on your own.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of further recent professional development


Desirable

  • Mentorship module or working towards


Experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of National Government initiatives in health and social care and how they impact on local services
  • Knowledge of a broad range of conditions, experienced by patients in community and general practice settings. This will include LTCs, for example diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure, hypertension and stroke, COPD, arthritis, dementia and other common mental illnesses, frailty and palliative and end of life care.
  • An understanding of the presentations of multiple pathology, depression and anxiety states and frailty, predominantly in older people.
  • Knowledge of the management of uncomplicated symptoms in those patients with palliative or terminal care needs and enhanced communication skills to confidently manage uncertainty
  • Understands the role of the Staff Nurse on the Community


Desirable

  • Community Nursing experience


Skills and attributes

Essential

  • Will be required to undertake all core competencies
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills written and oral
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to articulate the evidence underpinning patients' care plans and interventions.
  • Computer Literate


Desirable

  • Evidence of managing people and complex situations


Personal qualities

Essential

  • Access to a car for work purposes


Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hub: St Catherine's Health Centre, Derby Road, Birkenhead

Various Wirral Locations

CH42 0LQ

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844-FT-090524

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