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UCR Nurse / Paramedic (Community)

Employer
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Teddington
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS (outer)
Closing date
24 May 2024
The Richmond Response and Rehabilitation Team (RRRT) are looking for two experienced band 6 community nurses or paramedics looking to broaden their experience within the UCR services in Richmond.

RRRT are keen to support any personal or continued professional development of nurses seeking to develop their skills and clinical expertise within the community.

RRRT aims to reduce avoidable hospital admission, reduce hospital length of stay and support patients at home in line with service objectives. This role works within a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team and in partnership with primary health care and social care professionals, providing expert case management, clinical assessment, diagnosis and individualised treatment plans, promoting self-management.

The post holder will be responding to the initial crisis, acute exacerbation or initial diagnosis to support the patient at home. Close liason with MDT may include but is not exhaustive of: GPs, virtual wards, acute hospitals, district nurses, community matrons and social workers,

Main duties of the job

  • To be lead practitioners in undertaking Rapid Response cases within the Community
  • Carry out a range of nursing interventions, working within the scope of professional practice.
  • Provide expert management for patients, often with a range of complex long-term conditions, as part of the Richmond Response & Rehabilitation Service case coordination structure.

Working autonomously with advanced assessment decision-making and problem solving skills identifying and signposting patients to appropriate services

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible.

Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services. In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards. In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users.

Infection Control

The statutory requirement to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated as a condition of employment from April 2022 is subject to legislative review. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users, and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated or exemption during the recruitment process. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of deference against COVID19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assess and provide skilled nursing/ paramedic advice and/or care to all appropriate individuals receiving a service. Implement and evaluate programmes of nursing care

Use advanced skills and knowledge to assess, diagnose, plan care, initiate/ change treatment and discharge individuals and be able to determine if symptoms warrant further investigation and/or treatment

Demonstrate the use of advanced clinical knowledge to identify changing or deteriorating health conditions

Demonstrate awareness and application of clinical governance with particular attention to clinical effective practice, clinical audit, research, risk assessment, planning and management together with the prevention and identification of adverse events.

For more detailed Job Description and Person Specification please see documents attached.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of undertaking complex assessment utilising advanced assessment skills
  • Experience of working with people with a long term illness
  • Experience of case management and providing complex multidisciplinary care which involves other health and social care professionals


Desirable

  • Experience of working in community setting


Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • NMC/ HCPC registration
  • Completion of Physical assessment course
  • Teaching qualification, Mentorship Preceptorship or equivalent
  • Knowledge of safeguarding Adults & Children


Desirable

  • Recognised qualification in long term conditions e.g CHD, COPD, Diabetes


Skills & Attributes

Essential

  • Understanding of current policies, guidelines, legislation and their implications for this role, including performance indicators and targets.


Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust

Address

Teddington Memorial Hospital

Hampton Road

Teddington

TW11 0JL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

779-NN- 6274605-N&M-Z

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