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Single Point of Assessment and Rapid Response Triage Nurse (SPA)

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa (pro rata) incl. HCAS outer London
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Single Point of Assessment and Rapid ResponseTriage Nurse (SPA) Band 6

Normal shift pattern is 08:00-20:30.
Shifts will include Bank Holidays and weekend working.
Living Independently for Everyone- LIFE

Croydon Health Services are in a new Alliance Partnership with other health and social care providers in Croydon and the LIFE service is one of our new integrated service models. This means bringing together health and social care teams who work to support people to remain independent and healthy in particular to prevent admissions to hospital and shorten hospital stays. The Single Point of Assessment is a hub where all community referrals are received 7 days per week.

Are you a dynamic, flexible, innovative and motivated experienced District Nurse or Nurse practitioner with an extensive knowledge of community services? Clinical triaging expertise and good communication skills are required as well as excellent time management and prioritization skills is essential for this role.Please note that, should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

We highly recommend contact or visiting the service before applying.

Main duties of the job

Single Point of Assessment and Rapid ResponseTriage Nurse (SPA) Band 6

Normal shift pattern is 08:00-20:30.
Shifts will include Bank Holidays and weekend working.
Living Independently for Everyone- LIFE

Croydon Health Services are in a new Alliance Partnership with other health and social care providers in Croydon and the LIFE service is one of our new integrated service models. This means bringing together health and social care teams who work to support people to remain independent and healthy in particular to prevent admissions to hospital and shorten hospital stays. The Single Point of Assessment is a hub where all community referrals are received 7 days per week.

Are you a dynamic, flexible, innovative and motivated experienced District Nurse or Nurse practitioner with an extensive knowledge of community services? Clinical triaging expertise and good communication skills are required as well as excellent time management and prioritization skills is essential for this role.Please note that, should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

We highly recommend contact or visiting the service before applying.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job summary

Person Specification

Qualification/Educat/Training

Essential

  • DN qualification (certificate, diploma or degree) or knowledge of community services
  • Registered nurse or paramedic
  • Mentorship
  • Previous experience in triaging


Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of Community Services
  • Recent experience working within the community or acute setting
  • Experience managing resources and workload, e.g. effective use of team skill mix, appropriate delegation of patient care, supervision of junior staff
  • Recent Triage Experience.


Desirable

  • Knowledge of discharge planning


Knowledge and Awareness

Essential

  • Ability to maintain access databases and excel spread sheets.
  • Understanding of current issues, policies and frameworks
  • Knowledge and understanding of needs of patients carers and knowledge of relevant statutory and voluntary services and how to access these
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role and function of the all Community and Acute Services
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance, risk management, and ability to work in partnership with the clinical team leader to implement strategies
  • Working knowledge of equal opportunities, equities and diversities
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the importance of confidentiality


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members, other professionals and agencies and autonomously
  • Ability to adopt a constructive and logical approach to dealing with conflict, and to challenge and support others appropriately and assertively
  • Ability to manage complaints effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, ability to establish rapport and work effectively with colleagues and others, to influence and negotiate and facilitate equitable access to service.
  • Ability to take proactive approach to facilitating hospital discharge / preventing inappropriate admission
  • Good written communication skills, ability to produce contemporaneous accurate and concise patient records, reports and other relevant documentation when working within time constraints
  • Ability to manage own and others time effectively, e.g. reprioritising when working under pressure district nursing, and to seek opportunities to do this
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to service development opportunities, e.g. developing guidelines, policies, primary care services
  • Ability to work independently using initiative and making decisions appropriately
  • IT literate


Other Factors

Essential

  • Ability to work flexibly including unsocial hours and weekends
  • IT Skills


Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Address

Lennard Road

12-18 Lennard Road

Croydon

CR9 2RS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

199-6135912-SS-Y-A

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