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Nurse Assessor - Vale

Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Location
Barry
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum, pro rata if part time
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Nurse Assessor Team in the Vale of Glamorgan.

We are looking for an individual who has excellent assessment and communication skills. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate the ability to work both as part of a team and also be able to work autonomously across agencies.

The post will involve undertaking assessments for FNC and CHC processes, therefore a sound knowledge of the National Framework is essential. As well as assessing patients to ensure they are receiving the right level of care in the right setting, the successful applicant will also monitor standards of care within Nursing Homes in their area and will be working closely with other agencies, such as the Local Authority, CIW and the Safeguarding Team.

Main duties of the job

Nurse Assessors are expected to:

Undertake nursing care assessments including Continuing Health Care (CHC) assessments

Review Funded Nursing Care (FNC) and CHC packages

Have a knowledge of the newly revised CHC Framework

Ensure standards of care undertaken in nursing homes

Work in close collaboration with partner agencies, including Local Authority, nursing homes, care agencies, Care Inspectorate Wales, Safeguarding Team, palliative care colleagues

Source packages of care for clients in the community

Liaise with secondary care colleagues

Attend Quality Assurance panel, as well as CHC panel, and present cases for ratification

Make use of Electronic Patient Record systems

Mentor and educating colleagues and student nurses

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focused on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Current NMC registration


Desirable

  • Community experience and or Nursing home experience
  • Teaching qualification


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent nursing assessment skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Excellent clinical skills and credibility with a background in multidisciplinary working


Desirable

  • A good working knowledge of both health and social services systems
  • Good facilitation and partnership working skills


Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience of caring for people with multiple pathology who have ongoing care needs


Desirable

  • Experience of interagency working
  • Understanding of the independent care sector


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge or experience of Continuing Health Care process


Desirable

  • Knowledge or experience of NHS Funded Nursing Care
  • Knowledge of Local UHB, Social Services and the independent sector


Other

Essential

  • Enthusiastic
  • Commited


Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

Ty Jenner

Gladstone Road

Barry

CF63 1NH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

001-NMR200-0524

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