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Community Staff Nurse - City

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata - plus enhancements for unsocial hours
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
Hereford City District Nursing Team

Have you always wondered what community nursing entails? Would you like a new challenge or have you had experience on the community and wish to pursue it as a career, then this is an opportunity for you. Due to staff successfully obtaining a place on the Specialist Practitioner course, we are looking to recruit a registered nurse to develop or continue their careers in Community Nursing or to try something new and exciting within City District Nursing Team. As a Community Nurse you will become highly skilled in many different area's using many extended clinical skills and where no two days are the same.

The team supports patients registered with the 2 Primary Care Networks which are co-located in the City of Herefordshire. It is a large team with a caseload of around 850 patients, this allows a higher level of support for staff new to the community, allowing supervision for competency achievement.

Our base is at Belmont and we share a large office with neighbourhood team therapists which enables excellent levels of communication regarding shared patient care and concerns.

Main duties of the job

The focus of District Nursing is to support patients towards self-management, enabling them to continue to live as full and productive a life as possible, through education, equipment and or lifestyle changes. We also have the privilege of supporting people and their families at the end of their lives, working in close liaison with the Hospice Teams and Specialist Palliative Care Nurses. Most of our work is with housebound patients but, we also run a District Nurse Clinic for non-housebound patients who need the very specific skills of a District Nurse to support their treatment.

As community teams we enjoy working with many other health and social care professionals, Care Homes and Care Agencies. All staff are expected to record their work electronically on EMIS, our electronic patient record system which links into the GP services to allow a seamless service provision. Training and on-going support will be given to support staff with EMIS and other electronic systems they will need to use.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse Level 1 (Adult)
  • Mentor and assessing qualification (For newly qualified staff this is expected within 12 months of commencement)


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development
  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality in all of the role
  • IT literate (including Microsoft office) and willing to learn new systems
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal with patients and across the MDT
  • To be able to plan and deliver person centred care


Experience

Essential

  • Working in a range of clinical settings


Desirable

  • Working in a community setting


Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Address

Vaughan Building

Ruckhall Lane, Belmont

Hereford

HR2 9RP

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229-IC-6330853

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