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Community Staff Nurse

Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Location
Knighton
Salary
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
This is an ideal opportunity for a Registered nurse who is seeking to broaden and utilise their range of skills and Knowledge to nurse people in their own environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The Community Staff Nurse is responsible for the delivery of prescribed nursing care to patients on a day to day basis.

This would include the holistic assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based care. Duties include palliative care support and assessment,care at the end of life, supporting and assessing individuals and carers needs with long term health conditions, promoting of self -management skills and wound care.

The post holder will be autonomous in their clinical practice while acknowledging their limitations and actively seek advice as necessary.

The Knighton and Presteigne District Nursing Team are an integrated part of the virtual ward that aims to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and support early discharge from hospital .

Main duties of the job

Responsible for providing support to the District Nursing Team in the day to day management of multidisciplinary/multi-agency packages of scheduled and unscheduled care for patients with multiple, complex and palliative care needs. This will ensure that an efficient and effective service is delivered to the practice population. Responsible for prioritising their own delegated home visits according to the patients' clinical need and geographical location.

The ability to speak Welsh is not necessary for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

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.

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

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to deal with complex/stressful situations


Desirable

  • Local knowledge of statutory and voluntary services


Aptitude and Abilities

Essential

  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to engage with members of the public
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team - to include the wider MDT


Desirable

  • Ability to speak Welsh


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of a wide range of clinincal skills


Desirable

  • Competence and confidence in a wide range of clinical skills including: palliative care, chronic disease management, wound management


Qualifications and knowledge

Essential

  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Mentorship role


Desirable

  • Working towards diploma / degree / masters qualification in CHS (District Nursing) Specialist Practitioner DN
  • Working towards supplementary Nurse Prescriber qualification


Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board

Address

Knighton and Presteigne Community

Knighton hospital

Knighton

LD7 1DF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

070-NMR108-0624

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