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Senior Nurse - Urgent Community Response Team

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Haywards Heath
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
Do you want to be part of a dynamic and evolving service? Join us as a Senior Nurse and make a difference every day! We are offering a range of flexible working opportunities that can be personalised to fit you and your life.

Our Urgent Community Response Service provides urgent care and therapy to people aged 18 and over, in their own home, to help them avoid being admitted to hospital. It also supports people to return home following a hospital stay.

The service runs every day of the year from 8am to 8pm and teams are based across Sussex in:
  • East Sussex - Brighton and Hove, and Lewes
  • West Sussex - Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Haywards Heath and Worthing

The teams respond to referrals within two hours, providing rapid access to a range of health and social care professionals, including Health and Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Paramedics and Physiotherapists.

Their short-term support helps people manage a health crisis or illness, medication needs, feeding and hydration, to ensure that they can remain in their own home safely and live more independently for longer.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Nurse you will be providing holistic assessments, planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment care plans, alongside reviewing care provision.

You will use your clinical expertise and problem-solving skills to support patients and the team. This involves completing clinical assessment, planning and the implementing care for patients including medication management, wound care, catheter care and identifying deteriorating patients.

As a member of the team, you will receive support from members of the multidisciplinary team and participate in the in-service learning programme. While developing your own specialist areas of practice, relevant to the team, you will supervise and support the development of colleagues, including those outside of your professional group and pre-registration students.

You will play an active role in the development of the service through reflective practice, clinical supervision, and quality improvement initiatives. This is a fantastic environment in which to develop your leadership skills through formal and supported training, using these to assist in shaping future clinical practice of the team.

About us

We are keen to make working for us, work for you. We are offering a range of flexible working opportunities and contracts that are personalised to fit you and your life. The following opportunities or a combination of them are available across all Senior Nurse roles:
  • Flexible or fixed full-time hours
  • Flexible of fixed part-time hours (for example 15hrs, 22.5hrs, or 30hrs)
  • Annualised hours working patterns
  • Term-time only working patterns
  • Fixed-term opportunities
  • Flexible working as part of our Temporary Workforce Service

Please get in touch with us to talk about how we can make this role flexible for you!

Other reasons to work with us include:
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing scoring highly
  • Services rated 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff


Job description

Job responsibilities

To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • Professional registration with the NMC
  • Evidence of post registration study
  • A mentoring qualification or working towards
  • Experience at Band 5
  • Experience in holistic patient assessments
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, carers and team members
  • Ability to make decisions and have well-developed assessment skills
  • Ability to demonstrate organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness of benefits of interdisciplinary working
  • Ability to show understanding of inter-agency liaison
  • Up to date Venepuncture, Cannulation and Catheter skills
  • Knowledge of respiratory conditions/nursing, orthopaedic surgery and administration of intravenous therapy
  • General surgical knowledge
  • Be a car driver with a valid driving license for use in the UK with access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • An understanding of the principles of equal opportunities in relation to staff and patients
  • Willingness to undertake training to develop within the role

For a detailed job description and main responsibilities please see the attached supporting documents.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience at Band 5
  • Experience in Holistic Assessments
  • Experience working within the NHS
  • Experience of working within a community setting


Desirable

  • Evidence of management / Supervision
  • Evidence of Audit
  • Evidence of Research in practice


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to work as member of team
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to make decisions and have well-developed assessment skills
  • Able to demonstrate organisational and time management skills
  • Awareness of inter-disciplinary working
  • Up to date Venepuncture, Cannulation and Catheter skills
  • Knowledge of respiratory conditions/nursing, orthopaedic surgery and administration of intravenous therapy


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Car driver / owner and car available for work
  • Insight & understanding of care in the community
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of equal opportunities in relation to the post.
  • Willingness to undertake training


Desirable

  • flexible approach to working


Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN level 1
  • Evidence of post registration study
  • Mentorship module


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hayworthe Villa

Haywards Heath

RH16 1DB

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

150-GM1044-WST

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