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District Nurse / Caseload Holder

Employer
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Location
Croydon
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa pro rata inc outer london HCAS
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
To promote expert, individualised patient centred clinical care for clients with compromised skin integrity and pressure ulcers by using evidence based practice for the population of Croydon Health Services (CHS). The pressure ulcer nurse will assess and plan care for patients referred to the service and work in conjunction with the tissue viability team. The role will include the provision of care and supervision the delivery of this care by clinical staff. The post holder will offer education and support to patients, carers and other health care professionals.

The pressure ulcer nurse will work closely with other health care professionals to promote a high standard of care in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers ensuring the pressure ulcer policy & pathway are followed. This in line with local and national guidelines and best practice in the aim to reduce all grades of pressure ulceration.

Main duties of the job

District Nurse / Caseload Holder Out of Hours Service

10 Hours a week

Band 6We are transforming Adult Community Services in Croydon. Do you have the skills to be part of this exciting transformation agenda?In Croydon, Health and Social care providers and commissioners have formed the Croydon Alliance Board with the aim of providing a whole system transformation that will deliver the outcomes our over 65's have specified that they want.The Outcome- Based Commissioning programme is a radically different approach to funding and delivery of services designed to deliver outcomes local people want whilst getting best value from the Health and Social care sectors. This includes the provision of well-coordinated care and support to promote independence in the most appropriate setting.

We require a full time Band 6 District Nurse/Case holder to work within our new Integrated Care Teams to provide efficient and effective nursing care to patients in their own homes. Excellent clinical, leadership and communication skills are essential along with the ability to work in an innovative way as part of the new Integrated Community Networks.The ideal candidate must be a Registered Nurse with a Specialist Practice Qualification in District Nursing or have experience working as part of the Community Nursing Team.All candidates must have a clean full UK driving licence and the use of a car for work purposes.

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 and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

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. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Education / T

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse-Adult.
  • Specialist Qualification in area of Practice or significant experience in nursing adults in the community.
  • Mentorship qualification.
  • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to this post.
  • Nurse Prescribing or willingness to undertake
  • Live registration as a sign off mentor.


Relevant Knowledge/ Awareness

Essential

  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a Caseload Holder in relation to patients and colleagues
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety responsibilities
  • Understanding of the need for confidentiality in relation to work activities.
  • Understanding of Equality and Diversity in relation to work activities.
  • Understanding of the principles of promoting independence
  • Awareness of own level of knowledge and competency and of when to seek guidance from senior colleagues.
  • Awareness of current issues affecting Community care and the NHS.
  • Knowledge of the principles of reflective practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of management and leadership strategies and styles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of management and leadership strategies and styles.


Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of 2 years nursing experience at Band 5 in the Community
  • Experience as a Mentor for Student Nurses
  • Experience of caseload management.
  • Experience as a sign off Mentor for Student Nurses.
  • Experience of financial and human resources issues.


Skills / Abilities / Aptitudes

Essential

  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients in their own home.
  • Demonstrate a high level of clinical competence.
  • Understand the change management process.
  • Must be able to demonstrate clear verbal communication skills with patients, carers and staff at all levels including feeding back information
  • Ability to prioritise own and teams workload and organise time effectively
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, e.g. when in patients home and use initiative.
  • Ability to keep calm and logical in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Ability to actively plan health promotion and self-care activities with patients.
  • Ability to work in partnership with patients and their families, respecting their choices and preferences.
  • IT skills (e.g. data entry, Word, email, use of internet)
  • Ability to deal with challenge and conflict in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability to lead an effective team.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, concise and contemporaneous records and other relevant written documentation.
  • Ability to work effectively and co-operatively within the primary health care team and with others within a diverse population
  • Ability to support, teach and motivate others.
  • Knowledge and awareness of the principles of audit and evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the complex issues involved when working across organisations
  • Ability to acknowledge own strengths and weaknesses
  • Knowledge and awareness of managing complaints


Other Factors

Essential

  • Car driver, current full UK licence and access to car for work purposes.
  • Ability to work flexibly including unsocial hours and weekends.
  • Willingness and ability to actively participate in team and service development activities.
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development.


Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Address

Lennard Road

Croydon

CR0 2UL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

199-6426232-SS-Y

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