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Band 6 Community Link Nurse

Employer
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
North Walsham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
An amazing and rare opportunity has arrived for a full time Band 6 Community Link Nurse in the NN4 Community Nursing team

We are looking for an experienced registered nurse to join our dedicated and highly professional team of Community/District nurses working in the Brundall, Acle, Hoveton and Wroxham areas covering the service seven days a week.

This role will offer the opportunity for both clinical and leadership development, whilst working in a caring, friendly and supportive team.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of complex patients with a wide variety of health needs of acute or chronic presentation, visiting them within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community and in clinics. We are looking for a nurse who is committed to delivering high standards of care. You will supervise Band 5 Community Nurses and other members of the nursing team, and work closely with the therapy staff to assist the patient to achieve maximal function and independence. In addition, you will support the Clinical Lead Nurse with managerial responsibilities.

You will need effective communication skills and must be prepared to work flexibly and collaboratively to meet the needs of the service. It is essential to have evidence of professional competencies and have the ability to apply your knowledge and skills to clinical practice. A sound understanding and knowledge of the current drive to transform community services is an essential requirement.

About us

Norfolk Community Health and Care is going through organisational development and you will be expected to contribute to service and quality development of the domiciliary service, such as new ways of working and clinical audits. You will receive support and development through in-service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

If this post excites you and you are looking to improve your quality of life working in North Norfolk, we look forward to your application. If you wish to discuss any aspects please contact Kirstie Sainsbury-Logan, Clinical Operations Manager: email kirstie.sainsbury-logan@nchc.nhs.uk

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • To assess and prescribe care packages for patients with long term conditions, the frail and elderly, palliative care and rehabilitation needs for example, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
  • To working within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital.
  • To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
  • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless integrated service to our services users.
  • To be the direct link to specified medical practices and responsible for managing the associated nursing caseload.
  • To liaise with other link nurses and co-ordinate off duty for Band 6 nurses to ensure service coverage across the locality.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • First level degree or on pathway, or equivalent
  • RGN
  • Assessor/mentorship preparation ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Desirable

  • Independent/supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills
  • Clinical assessment skills
  • Long term conditions module


Skills, Abilities, Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of working at relevant level within the community setting
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training/ short courses
  • Highly motivated
  • Provides high standards of care
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy
  • Empathetic and sensitive to the patients/service needs
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Accurate inputting of data/patient records
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player


Desirable

  • Cannulation / IV Therapy administration


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Be able to kneel, bend and stoop and work in cramped environments
  • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids


Other

Essential

  • The post holder will be required to work Seven day a week and cover between the hours of 08.00 and 18.00 hrs.
  • The post holder will need to be passed fit to perform full duties of the post through occupational health with any reasonable aids and adaptations if necessary.
  • Must hold full and valid and driving licence and have access to a vehicle (if applicable)
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

North Walsham Hospital

Yarmouth Road

North Walsham

NR28 9AP

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