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Community Staff Nurse

Employer
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Alton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
The A31 Alton Primary Care Network has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team

We are looking for a Registered Nurse to join our dedicated and highly professional team of Nurses working across the Alton and surrounding areas. The Alton Primary Care Network serves three of the registered General Practices and you will play a pivotal role in keeping hospital admissions and re-admissions to a minimum as well as encompassing the dimensions of health service planning, advocacy and care planning for patients with a wide range of service needs.

Within this role, you will act as part of an ever-expanding multidisciplinary team, developing collaborative, needs based care plans, through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

You will be required to provide important educational and advisory service for patients, offering information on various aspects of health care to help support patients living with their condition. Within this role, you will be expected to provide nursing intervention to patients which include wound management, catheter care, medicines management as well as palliative care.

You will need to be effective in communication skills and must be prepared to work flexibly and collaboratively to meet the needs of the service.

We also offer our staff bespoke training packages, supportive team working environment, leadership pathways and comprehensive preceptorship programme for those that are newly qualified.

This post is open to both full and part time applicants.

Main duties of the job

Community nurses operate with a high degree of autonomy. As a result, community nurses value the variety their role offers and enjoy the professional relationship built with colleagues as well as patients. Community nurses deliver bespoke care and working closely with patients and relatives, to ensure care the care that is delivered is person centred and tailored to meet the patients needs and wellbeing.

Community nurses play a pivotal role in delivering persons centred care to patient using their expertise and clinical judgement to make informed decisions to improve the care quality of the patient.

Main tasks include venepuncture, medicines management, catheter care, palliative and end of life care as well as both acute and chronic wound management.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN Qualification
  • Current (UK/EU) Driving Licence


Desirable

  • Access Course / Diploma in Health Care Studies
  • Post Registration qualifications


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of planning patient's needs
  • Experience of organising resources relating to patient needs (e.g. equipment, dressings, etc.)
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Car driver and own transport
  • Experience of working with a range of disciplines and agencies
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive/distressing issues


Desirable

  • Post Registration experience
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of working with Students
  • Knowledge of Palliative Care, Venepuncture, Wound Management, Urinary Catheters, Diabetes


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrate initiative in resolving issues and problems


Desirable

  • Ability to demonstrate a pro-active approach to deadlines
  • Mentorship skills


Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Chawton Park Surgery

Chawton Park Road

Alton

Hampshire

GU34 1RJ

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348-MNH-5118

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