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TB Specialist Nurse

Employer
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rotherham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Tuberculosis (TB) Nursing service is looking for a dynamic person to work as a Band 6 Tuberculosis specialist Nurse. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic, forward thinking nurse for a diverse role in an established community TB service. You will need excellent communication skills and enjoy using your initiative and providing support to colleagues within the team. Full training and support will be provided for the right candidate. The post holder will work in the community based TB service and will provide care across the Rotherham community predominantly working in patients homes. You will enjoy working with adults, young people and children from diverse communities and backgrounds, this includes those deemed to be from an underserved population. You will provide outpatient clinics, both in the community and hospital setting, working closely with other professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team. Care delivered will include supervision of treatment including Video/ directly observed therapy. The TB service focus is about public health and the post holder will maintain an excellent knowledge of the physical aspects of the disease, the emotional, psychological and social impact on individuals, their families and friends. The role will involve contact tracing and screening and to deliver any associated interventions required to support to the wider population.

Main duties of the job

Manage a caseload and providing standard/enhanced case management (ECM) to patients (both adults and children) affected by active TB disease or latent infection. Plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and/or treatments for all forms of TB and LTBI, when there are complex issues and any adverse drug effects. Contact tracing Plan and risk assess community situations to include cluster investigation and large contact tracing exercises. Communicate with people from all cultures, backgrounds, frequent use of an interpreter is required. Order the appropriate tests required to diagnose and monitor patients receiving treatment for drug sensitive and drug-resistant TB. Record activities and communications consistent with legislation, policies and procedures Undertake personal development and contribute to the development of others by training colleagues in direct contact with those affected by TB. Attend and where appropriate, contribute to meetings, forums and case conferences. Provide expert knowledge to other professionals, agencies and identifies self as patient advocate Promote, monitor and maintain best practice in health, safety and security, in collaboration with the infection control team. Triage all referrals and autonomously plan, co-ordinate and monitor care for patients requiring ECM. manage and support joint T B clinics and nurse led clinics.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities

Person Specification

knowledge

Essential

  • Understands the concepts of clinical governance and shared governance including evidence based practice and critical appraisal of research findings
  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective risk management
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues including performance targets and the wider modernisation agenda
  • Knowledge of national nursing agenda and application to role
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work independently and within a wider team
  • Use own initiative and meet deadlines


Desirable

  • Case management


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional with current Registration
  • Degree level qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Desirable

  • Independent Prescribing qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate appropriate clinical skills commensurate with the post to include case management
  • Evidence of professional expertise acquired through CPD


Desirable

  • Previous experience of working in Primary Care or community setting
  • Evidence of development of nursing practice/service delivery
  • Demonstrates specialist expertise underpinned by theory and post registered qualification (s)
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of protocols and clinical audit


Registration

Essential

  • Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional with current Registration


Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Woodside Building

Moorgate Road

Rotherham

S60 2TY

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C9165-24-03-113A

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