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Community Nurse

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
Harpenden
Salary
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
CLCH Hertfordshire Adult Community Services -CLCH NHS Trust provides a range of Community Services, and the Hertfordshire Division is recruiting!

To provide skilled nursing care working under the supervision of the Community Nurse Team Lead and Deputy Team Lead to patients in a variety of community settings.

The post holder will undertake community nursing duties involving delivery of nursing services and holistic assessments of patients health needs using a person centred approach. This includes providing quality and seamless nursing care to housebound patients and being proactive in coordinating their care needs as appropriate, avoiding unnecessary admission to hospital or long term care institutions. In addition, the post holder will be involved in facilitating self- care for patients with long term conditions, health promotion and innovative activities and projects that enhance patient service delivery.

Main duties of the job

To give skilled nursing care, based on principles of best practice and clinical evidence. This includes:

Chronic disease management, end of life care, continence promotion and wound management. Specific skills include phlebotomy, administration of medication via syringe drivers and intravenous therapy, PEG management, urinary catheterisation and tracheostomy suctioning.

Act as a Named Nurse with the support and supervision of the DN Team Lead. To take continued responsibility for the holistic health needs assessment including care planning, evaluation and appropriate implementation of health care and ensuring continuity of care following referral from acute care, rehabilitation units, GPs and other agencies.

Undertake comprehensive assessment of the physical, psychological and social care needs of patients using the Single Assessment Process and including the needs of carers. To provide individualised and person centred care plans that provide monitoring and promotion of self-care to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions

Act as the patient's advocate and to facilitate the patient's own choices with regard to nursing care, promoting independence and self-care, as appropriate.

To identify and record new problems and other relevant information reporting back to the DN Team Lead as appropriate.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to job description, personal specification and trust values, for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • NMC Registration


Desirable

  • Evidence of other post-registration education and training


Experience

Essential

  • Recent clinical nursing experience negotiating and liaising within a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with people with complex health needs
  • Supporting students and other learners e.g. HCAs teaching others in the practice environment
  • Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care.
  • Previous experience in the Nursing process, care planning and fluent in record keeping
  • Experience of providing holistic care that involves the multidisciplinary team.


Desirable

  • Experience of training other students.
  • Participation in audit research projects service development
  • Post registration experience in a NHS community environment


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • o Knowledge of out of hospital care and the role of the Community Nurse
  • o Ability to listen effectively and ability to give constructive feedback to clients and colleagues.
  • o Time management skills.
  • o Knowledge of how Equal Opportunities can be implemented in practice
  • o Knowledge of reasonable response to service user needs and prioritising and dealing with those needs with a required urgency.
  • o Awareness of the management and use of data in the NHS setting Knowledge of risks involved in working in the community.
  • o Knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • o Knowledge of management of long term condition e.g. Diabetes and an understanding of the concept of self- management.
  • o Knowledge of infection control
  • o Knowledge of general wound care
  • o Promotion of continence
  • o Literacy and numeracy skills


Desirable

  • o Knowledge of recent government legislation and changes in community care delivery
  • o Understanding of resource management
  • o Knowledge of the audit process


Other

Essential

  • o Ability to work in a team and be a proactive member and able to engage in change process in the team.
  • o Ability to organise and participate in weekly work allocation and be able to prioritise and delegate effectively.
  • o Ability to assess a situation and act promptly.
  • o Ability to implement learning in practice and inform others.
  • o Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing such as computerised documentation and data entry
  • o Ability to facilitate and support students and HCAs
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)


Desirable

  • Ability to critically analyse and evaluate research relevant to practice.


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Harpenden Memorial Hospital

Carlton Road

Harpenden

AL5 4TA

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824-HERTS-6415976

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