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District Nurse - B6

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
Harpenden
Salary
£37,162 to £44,629 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
CLCH Hertfordshire Adult Community Services -CLCH NHS Trust provides a range of Community Services, and the Hertfordshire Division is recruiting!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a B6 Deputy Team Lead to join our Community Adult Planned Care team based in Harpenden Memorial Hospital. The team consists of Community Nurses, District Nurses, Community Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Health Care Assistants.

The Community Nursing team covers 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. Our aim is to be the best we can, offering safe, patient-centred andevidence based care to those accessing our service. As a Deputy Team Lead you will lead a small team of staff and will be responsible for managing a caseload of patients, ensuring that a high standard of care is delivered.

You will have regular input from the Professional Development Nurses and your Team Leader to support you in gaining your competencies on the Community Nursing Pathway. As a service we offer a range of different opportunities to develop your skills. Once you have completed the Community Nursing Pathway we can support you to apply for the Deputy Team Leader pathway.

Main duties of the job

To set and maintain standards of care and deploy, co-ordinate and supervise the nursing team and learners as required.

To provide leadership and management to a team of community nurses and other staff covering the four localities across Herts Valleys.

Tobe responsible for the team's assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised nursing care to patients living in the community. The service is provided seven days per week 8pm-8am

Tobe responsible for the team's maintenance of patient and other records

Toparticipate in the long term management of patients within the locality

To have continued responsibility for a defined caseload.

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 and personal specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Practice Supervisor/Assessor or equivalent
  • Specialist Nursing Practice(District Nursing) Degree or will undertake training
  • Nurse Prescribing or will undertake training
  • Knowledge of recent developments in NHS
  • Knowledge of Evidence based practice
  • Evidence of personal development
  • Knowledge of NMC code of professional conduct


Desirable

  • First Level Degree
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Relevant courses in Long Term Conditions Management
  • Course of Top to Toe examination/ diagnosis Experience


Experience

Essential

  • Experienced Nurse
  • Management of a team
  • Management of change within a complex environment
  • Experience of teaching others
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Proven clinical skill
  • Experience of participating in investigation/ management of complaints
  • Evidence of participating in clinical audits in the workplace


Analytical Skills

Essential

  • Management of change
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Knowledge of negotiation skills
  • Understanding of current political and policy context in Primary Health Care
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implications
  • Evidence of expertise in clinical skills
  • Experience of teaching others
  • Knowledge of research processes


Diversity

Essential

  • Knowledge of resource management
  • Knowledge and understanding of Adult protection issues
  • Understanding of working within a competency framework


Physical Skills

Essential

  • Use of syringe drivers for the administration of medicines or will undergo training
  • Be able to administer IV therapy in a community setting or will undergo training.
  • Strong organisational, time-management skills
  • Ability to plan and deliver key objectives within strict timetables.
  • IT skills, knowledge of word processing, and Internet
  • Presentation skills


Physical Effort

Essential

  • Able to carry out the duties of the post including using stairs
  • 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)
  • Be able to use moving and handling equipment


Mental Effort

Essential

  • Strong organisational, time-management skills
  • Ability to plan and deliver key objectives within strict timetables
  • To be able to prioritise own work and team's work on a day to day basis.
  • To be able to deal with situations which may lead to adjustments within teams' workload
  • Produce data for reports as required


Emotional Effort

Essential

  • Support team with difficult situations
  • Defuse situations within the team dynamics


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Harpenden Memorial Hospital

Carlton Road

Harpenden

AL5 4TA

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824-HERTS-6450774

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