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Community Staff Nurse

Employer
Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust
Location
Skegness
Salary
Depending on experience Per Annum, Pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
Lincolnshire Community Health Services are seeking registered nurses to join their dedicated teams on a full or part time basis within the Skegness and Mablethorpe Community Nursing Teams

The Team is based at Skegness Hospital Dorothy Avenue Skegness

As a community staff nurse you will be required to work autonomously and as part of a team, delivering care to patients in their own homes and care homes. Successful candidates will be responsible for assessing care needs, and the planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care using innovative evidence-based practice.

To support you in your new role we have developed an induction programme which allows you to learn the skills and knowledge required to be successful. The induction programme includes teaching sessions in the key areas of practice Holistic Assessment and Care Planning, Palliative Care Awareness, Wound Care and Medication Administration. Along with your mentor you will work through the key areas of practice at your won pace until you feel confident and capable in undertaking visits yourself.

Main duties of the job

Community nursing is exceptionally rewarding as it allows wonderful therapeutic relationships to be developed with patients in their own homes. Working in this capacity embodies the person centred care approach and allows patients to truly be at the centre of care delivery.

The skillset of a community nurse is vast and non-exhaustive requiring knowledge and expertise in a range of areas. Examples of interventions provided are wound management, continence care, palliative care, medication administration and long term condition management. Close working with the MDT (Social Workers, GP's and Allied Health Professionals) to ensure that patients care is effectively co-ordinated, demonstrates a positive impact on our patients.

For more information about the role of a community nurse watch the following video from The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Work of Community Nurses - The Queen's Nursing Institute (qni.org.uk)

About us

'Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more https://www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/join-us/learning-and-dev'

Job description

Job responsibilities

As this is a community post, you must be able to travel to patients homes and clinic settings. Due to the rurality of Lincolnshire some areas are not well covered by public transport therefore having access to transport is essential.

The service works through the hours of 8:00am to 6:30pm 7 days a week and is covered by flexible working patterns.

The Community Nursing service delivers a 12 week induction programme for all new staff. We also offer a robust preceptorship and clinical skills programme with an experienced clinical education team. This provides peer support in addition to the requisite training required to fulfil the role to its true potential.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you will need, you are encourage to look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading and refer back to these documents when completing your application.

You should use your application form to show that you meet all or most of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification for the position.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate current 1st level UK NMC adult nurse registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Demonstration of mentorship, supervisor or assessor qualification and its use in practice


Desirable

  • Evidence of completed leadership modules/qualification
  • Evidence of V100 or V150 Community Practitioner prescribing course undertaken


Experience

Essential

  • Can demonstrate experience of assessment, care planning and care delivery
  • Experience of delegation and supervision of others
  • Evidence of the application of research and evidence based care
  • Evidence of experience in teaching / disseminating knowledge and skills
  • Experience of team working


Desirable

  • Experience of health promotion/ coaching strategies


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrates a range of clinical skills pertinent to area of practice
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills including record keeping
  • Demonstrates IT and electronic patient record systems


Desirable

  • Demonstrates ability to undertake practice audit


Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust

Address

Skegness Hospital

Dorothy Avenue

Skegness

PE25 2BS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

818-NUR193

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