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Community Staff Nurse - Golden Valley District Nurses

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
Golden Valley
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
The key principles of Wye Valley Trust are to improve the health and well-being of the people we serve in Herefordshire and surrounding areas. We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our wonderful District Nursing Team.

The Golden Valley District Nursing Team are a small and dedicated team, we are an incredibly engaging, positive and hard-working team, providing care and support to patients in their own homes. Being able to work alone and able to travel in a very rural area is essential.

Due to relocation of current staff we have two 30 hour posts available for the right candidates.

We work closely with a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams, including GP's, Palliative Care Nurses, Therapy Teams, and Advanced Clinical Practitioners.

We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified nurses. There is a fantastic preceptorship programme delivered by the Trust and you will be fully supported to complete all the clinical competencies via the Integrated Care Academy and be supported in practice to develop these skills by a clinical assessor.

Main duties of the job

Our aim is to provide treatment and support to patients in their own homes. Whilst undertaking a holistic nursing assessment, we aim to encourage patients to remain as independent as possible, in order to prevent hospital admissions.

Due to the nature of this role, the ability to meet the travel requirements of the post are essential.

Main duties of this role include, but are not limited to
  • Wound care- Palliative care- Managing end of life symptoms and providing support for relatives/carers- Managing long term conditions in a community environment- CVAD and drain management- Chemotherapy disconnect- Holistic assessments- Post operative care following discharge- Wound assessments and management- Venous blood samples


About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • RN1
  • Registered with NMC


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Good Computer skills particularly Microsoft packages


Desirable

  • Wound Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Long term conditions


Experience

Desirable

  • Community experience


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Flexibility to meet the changing demands of the Organization


Desirable

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and influence, in difficult situations.
  • Good time management and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Assertiveness and confidence.


Other Factors

Essential

  • Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of post


Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Address

Golden Valley District Nursing Team

Golden Valley

HR2 0EU

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

229-IC-6429141

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