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Community Nurse

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
Potters Bar
Salary
£29,828 to £36,311 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!

The community nursing team is part of an integrated locality team consisting 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 and evidence based care to those accessing our service.

The successful candidate will be enrolled into our 12 week induction programme, for newly qualified RNs this will be on top off your CLCH preceptorship programme. The 12 week induction will include working with the wider MDT, to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Main duties of the job

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.

We offer flexible shifts (8.30am - 4.30pm / 8am - 6pm) amd will consider applications from either full time or part time candidates. There is a requirement to contribute to our weekend rota, typically working three weekend days out of every four week roster cycle.

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

  • 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 co-ordinating 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.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current UK 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 & Knowledge

Essential

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


Desirable

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


Key Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work in a team and be a proactive member and able to engage in change process in the team
  • Ability to organise and participate in weekly work allocation and be able to prioritise and delegate effectively
  • Ability to assess a situation and act promptly
  • Ability to implement learning in practice and inform others
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing such as computerised documentation and data entry
  • 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

Hertsmere

Potters Bar

EN6 2RY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

824-HERTS-5105-C

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