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Senior Community Nurse

Employer
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Redditch
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
The Kingfisher Neighbourhood Team is a friendly, fun loving, flexible and hardworking team who are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us at our base in Redditch.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Community Nurse who is happy to work full-time, manage a caseload and who is innovative and keen to support us to deliver high quality care, and to continue our development of integrated care in the community.

We are looking for a passionate individual who is excited by change and is keen to deliver nursing care in the community. We have a team of creative healthcare professionals who are focused on compassionate care. We work closely with our GPs and work hard at developing relationships with other primary care services, drawing on the skills of our MDT colleagues to manage complex patients and ensure our services are as responsive and patient centred as possible.

We are a supportive team who are committed to developing services to provide individual care for our patients. We offer dedicated time for training and clinical supervision, with a supportive L& D Department to help guide.

We will provide you with resources to develop and progress, as well as flexibility, professional development and a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss this role informally, get in touch with Recruiting Manager found on the top right-hand side of the advert

Main duties of the job

  • The role will require:
  • Working flexibly to provide the service delivery need across the local area (the service operates from 7:30am 6:30pm, Monday to Sunday incl bank holidays)
  • An enthusiastic, motivated and innovative thinker to become part of a primary care facing community
  • The ability to work autonomously and manage your own case load and work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working in a fast paced and varied environment

Your typical working day will include home visits for adults over 18 years needing a range of nursing interventions. These include caring for people reaching the end of their life, managing their pain relief and other symptoms in a sensitive and compassionate manner, all types of wound care- post operative wounds, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and complex dressing regimes - you will become expert in tissue viability. Other skills required will be in IV therapy and other injectable drug administration and holistic assessment of a persons needs, taking in to account their environment and social circumstances.

Back at your base, you will be a caseload holder supporting a team of junior staff with delivering individualised care plans, you will be involved in team meetings, goal/care planning and evaluation and handover meetings. You will also support the teaching and learning of nurse students` pre and post registration. Your input is a valuable part of the teams` work.

You will oversee patients and assist in decision making regarding their care.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RN1)
  • Graduate Nursing Qualification at Academic Level 6 or working towards.
  • Preceptorship Training
  • Evidence of ongoing continuing professional development


Desirable

  • District Nursing Specialist Practitioner Qualification
  • Prescribing Qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Post-graduate modules in Leadership
  • Practice Educator


Experience

Essential

  • Post- registration experience of working in a community nursing setting
  • Experience of caseload management and/or organisation of staff
  • Experience of active participation in interdisciplinary team working


Desirable

  • Transcribing medication training
  • Clinical audit/service improvement and development work


Knowledge

Essential

  • High level of clinical knowledge and skill
  • Clinical Governance
  • Good knowledge of community services and care pathways
  • Health Improvement
  • Good working knowledge of positive risk taking and effective risk management strategies


Knowledge

Essential

  • Role modelling good behaviour that supports teamworking
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in English in both written and verbal formats
  • High level of clinical skills


Additional criteria

Essential

  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post


Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Orchard Place

Orchard Street

Redditch

B98 7DP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9798-0465

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