Community Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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We are looking for an ambitious, dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 caseload holder or qualified District Nurse to join our Community Nursing team in Mid West Beds. This highly respected team delivers responsive, high quality nursing to patients in their own homes. We are passionate about patient centred care, support our nurses to lead and deliver excellent and compassionate nursing and value our clinical teams as the real heart of the NHS. If you looking to progress your leadership skills and be at the forefront of change, this is the opportunity for you. You will be a strong leader, focused on achieving real improvements in outcomes for patients and will be confident in your ability to support, coach and develop individuals and teams to deliver consistently high quality services. You will take pride in your work and be highly motivated and dynamic, have a flexible approach and be able to embrace change. Being a collaborative worker and the ability to network and build relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders is essential.

The Community Nursing Service operates between 08.00 to 21.00 hours and the successful candidate will work a variety of shifts, including weekends, evenings and bank holidays.

Access to a car in order to carry out service duties is essential.

12 months secondment opportunity.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder is responsible for the day to day management of a team of skilled health care workers.
  • The post holder is responsible for the provision of health education for patients and carers so that optimum enablement and care can be delivered.
  • The post holder is responsible in conjunction with the Team Leader for the education, support and development of staff including implementation of the appraisal and supervision processes.
  • The post holder will participate in conjunction with the senior management team in the strategic planning and development of services provided in the defined neighbourhood.
  • The post holder will participate in the training and mentorship of students during placements.
  • The post holder will be responsible for the effective utilisation of staff and non-pay resources including the use of scheduling and ordering systems.

About us

ELFT is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees, job applicants and service users. We are committed to ensuring that no one will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or marital status. The Trust commits itself to promote equal opportunities and value diversity and will keep under review its policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, users and providers of its services are treated according to their needs.

For management posts, to ensure that within their service area fair employment practice and equality of opportunity are delivered

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with patients, carers and the multi-disciplinary team in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care.
  • Organise personal caseload, ensuring that complex and priority patients are reviewed as required and reprioritised according to daily demand.
  • Delegate work appropriately with regard to individual skills and experience of team members to make best use of the capacity within the locality team.
  • Ensure a team philosophy that embraces a holistic approach to patients, carers and relatives in consultation and agreement with the Community Nursing Team Leader.
  • Initiate, facilitate and participate in appropriate health enhancing activities in order to meet the needs of patients promoting self-care.
  • Liaise with the Hospital/Discharge Teams and Community Matron concerning patients for admission and or discharge from hospital.
  • Actively participate in high risk/MDA meetings, identifying patients for discussion and ensuring identified patients within a delegated caseload receive coordinated seamless care.
  • Actively promote good health and development and participate in Public Health initiatives.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Demonstrate evidence-based practice and up-to-date clinical skills
  • Evidence of significant post registration nursing experience including community setting.
  • Post-registration qualification in a relevant clinical field
  • Relevant teaching/mentorship qualification and evidence of teaching skills.
  • Post-registration nursing experience, including community experience
  • Specialist Practitioner Qualification
  • Nurse Prescriber
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of and commitment to multi-professional working
  • Understanding of the interface between primary and secondary care
  • Comprehensive understanding of partnership working
  • Ability to manage a caseload
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Knowledge of the principles of Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Children
  • Knowledge of the principles of health promotion and prevention of illness
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English language
  • Demonstrate an understanding of national government initiatives in health & social care & how they impact on local services.

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