Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Community Staff Nurse (BB-5873D)

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Community Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main areaCommunity NursingGradeNHS AfC: Band 5ContractPermanentHours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • 37.5 hours per week (Part time/Full time considered)Job ref382-CN45-21 SiteWhitegate Health CentreTownBlackpoolSalary£24,907 - £30,615 £24,907 to £30,615Salary periodYearlyClosing15/04/2021 23:59

    We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS and especially here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

    As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview

    Job overview

    To work as part of a Community integrated Nursing and therapy team working in the Community undertaking nursing duties in patients homes, clinics and health centres.

    To assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care and when necessary modify same, reporting changes to the Nurse in charge and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

    There will be opportunities to assist the Senior Nurse in the day to day management of the Integrated Team.

    Part time hours requests will be considers

    Main duties of the job

    Are you a registered staff nurse looking for a supported opportunity to develop a career in the community? This role within District Nursing could be your stepping stone to pursue a job in the area of your choice. With the comprehensive induction, training and highly recognised leadership development programme this role will be the ideal platform for your launch into an autonomous role in community nursing.

    In Blackpool we are proud to be a leader in integrated working which will offer you the chance to work with District nurses and other health and social care professionals within a highly skilled multidisciplinary neighbourhood team. You will be supported by a buddy to develop the skills to undertake holistic assessments and care provision to patients in their own homes and clinic settings.

    If you feel this is the job for you please contact us and arrange a visit to one of our welcoming teams.

    A car driver with use of a vehicle is essential.

    Working for our organisation

    As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

    Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

    As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce” .

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    CLINICAL

  • Develop and demonstrate underpinning knowledge and clinical competence at advanced skills which include:
  • Central line care
  • Wound care (simple and complex)
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Vaccination and Immunisation
  • Phlebotomy (Difficult and routine)
  • Syringe driver use and care
  • Doppler assessment – diagnostic & ongoing
  • Cross-prescribing
  • Chronic Disease reviews
  • Ensure up to date and accurate clinical records are kept, maintained and available to all members of the team in line with Trust policy.
  • Provide evidence based clinical practice to all members of the Integrated team and others involved in holistic patient care.
  • Communicate condition related information to patients, and/or their relatives/carers, in order to ensure that comprehensive holistic patient care is assured and resources, e.g. dressings, equipment, are used in the most effective way.
  • Provide palliative and terminal care to patients and support and advice to carers.
  • Working in partnership with Carers/Community Matrons, provide care, support and advice to patients with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Teach patients and carers in order to promote independence or facilitate care in the terminal stages of illness.
  • Consider the emotional needs of patients and significant others at all stages of the caring process.
  • When requested undertake Continuing Care Needs Assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team and complete relevant documentation.
  • Build effective relationships with all members of the team and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Verify expected deaths and complete the relevant documentation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to concentrate on intricate clinical interventions despite interruptions, surrounding noises and distracting household activity.
  • May be required to make decisions alone, without immediate support in a non-judgemental way, in a variety of environments.
  • Person specification

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse level 1
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • V 150 Non-medical prescriber or willing to undertake.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Mentorship qualification
  • NVQ Assessor
  • EXPERIENCE

    Essential criteria

  • Able to deal with difficult situations.
  • Ability to Identify and assess patients needs.
  • Ability to use resources appropriately.
  • Desirable criteria

  • 18-24 months community experience.
  • Chronic disease management
  • Multidisciplinary working
  • SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES

    Essential criteria

  • Good team worker.
  • Ability to organize self and others by prioritizing and delegating as needed
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to teach
  • IT literate.
  • Clinical audit knowledge or ability to participate.
  • Willing to develop professionally.
  • Up to date knowledge of current NHS issues and aware of current trends in the NHS.
  • Good hand/eye coordination.
  • Confident decision maker.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Able to make decisions on evidence based practice.
  • Able to communicate sensitive information to patients.
  • Ability to ensure equality and value diversity.
  • Understand implications of lone working
  • Adaptable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Non-judgmental
  • Empathetic
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job
  • Motivated
  • Evidence of self development
  • Approachable
  • Desirable criteria

  • Analytical ability.
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