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    District Nurse - Surrey, United Kingdom - Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

    Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
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    Secondment: 12 months (approx - Contract available up to 31-Dec-24)
    Description

    Job overview

    Surrey Downs Health & Care

    To provide leadership within the District Nursing Team and be responsible for the assessment of needs of the patient and the development, implementation and evaluation of a programme of care within agreed standards.

    To undertake continued responsibility for the management of a corporate team. The post holder will undertake facilitation of educational programmes for basic, post basic and in-service training, in close liaison with the Learning and Development Team.

    To lead and facilitate patient focused, innovative research based practice, in line with Surrey Downs Health and Care objectives.

    Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate clinical expertise and act as a professional role model to all staff, both internal and external on behalf of Surrey Downs Health and Care, working as part of a team taking the lead and developing services in line with the needs of the patient
  • Treat all patients as individuals, respecting their privacy and dignity at all times
  • Be accountable for assessments and care planning, and prescribing appropriately for the patient group Involving, supporting, informing and educating family/carers
  • Promote the health of patients and the provision of support and advice Be responsible for planning cover, appropriate staffing and skill mix ensuring adequate cover at all times
  • Provide specialist knowledge and advice to influence the Surrey Downs Health and Care strategic agenda
  • Maintain clear and comprehensive, signed and contemporaneous records according to procedures
  • Identify workforce planning issues and actively participate in the recruitment, selection and retention of clinical staff
  • Provide support and an appropriate learning environment for both pre and post registration students as required
  • Be responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures and standards of care, are adhered to at all times
  • Manage effectively and efficiently any budget that is within the remit of this post
  • Participate in research and development opportunities as appropriate
  • Provide assistance with the resolution of complaints within the clinical specialty, or sphere of responsibility
  • Working for our organisation

    Surrey Downs Health and Care deliver care closer to people's own communities through our Primary Care Networks, Community Hospitals, Specialist Services and our innovative partnership of local NHS organisations.

    Surrey Downs Health and Care has a track record of providing person centered care that goes beyond organisational boundaries to do what is best for the individual. This partnership includes:

  • The three GP federations GP Health Partners, Dorking Health Care and Surrey Medical Network representing practices that operate in the Surrey Downs area
  • CSH Surrey
  • Epsom and St Helier's University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Surrey Council County
  • Historically, there have been boundary lines between the organisations that provide care to people in their homes, in GP surgeries and in hospitals, but we have always been united in our mission to provide great care to the people who need us.

    It's on those grounds that the Surrey Downs Health and Care was formed – we want local people to receive the care that they need in the right environment. By bringing together our expertise, we can improve patient care and enable local people to access the right support, care and treatment more easily than ever before.

    In bringing this partnership together, we are working to the same set of values that will translate into better care for our residents.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached to this vacancy for further details.

    Person specification

    Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • District Nurse Course
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development, with courses relevant to area of work
  • Nurse prescribing qualification appropriate to role
  • Desirable criteria

  • Management qualification/or willingness to work towards
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experienced mentor at pre and post registration level
  • Experience of nurse leadership and management
  • Previous experience of team management and multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of appraisal and clinical supervision
  • Desirable criteria

  • Specialist knowledge
  • Experience of developing strategies, clinical guidelines and policies
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Resource management skills
  • IT skills and timely data entry
  • Ability to deal with conflict in a professional manner
  • Critical analysis skills
  • Desirable criteria

  • Project management skills
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges

    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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    Further details / informal visits contact

    NameMarie O'ConnorJob titleOps ManagerEmail addressTelephone number

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