Community Staff Nurse

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
SG3 6HY
Hertfordshire NHS £ 25655.0 - 31534.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 25655.0 - 31534.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
3 Aug 2022
Closes
1 Sep 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Initiate, facilitate and participate in appropriate health enhancing activities in order to meet the needs of patients, promoting self-care.
Ensure a team philosophy embraces a holistic approach to patients, carers and relatives in consultation and agreement with the Community Nursing Sister.
Liaise with the Hospital Community Liaison Team concerning patients for admission and/or discharge from hospital.
Actively promote good health and development and participate in Public Health initiatives.
Ensure at all times a sound knowledge of drugs, side effects and contra-indications and have regard for security and administration of these.
Follow HCT and Community Elder Abuse procedures including provision of reports and attendances at conferences.
At times act as the patient's advocate, raising their concerns about services of HCT or other agencies.
Be aware of and participate in risk assessment for the benefit of self, colleagues and clients, in line with the Risk Management Policy and Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, particularly in relation to the Lone Worker Policy.
Maintain current registration in line with HCT Policy and follow the code of conduct of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Attend regularly and participate actively in Clinical Supervision in line with HCT Policy, sharing the facilitation role as agreed, following appropriate training.
Ensure the Policies and Procedures of the Trust are implemented and adhered to at all times.
Be prepared to participate in the HCT Emergency Plan in response to a major incident.
Participate in multi-agency working in relation to patient care.
Contribute to the recruitment and selection of staff for the team and to participate in induction and orientation programmes as appropriate.
Take responsibility for own continuous professional development, maintaining a sound level of professional knowledge and competence in line with the Personal Development Plan agreed at annual appraisal. Ensure attendance at all required (mandatory) training.
Train and practice in Nurse Prescribing as appropriate, demonstrating up to date knowledge of prescribed items including side effects and contra-indications and having due regard for security and administration.
Participate in the experience of pre-registered students in placement. Following appropriate training, mentoring pre-registered students and junior staff as required.
Develop specialist skills and knowledge by participation in group work, committees and workshops, including Link Nurse/Facilitator roles.
Undertake training in Leg Ulcer management and attend annual update sessions if appropriate. Participate in Leg Ulcer Clinics on a regular rota basis as required.
Undertake RNCC determinations, following appropriate training as delegated by, and in consultation with, the Lead Nurse for NHS Funded Nursing Care.
Maintain confidentiality and manage information sensitively. Demonstrate discretion and respect when communicating with patients, colleagues and other agencies.
Communicate effectively with all members of the Primary Health Care Team. Supporting and promoting teamwork generally.
Maintain close liaison within a multi-disciplinary Primary Health Care team and all other agencies as necessary.
Be aware of Health and Safety at all times, ensuring that equipment is well maintained in a safe and hygienic way.
Be aware of and utilize appropriate resources in the provision of total patient care.
Maintain a high standard of both manual and computerised documentation within agreed guidelines, ensuring a clear understanding of the related HCT Policy.
Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19

Person specification

Other

Essential criteria
  • 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)
Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • RGN
  • Evidence of professional development.
Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of current health legislation
  • Understanding of HCT organisation
  • Responsible for managing a ward or team.
Desirable criteria
  • Caseload management
  • Experience working with other agencies
Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Good record keeper
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Clinical audit skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • IT Skills
We will communicate any interview arrangements with applicants

Ref: 22JCSICT0

Job Details

Community Staff Nurse

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Englandd Hertfordshire NHS
Pay
£ 25655.0 - 31534.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
3 Aug 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
1 Sep 2022

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