Community Staff Nurse (Night Nursing)

Leicester, Leicestershire, England
£ 34342 - 34342 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
11 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019

Job Description

Purpose of the Role
The purpose of this role is to provide autonomous intensive community support/ nursing and palliative nursing care to patients with overnight care needs.  The Community Staff Nurse will have the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing interventions. This will involve the coordination and prioritisation of the current caseload.  The role will also provide training and education both formal and informal for the continuous development of junior night nursing staff.
The post holder will be required to work flexibly as part of a team and autonomously to address patient's health and social care needs across community care settings overnight.  The post holder will act as a resource and role model to offer expertise, in partnership with care teams and multi-agency services to meet the integrated care needs of patients that fall within the parameters of the night nursing service.
The post holder will be responsible for providing advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high quality care and actively support the Community Nursing team in the management of the health care environment.
The Community Staff Nurse will be part of a multi-professional/skilled team including medical, nurse practitioners and support staff providing accessible services to the population across Leicestershire.
The post holder will participate in promoting and advancing DHU Health Care CIC.
Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability
  • Be responsible for the assessment, implementation of treatment and the development of programs of care for designated patients and provide feedback / escalate discussion regarding meeting patient need through supervision/monitoring processes.
  • To provide nursing care to individuals making use of current evidence to inform the delivery and promote the development of clinically effective care.
  • To ensure a continuity of care in accordance with the care programme, seek support from other specialist practitioners/operational managers as required.
  • Identify need, and provide advice, support and demonstration to the patient/carer on the use of the equipment to ensure a personal duty of care and compliance with health and safety policies. To monitor and report to senior nurse effectiveness of equipment and aids in patients' homes to maximise the use of resources to enable care packages to be delivered.
  • Maintain and record accurate health records in patients' homes and health care settings in line with Caldecott and DHU Policies and Procedures.
  • Contribute to Public Health and Health Promotion initiatives and under the direction of the Primary nurse provide information to support well-being and independence for patients/relatives and carers.
  • Attend all operational meetings including team meetings.
  • Develop, evaluate and share good working practice.
Person Specification
The job holder will;
Academic/Professional Qualifications
  • Registered Nurse Adult 1 / 2
  • Post registration experience at Level 1.
  • A recognised teaching/mentoring qualification OR willingness to undertake necessary training.
  • Relevant academic qualifications in specialist subjects
Knowledge & Experience
  • Knowledge of local and national priorities.
  • Broad clinical knowledge base.
  • Evidence of research based/reflective practice.
  • Awareness and understanding of the Public Health Agenda and accountability in clinical practice.
  • Previous Community Nursing experience/end of life care.
  • Aware of current structures and developments in health and social care.
DHU believe our workforce should be as diverse as the range of services we offer, and the communities we serve. We are committed to valuing and encouraging diversity throughout our workforce, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. As part of our mission we are dedicated to eliminating discrimination
DHU Health Care CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Infection Prevention & Control
Infection Prevention & Control is pivotal in ensuring a safe & clean environment for both patients and staff. IP&C is everyone's responsibility and strict adherence to the IP&C policy is expected of ALL employees of the organisation.

Ref: DHU1201

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