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Senior Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 449-ASP402

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Services Portsmouth
£26,565 - £35,577

The Enhanced Health in Care Home (EHCH) is an exciting new service currently being developed and refined within Portsmouth.

We are looking for a compassionate, dynamic, and experienced Senior Nurse (RGN or RMN) to join the Enhanced Health in Care Home Team to help us to continue to provide excellent holistic, physical and mental health care within Portsmouth City. This is an exciting time and, in recognition of the important role community nurses play in supporting residents to remain within their care home, investment has been made into the development of a number of new posts.

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) that consists of a dedicated GP,Pharmacist, Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist within the care homes and pro-actively work alongside the care home staff. Using your autonomous advanced clinical skills, you will case manage and support care home staff to develop robust and clear care planning for older people with complex needs, including ‘rest of life’ planning, end of life planning and management strategies for crisis intervention.

The emphasis of care is to keep people well and to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

There is a strong educational element to this role and the post holder will assist in identifying training needs and gaps within the care homes and work in partnership with the wider MDT and care home to develop and deliver training packages to meet these needs.

Your excellent clinical, interpersonal and team skills will enable you to work collaboratively across community, primary, secondary and social care settings.

In return we offer regular supervision, internal and external training opportunities such as; History Taking and Physical Assessment and Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) and regular contact with other professional networks across the area. You will benefit from experienced and supportive colleagues and be able to develop your skills in a range of areas.

This is an ideal opportunity for those who enjoy developing new ways of working and working under their own initiative. At Solent NHS Trust we recognise that our staff is our greatest asset, and we pride ourselves on creating a great place to work. We continually invest in staff development and always welcome feedback on how we could make Solent NHS Trust an even better place to work.

The hours of work are 08:30 - 17:00 with no Bank Holiday or weekend working.

We would very much encourage you to contact us prior to interview to discuss these posts further and to arrange a suitable time to come along for an informal visit. Please contact Sam Stockwell on 07795 151272 or 023 92 680660 Must be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service.


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. In order to keep administration costs to a minimum, the receipt of your application will not be acknowledged. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected. Applicants from the Solent NHS Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products

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