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Senior Staff Nurse

Job Reference: 779-AS-921048

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Teddington Memorial Hospital, Teddington
£26,565 - £35,577,per annu

Who we are

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) is responsible for providing community health service for over 500,000 people living across the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-Upon-Thames.

Community Healthcare covers most of the services that are provided outside of hospital or GP surgeries. We are passionate about delivering high quality care and provide a range of services for both adults and children including community nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics, health promotion and stop smoking services, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. We also provide some specialist services such as audiology, neuro-rehabilitation, continence services and continuing care.

Some of our services such as the Walk-in Centre at Teddington Memorial Hospital and the Hounslow Urgent Care Centre attract patients from nearby boroughs and we also run services further afield such as the LiveWell and stop smoking services in the London boroughs of Sutton and Merton.

Our Mission

Providing care and services that we and our families would want to use.

We are looking for an experienced Band 6 Nurse / Emergency practitioner (Full and Part time staff) to join our multidisciplinary team to help people during a period of crisis, to stay safe in their own homes and to facilitate early discharge from hospital. These posts are part of the Rapid Response Team as well as the rehabilitation aspect.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and assessment skills, and enjoy challenging problem-solving under pressure.

You will need to understand the principles of holistic, person-centred care and be able to demonstrate that you put the individual at the centre of all the work you do. You will be able to think on your feet in unfamiliar environments to mitigate risks, and promote autonomy and control during periods of ill health to help people stay safe and support recovery. You will have excellent physical assessment skills and will be an expert in managing acutely unwell people in the community.

You will also be involved in the rehabilitation process through case management, encouraging engagement in the rehabilitation process by using joint goal-setting skills so that the recovery plan meets the person’s own objectives. You will be involved in helping people transition into long term care by clearly identifying those who will require it and providing holistic assessment of care needs and onward referrals that help them to make decisions about their lives and their care.

You will demonstrate clinical leadership by developing and supporting Band 5 Community Nurses, and by acting as an expert nursing resource for colleagues within the multidisciplinary team.

Richmond Response & Rehabilitation Team sits at the heart of sn integrated health and social care in Richmond. We accept referrals from GPs, hospitals, and individuals. We have three core functions:

1. Hospital discharge and early supported discharge;
2. Crisis and rapid response; and
3. Community rehabilitation support.

We do this by working as a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, rehabilitation workers, therapy assistants, and various other specialists to provide intensive support and rehabilitation to help people maximise their function and reduce their care needs over a period of up to six weeks.

Valid driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable (Business Insurance is needed if car user)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jose Navalha (RRRT Nurse) or Jeanne Davey(RRRT Service Manager) on
020 8714 4060

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be occasions where we have to close a vacancy once a sufficient amount of applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via email and therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly. Some servers automatically send emails to your junk mail so please check this as well as your in-box.

Email notifications will be sent to you via TRAC which is an online application management system and not via NHS Jobs.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

Please note that this post is subject to a 3 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust, this will not apply.

Learning and Development

Education, training and development of our staff are central to the Trust’s ability to provide high quality healthcare services. We are proud of our commitment to staff learning and development and have supported many of our staff to make a real difference through their academic and learning achievements. We believe it is important to support the continuing learning and development of all our employees.

Our commitment to our staff has also been acknowledged in the National Staff Survey for our top staff engagement rates, providing excellent training and best place to work or receive care.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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