Nurse Associate- Frailty Service

Brownlow Group Practice

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Job summary

The number of patients in Liverpool City Region living with Frailty and Dementia is predicted to continue to grow into 2040. In addressing this, Brownlow Health, supported by Central Liverpool Primary Care Network are introducing their own Frailty Service to achieve better health outcomes and quality of Life for those who are at higher risk of deteriorating health, falls, early mortality and hospital admission

Brownlow Healths Frailty Service will be a multidisciplinary team providing proactive care primarily for patients living with moderate and severe frailty. This will include patients who are housebound or would have difficulty accessing services and will therefore require home visits. Patients may be living in their own home or a care home and will typically be living with multiple co-morbidities and polypharmacy or may be approaching end of life. If you would like the opportunity to be part of this new and exciting service, we are currently recruiting a Nurse Associate who has experience working with older adults and frailty as well as long term conditions

You will receive a 6 month induction and mentorship package and salary and annual leave in line with Agenda for Change. As this is predominantly a home visiting service you will require a full driving licence and access to a vehicle for which you will receive a generous mileage allowance

Please see attached job description or contact Denise.Wilson@livgp.nhs.ukWe will be pleased to accept applications via NHS jobs or CV

Main duties of the job

  • Lone visits to moderate and severely frail housebound patients/Care Homes
  • Frailty screening and identification through onsite frailty clinics and telephone consultations
  • Post Hospital discharge monitoring/follow up as directed by senior clinician.
  • Monitoring of long-term conditions/annual review - QOF related, with complex patients referred to either the Physician Associate or Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
  • Administration of Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles, B12 vaccines under PSD
  • Check medication compliance, demonstrate how to use new blister packs and educate/support where necessary with inhaler technique.
  • Accurately perform and record all clinical observations including: blood pressure both digitally and manually, temperature, respiration rate, pulse, SPO2, blood glucose monitoring, weight/BMI and urinalysis. Have an understanding of their clinical values and know when to escalate.
  • Perform annual Diabetes foot check for housebound if needed.
  • Perform a range of clinical and non- clinical referrals.

For more details please see job description

About us

Brownlow Health is a large training organisation with four practices across Liverpool. We offer a wide range of specialist services to our patients and pride ourselves in being an exceptional employer. We have an active CPD programme for all our staff, access to clinical supervision and mentorship and have a dedicated staff well being team. We offer numerous staff benefits including study leave and budget.

Although not required by law we strongly recommend that all staff have received all Covid vaccinations.

We require applicants whose native language is not English to demonstrate their competence in the English language. This can be demonstrated by:

- Providing Certification of English proficiency

- During interview should you be invited to attend

1 Base will be one of the Brownlow Practices but post is predominantly for a home visiting service.

Other job locations:

Bentley Road Liverpool L8 0SY

Peach Street Liverpool L69 7ZL

26 Argyle Street Liverpool L1 5DL

155 Edge Lane Edge Hill Liverpool L7 2PF

2 Vauxhall Road Liverpool L3 2BG

Date posted

31 July 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A1812-23-0024

Job locations

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place

Liverpool

Merseyside

L69 3GF


Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of the Registered Nurse Associate is a new and exciting position to join Brownlow Healths Frailty Service. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing pro- active care primarily for patients living with moderate and severe frailty. This will include patients who are housebound or would have difficulty accessing services and will therefore require home visits.

The Nurse Associate will support the clinical team in the monitoring of these patients as well as performing frailty screening, annual elderly health assessments and less complex long term condition reviews.

Recognition and support for the patients informal carer will also be an integral part of the Frailty service and an important part of the Nurse Associate role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of the Registered Nurse Associate is a new and exciting position to join Brownlow Healths Frailty Service. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing pro- active care primarily for patients living with moderate and severe frailty. This will include patients who are housebound or would have difficulty accessing services and will therefore require home visits.

The Nurse Associate will support the clinical team in the monitoring of these patients as well as performing frailty screening, annual elderly health assessments and less complex long term condition reviews.

Recognition and support for the patients informal carer will also be an integral part of the Frailty service and an important part of the Nurse Associate role.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within the NHS/ Primary Care
  • Experience of working with older adults living with frailty.
  • Accountability must understand the concepts of accountability and be confident to take guidance from a more senior registered practitioner.
  • Recording and understanding clinical observations
  • Long Term Conditions (LTC) Monitoring
  • Venepuncture
  • Immunisations and vaccination
  • Good communication skills to enable staff, patient and team engagement
  • Driver with full licence and access to a vehicle

Desirable

  • Computer skills- use of EMIS
  • Awareness of safeguarding adults policies and procedures

Attributes and Behaviours

Essential

  • A desire to work with a vulnerable patient group
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as alone
  • Aptitude and keenness to learn new skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and thrive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Diplomatic and assertive
  • Committed to equal opportunities and non-judgmental working practice

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registered Nurse Associate qualification

Desirable

  • Minimum of 3yrs experience in as an NA or health care assistant
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within the NHS/ Primary Care
  • Experience of working with older adults living with frailty.
  • Accountability must understand the concepts of accountability and be confident to take guidance from a more senior registered practitioner.
  • Recording and understanding clinical observations
  • Long Term Conditions (LTC) Monitoring
  • Venepuncture
  • Immunisations and vaccination
  • Good communication skills to enable staff, patient and team engagement
  • Driver with full licence and access to a vehicle

Desirable

  • Computer skills- use of EMIS
  • Awareness of safeguarding adults policies and procedures

Attributes and Behaviours

Essential

  • A desire to work with a vulnerable patient group
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as alone
  • Aptitude and keenness to learn new skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and thrive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Diplomatic and assertive
  • Committed to equal opportunities and non-judgmental working practice

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registered Nurse Associate qualification

Desirable

  • Minimum of 3yrs experience in as an NA or health care assistant

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Brownlow Group Practice

Address

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place

Liverpool

Merseyside

L69 3GF


Employer's website

https://www.brownlowhealth.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Brownlow Group Practice

Address

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place

Liverpool

Merseyside

L69 3GF


Employer's website

https://www.brownlowhealth.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Brownlow HR

brownlowhr@livgp.nhs.uk

01513885351

Date posted

31 July 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A1812-23-0024

Job locations

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place

Liverpool

Merseyside

L69 3GF


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