Senior Community Nurse

CSH Surrey

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Job summary

The Integrated Neighbourhood Teams are looking for Newly qualified or experienced District Nurses to join our community nursing team across the neighbourhoods of Walton, Weybridge & Hersham, Addlestone, Chertsey and Ottershaw.

The Community Team visit patients in their own home as well as care homes. We offer excellent opportunities for training and development of both your clinical and leadership skills. The team has experienced Senior District Nurses who will ensure that you have the necessary support for your personal development. The community nursing service works over a 7-day week 8.00am to 8.00pm offering a variable shift pattern and includes weekend and bank holiday working.

This post requires a specialist District Nursing Degree, following your adult nursing qualification. NHS work and Community Nursing experience is essential.

You will be supported with a comprehensive induction and training package as needed, to help you settle in, with the time and opportunity to get to know the people on your caseload, along with development opportunities.

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put patients first, please contact us for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit.

Main duties of the job

Please see attached job description and personal specification for more details and requirements for the role

About us

CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surreys largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe High-Cost Allowance of 5%.

Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.

We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level. CSH is a diverse organisation, if you are a passionate, person-focused individual then apply to join CSH Surrey today!

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds who meet the essential criteria of the job you are applying for and if you require any reasonable adjustments, please contact the named individual for this advert, or our recruitment team.

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,162 to £44,629 a year inclusive of 5% High Cost Area allowance per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B9074-24-0017-2

Job locations

Walton Community Hospital

Rodney Road

Walton-on-thames

Surrey

KT12 3LD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Purpose

Responsible for the delivery of care and for managing service provision in accordance with national and local priorities, organisation policies, procedures and guidelines and in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Principal duties to include:

Responsibility for a defined caseload of patients

Is the named District Nurse for designated GP practices and attends all GSF and MDT meetings

Undertakes full nursing assessments of patients, including those with multiple pathology and complex health and social needs

Responsible for agreeing the patients care plan, liaising with others and adapting the care and treatment delivered according to need and patient choice

Responsible for the monitoring of medication regimes, assessing effects and advising patients on the safe storage and disposal of drugs

Responsible for the correct use of aids and equipment supplied for patients and carers and for the security, care and maintenance of equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained including equipment loaned to patients

Recognises own limitations in the provision of clinical care and urgency of patients needs, referring to other health care professionals accordingly and is accountable for his/her own actions often without direct supervision

Maintains accurate and legible patient records in line with professional and organisational requirements this includes contemporary paper records and electronic patient record system

Accountable for making autonomous clinical decisions in planning and prioritising patient care for District Nurse caseload including referrals to other agencies and the admission / discharge from the service

Responsible for recognising the needs of the service, identifying risk and making rapid autonomous decisions, escalating to the Team Lead and Clinical Lead as required

Triaging within the District Nurse Referral Centre and promoting and embedding technology within the work place

Operational line manager for District Nursing team (Band 5 RNs / Band 4 APs / Band 3 HCAs)

Effectively communicates with others involved in patient care at all times including weekends / out of hours, through the use of mobile phone, emails and fax to enable a timely response to patients needs.

Maintains strong working relationships and communicates effectively with GPs, practice nurses, social services, acute / community hospital colleagues, borough council staff and the local voluntary sector

Responsible for completing all own mandatory training and for ensuring this is completed for all team members

Participates in own annual appraisal and undertakes continuing professional development, clinical supervision and peer review for self in order to maintain and develop knowledge and skills.

Supervising and appraising team members through annual appraisals, mid-year reviews and peer reviews within team

Responsible for receiving and facilitating clinical supervision and undertaking peer reviews within the team

Responsible for teaching, supervising and mentoring other members of the team and pre-registration students

Undertakes formal student assessments and participates in the maintenance of an effective learning environment

Participates in clinical audit and the implementation of changes to ways of working / clinical practice as a result of findings, recommendations and action plans

Actively participates in and contributes to meetings and working groups that inform the organisation and the nursing service / profession

Actively involved in the development and implementation of community nursing service developments and initiatives and acts as a role model for all 6Cs

Acts as a link nurse for defined area e.g. tissue viability, end of life, diabetes

Responsible for the ordering and stock management of dressings and other

equipment

Job description

Job responsibilities

Purpose

Responsible for the delivery of care and for managing service provision in accordance with national and local priorities, organisation policies, procedures and guidelines and in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Principal duties to include:

Responsibility for a defined caseload of patients

Is the named District Nurse for designated GP practices and attends all GSF and MDT meetings

Undertakes full nursing assessments of patients, including those with multiple pathology and complex health and social needs

Responsible for agreeing the patients care plan, liaising with others and adapting the care and treatment delivered according to need and patient choice

Responsible for the monitoring of medication regimes, assessing effects and advising patients on the safe storage and disposal of drugs

Responsible for the correct use of aids and equipment supplied for patients and carers and for the security, care and maintenance of equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained including equipment loaned to patients

Recognises own limitations in the provision of clinical care and urgency of patients needs, referring to other health care professionals accordingly and is accountable for his/her own actions often without direct supervision

Maintains accurate and legible patient records in line with professional and organisational requirements this includes contemporary paper records and electronic patient record system

Accountable for making autonomous clinical decisions in planning and prioritising patient care for District Nurse caseload including referrals to other agencies and the admission / discharge from the service

Responsible for recognising the needs of the service, identifying risk and making rapid autonomous decisions, escalating to the Team Lead and Clinical Lead as required

Triaging within the District Nurse Referral Centre and promoting and embedding technology within the work place

Operational line manager for District Nursing team (Band 5 RNs / Band 4 APs / Band 3 HCAs)

Effectively communicates with others involved in patient care at all times including weekends / out of hours, through the use of mobile phone, emails and fax to enable a timely response to patients needs.

Maintains strong working relationships and communicates effectively with GPs, practice nurses, social services, acute / community hospital colleagues, borough council staff and the local voluntary sector

Responsible for completing all own mandatory training and for ensuring this is completed for all team members

Participates in own annual appraisal and undertakes continuing professional development, clinical supervision and peer review for self in order to maintain and develop knowledge and skills.

Supervising and appraising team members through annual appraisals, mid-year reviews and peer reviews within team

Responsible for receiving and facilitating clinical supervision and undertaking peer reviews within the team

Responsible for teaching, supervising and mentoring other members of the team and pre-registration students

Undertakes formal student assessments and participates in the maintenance of an effective learning environment

Participates in clinical audit and the implementation of changes to ways of working / clinical practice as a result of findings, recommendations and action plans

Actively participates in and contributes to meetings and working groups that inform the organisation and the nursing service / profession

Actively involved in the development and implementation of community nursing service developments and initiatives and acts as a role model for all 6Cs

Acts as a link nurse for defined area e.g. tissue viability, end of life, diabetes

Responsible for the ordering and stock management of dressings and other

equipment

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse and has current live PIN on NMC resister

Desirable

  • Degree or Diploma in relevant field (or equivalent experience)
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse and has current live PIN on NMC resister

Desirable

  • Degree or Diploma in relevant field (or equivalent experience)

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

CSH Surrey

Address

Walton Community Hospital

Rodney Road

Walton-on-thames

Surrey

KT12 3LD


Employer's website

https://www.cshsurrey.co.uk/about-us/about-csh-surrey (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

CSH Surrey

Address

Walton Community Hospital

Rodney Road

Walton-on-thames

Surrey

KT12 3LD


Employer's website

https://www.cshsurrey.co.uk/about-us/about-csh-surrey (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Senior District Nurse

Rachel Dixon

rachel.garman@nhs.net

03003034737

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,162 to £44,629 a year inclusive of 5% High Cost Area allowance per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B9074-24-0017-2

Job locations

Walton Community Hospital

Rodney Road

Walton-on-thames

Surrey

KT12 3LD


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