Nurse Associate

CSH Surrey

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Job summary

The Integrated Neighbourhood Teams are looking for a Band 4 Nurse Associate to join our community nursing teams across the neighbourhoods North and West Woking and South Woking.

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 an interest in working within a community setting.

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.

UK Visa and Immigration Sponsorship: Please note that we do not offer UKVI sponsorship for these posts, and so all applicants require a current right to work in the UK.

Main duties of the job

Please see the 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

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£26,405 to £28,976 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

B9074-24-0179

Job locations

Goldsworth Park Health Centre

The Goldsworth Park Centre

Woking

Surrey

GU213LQ


Job description

Job responsibilities

Deliver clinical care to patients as required within set protocols and within the scope of the Nursing Associates practice.

Contribute to patient assessment (after appropriate delegation from the RN) and plan and deliver high standards of care

Co-ordinate a team of Health Care Assistants in care delivery and where appropriate other students on the FdSc programme.

Take responsibility for a group/caseload of patients as required and when delegated by a RN.

Delegate tasks (not responsibility) to other members of the clinical care team as appropriate, e.g. Healthcare support workers, family members and lay carers.

Assist in the delivery of health promotion advice as appropriate to role and in line with own level of competence.

Undertake agreed delegated enhanced tasks as specified in local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), competencies under the indirect supervision of an RN

1Communicate effectively with colleagues, providing clear verbal, digital or written information and instructions when sharing information, delegating or handing over responsibility for care.

Play an active role as members of interdisciplinary teams.

Provide accurate handovers to members of the nursing team and MDT

Undertake responsibilities in relation to communication and collaboration.

Contribute to on-going assessment and evaluation of care recognising when it is necessary to refer to others.

Recognise signs of deterioration and escalate appropriately.

Recognise and report any situations, behaviour or errors that could result in poor care outcomes.

Recognise the need for referral and the role of the specialist nurse; and is able to contribute to the referral process.

Delegate to others in the team e.g. health care support workers, apprentices.

Identify risks to safety or experience and take appropriate action, putting the best interests, needs and preferences of people first.

Support people to improve and maintain their mental, physical, behavioural health and wellbeing.

Active involvement in the prevention of and protection against disease and ill health.

Assist in the ordering, checking, unpacking and storing of items delivered to the clinical area and follow up orders as appropriate.

Act at all times in a manner, which illustrates respect for privacy, dignity and confidentiality. Provide nursing care that is safe and compassionate.

Provide compassionate, safe and effective care and support to people in a range of care settings.

Monitor the condition and health needs of people within their care on a continual basis in partnership with people, families, and carers.

Undertake and perform clinical skills to enhance the delivery of patient care, this will include Venepuncture and Removal of clips and sutures.

Measure, monitor & record the following vital signs:- Temperature, Blood pressure, Pulse, Respiration, SATs, Neurological observations, Pain score, and reporting and escalating appropriately on NEWS scoring.

Perform and record blood glucose levels utilising blood glucose monitoring equipment reporting adverse results to RN.

Insert urinary catheters as per CSH Policy under the indirect supervision of a RN.

. Perform and record urinalysis as per CSH policy, reporting adverse results to RN.

Administration of medication under the indirect supervision of a RN upon successful completion of competencies, and in line with CSH policy and the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency Annexe B Procedures Standards of Proficiency. Via the following routes: oral; intra Muscular Injections; subcutaneous injections; topical; inhaled; per rectal/vaginal and enteral.

Obtain requested specimens and ensure transportation to appropriate department Faeces, Sputum, and Exudates e.g. swabs nose, exit site, wound site, etc.

Perform basic life support, give assistance to professionals during advanced life- support techniques.

Contribute to the safe and timely discharge of all patients.

Assist in the delivery of health promotion advice as appropriate to role and in line with own level of competence, e.g. Smoking Cessation and diabetes management.

Contribute to the provision of care for people, including those with complex needs.

Understand the roles of a range of professionals and carers from other organisations and settings who may be participating in the care of a person and their family.

Maintain professional behaviour and attitude at all times, and demonstrate excellent customer care skills in line with the CSH Values

Adhere to CSH Uniform Policy.

Understand and adhere to CSH Zero Tolerance (Violence and Aggression) policy.

To be aware of, and demonstrate adherence to, CSH policy on infection control and waste disposal. To adhere to the principles of universal precautions in all aspects of patient care.

Ensure all equipment is cleaned after use in line with CSH Policy.

Complete CSH competencies and Preceptorship programme.

Adhere to the recommendations for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and risk assessments appropriate to the clinical area.

Engage in public health, community development, and in the reduction of health inequalities

Be familiar with, comply and be able to access all CSH Policies and Procedures

Support and supervise others e.g. health care support workers, apprentices - including Trainee Nursing Associates.As directed by manager undertakes audits in the clinical area and participates in research where appropriate.

Take a key role in service improvement initiatives where appropriate.

The Nursing Associate will be proficient and competent and work within their scope of practice as governed by the NMC Code (2018) and NMC Standards of Proficiency ( 2018)

Act as a role model by upholding and implementing good practice in the workplace, always ensuring the highest standards of evidence based care.

Maintain responsibility for the identification of own continuing educational needs and development. Reflect on own practice to identify development goals and formulate a Personal Development Plan and take part in annual appraisal.

Promote and value the rights and responsibilities and diversity of individuals

To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments

Improve the quality of care by contributing to the continuous monitoring of peoples experience of care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Deliver clinical care to patients as required within set protocols and within the scope of the Nursing Associates practice.

Contribute to patient assessment (after appropriate delegation from the RN) and plan and deliver high standards of care

Co-ordinate a team of Health Care Assistants in care delivery and where appropriate other students on the FdSc programme.

Take responsibility for a group/caseload of patients as required and when delegated by a RN.

Delegate tasks (not responsibility) to other members of the clinical care team as appropriate, e.g. Healthcare support workers, family members and lay carers.

Assist in the delivery of health promotion advice as appropriate to role and in line with own level of competence.

Undertake agreed delegated enhanced tasks as specified in local Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), competencies under the indirect supervision of an RN

1Communicate effectively with colleagues, providing clear verbal, digital or written information and instructions when sharing information, delegating or handing over responsibility for care.

Play an active role as members of interdisciplinary teams.

Provide accurate handovers to members of the nursing team and MDT

Undertake responsibilities in relation to communication and collaboration.

Contribute to on-going assessment and evaluation of care recognising when it is necessary to refer to others.

Recognise signs of deterioration and escalate appropriately.

Recognise and report any situations, behaviour or errors that could result in poor care outcomes.

Recognise the need for referral and the role of the specialist nurse; and is able to contribute to the referral process.

Delegate to others in the team e.g. health care support workers, apprentices.

Identify risks to safety or experience and take appropriate action, putting the best interests, needs and preferences of people first.

Support people to improve and maintain their mental, physical, behavioural health and wellbeing.

Active involvement in the prevention of and protection against disease and ill health.

Assist in the ordering, checking, unpacking and storing of items delivered to the clinical area and follow up orders as appropriate.

Act at all times in a manner, which illustrates respect for privacy, dignity and confidentiality. Provide nursing care that is safe and compassionate.

Provide compassionate, safe and effective care and support to people in a range of care settings.

Monitor the condition and health needs of people within their care on a continual basis in partnership with people, families, and carers.

Undertake and perform clinical skills to enhance the delivery of patient care, this will include Venepuncture and Removal of clips and sutures.

Measure, monitor & record the following vital signs:- Temperature, Blood pressure, Pulse, Respiration, SATs, Neurological observations, Pain score, and reporting and escalating appropriately on NEWS scoring.

Perform and record blood glucose levels utilising blood glucose monitoring equipment reporting adverse results to RN.

Insert urinary catheters as per CSH Policy under the indirect supervision of a RN.

. Perform and record urinalysis as per CSH policy, reporting adverse results to RN.

Administration of medication under the indirect supervision of a RN upon successful completion of competencies, and in line with CSH policy and the NMC (2018) Standards of proficiency Annexe B Procedures Standards of Proficiency. Via the following routes: oral; intra Muscular Injections; subcutaneous injections; topical; inhaled; per rectal/vaginal and enteral.

Obtain requested specimens and ensure transportation to appropriate department Faeces, Sputum, and Exudates e.g. swabs nose, exit site, wound site, etc.

Perform basic life support, give assistance to professionals during advanced life- support techniques.

Contribute to the safe and timely discharge of all patients.

Assist in the delivery of health promotion advice as appropriate to role and in line with own level of competence, e.g. Smoking Cessation and diabetes management.

Contribute to the provision of care for people, including those with complex needs.

Understand the roles of a range of professionals and carers from other organisations and settings who may be participating in the care of a person and their family.

Maintain professional behaviour and attitude at all times, and demonstrate excellent customer care skills in line with the CSH Values

Adhere to CSH Uniform Policy.

Understand and adhere to CSH Zero Tolerance (Violence and Aggression) policy.

To be aware of, and demonstrate adherence to, CSH policy on infection control and waste disposal. To adhere to the principles of universal precautions in all aspects of patient care.

Ensure all equipment is cleaned after use in line with CSH Policy.

Complete CSH competencies and Preceptorship programme.

Adhere to the recommendations for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and risk assessments appropriate to the clinical area.

Engage in public health, community development, and in the reduction of health inequalities

Be familiar with, comply and be able to access all CSH Policies and Procedures

Support and supervise others e.g. health care support workers, apprentices - including Trainee Nursing Associates.As directed by manager undertakes audits in the clinical area and participates in research where appropriate.

Take a key role in service improvement initiatives where appropriate.

The Nursing Associate will be proficient and competent and work within their scope of practice as governed by the NMC Code (2018) and NMC Standards of Proficiency ( 2018)

Act as a role model by upholding and implementing good practice in the workplace, always ensuring the highest standards of evidence based care.

Maintain responsibility for the identification of own continuing educational needs and development. Reflect on own practice to identify development goals and formulate a Personal Development Plan and take part in annual appraisal.

Promote and value the rights and responsibilities and diversity of individuals

To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments

Improve the quality of care by contributing to the continuous monitoring of peoples experience of care.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Nursing Associate foundation degree qualification
  • GCSE Grade A-C / 4-9 in Maths & English or skills level 2 Maths & English or equivalent
  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register

Experience

Essential

  • Understanding of the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in context of the nursing and interdisciplinary team and the organisation, and how the role may contribute to service development.

Desirable

  • Experience working within the community
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Nursing Associate foundation degree qualification
  • GCSE Grade A-C / 4-9 in Maths & English or skills level 2 Maths & English or equivalent
  • Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register

Experience

Essential

  • Understanding of the scope of the role of the Nursing Associate in context of the nursing and interdisciplinary team and the organisation, and how the role may contribute to service development.

Desirable

  • Experience working within the community

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

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UK Registration

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Employer details

Employer name

CSH Surrey

Address

Goldsworth Park Health Centre

The Goldsworth Park Centre

Woking

Surrey

GU213LQ


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

Goldsworth Park Health Centre

The Goldsworth Park Centre

Woking

Surrey

GU213LQ


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

Sharon Kingshott

s.kingshott@nhs.net

07977434938

Date posted

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£26,405 to £28,976 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

B9074-24-0179

Job locations

Goldsworth Park Health Centre

The Goldsworth Park Centre

Woking

Surrey

GU213LQ


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