Lymphoedema Practitioner Development Post (AHP/RN)

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

An exciting development post has arisen for a Physio, OT or Registered Nurse, to work within the Lymphoedema Team in the West Area of West Sussex.

The post is a fixed contract of 33 hours a week based between Brighton General Hospital and Shoreham Health Centre.

The successful candidate will have an interest in Lymphoedema and a passion and desire to enhance the quality of lives of patients suffering with chronic oedema. You will be expected to deliver care in various settings including Clinics, Patients own homes and Residential / Care Homes. Access to a car is essential in order to achieve this.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Allied Health professional or nurse to enhance their knowledge and skills, learning how to expertly assess patients and implement specific care plans. You will receive specialist training from the Lymphoedema Training Academy and be supported by your mentor to complete a Lymphoedema Competency Workbook.

During this induction/training period you will learn the skills required to:-

  • Understand the role and function of the Lymphatic System
  • Expertly assess/diagnose patients with chronic oedema alongside acute/chronic conditions which can be associated with this.
  • Measure for compression garments and wraps
  • Undertake compression bandaging
  • Use specialist equipment such as, Doppler, Lymph Scanner, Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy and LED treatment.
  • Collaborative working within primary care as well as in reach to the acute inpatient setting

Main duties of the job

On completion we will support you to deliver education and training to the wider trust.

Our Lymphoedema service is dynamic, forward thinking, and proactive, anticipating the needs of our patients and striving to provide excellent care in the community. The role involves lone working as well as working within the team. We are highly trained specialists with extensive knowledge and skills that are utilized in supporting all patients in a variety of settings. We are passionate about collaborative working and empowering our patients with shared care.

Main Duties:

  1. a) Use advanced skills and expert knowledge to assess the physical and psychosocial needs of a defined client group. Implementing therapeutic care plans and treatments based on the best available evidence to improve health outcomes.
  1. b) Work within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure effective care plans and treatments are in place for highly complex patients including end of life, palliative care and long-term conditions.
  1. c) Communicate highly complex information about patient's conditions to multidisciplinary team colleagues to ensure effective delivery of patient treatments.
  2. d) Negotiate responsibilities and support required from patients, carers and other health professionals to ensure correct action is taken to achieve mutually agreed outcomes.
  3. e) Referring onto other services or professionals as appropriate.

About us

ABOUT US

As the largest provider of community healthcare services in Sussex, our teams help people to plan for and manage changes to their health, supporting patients and their families to live more independently. We employ over 5,000 full and part time staff, and provide community services to a population of 1.3 million people.

Our vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community and achieving the highest level of service is our top priority.

We give staff clear career pathways, support their wellbeing, recognise and value their diversity and provide them with the leadership, skills and knowledge they need to deliver the best care for our patients now and in the future.

WHY WORK WITH US?

  • Positive 2021 NHS Staff Survey results
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our quality of services as good with outstanding features
  • Stunning locations in Sussex, surrounded by the South Downs and the coast
  • A great working environment in the community, in patients' homes and our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Flexible working options, including job sharing, annualised hours, career breaks, parental leave and adoption leave
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces

Date posted

11 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata (depending on experience)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

150-CP8526-WST-D

Job locations

Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove

Brighton

BN2 3EW


Job description

Job responsibilities

Main responsibilities

Clinical Governance: You will be expected to take part in the processes for monitoring and improving the quality of care provided to patients. This includes risk management, complying with and contributing to CQC requirements and clinical audit.

Ensure that patients receive the information they need and are treated with dignity and respect for their privacy.

The post holder must co-operate with carrying out risk assessments and must adhere to safe systems of work. This includes understanding and adhering to the reporting procedures for clinical and non-clinical incidents/near misses. Employees must attend relevant courses and mandatory updates, take a proactive role in contributing to risk identification and management and be responsive to lessons learned from incidents and near misses.

Reports clinical and non-clinical incidents and proactively manages risk to vulnerable adults.

Timescales for meeting standards of performance relating to the duties and responsibilities identified in this job description will be agreed with the post holder via the annual appraisal process and the relevant KSF outline. To attend Statutory/Mandatory Training.

Educator

Teach and educate patients, their carers and other healthcare professionals to recognise subtle changes in their condition that could lead to exacerbation or acute deterioration and take appropriate actions.

Acts as a clinical expert and information resource, leading in training, education and orientation programmes for staff, students and others.

Is responsible for proactively seeking & providing learning opportunities for themselves.

Proactively develops, implements and monitors public health and health promotion activities in accordance with national and local priorities.

Incorporates relevant research findings with practice.

To identify on-going training and updating needs of other health care professionals in the community team.

Service Development

Challenge professional and organisational boundaries. Identify areas for skill/knowledge development. Apply this knowledge to clinical practice providing continuous high quality patient centred health care.

Participate in the development, implementation and audit of protocols, policies and integrated pathways. Use current research that facilitates change in practice which improves clinical outcomes to meet the needs of patients and carers.

Inputs activity onto the recognised Trust database in order to support service development and meet contractual requirements.

Manages risk and maintains service delivery through liaison with colleagues and reporting unresolved clinical/staffing issues to the Team Lead.

Reports clinical and non-clinical incidents and proactively manages risk to vulnerable adults.

Finance

The Post holder will be aware of the trust financial position and the implication to service delivery.

To be aware of the cost of equipment/supplies used and to meet the needs of the patient and service in a cost effective way.

Staff management

Assist as delegated by the Team Leader in the recruitment of staff, appraisal process, risk assessment process and complaints/performance management process.

Assist in clinical supervision and peer review including mentorship to junior colleagues.

We look forward to hearing from you and would welcome an application if you think this opportunity is right for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main responsibilities

Clinical Governance: You will be expected to take part in the processes for monitoring and improving the quality of care provided to patients. This includes risk management, complying with and contributing to CQC requirements and clinical audit.

Ensure that patients receive the information they need and are treated with dignity and respect for their privacy.

The post holder must co-operate with carrying out risk assessments and must adhere to safe systems of work. This includes understanding and adhering to the reporting procedures for clinical and non-clinical incidents/near misses. Employees must attend relevant courses and mandatory updates, take a proactive role in contributing to risk identification and management and be responsive to lessons learned from incidents and near misses.

Reports clinical and non-clinical incidents and proactively manages risk to vulnerable adults.

Timescales for meeting standards of performance relating to the duties and responsibilities identified in this job description will be agreed with the post holder via the annual appraisal process and the relevant KSF outline. To attend Statutory/Mandatory Training.

Educator

Teach and educate patients, their carers and other healthcare professionals to recognise subtle changes in their condition that could lead to exacerbation or acute deterioration and take appropriate actions.

Acts as a clinical expert and information resource, leading in training, education and orientation programmes for staff, students and others.

Is responsible for proactively seeking & providing learning opportunities for themselves.

Proactively develops, implements and monitors public health and health promotion activities in accordance with national and local priorities.

Incorporates relevant research findings with practice.

To identify on-going training and updating needs of other health care professionals in the community team.

Service Development

Challenge professional and organisational boundaries. Identify areas for skill/knowledge development. Apply this knowledge to clinical practice providing continuous high quality patient centred health care.

Participate in the development, implementation and audit of protocols, policies and integrated pathways. Use current research that facilitates change in practice which improves clinical outcomes to meet the needs of patients and carers.

Inputs activity onto the recognised Trust database in order to support service development and meet contractual requirements.

Manages risk and maintains service delivery through liaison with colleagues and reporting unresolved clinical/staffing issues to the Team Lead.

Reports clinical and non-clinical incidents and proactively manages risk to vulnerable adults.

Finance

The Post holder will be aware of the trust financial position and the implication to service delivery.

To be aware of the cost of equipment/supplies used and to meet the needs of the patient and service in a cost effective way.

Staff management

Assist as delegated by the Team Leader in the recruitment of staff, appraisal process, risk assessment process and complaints/performance management process.

Assist in clinical supervision and peer review including mentorship to junior colleagues.

We look forward to hearing from you and would welcome an application if you think this opportunity is right for you.

Person Specification

Clinical

Essential

  • 2 years post reg qualification

Desirable

  • Community experience

Training and education

Essential

  • Evidence of post qualification teaching

Desirable

  • Evidence of ongoing practice of supervising colleagues or students

Transportation cross site working

Essential

  • Access to reliable transportation to enable community working

Clinical practice

Essential

  • Experience of working in an autonomous role
Person Specification

Clinical

Essential

  • 2 years post reg qualification

Desirable

  • Community experience

Training and education

Essential

  • Evidence of post qualification teaching

Desirable

  • Evidence of ongoing practice of supervising colleagues or students

Transportation cross site working

Essential

  • Access to reliable transportation to enable community working

Clinical practice

Essential

  • Experience of working in an autonomous role

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

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

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove

Brighton

BN2 3EW


Employer's website

https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/work-with-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove

Brighton

BN2 3EW


Employer's website

https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/work-with-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Lymphoedema Service Operational Manager

Michelle Maxwell

michelle.maxwell6@nhs.net

07920806603

Date posted

11 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata (depending on experience)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

150-CP8526-WST-D

Job locations

Brighton General Hospital

Elm Grove

Brighton

BN2 3EW


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