Registered Nurse - Band 5 - Bury Rural INT
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
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Band 5 Registered Nurse
Bury Rural Integrated Neighbourhood Team
Permanent Full or Part time opportunity
When you join our team, youll be at the front line of healthcare, delivering healthcare where the patients feel most comfortable, in their own living space! This job is perfect for someone who wants to challenge themselves and develop their skillset, whilst giving back to the community.
You will deliver high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, residential care homes, and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care.
The successful candidate will be required to;
work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability
be motivated and enthusiastic
have excellent communication
team working skills
have a positive attitude to change.
Main duties of the job
Your day will include:
Assessing, planning and delivering healthcare for patients, for example with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
Working within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital.
Working within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
Working with all health care professionals, and statutory/non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.
#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community
We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.
The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.
Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.
We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.
With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.
We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.
Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?
To contribute in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, residential care homes, and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care.
The service operates between 8am and 6pm and you will be required to work shifts between these times.
You may be required to work a 24 hour shift pattern in the future, should this service be commissioned by the Trust.
To assess, plan and deliver healthcare for patients, for example with long term conditions, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital.
To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
To work with all health care professionals, and statutory/non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users.
The post holder will:
Triage, assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, and develop care plans which may need to be delivered from a range of options.
Ensure informed consent is obtained and documented prior to initiating interventions.
Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based plan of care for each patient, modifying it as required.
Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers.
Use tactful and persuasive skills to gain the patients co-operation in their care management plan.
Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated.
Maintain skills with regards to latest technology
Participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
Ensure own workload is planned and prioritised according to patient needs.
Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis.
Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.
The post holder will:
Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings.
Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies and be aware of budgetary constraints and work within these.
Be accountable for own professional actions as determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council code.
Provide advice / training to less experienced staff and supervise / support staff and students, contributing to the induction process for new staff/students.
Comment on draft policies.
Maintain own continuous professional development and attend training as required to develop job role
Be accountable for work you have delegated to others within the team, ensuring staff are competent to undertake delegated work.
The post holder will:
Ensure adherence to Trust policies, and procedures.
Undertake mandatory training as required.
Undertake Personal Development Plans for junior staff members.
Be aware of Trusts behaviour framework and ensure behaviours are embedded in role.
Ensure Trusts behaviour framework is utilised when managing and supervising staff, and that behaviours are embraced and embedded within the team.
Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy.
Demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and/or less experienced staff
Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre/post registration course.
Provide Preceptorship to new staff as appropriate
Contribute to clinical audit as required.
Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required.
Research & Development
May be required to undertake surveys or audits, as necessary to own work; may occasionally participate in R&D, clinical trials or equipment testing.
WSFT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Rigorous recruitment checks are carried out and where applicable to the role successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
WSFT staff are responsible for protecting themselves and others against infection risks. All staff are expected to comply with current infection control policies and procedures and to report any problems with regard to this to their managers. All staff undertaking patient care activities must attend infection control training and updates
Health and Safety
Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed upon them under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), to ensure the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors.
To ensure that the Trusts Health and Safety Policies are understood and observed and that procedures are followed.
To ensure the appropriate use of equipment and facilities, and the environment is maintained in good order.
To take the necessary precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of themselves, patients, staff and visitors, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
To undertake appropriate Health and Safety training to support safe working practice.
All staff are required to respect confidentiality of all matters that they learn as a result of the employment with the Trust, including matters relating to other members of the staff and members of the public/patients.
Maintain appropriate patient and clinical records in line with the relevant policies and procedures, and in line with the agreed service specification.
The post holder will be expected to actively participate in an annual appraisal of their work in line with the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) where the job description will be reviewed and objectives set. In line with the annual personal development plan the post holder will be expected to undertake any training or development required to fulfil their role.
Ensure that all patients, clients and colleagues are treated at all times in an equitable manner, respecting diversity and showing an understanding of diversity in the workplace.
The post holder must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the Trusts Equality and Diversity Policies, Procedures and Schemes and must ensure that equality is promoted at all times.
This job description is not exhaustive and may be amended from time to time. The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as may be required for the effective performance of the post.
Skills & Abilities
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).