Senior Nurse - Night Service - Day Coordinator
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
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We are seeking to appoint a Senior Nurse to work during the day as part of our nursing team to ensure that we continue to deliver outstanding patient care. The Senior Nurse ensures that patient referrals are appropriately received, triaged, actioned and reviewed and outcomes communicated with relevant parties. They are responsible for coordinating the planned work of the Neighbourhood Night Service; acting as a key point of contact for all multi-disciplinary teams and ensuring communication is effective with staff on duty overnight and that any matters arising overnight are communicated effectively to relevant parties.
Main duties of the job
The senior nurse referrals coordinator would cover two shift patterns, ensuring the Neighbourhood Night service operates over the 24 hour period and that there are handover opportunities between the night and day elements of the team. The shifts would operate 9:00am-17.00pm and 14:00pm-22:00pm over seven days per week and would be allocated on a rota basis.
There is expectation that you work clinically during the night approximately 1-2 shifts per month, to maintain clinical skills and understand and support how the service operates overnight. The clinical shift times would be 20:45pm-07:15am.
You will be a registered staff nurse and have excellent assessment, planning and evaluation skills in order to ensure that planned patient care is timely and appropriate. You must have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills as you will be coordinating care for a large number of complex patients.
Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust
Who are we?
Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.
We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.
Perks of the job
Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
- 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
- A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
- Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
- Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes
Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services
The Community Neighbourhood Nursing Night Service operates over a 24 hour period, providing holistic high quality domiciliary nursing care to patients registered with a Leeds General Practitioner. The service delivers care overnight as part of the Health and Social Care Team within each Neighbourhood.
The service aims to reduce hospitalisation and promote discharges through robust multi-disciplinary working with internal services, external services / organisations and the third sector. The service supports palliative care patients to die in their preferred place of care.
The key working relationships include the Neighbourhood Teams Clinical Leads, Joint Care Management, external agency providers, Marie Curie, Commissioners and Administrative Staff.
1.1. Demonstrates a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations involving a critical understanding of theories and principles
1.2. Demonstrates innovative and specialist skills to select methods and tools to holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate in a complex and specialised field of work.
1.3. Demonstrates highly developed physical skills where dexterity and accuracy are important e.g. syringe pumps and infusions, manual treatments
1.4. Makes consistent judgements requiring complex fact analysis, interpretation and comparison of options and ensures clinical reasoning is reflected accurately in case records
1.5. Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of involvement and empowerment
1.6. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a competent standard
1.7. Prioritises their own workload, and that of the wider team, within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.
1.8. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication
1.9. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all areas of practice including the management of any complaints and compliments.
1.10. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role
2.1. Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all time, thereby acting as a role model to all staff
2.2. Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness; effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s), management teams and other key individuals across the organisation.
2.3. Manages team and resources on a day-to-day basis in an unpredictable environment that require solutions to complex problems where there are many interacting factors
2.4. Demonstrates the ability to delegate, organise and prioritise workload to ensure the safe delivery of the service including the management of referrals and discharges utilising locally agreed support mechanisms e.g. on call manager and making judgements in complex situations
2.5. Demonstrates clinical leadership, initiative and creativity in developing projects inspiring others to be positive in their contribution to continuous improvement
2.6. Demonstrates resilience when responding to challenge, change and complex or difficult situations
2.7. Clearly articulates the expected clinical standards of the service, monitors and identifies where standards are not met and takes action to address
2.8. Ensures that all objectives, for self and those directly responsible for, are clearly defined within the wider Directorate framework and in line with Trusts objectives, using the appraisal process as a vehicle for this.
2.9. Takes responsibility for their own and others health and safety in the working environment.
Skills and Attributes
Knowledge and Understanding
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).