Community Nursing Assistant - Neighbourhood Night Service
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
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Night Service: Community Nursing Assistant. Hours of work 21:45pm-07:15am. This is an exciting and varied role that incorporates many different aspects of patient care delivered to a wide range of patients. One aspect of the role will be with our palliative patients providing one to one care in their own homes in their last weeks of life. When working with a palliative patient you will be based in the patient home overnight. Another element of the role is to support the Registered Nurses responding to intervention call outs overnight or to work alongside a colleague and visit patients overnight for a planned intervention. We will also be supporting the Virtual Ward (Frailty) providing coordinated rapid care to people in their home who are experiencing an acute medical episode.
Agenda for Change unsociable hours enhancements apply to out of hours (between 8pm and 6am) and weekend working this is at a rate of time plus 35% (band 3) for out of hours and Saturdays, and time plus 69% (band 3) for Sundays and Bank Holidays
Main duties of the job
You must have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills. You will need to assess and respond to the changing needs of the patient, working within your own limits and seeking support from the wider clinical team.
A full tailored induction programme will be supported and ongoing development encouraged.
So if you have a passion to ensure that patients get the care they need, at the time they need it and in their preferred place of care, then this is the role for you.
Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
Must be willing to participate in any relevant training/qualification identified to develop skills required to carry out duties e.g. Support Worker Competency Framework.
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 post holder will be providing direct and indirect patient care independently but with support available from a supervisor within the clinical area. In doing so, they will support the assessment of service users and implementation of programmes of care delegated to them by the appropriate staff member ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work within a range of procedures and pathways in which they have received training in order to be competent.
1.1. The post holder will implement programmes of care within the limits of the procedures and pathways in which they have achieved competence.
1.2. Support and assist other staff members to deliver care as delegated and directed
1.3. Demonstrates developed physical skills obtained through practice and training e.g. accuracy, dexterity and coordination to complete routine tests within agreed pathways of care, manipulate equipment.
1.4. Observes and evaluates progress, condition or levels and reports to clinician, ensuring that accurate and timely record keeping is achieved
1.5. Able to identify risk or changes in condition and are responsible for taking action and alerting the appropriate staff member
1.6. Exchanges factual information with service users using persuasion, reassurance, tact and empathy and addressing barriers to understanding to engage the individual in their care and gain valid consent; ensure that all discussions are recorded in an accurate and timely manner in the patient record
1.7. Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in their assessment, programme of treatment and/or care, if directed to do so by the responsible professional, by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of self care, involvement and empowerment
1.8. Prioritises their own workload and understands the boundaries of their practice; may plan tasks for others e.g. patient groups, arranging for more junior staff to support groups
1.9. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all aspects of role
1.10. Be responsible for delegated administration tasks and management of resources within the clinical area e.g. stock control, basic equipment cleaning, specific clinical tasks to support the smooth running of a clinic.
1.11. 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.