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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/05/2021.

Virtual Ward Community Nurse

Job Reference: 839-3126450-MP

Employer:
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Community
Location:
St James Clinic, Kings Lynn
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting before or during the application process if this would interest you.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.


Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Band 6 Registered Nurse who enjoys working in partnership with patients and their families to join our Virtual Ward Team based at St James Clinic kings Lynn.

The Virtual Ward team provides delivery of care for patients in the Community providing admission avoidance /non acute event care and for patients in their own homes. The team consists of Nursing, Therapy, Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare Assistants who provide support to enable early discharge from hospital or in order to prevent admission to hospital in non-urgent cases. Also supports the input to Procured Beds in Nursing Homes. Our senior nurses take operational responsibility for oversight, and allocation of patient visits for Virtual Ward team. The team operates from 8.00 until 22:00 hours, seven days a week, covering the West locality.

If you are motivated and passionate about providing excellent patient care then this post is suitable for you. As a clinician working in the Virtual Ward the role will require an ability to work closely with professionals from other organisations to enable integrated working.

As a Registered nurse, you will have competence in assessment of patients, who may be in distress, and proven skills in symptom management within end of life care. Competence in urethral and supra-pubic catheter care is also advantageous, the desire to provide excellent end of life care is essential.

You will be an experienced practitioner who is able to support patients and their families in challenging situations. You will also have the opportunity to be part of the West Network Escalation Avoidance Team (NEAT) members are required to be able to triage, review and initiate timely response to received referrals.

The ability to effectively co-ordinate and communicate often complex and diverse information is vital in the effectiveness of the service.

Clinical supervision will be provided by a band 7 Registered Nurse. We offer the opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team with opportunities for ongoing professional development.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

For further details contact:

Jinty Harris 07766785791




Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.

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