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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2021.

Care Home Support Nurse

Job Reference: 371-CHE794

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Care Home Project
St Marks Hospital, Maidenhead
£41,902 - £47,684 per annum (incl of HCAS)

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

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  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

Care Home Support Nurse, East Berkshire

We are looking to recruit a band 7 autonomous general nurse to support and empower care homes staff across East Berkshire through education, clinical advice, and signposting. This is a flexible Monday to Friday role working from 8:30-4:30pm from various locations including working from home. We are looking for someone who is passionate about developing staff and improving outcomes in the ageing well agenda. The roles require someone with great interpersonal and leadership skills and able to demonstrate forward thinking ideas to enhance care for care home population. As an autonomous practitioner, you should be able to demonstrate effective management skills and be responsible for innovative practice as well as be open to take advantage of the developmental opportunities available. Working in collaboration with care homes, local authorities, and CCG, we aim to proactively enhance residents and empower staff in East Berkshire care homes.

About the Job

  • To work in partnership with care homes to develop pro-active training/educating advisory service that aims to improve the health, well-being, and independence of all care home residents
  • Identify the specific skills and training requirements for each care home and deliver and record a tailored training programme to include a train the trainer option
  • Attend and contribute to clinical/care homes MDT and cluster meetings where appropriate.
  • Share expert knowledge and skills with the care homes to enhance their skills.
  • Continue working alongside local authorities to support those homes rated red or amber and those with residents who have frequent hospital admissions.
  • Signpost and support with making direct referrals on to other community services or professions as required

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • AfC Salary ranging from £41,902- £47,684 per annum,pro rota (including HCAS)
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

The 3 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  1. Senior registered general nurse with supervisory/management experience
  2. Experience in facilitate education and training for others
  3. Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers. For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.

The successful applicant will work in care homes as part of this role, and given the mandated requirement that will become effective from 11th November 2021, please note that all applicants should be able to evidence that they have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination.

If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we would recommend you apply today!

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call the recruiting manager: Diana Asiamah on 07557012792 or email: who’ll be delighted to answer any questions you may have about the role.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

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Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.


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.

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