Bank Community Nurse

Community Nurse (flexible and long-term opportunities available)

Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust

Various locations – Worcestershire - Malvern, Evesham, Pershore, Worcester, Droitwich, Kidderminster, Tenbury, Redditch and Bromsgove.

Band 5 – pay rate £15.40ph Basic. £20.02 Saturday/Nights; £24.64 Sunday/Bank Holidays

NHS Professionals is the leading provider of managed flexible workforce services to the NHS with approximately 80,000 nurses, doctors, administration and clerical and other healthcare professionals signed to its bank. We help our 55 NHS Trust clients implement tactical measures to improve workforce efficiency and productivity as part of an overall workforce strategy.

The post holder will;

  • Work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate packages of patient care under the direction of the District Nurse team leader.
  • Evaluate and reassess nursing care according to clinical need, identifying problems against set goals.
  • Be responsible for admitting and discharging patients from the caseload.
  • Supervise care provided by more junior members of staff.
  • Delegate nursing care appropriately to more junior staff.
  • Adhere to policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Report back to District Nurse Team Leader/Deputy Team Leader as appropriate.
  • Work closely with all Primary Care team members and others concerned with patient care.
  • Supervise other members of the team where appropriate.
  • Assist the District Nurse Team Leader in undertaking recruitment and selection procedures within the team.
  • Assist the District Nurse Team Leader in the undertaking of annual Staff Appraisal and Development Reviews with team members.
  • Support all members of the team, supervise and teach students, junior staff, patients and carers.
  • Be aware of budgetary constraints and effective resource management.
  • Adhere to the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that local and national Health and Safety regulations are adhered to by all members of the team.
  • Be responsible for the identification and reporting of any risks, including those identified by any member of the team, and reporting them to the District Nurse Team Leader.
  • Liaise with the District Nurse Team Leader/Senior Managers where appropriate.
  • Attend appropriate meetings.
  • Take an active part in clinical supervision and reflective practice sessions.
  • Assist the District Nurse Team Leader in ensuring that the allocation of staff, duty rotas and annual leave entitlement is sufficient to meet service needs.
  • Assist in service audits where indicated.
  • Assist in an organised and planned induction of new staff in the District Nurse Team.
  • Assist the District Nurse Team Leader in maintaining effective communication systems with all members of the District Nurse Team, and within the organisation, other agencies and the voluntary sector.
  • Maintain records in accordance with the organisation’s policy and that of the NMC Guidelines for records and record keeping.
  • Maintain evidence based care in personal and team practice.
  • Take part in research if appropriate.
  • Participate in educational programmes for staff within the District Nurse Team and learners placed in the team, and complete assessment forms as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of own personal and professional development.
  • Will regularly be required to carry out nursing care, which includes the moving and handling of patients with varying disabilities, and the handling of equipment.
  • Required to travel throughout the day and work alone for frequent periods.
  • Required to work in a variety of settings, including peoples’ homes.
  • Required to frequently work with body fluids.

 

In order to apply for a post you must have a minimum of 6 months experience in a similar role held within the last 2 years . Hold NMC Registered Nurse (RN1) qualification.

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Competitive, weekly pay
  • Priority Access to available shifts

  • Access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension

  • Paid annual leave, statutory maternity and sick pay (subject to qualifying criteria)

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Uniform

Please note that you will be contacted via email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

10/06/2019
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