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Nursing Associate

Band 4

Main area
Community nursing
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 16 hours per week (16.00)
Job ref
199-4446481-RB-SS-B
Site
Waddon Clinic
Town
Croydon
Salary
£28,057 - £30,390 pro rata per annum inc of HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
04/10/2022 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

 

Job overview

 The post holder will be expected at all times to work within the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates to meet with individual needs of the designated patient population. The post holder will be accountable to the registered nurse in charge of the ward/department for the delivery of nursing care to a specific group of patients. The post holder will organise own time and that of junior staff, delegating to junior staff and learners, and participating in teaching and education programmes for staff and patients.

Main duties of the job

Nursing Associate  16 hours a week 

Waddon Clinic 

We are Transforming Adult Community Services in Croydon. Do you have the skills to be part of this exciting transformation?

We require a Band 4 Associate Practitioner to work independently under the guidance and direction of a Registered Nurse in order to provide efficient and effective evidence based nursing care to patients in their own homes. Applicants must have a Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice/Adult Care as well as excellent clinical, communication and team working skills. Experience working in a Community Team is desirable.
We offer a comprehensive induction programme and excellent on going professional development opportunities.

All candidates must have a clean driving licence and use of a car for work purposes. Once recruited staff can take advantage of our child care facilities.

With its excellent shopping and entertainment facilities and fast transport links to Central London and the Coast why not come and be part of our Transformation Agenda?

This post is based at Woodside Health center 

 Interview Date : 

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

These include:
• Croydon University Hospital
• Purley Hospital
• The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Thornton Heath
• Community bases at Purley, Sanderstead, New Addington, Broad Green, Woodside
• A minor injuries unit in New Addington

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision:

“Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key ‘Here for you’ promises to the people of Croydon are:

• You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff
• You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff
• You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians
• You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
• You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

We are one of 17 Trusts in the country who have been accepted as national pioneers on staff engagement and empowerment, through the adoption of "Listening into Action" as a new way of working. The approach we are taking to “Listening into Action” is new and different.



 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

*****Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role.****

Person specification

qualifications and training

Essential criteria
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English
  • • Must have clear legible handwriting
  • • Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice/Adult Care
  • • Willingness to undertake further training relevant to this post
Desirable criteria
  • • Recent experience working as a health care assistant within Community Nursing Service or Primary Care

Knowledge and Understanding

Essential criteria
  • • Must have knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety responsibilities.
  • • Understanding of the need for confidentiality in relation to work activities.
  • • Understanding of Equality and Diversity in relation to work activities.
  • • Understanding the Associate Practitioner role.
  • • Understanding of principles of promoting independence.
  • • Awareness of own level of knowledge and competency and of when to seek guidance from senior colleagues.
  • • Understanding of Child and Adult protection needs and action to take in event of concerns.
Desirable criteria
  • • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of basic life support.

Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Experience of working as part of a team.
  • • Knowledge of the provision of care for people with long term conditions and/or end of life care.
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of acting as a role model and mentor for others.

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • • Must to be able to follow standard operating procedures and written care plans.
  • • Must be able to demonstrate clear verbal communication skills with patients, carers and staff at all levels including feeding back information.
  • • Ability to prioritise own workload and organise time effectively.
  • • Ability to work without direct supervision, e.g. when in patients home.
  • • Ability to use initiative.
  • • Ability to keep calm and logical in emergency and stressful situations.
  • • Ability to work in partnership with patients and their families, respecting their choices and preferences.
  • • IT skills (e.g. data entry, Word, email, use of internet.
  • • Ability to deal with challenge and conflict in an appropriate manner
  • • Evidence of ability to carry out administrative tasks.
  • • Ability to maintain accurate, concise and contemporaneous records and other relevant written documentation.
  • • Ability to work effectively and co-operatively within the primary health care team and with others within a diverse population.
  • • Experience of carrying out venepuncture and other monitoring / diagnostic tests. E.g. BP and BGM and other nursing duties.
  • • Ability to supervise and teach others.

other

Essential criteria
  • • Car driver with a current UK licence and access to a car for work purposes where required.
  • • Ability to work flexibly including unsocial hours and weekends where required.
  • • Willingness and ability to actively participate in team and service development activities.
  • • Evidence of commitment to professional development.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Bernadette Gillespie
Job title
Cluster Matron
Email address
bernadettegillespie@nhs.net
Telephone number
07870 381812
Additional information