District Nurse / Caseload Holder
- Band 6
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
- Norbury Helath Centre
- £38,762 - £45,765 pa pro rata inc HCAS
- 11/10/2022 23:59
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To promote expert, individualised patient centred clinical care for clients with compromised skin integrity and pressure ulcers by using evidence based practice for the population of Croydon Health Services (CHS). The pressure ulcer nurse will assess and plan care for patients referred to the service and work in conjunction with the tissue viability team. The role will include the provision of care and supervision the delivery of this care by clinical staff. The post holder will offer education and support to patients, carers and other health care professionals.
The pressure ulcer nurse will work closely with other health care professionals to promote a high standard of care in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers ensuring the pressure ulcer policy & pathway are followed. This in line with local and national guidelines and best practice in the aim to reduce all grades of pressure ulceration.
Main duties of the job
District Nurse / Caseload Holder Norbury Health Centre
We are transforming Adult Community Services in Croydon. Do you have the skills to be part of this exciting transformation agenda?
In Croydon, Health and Social care providers and commissioners have formed the Croydon Alliance Board with the aim of providing a whole system transformation that will deliver the outcomes our over 65’s have specified that they want.
The Outcome- Based Commissioning programme is a radically different approach to funding and delivery of services designed to deliver outcomes local people want whilst getting best value from the Health and Social care sectors. This includes the provision of well-coordinated care and support to promote independence in the most appropriate setting.
We require a full time Band 6 District Nurse/Case holder to work within our new Integrated Care Teams to provide efficient and effective nursing care to patients in their own homes. Excellent clinical, leadership and communication skills are essential along with the ability to work in an innovative way as part of the new Integrated Community Networks.
The ideal candidate must be a Registered Nurse with a Specialist Practice Qualification in District Nursing or have experience working as part of the Community Nursing Team.
All candidates must have a clean full UK driving licence and the use of a car for work purposes.
Working for our organisation
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
To work as a member of tissue viability team in providing an effective service to all clients referred to the service, responding to the changing needs of patients and the team.
To competently and accurately assess, diagnose and commence appropriate treatment options for patients at risk of pressure ulceration and for those with existing with pressure ulcers, demonstrating sound analytical and decision making skills.
To refer to, liaise and work in collaboration with other professionals within tissue viability team, and with other relevant colleagues in both primary and secondary care settings to ensure that the needs of clients referred to the service are appropriately met.
To provide up to date specialist evidence-based care, knowledge, advice and education for patients at risk of or with pressure ulcers, as well as support all health professionals within agreed CHS policies and guidelines.
To be responsible on a day to day basis for prioritising, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the nursing needs and interventions of clients at risk of pressure ulceration and for those with existing pressure ulcers in a variety of clinic settings; EG Ward, clients home, with the minimum of supervision.
To act as an advocate for individuals, their families/carers and other groups to influence their use of the service. To use information available and to ensure their pressure ulcer care needs are met, promoting concordance and independence where possible.
To support nurses in all aspects of wound care in a variety of settings.
To participate in the delivery of a robust educational programme to all relevant clinical staff thereby supporting safe and effective clinical practice across CHS.
To participate in clinical trials of pressure relieving and other relevant equipment on behalf of CHS making recommendations and reporting on the clinical effectiveness of said equipment pre – procurement.
To participate in clinical audit, screening programmes, safety thermometer, point prevalence and research as necessary to support benchmarking and the teams’ local and national Clinical Governance agenda. This to include the monitoring of the completion PUP , care plans and any pressure ulcer related documentation ensuring remedial action where necessary.
To work as a key contact with extended stakeholders and uphold internal processes. To participate in pressure ulcer Datix reports and responses, safeguarding and vulnerable adult interventions, root cause analysis and any other required pressure ulcer related processes.
To actively encourage and facilitate patient choice by promoting informed decision making.
Candidates must have experience of managing a team of nurses and a caseload of patients whilst acting as a role model and teacher for students and Unregistered Practitioners.
Qualifications / Education / T
- Registered General Nurse-Adult.
- Specialist Qualification in area of Practice or significant experience in nursing adults in the community.
- Mentorship qualification.
- Willingness to undertake further training relevant to this post.
- Nurse Prescribing or willingness to undertake
- Live registration as a sign off mentor.
Relevant Knowledge/ Awareness
- Understanding the role and responsibilities of a Caseload Holder in relation to patients and colleagues
- Must have knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety responsibilities
- Understanding of the need for confidentiality in relation to work activities.
- Understanding of Equality and Diversity in relation to work activities.
- Understanding of the principles of promoting independence
- Awareness of own level of knowledge and competency and of when to seek guidance from senior colleagues.
- Awareness of current issues affecting Community care and the NHS.
- Knowledge of the principles of reflective practice.
- Demonstrate knowledge of management and leadership strategies and styles.
- Demonstrate knowledge of management and leadership strategies and styles.
- A minimum of 2 years nursing experience at Band 5 in the Community
- Experience as a Mentor for Student Nurses
- Experience of caseload management.
- Experience as a sign off Mentor for Student Nurses.
- Experience of financial and human resources issues.
Skills / Abilities / Aptitudes
- Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients in their own home.
- Demonstrate a high level of clinical competence.
- Understand the change management process.
- 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 and teams workload and organise time effectively
- Ability to work without direct supervision, e.g. when in patients home and use initiative.
- Ability to keep calm and logical in emergency and stressful situations.
- Ability to actively plan health promotion and self-care activities with patients.
- 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.
- Ability to lead an effective team.
- 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
- Ability to support, teach and motivate others.
- Knowledge and awareness of the principles of audit and evidence based practice.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the complex issues involved when working across organisations
- Ability to acknowledge own strengths and weaknesses
- Knowledge and awareness of managing complaints
- Car driver, current full UK licence and access to car for work purposes.
- Ability to work flexibly including unsocial hours and weekends.
- Willingness and ability to actively participate in team and service development activities.
- Evidence of commitment to professional development.
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.
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Further details / informal visits contact
- Marlene Simpson
- Job title
- Cluster matron
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 07870 381160
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