Community Nurse

Posted 11 January by Major Healthcare Liverpool

Major Healthcare is a specialist recruitment consultancy, providing quality permanent, contract and temporary staffing solutions to clients from our wide network of UK offices.

We are currently looking to recruit Band 5 Community Nurses in Bromley, South East London. As a Community Nurse you will deal with a variety of patients in their own homes. You will be a member of the Integrated Community Team and will be responsible for ensuring the effective holistic provision of nursing care to an identified population within her/his competency ensuring the patients story is always known. She/he may act up for the District Nurse/Senior Community Nurse on occasion and may regularly take charge of a nursing caseload when the relevant competencies have been achieved.

Key Responsibilities for Community Nurses are but not restricted too:

  • You will provide high quality, holistic, effective community based health services that reflect the needs of the local population, complementing the work of the General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals.
  • Responsible for contributing to the holistic assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of patient care.
  • Implementing, monitoring and maintaining our high standards of care.
  • Re-assessing and re-evaluating programmes of care when needed.
  • Completing holistic patient assessments, designing and regularly reviewing care plans, delivering effective clinical care.
  • Assist with the daily coordination of the team to include daily handover, allocation of work and managing referrals and telephone messages.
  • Proactively monitor and manage a daily patient caseload making autonomous decisions about patient care and seeking support from colleagues as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the implementation and monitoring of any existing and new patient pathways.
  • Be an active member of the team sharing best practice whenever possible.
  • Maintain and develop own professional expertise as a clinician.
  • Attend and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings, actively participating in interprofessional communication and effective discharge planning.

Successful Community Nurses must have:

  • Valid NMC Pin Number
  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle
  • Good clinical skills including wound care and assessment, catheters, medication administration and end of life
  • Ability to undertake holistic patient assessments, implement appropriate nursing care and treatment and evaluate outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills, empathy, team player

Salary for this role is up to £36,126 depending on experience. Shift patterns are 8:15am - 4:15pm or 10:45am - 6:45pm. In addition you will be required to work 1 weekend in 4.

Benefits for Community Nurses are:

  • Pension
  • 27 days annual leave + BH
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted electronics
  • Excellent lease car scheme
  • Career development
  • Revalidation support

For more information on Community Nurse role please call Leanne Irving on 0 1 5 1 6 6 5 0 5 9 0 or 0 7 9 4 0 7 4 7 5 00 or apply on line.

Required skills

  • Discharge
  • Nursing Care
  • Wound Care
  • Clinical Skills
  • Medication Administration

Application questions

Are you NMC Registered?
Do you have good clinical skills including wound care, catheter & end of life?
Do you have a valid UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle?
Do you have ability to undertake holistic patient assessments and evaluate the best outcomes?
Do you have excellent communication skills, empathy, team player?

Reference: 40874163

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