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Complex Care Community Staff Nurse

Posted 5 February by NHS Lothian Featured Ended
The post holder will be a lone worker who supports adults with exceptional healthcare needs in domiciliary and other community settings on a 1:1 basis.
The post holder will be responsible for carrying out assigned tasks and other relevant care needs of the clients and provide support for the whole family.
The post holder has delegated responsibility and accountability for the assessment and delivery of quality nursing care primarily in the domiciliary setting to a practice population and the wider locality and in partnership with others. This includes monitoring and evaluating its effectiveness
The post-holder is expected to work within the adult's environment including at home at school day centre respite facility and provide escorting duties to and from these settings.
The post holder will provide holistic care in conjunction with the Division's policies and guidelines supported by the Co-ordinator and other professionals.
At all times maintain high standards of quality of care and act as a role model.
The post holder is responsible for raising awareness of health and social well being influencing the broader context enabling people to improve their own health and working collaboratively to tackle health inequalities.
The post holder will be working predominantly nightshift although day shifts are sometimes available
The post holder will be a Registered Nurse with experience of working within the community.
Be competent in caring for the ventilated patient in the home setting
A knowledge of NHS environment and current policies affecting the health of the population.
Well developed communication and interpersonal skills particularly influencing and negotiating skills.
Evidence of continual professional development.
The ability to work flexibly as part of the team.
General information technology skills including use of the computer to record and retrieve clinical information.
Driving licence desirable but not essential.
The Complex Care Service aims to support clients who have Exceptional Health Care Needs. Our aim is to provide high quality consistent and continuous care and therefore help the client live as normal a life as possible. The team works in partnership with carers at home and other care giving agencies including Social Work Department Education department and respite facilities providing up to 24 hour 7 days a week care for clients and ultimately respite for the carers.
Clients have varied individual needs many are dependent on mechanical ventilation. Packages of care are tailored to the individual clients needs.
For further information contact Angela Lees Team Manager

Reference: 34393899

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