Unplanned Care Community Nurse

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust is an organisation assessed as being ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission in 2018.

We have an exciting opportunity for experienced and enthusiastic Band 5 nurses to join the Norwich Place Unplanned Care Community Nursing Team.

The Unplanned Care Team provides urgent, unplanned nursing support within 4 hours or 24 hours of referral to patients in their home settings all over Norwich, including in residential homes and supported living complexes, in order to avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital. The post involves lone working and managing own caseload throughout the day. Good communication with the coordinating team at Homeward and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team is paramount.

The workload requires a good range of clinical skills to be applied in assessments and management of our patients with varied health problems including diabetes management, traumatic and post-operative wound care, pressure ulcer prevention and management, male, female and suprapubic catheter insertion, bowel care, palliative and end of life care, syringe driver initiation, stat doses and verification of death. Many of our patients have complex multi-pathologies and so we aim to provide holistic, patient centred assessments and deliver individualised care.

You will have a proven background in nursing and demonstrate an understanding of the roles of planned and unplanned community nursing. Alongside the clinical responsibilities, the Band 5 Unplanned Nurse will support colleagues and other team members through supervision. NCH&C is committed to the development of future health clinicians and there will be an expectation that the Band 5 Unplanned Nurse will support students and apprentices in the role of supervisor and as an assessor. You will also live, breathe and promote the NCH&C’s Behaviour Framework.

Norfolk Community Health and Care is keen to deliver mobile working and any applicant must be able to engage with current and future transformation projects.

Norwich Place is working alongside its commissioners and local service providers as part of the Primary Care Network to develop community based services that support patients to remain at home and receive the services they require in an effective and co-ordinated way.

If you would like to be part of an Outstanding organisation that delivers high quality personalised care, supports innovation, that is committed to delivering quality services in our local Communities, and promotes an open and fair culture, then please apply to work with us. You will receive support and development through in service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

It is essential that you can drive and have access to a vehicle you can use for work.

Full and parttime positions considered.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details.

**Please note that interviews will be conducted at Norwich Community Hospital in a manner that will ensure Social Distancing in line with Government Guidelines relating to COVID-19.**

For further details / informal visits contact:

Liz Nestor, Clinical Operations Manager

elizabeth.nestor@nchc.nhs.uk,

Reference: 40916522

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