Community Staff Nurse band 5 - Sutton

Atlantis Medical
02 Dec 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Staff NurseOur client a Community Services Division provides treatment and care for a wide range of healthcare needs within the Borough of Sutton. This highly dedicated team, offers a stimulating and dynamic working environment, with staff benefits and development opportunities. They are looking for Community Staff Nurses who aspire to excellence, and who would like to play a crucial role in our client's on-going achievements.Job Title : Community Staff Nurse, Band 5 Area of Specialty:Adult Nursing ServicesHours : 37.5 hrs /Week, 5 days (Mon-Sun), 0800-1630Site: One of the three Integrated Locality Teams within SuttonTo Apply: please send CV or call Denise on 0207 536 2387Overview of JobThe post holder will work as part of a multi-professional team managing a GP-aligned caseload of patients in the community, ensuring the needs of the patients are identified and met. Promoting the independence of patients, assisting them to maintain/or improve their own physical, psychological and social wellbeing.JOB PURPOSETo work as part of a community integrated service that is responsive to the needs of housebound patients within a defined caseload.To reduce inappropriate hospital admissions, minimise hospital lengths of stay, and support vulnerable clients at home by undertaking comprehensive holistic assessment, and care plans in order to facilitate and coordinate packages of care in partnership with GP's, patients, and health and social care colleagues.Work closely with aligned GP surgery, Clinical Commissioning Group and all relevant primary and secondary care and social care professionals, voluntary agencies and London Ambulance Service.PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES Act as an autonomous practitioner, working with the support of Senior Team Members.Provide high quality, comprehensive holistic assessment (including physical assessment) and treatments for patients and their families referred to the service utilising a Single Assessment Process to achieve Person Centred Care. Provide assessments of risk and complex situations as required, utilising knowledge and skills to interpret and make accurate analysis of patients' and carers' needs. To work closely and communicate effectively with all members of the Primary Health Care Team, ensuring attendance at GSF/MDT, participating in multidisciplinary working with internal and external agencies and partners.Manage the assessment, risk assessment, supply review and safety of equipment used to support nursing care in the homes of patients.Assist in the professional development needs of junior team members with the support of the Nursing Team Sister. Maintain clear, concise and up-to-date records of care. Undertake data collection as required by the Clinical Commissioning Groups. Provide patients and carers with details of health care information and how they may access services. Act as a patient advocate, if required. Be proactive in offering health promotion and participate in health promotion activities, including health needs assessment for the caseload and local population.