Community Staff Nurse (RGN) - London
HomeLink Healthcare has been established by senior healthcare professionals and experienced healthcare managers with the aim of delivering safe, effective, responsive, caring, well led clinical care at home. We are looking for experienced nurses to join our dynamic and growing clinical bank delivering excellent care in patients own homes across London and the South East.
To work as part of the multidisciplinary team to provide high quality, person centred, therapeutic, compassionate nursing care and support to adult patients, their families and carers in their usual place of residence, this may be at home or in other community location.
To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care delivered.
To work flexibly across the community as required, this may include evening, and weekend work, as well as daytime work including early morning shifts.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. To be professionally and legally accountable and responsible for all aspects of own work including the management of individual caseload, working within accepted codes of professional conduct and clinical guidelines to minimise clinical risk.
2. To undertake comprehensive assessments of patients presenting with multiple pathologies, and deliver a care plan using clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of evidence based practice, in partnership with the patient, family and carers.
3. To deliver a range of clinical skills which may include, Phlebotomy and Cannulation, wound management, medicines administration.
4. To monitor and reassess treatment and patient status, reporting to the nurse in charge/ team leader and to progress and adjust treatments effectively and develop comprehensive discharge plans referring to specialist services as indicated.
6. To utilise clinical expertise in identifying patients’ needs specifically around the early signs of deterioration to ensure that acute and chronic phases or changes in condition are responded to appropriately.
7. To represent nursing /individual patients at MDT meetings. This will involve discussion of patient care, patient progress and involvement in discharge planning
1. To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through CPD activities, and maintaining a portfolio which reflects personal development. To maintain and develop current knowledge of evidence based/best practice
2. To support induction, supervision, and specific training to other health care professionals e.g. health care assistants, and student nurses, ensuring compliance with the NMC standards to support learning and assessment in practice.
5. To adhere to the Medicines Management Code and the NMC Standards for the safe keeping and administration of medication.
6. The post holder must comply with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
1. To demonstrate an ability to communicate complex and sensitive information to patients, carers and other staff, where there may be barriers to communication or it may include information about long-term / permanent disabilities or chronic pain.
2. To communicate with the multidisciplinary team and all other healthcare professionals, voluntary agencies and professional networks concerning patient care or professional issues and ensure good working relationships for the effective provision of care.
1. To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.
2. To represent the organisation’s commitment to providing the highest possible standard of service to patients and members of the public by treating all those with whom he/ she comes into contact in the course of work in a pleasant, courteous and respectful manner.
3. To comply with legislation which affects patients and staff health e.g. health and safety at work Act, EU legislation and fire precautions.
4. To work alone as required assessing and managing risk.