Staff Nurse - Adults with Complex and Exceptional Needs

NHS National Services Scotland
East Lothian, UK
Closing date
11 Feb 2021

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Community Staff Nurse (Band 5) Complex and Exceptional Needs Service(Complex Care)

£25,100 - to £31,659


Complex Care Team

Patients home / day centres / respite facilities across Lothian

We are now welcoming applications from Registered Nurses to the NHS Lothian Adults with Complex and Exceptional Needs Service (Complex Care), a community based service that provides care to adults with exceptional and complex health and physical needs. The post holder will work in a lone worker capacity to provide 1:1 care and support to patients predominantly in a domiciliary and other community settings. Patient needs are varied and can include; invasive/non-invasive ventilation, airway management, enteral feeding, complex and unique epilepsy and diabetes management.

The post holder will be working predominantly nightshift but is expected to rotate onto dayshift as required.

  • The post holder will be a Registered Nurse with experience of working within the community.
  • Have experience in caring for patients with complex healthcare needs, preferably 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 license desirable but not essential.

Our aim is to provide high quality, consistent and continuous care and support enabling the patient to live in their own homes and as normal a life as possible. The team works in partnership with patients, families, Social Work, Education and respite facilities providing up to 24 hour, 7 days a week care through packages of care that are tailored to the individuals needs.

The service provides experienced band 5 and band 3 nurses from varied nursing backgrounds and would be looking in particular for nurses who have HDU/critical care/ respiratory/ neurology experience although training can be provided for suitable candidates

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

Please note: As this post is part-time the salary will be pro-rata.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Angela Lees, Team Manager

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