CSN for Older Patient and Liason Service (OPAL)

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
London (Greater)
08 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Clinical Assessment FacilityGrade Band 8aContract PermanentHours Full Time 37.5 hours per weekJob ref 197-AEM7475 Site Queen Elizabeth HospitalTown LondonSalary £42,414 - £49,969 per annum plus HCAClosing 14/11/2018 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Older People’s Assessment and Liaison Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

The post holder will be an experienced nurse who uses specialist skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive geriatric assessments to frail older adults in the Emergency Department and Clinical Decisions Unit. They will be expected to have excellent communication skills and experience of managing complex and challenging situations and demonstrate clinical judgement and critical decision making skills based upon evidence based practice.

The successful candidate will need to have experience in the complex management of frailty and older people, whilst providing support and leadership to the team. Working alongside the multi-disciplinary team they will need to demonstrate safe, critical decision-making, within the clinical decision-making process, to meet the needs of patients. They need to be able to provide expert patient care from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, evaluation of care and delivery of policy and procedure.

The post holder will be expected to play a key role in the implementation of both local and national objectives and strategies. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the on-going development of clinical practice within frailty care, including the development of protocols, policies, guidelines and training.

This is a full time post (37.5 hours per week)

Please note that the as part of the application process for non-medical roles, you will need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date, please apply early. We do not contact applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. If you have been shortlisted, you will receive an invite to an assessment day or interview.

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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