Job summary

Registered Nurse band 5 bedded units Hertfordshire

Are you a registered nurse looking for extra shifts within the bedded units across Hertfordshire?

This is an exciting time to join our bank, with a new friendly and supportive team. We can offer you regular yet flexible working patterns, that allow you to make a real difference to services and patients and become an integral part of a cohesive team.

Essential criteria for this post

Applicants should either be on the SCPHN register or a registered nurse able to demonstrate at least 1 year of previous experience of community-based nursing work with skills covering wound care, catheters and medication administration.

A full UK driving licence and access to a car.

Why join?

  • Earn more per hour – bank rates are higher than agency and include holiday pay. We also cover your expenses and provide free uniforms
  • See the best shifts first – bank staff get priority over all agency workers
  • Book the shifts you want on your phone – build your own rota on our bank booking system
  • Get 24×7 support from our friendly Staff Bank team – a local team dedicated to helping you

Main duties of the job

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES CLINICAL DUTIES To provide skilled, effective and evidence based to patients with a variety of presentations. To identify, prioritise and implement programmes of care that meets the needs of the clients/patients using an appropriate nursing model. To identify and record all new problems and concerns and report back to the team lead. To undertake activities that promote health, reduce risk and disease prevention. To provide care and attention to the needs of vulnerable adults including risk assessments and taking appropriate action as required. Take a pro-active approach towards discharge planning according to local policy. To develop and utilise a range of nursing skills such as continence assessment, ECG recordings and venepuncture, IV drug administration, wound assessment and management. To undertake nutritional assessments and advice and support patients with their nutritional needs. For example PEG feeds.

About us

We providecommunity health services to more than two million people across eleven London boroughs and Hertfordshire.

Every day, our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people’s homes and local clinics, helping them to:

  • stay well

  • manage their own health with the right support

  • avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in, hospital.

We support our patients at every stage of their lives , providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives.

Date posted

05 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£14.92 an hour Weekly pay will include: Basic pay + HCAS + 12.07% Holiday pay

Contract

Bank

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

824-BANK-00764

Job locations

Hertfordshire

Various

HP2 7YU

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB PURPOSE To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing nursing and rehabilitation for rehabilitation beds. To undertake nursing assessments without supervision and to determine patient need/risk and plan, implement and evaluate their care. In the absence of senior colleagues take charge of the unit, manage the admission of patients, provide care and discharge planning whilst contributing to the effective working of the Rehabilitation Unit. To work in partnership with multi-disciplinary members of the team, other professionals and agencies, to meet the health and rehabilitation needs of patients within the Rehabilitation Unit. To maintain standards of clinical nursing care using an evidence-based approach within the Unit, incorporating principles and values of clinical governance. Ensure effective communication is maintained at all times, whilst providing support, supervision and clinical expertise to all members of the team. To participate in the professional development and preceptorship/mentorship of clinical support workers, post basic learners and students.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB PURPOSE To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing nursing and rehabilitation for rehabilitation beds. To undertake nursing assessments without supervision and to determine patient need/risk and plan, implement and evaluate their care. In the absence of senior colleagues take charge of the unit, manage the admission of patients, provide care and discharge planning whilst contributing to the effective working of the Rehabilitation Unit. To work in partnership with multi-disciplinary members of the team, other professionals and agencies, to meet the health and rehabilitation needs of patients within the Rehabilitation Unit. To maintain standards of clinical nursing care using an evidence-based approach within the Unit, incorporating principles and values of clinical governance. Ensure effective communication is maintained at all times, whilst providing support, supervision and clinical expertise to all members of the team. To participate in the professional development and preceptorship/mentorship of clinical support workers, post basic learners and students.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • NMC Registration

Desirable

  • Evidence of other post-registration education and training

Experience

Essential

  • Recent clinical nursing experience negotiating and liaising within a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with people with complex health needs
  • Supporting students and other learners e.g. HCAs teaching others in the practice environment
  • Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care.
  • Previous experience in the Nursing process, care planning and fluent in record keeping
  • Experience of providing holistic care that involves the multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Experience of training other students
  • Participation in audit; research projects; service development
  • Post registration experience in a NHS community environment

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of out of hospital care and the role of the Community Nurse
  • Ability to listen effectively and ability to give constructive feedback to clients and colleagues
  • Time management skills.
  • Knowledge of how Equal Opportunities can be implemented in practice
  • Knowledge of reasonable response to service user needs and prioritising and dealing with those needs with a required urgency
  • Awareness of the management and use of data in the NHS setting
  • Knowledge of risks involved in working in the community.
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • Knowledge of management of long term condition e.g. Diabetes and an understanding of the concept of self- management.
  • Knowledge of infection control
  • Knowledge of general wound care
  • Promotion of continence
  • Literacy and numeracy skills

Desirable

  • Knowledge of recent government legislation and changes in community care delivery
  • Understanding of resource management
  • Knowledge of the audit process
Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • NMC Registration

Desirable

  • Evidence of other post-registration education and training

Experience

Essential

  • Recent clinical nursing experience negotiating and liaising within a multidisciplinary team
  • Working with people with complex health needs
  • Supporting students and other learners e.g. HCAs teaching others in the practice environment
  • Experience of undertaking general assessment by utilising evidence based care.
  • Previous experience in the Nursing process, care planning and fluent in record keeping
  • Experience of providing holistic care that involves the multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Experience of training other students
  • Participation in audit; research projects; service development
  • Post registration experience in a NHS community environment

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of out of hospital care and the role of the Community Nurse
  • Ability to listen effectively and ability to give constructive feedback to clients and colleagues
  • Time management skills.
  • Knowledge of how Equal Opportunities can be implemented in practice
  • Knowledge of reasonable response to service user needs and prioritising and dealing with those needs with a required urgency
  • Awareness of the management and use of data in the NHS setting
  • Knowledge of risks involved in working in the community.
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • Knowledge of management of long term condition e.g. Diabetes and an understanding of the concept of self- management.
  • Knowledge of infection control
  • Knowledge of general wound care
  • Promotion of continence
  • Literacy and numeracy skills

Desirable

  • Knowledge of recent government legislation and changes in community care delivery
  • Understanding of resource management
  • Knowledge of the audit process

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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