We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurses to join our OOH Community Nursing Team.
Do you have a passion for delivering outstanding patient care that brings the 6 C’s (Care, Compassion, Commitment, Courage, Communication and Competence) to life? If so, we want to hear from you.
We provide treatment, support and guidance for a wide range of health issues within patients own homes.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will:
- Be an Adult Registered Nurse
- Be compassionate and competent
- Be willing to learn
- Be flexible in their approach
- Be committed to improving Quality of Care delivery
- Be able to prioritise your workload
- Be a strong communicator and listener
The post holder must be able to meet the travel requirements of this post, the ability to travel between multiple sites is essential in this role.
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and one of the few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.
We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 360,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.
Our ‘5 Star Patient Care’ strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.
Our latest achievements include:
- Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
- Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
- Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
- Best acute Trust in the North West for quality of care (NHS Staff Survey 2021)
- Best place to work in the North West (NHS Staff Survey 2021)
In the NHS Staff Survey 2021 the Trust scored the highest marks in the North West for the following areas;
- Standard of care
- Best place to work
- Care of patients being the Trust’s priority
- Staff engagement
- Staff morale
- Compassionate and inclusive
- Providing a safe environment for staff
03 February 2023
Agenda for change
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata per annum
St Helens Hospital, Marshall’s Cross Road
- To establish, maintain and develop professional working relationships with colleagues
- Follow all agreed Quality Assurance Mechanisms in operation and contribute generally to the establishment and development of a quality service.
- Adhering to policies and procedures including standing financial instructions and orders.
- Participate in the Trusts Development Review Appraisal process and, with line management, objectives and development plans. All staff are entitled to participate in the Review Process and, with their manager, are jointly responsible for the completion of agreed actions.
- The Trust is keen to ensure the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors. All staff are responsible for complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and ensuring no-one is affected by individual acts or omissions.
- The Trust aims to be a place in which people can work and study free from discrimination. All staff, patients and visitors are required to comply with the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.
- To be aware of, and responsible to, the changing nature of the Trust and adopt a flexible and pro-active approach to work
- To personally contribute to the health promotion strategies both internally and externally.
- All staff are required to be familiar with the arrangements for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and support the organisation in promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
- Staff working directly with children, young people and vulnerable adults will have a responsibility to ensure safeguarding and promoting their welfare forms an integral part of their duties.
- Staff who come into contact with children, vulnerable adults, parents and carers in the course of their work and/or have access to records will have responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
- Staff who come into contact in the course of their duties, with parents, carers or other significant adults or children, young people and vulnerable adults should always be mindful of safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of these individuals.
- Staff will be trained to a level appropriate to their responsibilities in this respect in line with the current KSF post outline and the ongoing PDR process.
- All employees have a personal contribution to reducing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). Staff must be compliant with all measures known to be effective in reducing HCAIs and be familiar with the Trusts Infection Control Policies. All staff are required to attend a mandatory training session on infection prevention and control and be updated according to their area of employment.
- Infection Prevention and Control is everyones responsibility. All staff, both clinical and non-clinical, are required to adhere to the Trusts Infection Prevention and Control Policies and make every effort to maintain high standards of infection prevention and control at all times thereby reducing the burden of Healthcare Associated Infections including MRSA and Clostridium Difficile in accordance with the Hygiene Code – Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections (DH 2008).
CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Adhere to relevant Code of Practice of Professional body
- Registered practitioners who are non-medical prescribers are accountable for their prescribing activities by ensuring they are aware of their Professional accountability and any restrictions or special considerations in their prescribing practice
- Maintain and utilise advanced clinical skills to analyse and interpret history of illness, presenting symptoms and physical findings to enable diagnosis, planning and treatment of the patient.
- To implement nursing care as per care plan as discussed with the Team Leader and to make accurate observations of the physical, mental, social conditions of the patient and / or carer and report these back to the Team Leader.
- To implement care based on research and from any post registration course undertaken.
- To develop competency in wounds care.
- The administration of drugs should be undertaken in line with Trust Policies and Procedures and in following the NMC Guidelines for administration of Medicines Act 1992 and Misuse of Drugs Act 1991.
- Ensure patient records are kept up to date and accurate and recording is done in line with Trust policies and procedures
TEACHING & TRAINING RESPONSBILITIES
- To support the development of junior staff through clinical supervision and mentoring.
- To attend mandatory training, including Safeguarding training according to Trust and local policy.
- To demonstrate a commitment to personal continuing education.
LINE MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
- To act as preceptor /mentor to new members of staff, facilitating the achievement of their competencies throughout their preceptorship/orientation period in close collaboration with the ward manager and the nursing team.
- To act as mentor to pre-registration nurses and other students/visitors to the ward ensuring that support and instruction is provided as appropriate.
RESEARCH & AUDIT
- To participate in any research undertaken in the unit.
- To actively assist in the Departments Audit Programme
Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details .
- Registered Nurse with current NMC Registration
- Diploma in Health Care, or working towards Diploma
- Nurse Prescribing
Knowledge and Experience
- Knowledge of clinical skills required to undertake the role
- Knowledge of current professional & clinical issues
- Knowledge of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults procedures
- Assessment of nursing needs and formulation of a care plan
- Substantial post registration experience
- Ability to assess and manage palliative patients and to commence patient on care and communication record and set up a syringe
- Teaching and assessing of students and new staff
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent organisational, record management and time management skills
- Problem solving and decision making skills
- Computer literate
- Motivated individual, commitment to personal & professional development
- Ability to travel across sites
- Flexible and adaptable approach
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).