Job Title: Community Nurse
Location: Havering, Essex
Pay Rate: £35-£45/hour
Shifts Patterns: Days & Nights
Here at Medical Staffing, we run England's largest NHS staff bank and are experts at putting people in places to care. Every year we help thousands of dedicated and highly skilled NHS workers enjoy better career opportunities, more flexible shifts, and a healthier work-life balance across our partnered Trusts.
Are you looking for a fresh challenge, are you committed to the delivery of high quality patient care and keen to be part of a team where your ideas and opinions are valued then look no further.
Medical Staffing team are seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurses to complement our skill mix within the CHCS across Havering. The Community Nurse will support with the provision of holistic health care as delegated within own level of agreed competency, to patients, families/Carers in their own homes, to include residential care homes and in nurse led clinics.
Main duties of the job:
The role encompasses treatment, advice and teaching within the professional competence of the post holder and applicants need to demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality evidence based care. The ideal candidate must be a registered nurse (Part 1) and will work as a member of the integrated community health care team, working within and across professional and organisational boundaries. Liaising with GPs, other professionals and statutory and voluntary agencies he/she will deliver individualised care to patients under the supervision of the District Nurse.Essential criteria for this post include:oThe ability to work as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary Primary Health Care Team, oAbility to demonstrate knowledge of key issues in Primary Care ServicesoExcellent verbal and written communication skills.
The post holder will demonstrate an awareness of current evidence based approaches to patient care and be actively involved in the development of local strategies and contribute to Service improvement and has a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population which offers a wide spectrum of healthcare challenges which can be both complex and rewarding.
As part of our Community Health Service commitment to improve the working lives of our staff we offer flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and staff benefits including an excellent pension scheme.
We are committed to providing a culture of continuous learning, which actively supports the professional and personal development of our staff.
Applicants will have NMC Registration and demonstrate the ability to innovate and motivate.
Applicants are required to evidence a full UK driving licence and the ability to travel to a variety of sites (This criteria will be reasonably adjusted to meet the requirements of a disabled applicant).
*This position involves working weekends & some bank holidays.*
NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
Current NMC R/N or any other 1st level Nursing,RN12 Adult qualification
Evidence of the post- registration education and training
Relevant post registration course e.g. Wound management, diabetes, leg ulcer care, continence care and assessment
Nurse Prescriber (V150)
Experience of working with professionals from other disciplines necessary
Experience of working as a member of a team but also able to work autonomously
Experience of providing packages of care, which involve other agencies
1 year post registration experience
Community Nursing Experience
Experience of teaching and assessing students and other members of staff
Experience of acting up in the absence of team leader in caseload and team management
An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities
The content and application in practice of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
Able to initiate patient assessment and care planning with the support of a senior colleague
Able to work with patients and carers as partners in care
Understanding of Primary/Integrated Care.
Leadership and Management development potential.
IT literate e.g. Word processing, internet and e-mail use.
Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
Able to move and handle patients in accordance with Organisation Manual handling policy and with sufficient mobility for a community role
Able to work with minimal supervision
Able to provide evidence based care that is responsive to patient need
Able to use own initiative and make decisions
Experience of coping with change.
Able to prioritise own work and that of the nursing team.
As a Community Nurse , the benefits for you are:
A range of payment options: PAYE, PSC/LTD and Umbrella.
A dedicated team to support you and to manage your availability
Access to additional voluntary free training and development
Recommend a Friend scheme – earn up to £500* when you refer your friends to Medical Staffing
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, Apply now and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.
Medical Staffing is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.