Community Specialist Nurse - Parkinsons
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.
Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.
Our values ‘We Care, We Respect, We Listen’ are at the heart of everything we do, and come from our promise: ‘Making a difference every day.’ They drive the behaviour and actions for everyone in our organisation.
In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.
Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment
As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service). If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.
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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, experienced Nurse to join their Integrated Community Neurorehabilitation Service, facilitating the management of patients with Parkinson’s disease and associated disorders in the community, with in-reach to the acute trust.
The post holder will work as part of a committed multidisciplinary team, supported by a Senior Specialist Parkinson’s Nurse to deliver assessments and treatment plans to patients with Parkinson’s disease within clinic and community settings.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will receive a comprehensive induction, with extensive training. Support is provided through the opportunity to work directly with experienced clinicians across the team. The postholder will undertake comprehensive assessments of patients with Parkinson’s disease, and using advanced clinical reasoning skills will develop and deliver management plans to support patients to improve and maintain their quality of life and achieve their goals.
Working for our organisation
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services for children and adults across Stockport and the High Peak, as well as community health services for Stockport, Tameside and Glossop. Stepping Hill Hospital treats over 500,000 patients per year and community health services are run across 24 sites in Stockport and 17 sites in Tameside and Glossop.
There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focussed workforce.
We are constantly improving how we work with staff and this is reflected in the awards we have been awarded, which can be viewed on our website.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The successful candidate will have excellent assessment, communication and problem-solving skills and be able to demonstrate an adaptable approach whilst meeting relevant guidelines and standards.
For informal discussion about this post please contact Christine Hyde, Team Lead, Community Neuro Rehabilitation Services 0161 204 4618
Education & Qualifications
- • Degree or Diploma in Nursing studies
- • Evidence of continuing professional development including relevant attendance at postgraduate courses and conferences in nursing.
- • Advanced Clinical reasoning skills.
- • Clinical audit.
- • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession.
- • Knowledge of Parkinsons Disease and related conditions
- • Risk assessment
- • Up to date in professional practice and new research.
- • Knowledge of intermediate care and community/support services.
- • Knowledge of discharge planning processes.
- • Relevant experience of working with Parkinson’s Disease and associated conditions in either acute or community field.
- • Previous experience in assessment of complex patients.
- • Previous experience of people management.
- • Experience as a mentor to staff and students on placements.
- • Experience in dealing with patients in a palliative care situation
- • Experience of recognition of emerging cognitive impairment
Skills & Abilities
- • Ability to manage complex caseload/ deal with complex issues from diagnosis to palliative care
- • Knowledge of health promotion
- • Ability to work autonomously and as part of an MDT
- • Excellent written and verbal communication
- • Time management and Organisational skills.
- • Skills in Clinical supervision and appraisal
- • Sound understanding of clinical governance and risk.
- • Ability to risk assess and ensure effective risk management strategies
- • Commitment to engage in CPD
- • Ability to appraise own performance
- • Ability to motivate self and others.
- • IT literate
Work Related Circumstances
- • Occupational Health Clearance
- • Able to work with emotional or aggressive patients and carers.
- • Able to cope with frequent contact with sputum and other body fluids.
- • Car driver, to have access to a car for work purposes
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.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Christine Hyde
- Job title
- Team Lead
- Telephone number
- 0161 204 4618