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Job summary

Main area
District Nursing - Community Practitioner - District Nurses Southport
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Working hours between 8am - 6pm including bank holidays and weekend working / part time hours hours also available)
Job ref
350-COM4290817
Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Southport and Formby Locality
Town
Southport
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 23:59

Employer heading

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Community Practitioner

Band 5

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Job overview

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of clinical care to a defined population. Supported by senior practitioners, they will deliver care within the boundaries of their role.

They will work effectively and collaboratively within the district nursing team to meet the needs of patients, support the delivery of policy and procedures and provide clinical leadership.

Ensure  the delivery of the quality strategy within the designated area incorporating establishment of systems and processes. 

Shortlisting will take place  5th July 2022.

Interviews will take place 11th July 2022.

 

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate programmes and treatment plans to promote and prevent adverse effects on health and wellbeing.

Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist patients in complex or emergency situations

Promote and deliver evidenced based care

Assist senior practitioners as required

Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles - ensure patients are fully informed - recognise alternative methods of communication to overcome differing levels of understanding, cultural backgrounds and preferred ways on communication

Assess effectiveness of care through benchmarking, peer review and formal evaluation

Participate in maintenance of governance systems and processes across the organisation

Provide accurate contemporaneous  patient records 

Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct

Evaluate the patients response to health care provision and effectiveness of care

 

Working for our organisation

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see AFC job description 

To assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate programmes and treatment plans to promote and prevent adverse effects on health and wellbeing.

Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist patients in complex or emergency situations

Promote and deliver evidenced based care

Assist senior practitioners as required

Utilise and demonstrate sensitive communication styles - ensure patients are fully informed - recognise alternative methods of communication to overcome differing levels of understanding, cultural backgrounds and preferred ways on communication

Assess effectiveness of care through benchmarking, peer review and formal evaluation

Participate in maintenance of governance systems and processes across the organisation

Provide accurate contemporaneous  patient records 

Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct

Evaluate the patients response to health care provision and effectiveness of care

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Practitioner
Desirable criteria
  • Mentor/teaching qualification, or equivalent, or equivalent work based experience

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of clinical experience in relevant field.
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical supervision experience

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of Clinical Governance, patient group directions and associated policies
  • Understanding of audit process.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • IT literate
  • Work as member of a team
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of local and national quality initiatives.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)CTP The Ministry of Defence partnering with Right ManagementStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Nicola Szczesniak
Job title
Team Leader
Email address
nicola.szczesniak@merseycare.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01704 387240