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Community Nurse

5

Main area
Community
Grade
5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week (• Full time)
Job ref
185-A-20-89390
Town
Eastern Devon
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata
Closing
26/01/2021 23:59

Are you looking for new and varied challenges?

Are you adaptable and quick to think on your feet?

Are you passionate about providing high quality nursing care to people in their own homes; want to support them to remain in their preferred place of care; preventing unplanned admissions; can think outside the box – then the Out of Hours Nursing Team is for you!

The team currently provides a service from 16:00 – 08.00hrs worked over 2 shift patterns 16:00 – 00:00hrs and 22:30 – 08:00hrs due to Covid-10. This is temporary and is under review so may revert to the previous shift patterns, 14.30 – 22.30hrs, 18.00 – 02.00hrs and 22.30 – 08.00hrs. The team supports the community population across Exeter, East and Mid Devon; we are currently based in Ottery St Mary.

We are currently looking to further develop our out of hours service utilising skills to deliver responsive, timely, quality care to meet the needs of our population. You will be able to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment to community nursing, and further develop your clinical skills in meeting the needs of our patients out of hours. The post-holder will be supported by Band 6 nurses, the Team Manager and a Senior Nurse. We work in pairs, in line with the Lone Working policy.

Our Out of Hours Nursing Team sits within the Health and Social Care Community Team for Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Cranbrook; the team consists of nurses and healthcare assistants. The team are developing closer links with the day community nurse teams to provide an element of planned care and to support the needs of our populations around the clock, also undertaking responsive holistic nursing and social care as required. The caseload covers a broad range including end of life care, admission avoidance and support for timely hospital discharge and urgent unplanned nursing needs. The team also provide clinical support for the Urgent Community Response Support Workers and the Single Point of Access Coordinators between the hours of 17.00 – 23.00hrs.

Applicants will be required to commit to all shift patterns within the team and be comfortable with driving, sometimes long distances across the geography.

We support and encourage additional learning to develop your clinical knowledge base. On appointment to the team you will be assigned a ‘buddy’ who will support you on your journey within the OOH Nursing Team

Experience in community nursing is desirable for these posts but not essential as full training will be provided and the post holder will be supported to develop in the role. There will also be many opportunities to develop and progress your career.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:

Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

***Previous applicants need not apply***

Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Hilary White hilarywhite2@nhs.net 07813 441306

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Wonford
Barrack Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5DW
Telephone
01392 403936 or 403758

We operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need


Our Trust is proudly committed to race equality.
To ensure our ethnic minority staff have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are offering career development support to any ethnic minority staff.

Interested?

Please email rde-tr.equality@nhs.net to find out more.