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Nursing Associate

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (5 sessions per week, inclusive of bank holidays and weekends)
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20/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

You will be based with a community nursing team.

You will provide nursing care to patients in their own homes within a designated area. 

You will have the opportunity to manage your workload on a daily basis, following the guidance of your team leader. 

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 4 Nursing Associate to join the community nursing team in Chesterfield.

As a Nurse Associate you will be expected to provide community based individualised care to include; complex wound care regimes,  end of life care, catheterisation, venepuncture and medication administration as well as completing various nursing assessments and following treatment regimes. 

Working as an Nurse Associate you will need to be passionate and enthusiastic about patient care putting patients at the heart of everything you do.

You will be working in a multi-professional team and will need to be able to think on the spot and be empathetic.

For this role you will need to be able to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with other staff and patients.

The post holder will organise and prioritise their own day to day work tasks and activities, and delegate tasks to junior colleagues.

They must be able to able to work alone and unsupervised.

The post holder will be required to have access to a car to complete patient visits in the community and clinical settings.

You must be passionate about our business, creating a culture of continuous improvement, where patient welfare is at the heart of all you do.

It will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way.

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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The Nursing Associate has a breadth of knowledge across the lifespan and the four fields of nursing, providing holistic and person centred care and support for people of all ages and in a variety of settings.

The Nursing Associate works independently under the supervision of Registered Nurses, working within the sphere of nursing and care and within all aspects of the nursing process.

Nursing Associates are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours relevant to employment as a Nursing Associate.

Nursing Associates will adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Code of 
Conduct for Nurses, Midwives and Nursing Associates and work within their scope of practice following the professional standards of practice and behaviours for nurses, midwives and nursing associates and the standards of proficiency for nursing Associates. 

The Nursing Associate will contribute to the health and wellbeing of our patients. Integral to this role is the ability to communicate effectively, with sensitivity and compassion and to manage relationships with people, 
making reasonable adjustments where necessary.

The overriding purpose of the role of Nursing Associate is to support the provision of the highest quality patient care through personal actions and continuous improvement.

The post holder will support the Registered Nurses within their team in ensuring the delivery of high quality patient care, upholding dignity, delivered with kindness and compassion.

The post holder will provide and monitor the nursing care for a designated group of patients/clients during a care episode. 

They will actively contribute to an effective learning environment and support others in their learning.

The post holder will promote a team nursing philosophy of care.

Person specification

Education, Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Nurse associate qualification
  • Community nursing experience
Desirable criteria
  • Palliative training
  • Tissue Viability
  • Continence management

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Working in health and or social care environment
  • Understanding of factors that influence health and wellbeing
  • following treatment plans
  • risk management and safeguarding
  • MDT or integrated team working
  • Experience of system 1

Skills and Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to effectively manage own time and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • communication
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Access to a car/vehicle
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to perform Urethral Catheterization,
  • Venepuncture,
  • Doppler Assessments
  • injections

Aptitude and Personal Qualitie

Essential criteria
  • Team player but able to work alone.
  • Flexible and able to use own initiative
  • Reliable and professional
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Josie Newton
Job title
Integrated Community Team Lead
Email address
Telephone number
07791 610558