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Community Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Various hours available, full and part time)
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Chesterfield and NED
Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire
£26,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
28/10/2021 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

There has never been a more exciting time to join one of the largest and constantly expanding  specialist community NHS providers in the country – one that is also among the very best NHS employers, as voted by its own staff and rated as outstanding by CQC.

Integrated Community Services include experienced Nurses, Community Matrons, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Clinical Support Workers and Adult Care staff who work collaboratively with GP Practice staff, Acute and Community Hospitals and Derbyshire County Adult Care.

The Service is to provide holistic Nursing care in patients' own homes and Residential Care Home settings, to prevent hospital admissions or facilitate early discharge.

We have posts available within North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield providing care and support to patients in their own homes and care home settings.

The role is working within established teams and various hours are available.

Main duties of the job

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care in the most efficient and clinically effective 
way whilst maintaining the patient’s privacy and dignity.
To provide advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high quality care and actively support the 
Community Nursing sister/s in the management of the health care environment. 
To implement the relevant service. 
To work in close collaboration with the Integrated Community Teams


Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire 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.

Benefits include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Be responsible for the assessment, implementation of treatment and the development of programmes of care for designated patients and provide feedback / escalate discussion regarding meeting patient need through 
supervision/monitoring processes.

Work in close liaison with the Community Nursing sister to take responsibility as a named nurse for patients on the caseload.

In the absence of the Case Manager be delegated responsibility for caseload management, to ensure a continuity of care in accordance with the care programme, seek support from other specialist practitioners/operational managers as required. 

Identify need, order equipment and provide advice, support and demonstration to the patient/carer on the use of the equipment to ensure a personal duty of care and compliance with health and safety policies.

To monitor and report to senior nurse effectiveness of equipment and aids in patients’ homes to maximise the use of resources to enable care 
packages to be delivered.

Maintain and record accurate health records in patients’ homes and health care settings in line with Caldecott and Trust Policies and Procedures and communicate verbal information to relevant multi-disciplinary team members.

Manage the placement of pre-registration nurse students and contribute to the learning environment for observers from other health disciplines and to new staff induction to provide a supportive workplace and a culture of continuous learning and evidence based practice. 

To be involved in the education and training of junior staff and other staff employed within the care settings.

Contribute to the completion of clinical audits e.g. pressure ulcers, falls, documentation.

Contribute to Public Health and Health Promotion initiatives and under the direction of the senior nurse provide information to support well-being and independence for patients/relatives and carers.

To participate in clinical supervision/reflective practice and continuous learning in order to maintain and improve knowledge and skills and to share good practice with colleagues.

Participate in routine screening for chronic disease management and record results for monitoring purposes to ensure compliance with the National Service Frameworks. 

Participate in flu immunisation sessions for the housebound to ensure national and local targets are achieved.

Attend all operational meetings including team meetings.

Develop, evaluate and share good working practice.
Undertake training relevant to the Community Nursing service which has been agreed and identified via the appraisal process

Act as a champion for designated service area as required.

Have an awareness of what is influencing community nursing services locally and nationally.

To provide nursing care to individuals making use of current evidence to inform the delivery and promote the development of clinically effective care.

In collaboration with the Community Nursing Sister co-ordinate the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation

Act as a champion for designated service area as required.

Have an awareness of what is influencing community nursing services locally and nationally.

To provide nursing care to individuals making use of current evidence to inform the delivery and promote the development of clinically effective care.

In collaboration with the Community Nursing Sister co-ordinate the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation 
of care programmes which reflect the individual needs of patients and carers.

Maintain Confidentiality at all times

Person specification

education and qualification

Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse or Qualifying Sept 2021.
  • Undergone recent training
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Good Communication Skills
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching qualification / mentoring

Experince and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Community Experience
Desirable criteria
  • wound care
  • leg ulcer management
  • palliaitve care
  • Experience in medications management and administration
  • diabetes care

Skills and Atributes

Essential criteria
  • IT Skills
Desirable criteria
  • experience using system one

Long term conditions

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of wide range of long term conditions.
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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

Maria Kozlowski
Job title
Integrated Community Team Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01246 515555
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