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Responsive Workforce Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Responsive Workforce (Nursing)
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week - (various hours available))
Job ref
842-CHE-3343-21
Site
County-wide
Town
County-wide
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pa, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
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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COVID-19  We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

Job overview

The Responsive Workforce Team (RWT) is part of the DCHS workforce strategy aimed at ensuring that quality people are available to deliver a quality service in line with the DCHS Way. The RWT will provide high quality professional nursing care in a range of locations and specialties’.

Team members will need to be flexible about location, working patterns and environment as they will be required to regularly face new challenges in both hospital and community settings.

Team members will receive training and support to enable working in both hospital and community settings.

Team Members will be required 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 local manager in the management of the health care environment.

The role requires specialist knowledge across a range of procedures underpinned by theory to enable them to work in a variety of settings.

The successful candidates will need to be flexible about where they work and able to travel across our services within Derbyshire

Main duties of the job

Responsive workforce Nurse Band 6. Various Locations/Various Hours

We have exciting opportunities in substantive positions for highly motivated, enthusiastic nurses to provide cover across our inpatient wards and in community settings with flexibility to provide specialist support for longer term gaps and meet service demand .

You will work in a team to offer support for around 3 months at a time to support the team and 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 high quality care. and work within their scope of clinical practice

This role is an ideal opportunity to gain personal development and experience across range of services and work across the organisation with some amazing teams

If you can demonstrate good communication skills, have the ability to plan and provide evidence based clinical care delivery we want to hear from you.

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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There has never been a better time to join the NHS for a rewarding career as we celebrate 72 years of the NHS and the nation recognise the care and compassion delivered by the NHS during the recent pandemic .

If you are looking to start, maintain and advance your career in a healthcare setting and within a thriving and supportive workplace Derbyshire Community Health Services have a range of opportunities available

DCHS is a top performing NHS Trust that strives for innovation and improvement for the service and individuals that work within it, we currently have the following opportunity available.

Derbyshire Community NHS Foundation Trust have been leading the way with a responsive workforce model to support clinical services in delivering the best standards of care. In light of this success we are expanding the existing team of Community Registered Nurses, Emergency Care practitioners and Healthcare Assistants to include Registered Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses to provide flexible support to the Trusts specialist services, as well as recruiting more Adult RNs to support the community and inpatient areas across Derbyshire

KEY DUTIES TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To undertake clinical assignments across a range of locations covering gaps in rotas. For example to cover periods of service redesign, longer term sickness absence, seasonal pressures.

To support the local manager in the day to day operational management, taking on agreed tasks. For example day to day co-ordination of healthcare assistants, link for specific key developments, appraisals for health care assistants.

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/ Team Lead to take responsibility as a named nurse for patients on the caseload.

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

Work in close liaison with the local manager to take responsibility as a named nurse for patients within the service area/locality.

In the absence of the local manager have delegated responsibility for management of the service area, to ensure a continuity of care in accordance with the care programme/case load, 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 used to enable care packages to be delivered.

 

Person specification

qualification and training

Essential criteria
  • HCPC or NMC registered
  • recent clinical experience
Desirable criteria
  • non medical prescriber

knowlege and skill

Essential criteria
  • recent clinical skills training
  • experience in relevant related role
Desirable criteria
  • willing to develop
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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

Name
Deborah Brailsford
Job title
Matron
Email address
deborah.brailsford1@nhs.net
Additional information

Deborah Brailsford

Matron

07825283876