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Community matrons are highly experienced senior nurses who work closely with patients in the community to provide, plan and organise their care. They mainly work with those with a serious long term or complex range of conditions.
As well as providing nursing care, you will act as case managers and a single point of contact for care, support or advice, typically for a caseload of around 50 very high intensity users. Community matrons are usually deemed to be working as advanced nurse practitioners. These highly-skilled nurses have a variety of tasks and responsibilites, including and not limited to:
carrying out physical examinations decide on and carry out treatment, including the prescribing medicines, or refer patients to an appropriate specialist using their expert knowledge and clinical judgement to identify the potential diagnosis and where appropriate make a final diagnosis use their extensive practice experience to plan and provide skilled and competent care that meets patients' health and social care needs, involving other members of the healthcare team as appropriate ensure the provision of continuity of care, including follow-up visits assess and evaluate, with patients, the effectiveness of the treatment and care provided and make changes as needed work independently, although often as part of a healthcare team provide leadership make sure that each patient's treatment and care is based on best practice.
Area of Work You will see patients in their own home and in other community settings. You will work as part of multi-professional and multi-agency teams. Posts tend to involve working with the complete age range, but some posts may be designated to work with specific client groups, such as the elderly or children. Skills required You'll need to be a registered and experienced nurse with a range of skills. You will probably be required to work towards achievement of a masters level of qualification. You must possess a high level of communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills. You must be able to manage risk appropriately, and to take responsibility for your own decisions. Drawing on the knowledge of social, biological and epidemiological sciences, community matrons need a sound understanding of change management, organisational development and emotional intelligence. To apply please contact Aymen Mekni on 02075621830 or email a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org