Community Reablement Nurse, London

London (Central), London (Greater)
Negotiable
24 Apr 2014
01 May 2014
MD/CRN/UK
Perm UK
Permanent

The Role
Responsible to:Service Manager
Accountable to:Operational Manager Reablement
Key Relationships:Service manager, Community and Hospital Allied Health Professional, Community and hospital Nurses, Senior Managers
Responsible for:Team Leaders, Community Health Support Workers, Inpatient Rehabilitation Enabler

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a high standard of individualised care for hospital admission avoidance (Rapid Response Team) and the Supported Discharge clients within their own homes. The post holder is also required to deliver 'end of life care', working closely with the local Palliative Care Teams in client's own homes. This is in the context of the End of Life Care Strategy, Essence of Care Standards, Standards for Better Healthcare, National Service Framework, The NHS Plan, the Modernisation Agenda, Healthcare for London and Department of Health Stroke Strategy; by using the REACH team and associated services in order to maximise client's independence, dignity and quality of life.

The post holder will provide advice and support to clients/relatives/carer and clinicians where appropriate and will assist in the learning and development of Community Health Support Workers. This will include supervision, support and teaching. He/she will participate in audits and the developments of care pathways, in negotiation with the manager and Camden REACH team leader. The post holder will have responsibility for developing areas within the service professionally and personally as appropriate.

Requirements (E= Essential / D=Desirable)

Education/Qualifications:
(please note you will need to provide documental evidence of your qualifications and/or professional registration as part of the recruitment process)

Level 1 Registered General Nurse on part 1 of the NMC Register - E
ENB 998 - D

Experience:

Minimum of 3 years post registration experience at Band 5 or above - E
Experience of working in an intermediate care environment - E
Experience working with older adults A&E/Community - E
Experience of working with other agencies and roles of other professionals - E
Experience of working as an autonomous practitioner in a community setting - E
Experience of clinical governance in relation NSF for older People - E
Participate in research/evaluation of practice and audits - E
Evidence of Clinical Professional Development - E
Participate in service developments - E

Skills:
Intermediate IT skills (Microsoft office) - E
Evidence of implementing good documentation - E
Good time management skills - E

Abilities:
Evidence of Co-ordinating and prioritising workload - E
Demonstrate ability to work within a inter disciplinary team - E
Ability to teach, supervise, train and support staff - E
To have the ability and experience in applying physical skills and effort in the treatment of clients with complex disabilities in their own homes/community setting - E
Ability to prioritise own work load and demonstrate time management skills - E
Able to communicate effectively with other team members, clients, carers and partner agencies - E
To present self in a manner that instils confidence in patients and their friends and relatives - E
Evidence of own continuing education - E
Flexible approach to changing circumstances - E
Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams - E
Ability to work under pressure and set priorities - E
Awareness of own stress levels, the ability to seek emotional support (due to pressures of working with people with complex needs, challenging behaviour, poor social conditions or complicated family dynamics) - E

Knowledge:
Knowledge and use of safe manual handling practice - E
To have knowledge and participated in change management - D
Demonstrate knowledge of standards of practice and guidelines - E

How to Apply

Please email us your current CV ensuring that you enter the job reference MD/CRN/UK in the subject field.