Recovery at Home Nurse

£29400 to £31400 plus company car or car allowance
08 Aug 2014
05 Sep 2014
Nursing Field
Job Type

A Recovery at Home Nurse is required to support patients that are discharged for the QE hospital in Birmingham.

Role Objective:

To contribute to the growth and success of the Company by assisting in the development of, and working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver  effective and high quality care to patients, by facilitating discharge from hospital and providing care for patients at home

NB: This post will require a flexible approach to working hours, much like a ward based post with scheduled evening and weekend working on a rotational basis and occasional on call

A dual responsibility role, with internal rotation, to act as case manager working alongside existing discharge coordination teams within the acute trusts to facilitate the discharge of excess bed day patients from the acute trusts and the delivery field based nursing care to patients in their own homes

Responsibilities Include:

  • Participate in setting and maintaining standards of professional competence and current nursing practices.  This will require an understanding of and adherence to the NMC Code of Practice
  • Assist in the development and delivery of a service to identify and discharge excess bed day patients from acute trust, assessing patients and agreeing suitability for either signposting or case management, or for discharge to a home care pathway
  • Assisting the referrer and associated professionals in planning a smooth transition of patient care into further intermediate or community based services or from the hospital to home
  • To participation in multidisciplinary team meetings at ward level to identify suitable patients for case management or transfer to the home care pathway
  • Liaison with ward staff regarding clinical progress of patients in order to indentify suitable patients for case management or transfer to the home care pathway
  • Delivering patient care in their own homes according to an agreed model of care and care plan
  • The safe administration of therapies such as antibiotics, hydration, pain control, clinical trials, wound management and assessment
  • Assisting patients in their activities of daily living
  • Ensuring all  relevant information regarding patients or clients is recorded, reported and where necessary, acted upon to communicate changes to the GP and other team members as appropriate
  • Ensuring all aspects of care for assigned patients are met, through the monitoring of patient progress according to the care plan
  • Participating in quality assurance initiatives, including team clinical supervision
  • Co-ordinating and managing own daily workload
  • Contributing to pre-planned pathways and protocols to meet the patients needs


  • Assisting with the planning of programmes of education – both induction programmes and local or national study days
  • Attending and contributing to appropriate conferences, tutorials, study and induction days
  • Maintaining own professional profile in relation to PREP and attending post-basic courses or study days as agrees with Healthcare at Home to fulfil NMC requirements


  • Having responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of self and others and complying at all times with the requirements of Health and Safety Regulations
  • To cooperate fully in discharging the organisations polices and procedures with regard to health and safety matters
  • To immediately report to line manager or other responsible person any shortcomings in health and safety procedures and practice
  • To report any accidents or incidents to their immediate line manager or safety representative as early as possible and submit a completed accident form
  • To use protective clothing and equipment where provided
  • Working as part of the Healthcare at Home team and promoting Healthcare at Home at all times
  • Undertaking such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade
  • Being flexible with working hours including scheduled weekend work


  • RN part 1 NMC Register
  • Experience in an acute or community setting (relevant ENB post registration)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Cannulation and phlebotomy skills desirable
  • Experience in wound care, orthopaedics, respiratory therapies desirable


Personal Skills & Qualities:

  • To be responsible, without supervision, for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care with an understanding of the NMC Code of Practice
  • The ability to co-ordinate and communicate all aspects of care and patient plans with the multi-disciplinary ward staff, including health and social care, and the Healthcare at Home multi-disciplinary field based team
  • To assist in the planning and delivery of training programmes and maintaining supplies in good working order
  • To work as a flexible team member, showing interest and participation in understanding the business and industry at all times and to be responsible and compliant for Health and Safety Regulations for self and others
  • To be proactive and motivated responding positively to new challenges
  • A current and preferably clean driving licence

Key Competencies:

  • Planning and Organising
  • Teamwork
  • Delivering excellent customer service
  • Problem solving
  • Self Development
  • Building Change

Healthcare at Home is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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