Nurse (Permanent) - Early Supported Discharge

Responsible to:         Clinical Manager

Accountable to:         Chief Nurse

Salary:                        £25,000 - £32,000 per annum plus unsocial hours and on call payments

                                    Dependent on experience and location

(Unsocial hours supplements apply 20.00 – 23.00 and to weekend working)

 

Job Summary:

Undertake patient assessments on hospital sites and provide acute nursing care to patients in their own homes

The role includes evening and weekend shifts and participation in the on-call rota

Principal Accountabilities:

Deliver at all times high quality nursing care by assessment, implementation and evaluation of patients’ needs.

Build and maintain effective relationships with key staff and team members within MediHome.

Act in such a manner as to satisfy public trust and confidence, to uphold and enhance the good standing and reputation of the nursing profession and MediHome Ltd.

Maintain accurate documentation at all times adhering to NMC standards and MediHome protocols

Establish and promote sound lines of communication to all staff, patients and hospitals.

Supervise the work of junior colleagues.

Work with the trust medical staff in order to ensure positive outcomes for each patient episode.

Participate in clinical and organisational audit.

Ensure adequate equipment/supplies to undertake patient visits

Participate in staff appraisal and the identification of professional needs. Set and evaluate personal objectives.

Participate through mentorship in the orientation and development of staff.

Participate in “in-house” training sessions, and attend meetings and discussions when required.

Utilise all resources within MediHome effectively to deliver quality care at all times.

General

Be personally accountable for own actions and omissions in line with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and to take every opportunity to maintain and improve knowledge and professional competence.

Ensure compliance with all MediHome corporate policies, local policies and legal requirements relating to clinical care and Health and Safety, and the storage of drugs.

Ensure that equipment is handled correctly and maintained in safe working order.

Maintain and develop a harmonious working relationship within MediHome and with other external agencies.

Ensure that MediHome confidential information is not disclosed, including information about staff and patients, to any unauthorised member of staff, or to anyone outside the employment of MediHome who is not authorised to such information.

Promote the interests of MediHome and encourage the development of new business links and associations.

This job description is intended to reflect, in outline, the envisaged responsibilities of the post-holder, which may change over time with the corporate and local business needs of MediHome Ltd. It will be subject to periodic review, as a minimum annually.

MediHome is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Hospital at Home Nurse (Permanent) - Person Specification

 

 

 

Requirements

 

Essential

 

Desirable

 

Education & Qualifications

 

 

R.G.N. 1st Level

Evidence of continuing professional development

ENB 998/ C&G 730 or equivalent.

ENB community course and/ or equivalent experience.

 

 

Knowledge &

Experience

 

At least 3 years post registration/adaptation experience

 

Current experience with IV treatment/therapy

Current experience with venepuncture

Experience of working on own

 

Ability to communicate well, verbally and in writing

Ability to work well as part of the team and be flexible

Previous community care experience and experience in an acute care environment. (ITU, A&E, etc.)

Current experience with cannulation

Wound care and associated products experience.

Experience of vac pumps

PICC/Hickman line administration and care

Stoma care

Male catheterisation

Anti coagulation therapy

Care of diabetic patients

Care of blood transfusion patients

 

 

 

Skills &

Abilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ability to demonstrate own initiative thinking

Flexibility

Able to cope with ambiguity

Excellent communication

/interpersonal skills

Time management Skills

 

 

 

 

Personal

Experience

 

 

Able to work independently and carry out assigned tasks in a changing demanding environment

Previous experience at managing your own case load independently

 

 

Other

Requirements

 

 

Reliable work record

Time keeping record

Full UK driving license

Computer Literate