Would you like to come and work in a friendly environment within one of our Community Nursing Teams which offers daily Nursing interventions to people in their own home? The work is very varied and includes supporting discharged people from Hospital and supporting people to stay at home working closely with the Multidisciplinary team in the Community to prevent admission to Hospital.
Our core work includes Palliative care, supporting people with complex conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis as well as administering medication and providing wound care to people who are unable to obtain Nursing support in any other Community setting. We work very closely with our GP, Hospice, Therapy, Social Work, Voluntary and Urgent Care Services.
About the Role
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More detail about the role
Our teams are based in Exeter South West Cluster and we work in teams that cover specific geographical areas but on a daily basis but there may be a requirement for cross cover over these areas and staff are expected to be a flexible as possible.
This offers a varied daily work life but all staff are supported with daily Virtual Hub planning and Patient safety handover meetings which are integral to our day to ensure staff safety work safely and within their own skill set and expertise. Newly appointed staff will be provided with an induction and will work alongside other staff to ensure they are supported in to post robustly.
Staff are supported with supervision both in team meetings or a one to one basis. This is also integral to our work and considered a priority to support Staff at work both to develop professionally but also to support their health and wellbeing and provide a safe environment to discuss professional issues.
If you work with us there are plenty of opportunities for training and acquiring qualifications. This can either be modular based academic work, clinically focussed and related to the role, leadership qualifications or the Specialist Nurse Practitioner qualification at Master's level over two years. This qualification is registered with the NMC and includes studying for the Independent Supplementary Prescriber qualification.
Key responsibilities are:
- To assess, provide and review Nursing care, advice and information to patients and carers within the home environment or appropriate care setting in line with key knowledge and skills.
- Aim to wherever possible maintain patients in their own preferred place of care, enabling them to maximise their independence and optimise their quality of life.
- To work under the direction of the Specialist Nurse (Community) and the Nurse Team Manager (Community) using skills and knowledge as a Registered Nurse.
- To be expected to hold a designated caseload and deputise in the absence of the Specialist Nurse.
You must be a car driver and have use of a car. A mileage allowance is as per Agenda for Change. Currently, in all bases there is free parking however, this may be open to change.
Newly qualified staff are welcome to apply or students of Nursing expecting to complete their study this year.
Nurse Associates will be considered but would be paid as per Agenda for Change for Band 4 salary. This group of staff would be excluded from the Specialist Nurse Practitioners opportunities but professional development will be encouraged.
We have one position within the Pinhoe team, based at Pinhoe Surgery and one position within the Ide Lane team, based at the Health Living Centre in Exminster.
Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week (Pinhoe team) and 33 hours per week (Ide Lane team). Hours worked across a seven day working week to include weekends.
Interview Date: To be confirmed.
For further information please contact: Helen Southard; Community Nurse Manager on email@example.com
Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).
Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more
It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.
Looking after you is important to us.
We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.
If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.
You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.
We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.
This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.
Salary is not the only financial benefit
You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:
- National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
- Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
- Car lease schemes.
- The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
- Cycle to work scheme
These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.