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Community Nursing
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours
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Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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£22,128 to £28,746 pa
25/01/2018 23:59
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Community Staff Nurse

Band 5

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for inspiring Nurses with excellent leadership skills to join our team of dedicated community staff nurses.

The service aims to provide an excellent standard of person centered planned and unplanned nursing intervention to patients in their homes and is part of an integrated service that supports patients to remain in their home environment. As a County wide Community Nurse you will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team in order to support the service and have a high focus on delivering quality outcomes and improving the patient experience.

The successful candidate will deliver safe, effective care for the patient experience for our patients and their families, who are predominantly housebound and have complex needs.

As such you will need to be enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated. Your personal qualities will mean that you have the ability to deliver a high standard of care in a supportive and forward thinking environment.

As both an organization and a service we are actively involved both local and national innovative projects around improving quality of care, integrated working with stakeholders, designing new pathways and we are currently mid-way through a two year project that will transform community nursing in the county. We’ve recently invested in new mobile working technology to aid staff. We have an extensive program of training and skills development available for staff and actively nominate and encourage our staff to apply for national awards and recognition, such as Queen’s Nursing Institute, RCN and Nursing Times awards.

It is intended that the service will move to postcode working, meaning that you will be expected to see patients within a given geographic area and may mean that you will need to liaise with a variety of GP surgeries.

The service is provided from 8am to 6pm seven days a week, over a shift pattern. Weekends, bank holidays are a requirement of the job.

Pre-Registration Students are encouraged to apply

Car owner/driver and current driving license essential or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

We welcome applications from people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity status.

We would encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. In particular, applications from disabled people (with both visible and non-visible disabilities), people from black and minority ethnic communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people.

NHFT is committed to building a diverse workforce, ensuring staff are treated fairly at work and ensuring all staff have the learning and development they need on equality in order to undertake their job role.

We aim to use monitoring information provided by our staff and by job applicants to ensure that we do not discriminate in employment and to use this information to plan any Positive Action to address inequality.

The offer of a Bank assignment will allow you to work additional hours on your own unit, and also the opportunity to undertake work flexibly across others areas of the Trust as and when it is available, and subject to the required grade and training requirements.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Judy Lucas

01536 748024

If you have problems applying, contact

01536 452445