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Urgent Crisis Response Community Staff Nurse

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.

Please note that for positions that require you to drive as part of your job role we will be asking for evidence of business insurance.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Rapid Response Team for full time x 1 vacancy with the Band 5 Community Staff Nurse role.

The desired role is for proactive candidates who are eager to commit to the 2 hr response criteria to patients in the community with the aim of preventing hospital admission operating 7 days per week 8am to 8pm who might otherwise face unnecessarily inappropriate admission to hospital

This role will exist within a team of Advance Clinicians where there is great opportunity for those nurses wanting to progress within the Advance Nurse care pathway.

Community, admission avoidance and DN experience would be ideal but all candidates to be considered

Main duties of the job

To undertake a focussed person-centred approach, adhering to

2 hr crisis response criteria to ensure quality standard and

delivery of care for patients. To develop safe clinical skills in community setting to proactively manage very high intensity users of health and social care services, with multiple co-morbidities and pharmacy, social, medical and nursing needs and who are at risk of hospital admission.

Working for our organisation

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults.

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.

The successful applicant will have contact with patients and service users. It is expected that in early 2022, being vaccinated against Covid 19 will become a legal condition of employment unless an exemption applies. We will ask therefore for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 To undertake nursing procedure as indicated for example,

catheterisation, phlebotomy, IV therapy and cannulation in the

patient’s home.

 To proactively monitor and manage a patient caseload with

sound clinical autonomous decisions about patient care and

seeking support from colleagues as appropriate.

 To confer, as appropriate and work with the patients GP, Clinical

Lead, ANP, NP, ACP and/or Out of Hours GPs to ensure there

is a robust communication around clinical issues as indicated.

 To sensitively deal with distressing or emotional circumstances

regarding patient care, and communicate information,

sensitively, requiring empathy and reassurance, to patients,

carers.

 To actively seeking GP to review of polypharmacy and other

medication issues in accordance with Department or Health,

Professional and organisational guidelines.

 To work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team working to

support the common goal of safe, efficient care delivery closer to

the patients’ homes.

 To empower patients and their families through appropriate

support and education.

 To utilise formal and informal reporting mechanisms, including

electronic and handwritten reporting to ensue effective internal

and external communications and to ensure all documentation is

accurate and professional.

 Fully support the use of EMIS (iPad) mobile and provide

contemporaneous clinical records.

 To continuously challenge practice ensuring a sound evidence

base thus meeting clinical governance requirements.

 Promote multidisciplinary team working to provide rapid crisis

intervention, the common goal of safe efficient care to people in

their own home.

 Support the Service Lead and Operational Leads in delivering

the Rapid Response KPIs and ensure that capacity is

maintained and timelines managed at times of escalation.

 To contribute to partnership working with GP’s, Nursing home

staff and other health care professionals within Bromley

Healthcare, Social Services and voluntary agencies to promote

an anticipatory care planning approach thereby supporting some

aspects of the unscheduled care agenda

 To develop good working relationships with colleagues,

specialist HCP and also mainstream nursing services in BHC

and contributing to development of policies and procedure that

cover related services.

 As a representative of Bromley Healthcare you will be expected

to contribute to the successful achievement of the organisation

and business plan objectives, providing outstanding patient

service and demonstrating commitment to the organisation’s

core values

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

Evidence of continued Professional development

NMC Registartion

Desirable criteria

Diploma/Degree/certificate

Skills

Essential criteria

Up-to-date knowledge of current NHS Agenda around community rehabilitation.

Cannulation skills

Qualified & competent to carry out male/female catheterisation

Sound knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance

Desirable criteria

Ability to administer intravenous drugs.

Specialist assessments such as Continence assessments, Digital Rectal examination

Experience

Essential criteria

Community Work experience

Experience of working in/with a multi-disciplinary team.

Actively involved in clinical supervision

Desirable criteria

Recent experience of administering intravenous drugs

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria

Car driver with clean current licence and access to a vehicle to use for work

Keen interest in developing nursing services within Intermediate Care.

Time management skills and ability to prioritise

We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, and the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why it's a requirement for everyone joining Bromley Healthcare in a regulated/patient facing role to have been fully vaccinated against Covid19 or to hold a qualifying exemption. Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of vaccination status is provided.

You can get a flavour for what its like to work for Bromley Healthcare by viewing the following YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqdJm17dcbXnfvh98qlJ0g

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.

Bromley Healthcare is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, in a work environment where all colleagues feel supported, nurtured and celebrated. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. At Bromley Healthcare, diversity and inclusion is one of the key strands of our People Strategy, and we are fully committed to promoting diversity in all we do to make real and lasting change.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion /belief, sexual orientation or age. We are especially keen to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across Bromley Healthcare, especially at senior levels.

We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career with Bromley Healthcare.

All offers of new employment with Bromley Healthcare are subject to a six month probation period

Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.

But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.

IMPORTANT:

Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form.

As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.

When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.
Posted
01/14/2022
Location
Orpington, United Kingdom, gb