Community Nurse Associate
NHS AfC: Band 4
Main area Rapid Response Team
Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
Contract Permanent: Full Time Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Mon - Fri)
Site Central Court Town Orpington
Salary £29,460 - £31,909 Inc HCAS per annum pro rata
Salary period Yearly
Closing 04/12/2023 23:59
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.
Community Nurse Associate - Rapid Response Team - Band 4
£29,460 - £31,909 Inc HCAS per annum pro rata
Full-Time Hours 37.5 per week
The Community Nursing Associate will be a member of a designated Community Team and is responsible for ensuring the effective holistic provision of high quality nursing care to people in their own home and a clinic environment who are registered with a Bromley General Practitioner.
Rapid Response is our 2 hours hospital avoidance service within the Urgent Community Response Directorate in Bromley Healthcare for avoiding unnecessary hospital attendances and admissions. The service provides diagnosis, treatment and where identified acute monitoring of patients for up to 5 days in their usual place of residence using both face to face and virtual care in the London Borough of Bromley. Operating 7 days per week 8am to 8pm.
Our service is looking for a proactive and enthusiastic associate nurse who is excited to be part of our team who are willing/interested to progress their career.
Rapid Response in Bromley Healthcare (BHC) is an excellent and recognised urgent response service and promote growth and development as one of our BHC strategy for career ambitions. The role of the Nursing associate would be predominantly for urgent blocked catheter/bloods and simple assessment working within scope of practice. Driving is an essential component of the job.
Proposed Interview Date week commencing 11th December 2023
Main duties of the job
1. To work within the Nursing Associate parameters of practice and deliver high quality, compassionate care to patients in their own homes/clinic environment
2. To work under the direction/delegation of a ANP/Senior Registered Nurse, in accordance with an individual care plan, with a focus on promoting health and independence
3. To carry out specific delegated clinical and care tasks and responsibilities to a high standard and competency, under the direction and supervision of ANP, ACP, a registered nurse or other registered health care professional and at times support our sister UCR services such as Bromley hospital at home where required.
4. To proactively monitor, and prioritise patients visits within a delegated caseload, making autonomous decisions within agreed competencies about patient care and seeking support from colleagues as appropriate
5. Work in an effective and organised manner demonstrating excellent time management and organisational skills to effectively deliver person-centred care for an allocated group of individuals
6. To contribute to the development of staff within the service through training and supervision
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.
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, the opportunity to apply for low-interest personal loans, and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Part of the role will include:
- Catheter care/change
- Wound care and management
- Taking blood
- Completing full observations, calculating NEWS2 score and escalating as appropriate.
- Discuss findings with GP, ACP, Clinical Lead or relevant clinician.
- Escalating and contacting other services to refer - eg: LAS, Acute Frailty Unit, Ambulatory Care, Hospital At Home.
Person specification Nursing Associate Essential criteria
- Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register
- Nursing Associate Level 5 foundation degree qualification
- Community experience as part of multi-disciplinary team
- Able to take blood
- Able to manage and change catheter
- Able to manage and dress wounds
- Take full observations using NEWS2 score
- Worked in Urgent Community Response team/hospital avoidance
- Knowledge of long term conditions appropriate to level
- Knowledge and understanding of risk tools, eg: medley, AMTS, MUST
Nursing Associate Essential criteria
- GCSE Grade A-C in Maths & English or skills level 2 Maths & English or equivalent
- Plans to progress to Nursing qualification
Skills Essential criteria
- Car driver and use of a car for work
We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, as well as the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why we encourage all colleagues to take up the offer of the Coronavirus vaccination.
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.
- 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.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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