Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity to offer a motivated individual who is interested in working with the Bladder and Bowel team across Brighton and Hove and the High Weald, Lewes and Havens Locality.

We are looking for a Band 4 Nursing Associate who will work independently under the guidance and direction of the Registered Nurse to support and deliver a range of clinical activities in line with patients’ individual care and treatment plans.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must have a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Adult Nursing), as well as excellent clinical, communication and team-working skills.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme and excellent ongoing professional development opportunities.

The role will include providing a mixture of general and specific care to individuals with bladder and / or bowel dysfunction through specific interventions as identified by competency achievement to enhance the delivery of care, through catheterisation, bladder ultrasound scanning, basic continence assessments, support rehabilitation programmes and bowel management.

The post Holder will contribute to the planning, implementation and monitoring of patient care as part of the Specialist Bladder and Bowel Service.

The Successful applicant will require willingness to develop new skills and embrace change and have the ability to work autonomously and demonstrate initiative with sound clinical knowledge and judgement.

Candidates must have a clean driving licence and use of a car for work purposes.

Working for our organisation

Positive 2020 NHS Staff Survey results

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our quality of services as good
with outstanding features

Stunning locations in Sussex, surrounded by the South Downs and the coast

A great working environment in the community, in patients’ homes and our
community hospitals

Excellent training and development opportunities

Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay

Flexible working options, including job sharing, annualised hours, career
breaks, parental leave and adoption leave

Supportive team environments

Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries

Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks

Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating
inclusive workplaces

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The Nursing Associate will provide a mixture of general and specific care to a group of patients and will be proficient and competent to work at their registered level. They will work alongside Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.

The post holder will have completed their Nursing Associate training and be
registered with the NMC.

Please see JD and PS attached for more information.

Person specification

Essential criteria

  • NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
  • Desirable criteria

  • Foundation degree in health and social care (adult nursing)
  • Communication
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Nursing associate Foundation Degree
  • Experience
    Essential criteria

  • Minimum a year relevant community experience
  • Desirable criteria

  • Demonstrates a commitment to working in the community setting
  • Clinical Skills
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care in conjunction with registered clinician.
  • Ability to relate theory to practice
  • Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of innovative practice
  • Organisation
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to organise workload and to delegate appropriately
  • Role
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge / understanding of boundaries of role
  • Ability to take initiative, make decisions and prioritise
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Development
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of clinical supervision/reflective practice
  • Ability to act as an educator for HCA’s and student nurses
  • Governance
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of clinical governance
  • Team Member
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to work as an effective team member as well as work autonomously
  • Safety
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate a knowledge of the principles of adult protection and child protection
  • This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

    Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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