• Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

Are you an experienced acute nurse who is looking to make a difference in a new team or seeking a new challenge to further their career?

If so, this opportunity is for you! Our Rapid team is developing and growing to support the District nursing teams in Swadlincote provide a quality service to our patients. We are a professional, friendly, and happy team who work together with our therapy colleagues to provide an holistic integrated service that enables and educates our patients to remain independent in their own homes whenever possible to prevent hospital admission and support discharge home. This is increasingly important as care for patients become more community foccussed.

We are looking to recruit two full time nurses. We are flexible and happy to work with the right candidates and there is the potential for long days if this is preferable.

There has never been a more exciting time to join one of the largest specialist community NHS providers in the country – one that is also among the very best NHS employers, as voted by its own staff. So please apply to join our team today for a change for the better!

Main duties of the job

To manage referrals into our service and provide evidence based care to support patients in their own home. This includes working alongside general practice/ therapy/ district nursing colleagues and acute services in Queens Hospital Burton and Royal Derby hospitals to prevent hospital admission. and support discharge home.

To assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care in the most efficient and clinically effective way whilst maintaining the patient’s privacy and dignity.

To provide advice and support to junior staff in the delivery of high quality care and actively support the Community Nursing sister/s in the management of the health care environment. 
Please see JD for more information.

Working for our organisation

Our purpose in Derbyshire is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

Benefits include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years’ service 
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    Be responsible for the assessment, implementation of treatment and the development of programmes of care for designated patients and provide feedback / escalate discussion regarding meeting patient need through 
    supervision/monitoring processes. 

    Person specification

    Education / Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • RGN
  • Evidence of recent relevant training
  • Research based practice

    Essential criteria

  • Recent community experience
  • Experience of long term conditions
  • Skills and Attributes

    Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT skills/ knowledge of systm one
  • Desirable criteria

  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Aptitude

    Essential criteria

  • UK driving licence and transport
  • Good team member
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) is one of the largest providers of specialist community healthcare in England and we currently employ around 4,500 staff. We deliver a variety of services across Derbyshire, caring for nearly 1.8 million patients each year.

    We deliver patient care through 11 community hospitals, 4 minor injury units, 29 health centres and a learning disability centre. Another key part of our service is out in the community where we care for people in their own homes via therapists, health visitors and district nurses, and promoting public health in the wider community. As a Trust we care for patients of all ages with a special focus on the needs of elderly people and the very young.

    DCHS has been recognised as a top 10 NHS organisation to work for in the UK by the Health Service Journal and NHS Employers in their Best Places to Work 2015 campaign. The Trust is also the runner-up in the category for the best NHS community trust employer.

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