We are looking for Band 6 District Nursing Caseload Holders for South Sefton/North Sefton who would relish the challenge of working within primary care and caring for patients with complex needs whilst working towards an integrated healthcare structure. We are looking for candidate’s who are self-motivated, keen to work in a progressive division and to develop their skills and knowledge in supporting patients who are housebound with long term conditions and complex needs.
The service operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to cover our 8am-8pm 7 days a week model.
The post holder will have continuing responsibility for the management of a defined caseload. They will be responsible for the continuity of care and be the lead person for communication to identified stakeholders. The primary function of the role is to provide proactive, responsive services that address
the anticipatory and maintenance care needs of the patients/clients within the defined caseload. This will be done via a holistic assessment of care needs and the provision of clinical care for patients/clients with acute and chronic highly complex needs. Practice autonomously and demonstrate evidence based clinical decision making. Work within guidelines to identify and manage risk, reporting identified risks to the team leader. Ensure the delivery of the quality strategy within the designated area incorporating
establishment of systems and processes.
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.
Responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality care to a defined caseload.
Responsible for workload planning and delegation of work to other team members, taking into account competence levels.
Undertake holistic assessments of need for the patient and family, which may be highly complex, using the appropriate model of care and evidence based practice.
Work in partnership with other professionals to enable patients/clients to be maintained in an appropriate environment, thus avoiding hospital admission. Provide advice to patients, clients and carers on a wide range of health issues to include health promotion, life style advice and health care.
Ensure that the team provides a high quality clinical service to its clients by participation in caseload and clinical supervision.
In conjunction with the team leader, develop new ways of working to provide a responsive service to patients with both planned and unplanned care needs.
Develop partnerships and joint working within other agencies as appropriate. Maintain registration in line with professional bodies.
Clinically lead, direct, mentor and support the team. Support the team leader in the development of caseload management across the local health economy.
Acts as an advocate and champion for patients and/or clients. Act as a role model to team members and students so that patients/clients receive the most effective care possible.
Contribute to the development of policy and services to reflect the needs of the local neighbourhood population.
Participate in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the clinical team contract/objectives.
Provide information to the team leader on staff and patient/client activity as requested, to enable the effective management of the team.
Support the team leader in the implementation of practice development, improvement and service modernisation initiatives.
Support the team leader by monitoring and recording sickness and absence, capability and other issues within the team, reporting them as soon as possible. In conjunction with other caseload holders, provide day-to-day supervision and support for the team.
Support the team leader in providing induction to the local working environment, clinical services and policies for new team members and students.
Undertake personal development plans with other members of the team, as delegated by the team leader.
Act as an authorised signatory for mileage and time cards for submission to the team leader.
Communicate with the multi-disciplinary team to provide best outcomes for patients/clients; this may include organising case conferences related to highly complex cases.
Participate in individual and group supervision.
Monitor record keeping within the team and inform the team leader of any issues.
Support the training and development of team members who need to improve on the level of patient care delivery. This includes record keeping and improving clinical competency.
Support the implementation of any initiatives to improve quality within the clinical governance framework.
Participate in patient satisfaction reporting to improve patient care. Work with the team leader to ensure achievement of your own personal development plan.
Maintain up to date knowledge and competence in line with professional and service requirements and demonstrate critical thinking, decision-making and reflective skills to ensure own professional development.
Support the Team Leader in creating an environment in which learning and practice development is fostered, evaluated and disseminated. Facilitate effective learning within the area of practice for all students and practitioners.
Facilitate pre and post registration student placements within the team.
Mentor and assess preregistration students.
Participation in clinical audits and research, as required.
The post holder shall as necessary provide cover for and undertake duties of absent colleagues.
The post holder shall follow all the policies and procedures of the organisation. Participate in individual and group supervision.