JOB DETAIL

The post holder will work as part of the Children’s Community Nursing Team, in the delivery of support to families with children and young people who have additional health needs identified.

To work independently with delegated responsibilities for a defined patient caseload from the Children’s Community Nurses, in range of settings appropriate to the child and/or young person e.g. school, clinic or home.

To undertake planned assessments and clinical interventions following agreed care pathways and individual care plans, ensuring all deterioration or changes are reported to the appropriate Children’s Community Nurse/Clinician. E.g. Blood pressure monitoring, respiratory, cardiac, enteral and wound care.

Undertake systematic assessment and clinical care for identified children from the CCN caseload, following evidenced based clinical guidelines and pathways including blood pressure, oxygen saturation monitoring, cardiac reviews, blood sampling, routine gastrostomy and wound care.

Issue clinical equipment and reviews children’s progress following the CCN sleep study standard operating procedure.

To deliver care without direct supervision working together with patients, their parents and the multi-disciplinary team promoting self-care and reduce medicalisation of the their daily activities.

Prioritises their own workload and understands the boundaries of their practice.

Identifies changes in a child or young person’s condition, referring appropriately to parents/Lead Nurse or implementing escalation treatment plans as appropriate.

To contribute to health promotion activities relevant for the caseload e.g. infection control.

To liaise with the family and multi-disciplinary team when delivering support and seek appropriate supervision.

Contributes to maintaining a safe environment and the safe use of equipment and to report any unsafe environment/unsafe use of equipment to the Lead Nurse.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There’s one reason why our services are outstanding – and that’s our amazing staff- who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Communications

Key Relationships to be developed and maintained with patients, carers and professionals working together to include but not exclusively:

  • Child / young Person and their family
  • Children’s Community Health Team
  • Paediatricians
  • Early years, schools and colleges
  • Therapists
  • Social Care
To participate in daily team huddles to promote effective sharing of information, team planning and continuity of care.

To communicate with service users/colleagues and stakeholders as appropriate and use appropriate skill to assess urgency for referral and escalation to senior colleagues.

To liaise with the family and multi-disciplinary team when delivering the child’s care recognising individual expressed beliefs, preferences and choice.

Promptly alerts the relevant person when there are unexpected changes in individuals’ health and wellbeing or risks.

Demonstrates effective communication skills, both written and verbal and be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive records as per Trust policy to contribute to evaluation of patient care.

Actively contributes to the multi-disciplinary team, working with internal and external agencies to advocate the child’s health, comfort, dignity and privacy at all times.

Budget Responsibilities

Supports the Team Manager to organise and maintain resources and equipment to be available for continence clinics in line with appropriate policies and procedures e.g. infection control, medical devices.

Human Resources

To initiate and support innovative change within children’s services in line with current clinical and academic evidence, national standards and relevant reports.

To undertake relevant training to ensure own clinical practice is of a safe standard in accordance with Trust policies.

Actively participates in regular clinical supervision with members of the team.

To support and supervise trainee nursing associates and care staff undertaking their care certificate and others when learning clinical skills that the post holder has been assessed as being competent to supervise.

Maintaining own professional development and requirement to take part in appraisal and KSF process.

Clinical Practice and Governance

Observe and maintain strict confidentiality with regards to any patient/family/staff/records and information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

Any data that is taken/shared as part of a phone call or transported, faxed or transferred electronically must be undertaken with regard to the Trust Information Governance and Information Security policies.

The post holder must adhere to the Trust risk assessment and risk management processes.

The post holder must adhere to infection control policies and procedures.

For Registered Nursing Associates it is a condition of your employment that you are currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and it is your responsibility to maintain your professional registration.

To delegate ongoing care to the patient, families and non-registered carers as appropriate.

Undertake and be competent to deliver mandatory training and any other essential training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

Undertake mandatory training and any other training relevant to the role as required by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

The post holder must participate in clinical and other audits as required.

Provide patients and their families /carers with information on standards they should expect from the team.

Participate in clinical supervision on a regular basis.

The post holder is required to participate in relevant emergency preparedness process for their team.

General

The post holder must at all times carry out his/her duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust Equal Opportunities Policy.

To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff.

All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.


JOB INFORMATION
Countie : Bedfordshire
Job Location : Bedford
Company : Cambridgeshire Community Services Nhs Trust
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Employment : Full-Time
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Contact : Bedford Cambridgeshire Community Services Nhs Trust Contact Number


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