The District Nursing Service is an essential front line resource that delivers individual and often complex clinical care to a range of patients in their own home or a homely setting. The District Nursing Service provides a range of planned and unplanned clinical interventions of varying levels of complexity. Patients requiring the District Nursing Services tend to be a highly complex group and may have a terminal illness. Referrals to the service are from a range of sources including GP practices, The G.P. Out of Hours Service, acute services, patients, carers and families. Community services, such as Rehabilitation and Enablement, Community Respiratory Teams amongst others. North East District Nursing Service has their District Nursing Teams based in 6 Health Centres, each team is GP aligned and will cover GP registered patients in North East, North West Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. The District Nursing Service is staffed with a mixture of registered nurses Band 6, Band 5 and non-registered Band 3 Health Care Support Workers. The skill mix has been determined through the DN review.
The Community Staff Nurse Band 5 post is an essential member of the Team this post is essential for participating in the provision of care to complex patients, the post ensures that the skill mix supports the right grade of nurse to provide the right level of care. This is a nursing post which ensures that community teams work well and support service development. Recruitment to the post allows the service to continue to support patients who require more complex care in a community setting; it supports patient choice in care delivery being delivered at home or in a homely setting, at a time when patients are at their most vulnerable, this could be post hospital discharge or end of life or when an individual is experiencing significant life changes. You will work within the team to support those with long term conditions through delivering care as per the care plan and by taking an anticipatory care approach in a bid to prevent hospital admission. Workforce pressures are evident within the Service, there is significant staff movement in the registered nursing workforce. To ensure that the Service is supported to provide complex patient care and is fit for the future it is essential to maintain a skill mixed service with registered nurses who can provide care in a community setting. It is therefore essential to recruit to this post. t holder will be a first level nurse who will support the district nurse teams across the NE in delivering care to patients within the caseloads .You will be responsible for providing skilled nursing interventions for patients within the caseloads. You will provide cover across the NE if required. You will support the caseload holders to ensure the effective utilisation of resources. You will work mainly independently and without direct supervision. The caseload population is derived from either the GP practice to which the team are aligned, or within a defined geographical population. The District Nursing Service may operate shift patterns that may vary to meet the requirements of patients on an as and when required basis over 7 days. It is essential that you are currently a Registered Adult Nurse with the NMC with evidence of continuing professional development. Having a current driving licence would be desirable but not essential. The shift pattern for this post is flexible to meet the needs of the service. As holding current full professional registration is an essential requirement for the post, candidates who do not complete the professional registration section of the application form or who do not hold current full registration may not be considered for shortlisting. This post requires membership of Disclosure Scotland's PVG Scheme. PLEASE READ AND SAVE THE CANDIDATE APPLICATION PACK BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.
This post will be closing on the 20th July 2018.