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Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
317 Community Resource Team
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent: from date of appointment
Hours
Part time - 29.5 hours per week (Monday to Sunday between 8.30 till 20.30)
Job ref
317-2022-25-19-DR
Site
Trustwide
Town
317 Trustwide
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
14/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has risen to work within the Community Response and Rehabilitation Team as a Specialist Nurse, we are a multidisciplinary team working in the community. It is a varied role which involves assessing patients in their own home , we also provide a two hour response for urgent visits required within the community and case management of complex patients. Our aim is to facilitate efficient discharges and reduce avoidable hospital admissions.

 We provide support over seven days 8.30am to 8.30pm therefore you would be expected to support out of hours working to enable hospital discharges to continue over 7 days and to continue to avoid hospital admission and enable patients to remain at home.

You will require experience of assessment, planning and delivering high quality patient care and demonstrate a range of NHS experience in a variety of specialities, including older people in a community setting. You will require good communication and interpersonal skills, and take an active role in the Supervision and training of undergraduate students and support staff.

Car driver essential.

  • Interview Date: 14 July 2022
  • Part Time : 29.5 hours / Permanent
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

Comprehensive Assessment in the community

Community discharge follow up visits

Collaborative working with stakeholder organizations within the hospital and community

Close MDT and interdisciplinary Team 

Teaching and assessing of Junior staff, other disciplines and students

We work over 7 days a week including bank holidays. We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic staff who will thrive working in a varied, busy environment. 

You need to be able to work autonomously with a patient centered approach and have excellent clinical decision making and time management skills. 

You will require experience of assessment, planning and delivering high quality patient care and demonstrate a range of NHS experience in a variety of specialties, including older people in a community setting. You will require good communication and interpersonal skills, and take an active role in the Supervision and training of undergraduate students and support staff.

Car driver essential.

The team sits within the community directorate and works closely with social care teams.  

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job Purpose

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.


Within the sphere of specialist practice:

- Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
- Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
- Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
- Contributes to training and education within specialist area.

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding

SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Good IT skills
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
Desirable criteria
  • Change management skills and involvement in project work

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Some post registration experience within related specialist area of practice
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment
Desirable criteria
  • Research or audit experience
  • Evidence of contribution towards education and training programmes

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area; prepared to take degree level study
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in health related subject

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Danielle Gibson
Job title
Deputy Matron
Email address
danielle.gibson2@nhs.net
Telephone number
07919627719