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District Nurse

Job Description

Band 5 District Nurse
Gloucester Health and Care NHS Trust
Springbank Community Resource Centre, Springbank Way, Cheltenham GL51 0LG
Monday to Friday 08:00-16:00 (37.5 Hours a week)
ASAP Start - Ongoing Contract
£20.00ph Weekdays

Job Purpose

To work as a member of the Community Nursing Team within an Integrated Community Team (ICT) delivering care to patients resident within an Integrated Care Team population. To provide a high standard of skilled nursing care to people in their own homes or clinic settings.

Key Responsibilities

Assess patient and carers needs through strength based assessment.
Develop individual care plans in partnership with patients and carers. This will include information, advice, sign-posting and education.
Regularly evaluate care plans to ensure they are up to date and appropriate, reporting clinical changes or areas of concern to the appropriate member of the team.
Provide skilled nursing care interventions, support and advice to colleagues, patients and carers.
Work to reduce unwarranted variation in clinical practice, providing evidence based interventions which effectively enable people.
Discuss issues relating to care and support of individual patients with other disciplines and agencies, and refer to those who can better meet their needs.
Collaborate with colleagues in the Integrated Community Teams and other aligned services to enable people within their communities, maximising their potential and promoting their independence.
Administer and monitor medications consistent with policies and procedures.
Contribute to the prioritisation of workload, taking responsibility for a delegated caseload of patients.
Assist in providing consistently high standards of evidence based care that meets the patient's requirements and satisfaction.
Maintain accurate patient documentation on the electronic clinical recording system.

We also offer a £250 bonus for starting a contract with Service Care Solutions, this will be paid to you after your 4th week of work.

If this is of interest please respond to this advert with an up to date copy of your CV or call Jake on 01772 20896