Community Nurse - Band 5
Merco have an exciting opportunity to join our Community Nursing team as a registered Nurse and work across our unique Integrated Acute, Community and Primary Care services in Swindon to help us make a difference to our patients who require care and treatment in their own homes.
Our client provide a range of care and treatment to predominantly housebound patients who often have complex care needs or long term conditions that require treatment and support in wound care, catheter maintenance, palliative care, insulin and diabetes care and a whole range of other health conditions.
The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of effective and high quality nursing care for patients in their own homes and other community settings, which will include completing assessment, develop and maintain tailored care plans. You will also be responsibility for managing your case load, liaising with clinical leader as appropriate.
Main duties of the job
You will work collaboratively across the multidisciplinary team which includes Community Matrons, Tissue Viability Nursing, Continence Specialist, ‘Same day’ response team comprising, Paramedics, IV specialist team and our Phlebotomy Service to ensure a seamless patient care journey.
You will provide clinical care and treatment to those patients who require wound care management, administration and support with medications, and catheter care, as well as providing care and support to those patients with a life limiting illness and their families, that require palliative care support to remain at home during the last weeks of life.
To work closely with the 24/7 community nursing teams who provide planned and unplanned care and develop strong working relationships with the GP, multidisciplinary teams and social care services in the delivery of care. To ensure that the care provided maintains the dignity and respect of the individual and promotes their comfort and wellbeing at all times.
Person specification / Qualifications / Essential criteria
- RN (Adult) first or second level registration and currently registered with the NMC
Experience / Essential criteria
- Systematic approaches to assessment, planning and evaluation of needs led care
- Functional nurse and have experience in the management of wound care, catheter care, palliative care needs, diabetes, injections
- Life experiences that have enhanced professional development
As a locum with our Community Nursing team in Swindon - you will be offerred shifts up to a month in advance with block bookings available between the hours of 8:30am - 6pm every day. Please apply by sending us your CV, and the consultant for this role, Tommy - will be in touch immediatley to begin your registration if you meet the essential criteria above.