Medacs Healthcare, leading nursing agency and preferred supplier to several prominent NHS Trusts and with over 25 years' experience, are recruiting a Band 6 Community Nurse to be part of a complex care team to work in Lichfield.
Main duties and responsibilities
Take responsibility for the management of a complex caseload, which includes, specialist assessment (within service specification), care planning in conjunction with service user and carer, evaluation of individual treatment plans (Care Programme Approach and Single Assessment Process).
Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
Administer medication, complying with relevant Trust procedures and NMC Guidance.
Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
Deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care and Pathway guidance including; pharmacological and psychologically informed interventions.
Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance / independence.
Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition
Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of interventions, as part of the care planning and evaluation process.
Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level.
Assist in ensuring that the aims and objectives of the ward / department (as set by the responsible nurse) are fulfilled and to identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved.
The post holder will be required to work within the NMC Code of Practice and professional guidelines.
Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence within the specific environment.
Assist in the implementation of evidence-based nursing practice and participate in research and other projects as required.