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Nurse Associate

Band 4

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Nurse Associate
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
395-EA474-19-A
Site
Craylands Clinic
Town
Basildon
Salary
£21,089 - £23,761 plus HCA pa
Closing
24/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

North East London Foundation Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Nursing Associate to join their single point of referral team that covers Basildon & Brentwood area. We are a nurse led admission avoidance /unplanned care team that aims to treats patients in their own home . We operate 7 days a week 7am-10pm. Staff are expected to work shifts between these hours.

the following is required for the role:

  • Nursing Associate Foundation Degree and NMC registration
  • Evidence of the ability to undertake clinical skills as outlined in the NMC Nursing Associate Skills Annex.
  • Previous experience in a health care setting  

The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust’s Values in their day to day work. These are the 5P’s: 

  • Putting people first
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
  • Being professional and honest
  • Promoting what is possible – independence, opportunity and choice

 The main responsibilities of the post: 

  • The role of the Nursing Associate is to work within their scope of practice, without direct supervision in partnership with a Registered Nurse. The Nursing Associate will provide and deliver a high standard of nursing care, contributing to the ongoing assessment, to patients delegated to them.
  • The Nursing Associate will safely undertake the procedures outlined in the NMC Nursing Associate Skills Annex to meet the patient’s nursing needs to include; undertaking routine procedures including measuring and interpreting blood glucose levels, recording and interpreting vital signs, continence care, bladder and bowel care, pressure area care, wound care, nutrition, hydration, foot care, skin integrity, mood identification and the administration of medication etc.
  • The Nursing Associate  will be expected to carry out planned and unplanned care to patients in their own homes
  • The successful applicant must be flexible, a good team worker, used to working under pressure, have excellent interpersonal and IT skills and be able to communicate effectively with patients, carers and other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Angelina Shaw

Clinical Lead nurse

07711 427049

Angelina.shaw@nelft.nhs.uk