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Nursing Associate RA

Band 4

Main area
Community Nursing
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent and Fixed Term opportunities
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Across 7 days. Part time hours will also be considered.)
Job ref
253-1121-3661315-E
Site
Various sites throughout the area
Town
Brierley Hill
Salary
£22,549 - £24,882 Pro Rata Per Annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
31/05/2022 23:59

Job overview

Are you driven by the desire to deliver excellent patient care?

Do you believe that the residents of Dudley deserve the best Community Nursing Service?

If so, we have just the opportunity for you!!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Nursing Associate who has completed the TNA programme to join our district nursing teams within Dudley Community Services. 

We want people who are committed to delivering high standards of care, are able to work as part of a team player, but also have the confidence to work independently without direct supervision.

We have  Full Time, Part Time, Permanent and Fixed Term  positions available.  You will be assigned to work within one of 5  Clusters which cover the following areas:-

1.  Coseley, Sedgley & Gornal

2. Dudley & Netherton

3. Kingswinford, Brierley Hill & Kinver

4. Halesowen & Quarry Bank

5. Stourbridge, Lye & Wollescote

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide nursing care to patients within their own homes and in clinic settings.

You must have effective communication and interpersonal skills, be prepared to work flexibly and collaboratively to meet the needs of the service and demonstrate a willingness to extend and develop your existing skills. In return, we will offer you development opportunities, clinical supervision and mentorship support and deliver a formal induction programme.

This role falls under the Government mandatory requirement of vaccination against coronavirus. Unless you are medically exempt, the Trust will be required to ensure that you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. To be considered for this role you must be able to evidence that you have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccination or that you are medically exempt.

 

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace. 

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds. 

 We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse Associate with NMC
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of professional development

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to evidence based practice
Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate
  • Competent in clinical skills i.e. ECG, venepuncture.
  • Experience of working in a community setting

Communication & Relationship skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates a caring attitude to patient care
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written
  • Must be able to commute to meet the need of a community staff nurse

Planning & Organisational Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care

Knowledge & Training

Essential criteria
  • Keen to develop own skills and develop nursing practice
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Has up to date knowledge of current nursing issues and changes to NHS

Communication & Relationship skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work within a team and develop others
  • Able to cope with some unpredictable work patterns and changing circumstances.
  • Honest & Trustworthy
  • Able to cope with distressing or emotional circumstances
  • Demonstrates respect for patient dignity
  • Demonstrates a responsible attitude to their work

Planning & Organisational Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Able to manage a group of patients
  • Able to keep full and accurate records
Desirable criteria
  • Able to supervise others

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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
Jayne Tranter
Job title
Clinical Lead for District Nursing Services
Email address
jayne.tranter@nhs.net
Telephone number
01384 323218
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

dgft.communitynursing.admin@nhs.net