Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to join a new community homeless healthcare service, the Camden Adult Pathway Partnership (CAPP) team. The team was established in November 2021 and has been running nursing outreach clinics in homeless hostels in Camden since January 2022. The service is run by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and is jointly funded by the London Borough of Camden and North Central London Integrated Care Board. This additional post has arisen through funding from the Rough Sleeping Initiative.

We are seeking flexible, innovative and motivated individuals who will ensure that we continue to provide an effective wraparound healthcare service for homeless people within the Camden hostel pathway. The postholder will be required to work closely with the existing members of the CAPP team and the Head of Integrated Operations to continue developing effective collaborations with general and specialist clinical teams, hostel managers and staff and other outreach homeless services across the integrated care system internally and externally to UCLH, to provide the healthcare to the Camden homeless population.

Main duties of the job

Working within the Integrated Operations service you will be joining the team at a very exciting time with the ongoing development of a new service, launched in January 2022, called the Camden Adult Pathway Partnership (CAPP), which is a joint collaboration between UCLH and the London Borough of Camden. The role will require you to support the team in the development of effective collaborations with general and specialist clinical teams across the integrated care system internally and externally to UCLH to provide the healthcare to the patients living within the homeless hostel pathway.

The role will require a high level of support in collaboration with hostel managers, hostel staff, peer workers and outreach homeless services.

The role will include an element of educational and awareness training around new ways of working to maximize the opportunity of this new multidisciplinary service internally, externally and within the hostel pathway.

The role will support the service to deliver through assessment and prioritisation the acute and chronic needs of patients using comprehensive holistic health needs assessment and supporting access to long term care. The role will support the services to continue the development of care plans in collaboration with patients to promote independence and well-being within the hostel pathway.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.

Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across nine sites:

  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street
  • Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

Date posted

17 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£40,448 to £47,965 a year Per annum including of HCAS

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

309-UCLH-NAT-1461

Job locations

University College London Hospital

250 Euston Road

London

NW1 2PG

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication

  • Participate in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication with the patient and their carer(s)
  • Develop and apply communication skills in order to convey complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events
  • Complete patient documentation correctly, appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Assist patients to gain access to health and social care, information and support relevant to their needs
  • Provide information which enables patients to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle
  • Maintain patient confidentiality. Maintain professional boundaries and working relationships with patients and colleagues.

Personal and People Development

  • Educate patients and their carer(s) as required where a need has been identified
  • Participate in annual staff appraisal, staff development and in-service training activities in line with the Knowledge and Skills Framework
  • Attend Trust/local orientation programmes, mandatory training sessions and annual updates
  • Be appraised at least annually and contribute to own personal development plan (PDP)
  • Be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with CPD requirements and maintain a professional profile

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication

  • Participate in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication with the patient and their carer(s)
  • Develop and apply communication skills in order to convey complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events
  • Complete patient documentation correctly, appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Assist patients to gain access to health and social care, information and support relevant to their needs
  • Provide information which enables patients to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle
  • Maintain patient confidentiality. Maintain professional boundaries and working relationships with patients and colleagues.

Personal and People Development

  • Educate patients and their carer(s) as required where a need has been identified
  • Participate in annual staff appraisal, staff development and in-service training activities in line with the Knowledge and Skills Framework
  • Attend Trust/local orientation programmes, mandatory training sessions and annual updates
  • Be appraised at least annually and contribute to own personal development plan (PDP)
  • Be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with CPD requirements and maintain a professional profile

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Registered Health Care Professional e.g. NMC for nurses, GPhC for pharmacists, other relevant professional registration
  • Knowledge of the particular issues that characterise the provision of health services to vulnerable groups and homeless persons
  • Evidence of continuous personal and professional development and willingness to commit to ongoing CPD.

Desirable

  • Further training or experience in a clinical supervisory position

Knowledge

Desirable

  • Specialist knowledge in a relevant subject to post graduate level

Experience

Essential

  • Previous significant up to date experience within the acute care setting is required.
  • Experience of working in community setting/general practice
  • Demonstrate ability to lead a clinical shift or clinic
  • Evidence of active participation in and/or experience in teaching or delivery training
  • Strong political awareness, and evidence of working well within highly sensitive environments
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working knowledge and literate with computer skills to use of word document, internet access and email correspondence and electronic record keeping

Desirable

  • Experience of providing supervision

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • Wound care management
  • Infection control
  • Chronic illness support
  • Safeguarding and Protection
  • Medication and Administration
  • Protection of vulnerable adults
  • Phlebotomy
  • Minor injuries
  • Care planning

Communication

Essential

  • Skills for communication on complex matters and difficult situations, requiring persuasion and influence
  • Skills for nurturing key relationships and maintaining networks

Skills and Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to analyse and interpret information, pre-empt and evaluate issues, and recommend and appropriate course of action to address the issues
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability and confidence to work independently and proactively
  • Takes decisions on difficult issues where there may be a number of courses of action
  • Committed to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace and in the delivery of patient care

Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel to Camden Hostels and other community providers as required
Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Registered Health Care Professional e.g. NMC for nurses, GPhC for pharmacists, other relevant professional registration
  • Knowledge of the particular issues that characterise the provision of health services to vulnerable groups and homeless persons
  • Evidence of continuous personal and professional development and willingness to commit to ongoing CPD.

Desirable

  • Further training or experience in a clinical supervisory position

Knowledge

Desirable

  • Specialist knowledge in a relevant subject to post graduate level

Experience

Essential

  • Previous significant up to date experience within the acute care setting is required.
  • Experience of working in community setting/general practice
  • Demonstrate ability to lead a clinical shift or clinic
  • Evidence of active participation in and/or experience in teaching or delivery training
  • Strong political awareness, and evidence of working well within highly sensitive environments
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working knowledge and literate with computer skills to use of word document, internet access and email correspondence and electronic record keeping

Desirable

  • Experience of providing supervision

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • Wound care management
  • Infection control
  • Chronic illness support
  • Safeguarding and Protection
  • Medication and Administration
  • Protection of vulnerable adults
  • Phlebotomy
  • Minor injuries
  • Care planning

Communication

Essential

  • Skills for communication on complex matters and difficult situations, requiring persuasion and influence
  • Skills for nurturing key relationships and maintaining networks

Skills and Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to analyse and interpret information, pre-empt and evaluate issues, and recommend and appropriate course of action to address the issues
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability and confidence to work independently and proactively
  • Takes decisions on difficult issues where there may be a number of courses of action
  • Committed to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace and in the delivery of patient care

Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel to Camden Hostels and other community providers as required

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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