FCMS is currently undertaking a pilot healthcare service forHomeless People within our local community. Our team of clinicians are co-ordinating the care of the homeless populationand offering enhanced support for those who are not accessing mainstream services.The team run clinics around the local town centre, working closely with otheragencies that support this community. The team offer a comprehensive and holistic assessment of the individuals needs and work with existing health services to meet these and use every contact opportunity to offer health promotion and improve the health outcomes for these patients. The team offer everything from wound care; immunisations; management of long-term condition advice, to supporting with complex care needs.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for individualswith a passion and enthusiasm to work with some of the most vulnerable andcomplex people within our community. The right candidates will be approachableand display excellent communication skills, compassion, tolerance, and anon-judgemental attitude. This is an exciting opportunity to work in new andinnovative ways, positively impacting on the lives of people within thehomeless community. As part of this rolethe candidate will act as a Deputy for the Lead Nurse within the Complex Livesbusiness unit.
The ethos of FCMS as a notfor profit health and wellbeing services provider is to be passionate in itsdrive to ensure that patients and callers remain the central focus of all thatit does. Coupled with excellent and well established clinical governancesystems and extremely effective operational expertise, it has meant that thecompany has the ability to strategically visualise, develop, and implementaward winning services.
Over many years we haveinvested in our staff so that we have a core team of highly trainedindividuals who can manage the needs of our patients andcallers. Our staff are able to significantly improve theservice delivery and user experience due to their considerable experienceand commitment to what they do.
26 April 2023
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Duties and Responsibilities
- To provide clinical skills and advice demonstrating a sound understanding of the issues related to identification, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of the client group within scope of practice
- When applicable, participate and contribute to the multi-disciplinary team for homeless people.
- Input into holistic care plans, to ensure a focus on the individuals goals and support them to comply with the plan ultimately improving health outcomes,
- Increase the health literacy and co-operation with health prevention and treatment pathways for homeless people
- Provide outreach to individuals who cannot attend a designated location. The role will involve working across different sites and will include clinics for homeless people on the health bus
- Work to attain the service KPIs and targets
- Ensure all patient contact is recorded in a timely manner on the IT systems to enable tracking of patient outcomes, both in real-time to support ongoing intervention planning and retrospectively to understand the impact of the service
- To ensure mandatory training is kept up to date
- Acknowledge and accommodate barriers to communication and understanding including speech, hearing, language, and emotion.
- Initiate emergency action when required
- Obtain and dispatch specimens on request
Act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
Produce accurate, contemporaneous, and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies, and procedures
Prioritise, organise, and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality
Deliver care according to local and national guidelines
Obtain and document consent for any treatment undertaken and keep the patient at the centre of his/her own care, ensuring full participation in decision making
Work within all relevant policies and procedural guidelines infection control, chaperoning and risk management
Safeguarding responsibilities for adults and vulnerable groups, reporting concerns appropriately at the correct time and engaging with services as needed.
The Head of nursing may also ask for other duties to be carried out to the benefit of the organisation.
The above list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be fully comprehensive and may be amended to take account of changing circumstances or requirements following consultation with the post holder.
- To follow safe working practices and to always comply with local Safety Policies and Procedures
- To ensure confidentiality on all matters relating to patients and information obtained during employment and not to release such information to anyone other than those acting in an official capacity as instructed
- Maintain good relationships with other members of the staff team across all disciplines
- Contribute to the identification of own training needs and participate in relevant in-service training
- Where necessary attend relevant training in the operation of new or unfamiliar equipment, software or procedures will be provided or arranged.
In the course of your duties, you may have access to confidential information about patients, staff or health service business. On no account must such information be divulged to anyone who is not authorised to receive it. Confidentiality of information must be always preserved whether at or away from work. FCMS has in place a Whistle blowers Policy for staff wishing to express concerns.
- Good standard of general education
- Registered Nurse (NMC) with relevant experience post qualification
- At least 5 years post qualification
- Non-Medical Prescriber v300
- Same day consultation course or equivalent at level 6/7
- Mentorship qualification
- Chronic Disease Management qualifications
- Hepatitis B vaccination (we can provide this)
- BCG (for tuberculosis) vaccination (we can provide this)
- Up to date COVID-19 vaccinations are desirable
- Passion for working with this patient group
- Experience of caseload holding and multi-disciplinary working
- Experience of wound care
- Experience working with vulnerable or complex groups of patients
- Health Promotion Experience
- Experience of ED or working in a UTC, community, or GP practice
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).