CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER - Part time post 25 hours per month. Salary £6000 p.a. plus nursing hours (comparable to Band 7) advertised by GlosJobs.co.uk

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Friends of Fairford and Lechlade Communities

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Celia Kennedy

07938 244335

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CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER - Part time post 25 hours per month. Salary £6000 p.a. plus nursing hours (comparable to Band 7)

Gloucestershire - Home Based

For Palliative Care Charity working within the Fairford and Lechlade Community

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse to join our team at
Friends in the Community Nursing. The post is a key leadership role within the charity and
arises due to the retirement of our existing Clinical Nurse Manager. We welcome applicants
who are motivated, skilled and have the ability to build strong working relationships in order
to support the service and patients. Excellent communication skills are essential. The post
holder will work closely with our two nursing co-ordinators, the charity chairperson and other
charity trustees in order to provide strategic direction ensuring the service meets the needs of
our patients and local community. Friends of Fairford and Lechlade Communities is an
exciting and innovative charity which offers an array of support and facilities to the local
community. The Home Nursing Team offers end of life care to patients and support to their
families.

We offer a flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs of the individual and the
service. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

The post requires a RN with community and end of life experience. You will be required to
work from home and have good IT skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Awareness of requirements and process of CQC.
  • Overall responsibility for the management and clinical activity of the nursing team,
  • including staffing, organisation and operational work.
  • Monitoring and ordering equipment, uniforms etc.
  • Archiving notes.
  • Responsibility for new clinical policy writing and updating, and communicating to the
  • nursing team.
  • Undertaking the nurse co-ordinator role once every 3 months in rotation with the two
  • nurse co coordinators.
  • Recruitment and induction.
  • Audits
  • Ensuring up to date training for staff.
  • Support and supervision.
  • Liaise with CHC, DNs, Local Hospice as necessary.

Required:

RN, Driver, Enhanced DBS

Please click on Apply Now and email your Application, two references and CV for the attention of Graham Hewitt, Chairman, Friends of Fairford & Lechlade Communities.

For an informal discussion and more information please call Celia Kennedy on the number to the right of this advert.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Clinical Nurse Manager
Location: Home based
Reports to: Chairman and trustees, Friends of Fairford & Lechlade

Communities

Overall responsibility for the clinical activity of the Charity, including staffing, organisation
and operational work of the nursing team.

To be the named Manager for CQC.

To help ensure that our nurses and nurse co-ordinators have the best structure and support we
can offer to enable them to work safely in the community, whilst continuing to offer the best
possible nursing service to our patients and their families.

To maintain a good understanding of our patients and hands-on nursing requirements by
making joint visits with nurses.

To take Nursing Co-ordinators responsibility every third month. (See job description for
Nursing Co-ordinator)

CQC Registered Manager’s responsibilities:

  • Maintain manager’s awareness of requirements and processes of CQC.
  • Ensure safe storage of documentation.
  • Take part in CQC inspections including the preparation and PIR information.
  • Responsibility to report notifiable events to CQC.

Communication:

  • Cascading information to nurses and Nurse Co-ordinators.
  • Liaising with DNs, Frailty team and other referrers.
  • Contacting families as necessary.
  • Maintaining contact with Nominated Individual and Community Friends chairman.

Documentation

  • Monitoring and ordering equipment, stationary, uniforms, printing ink, paper etc.
  • Putting together notes. Distributing, collecting and filing.
  • Archiving notes.
  • Ensuring that documentation is stored for the appropriate timescale.
  • Filing at home.
  • Overall responsibility for new clinical policy writing and updating, encouraging nurses to read and follow, cascading to nurses, nurse co-ordinators.
  • Updating care plans when information is changed or added.
  • Developing, reviewing and updating all clinical documentation as necessary.
  • Maintaining and updating nurse files.
  • Authorising, recording and processing time sheets.
  • Checking use of Worcester Telecare (Lone working system).

Nurse Co-ordinator management

  • Supporting nurse co-ordinator during their normal working month.
  • Sharing nurse co-ordinator role in rotation with other two nurse co-ordinators.

Recruitment and induction

  • Speaking with prospective applicants and arranging informal meeting if necessary.
  • Interviews, checking references and application forms. Interviewing with nurse co-ordinators.
  • Induction process according to policy, monitoring performance, documentation and arranging training needs.

Appraisal and Practice Support

  • Discuss appraisals with Nominated Individual, following up training needs.
  • Monitoring nurse performance and practice.

Audits

  • Responsible for all Audits.
  • Acting on results, positive or negative, noting trends.
  • Collecting thankyou letters and cards and passing on comments to nurses.

Training

  • Promoting good practice and encouraging nurses to be proactive.
  • Being responsible for staff staying up to date with all mandatory training
  • requirements.
  • Passing on key information to nurses.
  • Arrange training sessions at nurse meetings.

Staff moral and pastoral care

  • Christmas cards and gift to all staff.
  • Sending on personal thankyous from families to nurses.
  • Notifying nurses personally of positive incidents.
  • Support staff through illness, problems, etc.

New initiatives.

  • Encourage nurses to discuss any new ideas to improve service or working conditions.
  • Finding solutions to problems and challenges.

Meetings

  • Organise nurse meetings, compile agendas, record minutes and send reminders.
  • Attend Sue Ryder monthly meetings, taking turn with compiling agenda, writing and
  • circulating minutes. Sharing information as required.
  • Attend Community Friends AGM, prepare and present annual nurse report.
  • Annual meeting with GPs DNs Frailty team.

Incidents and problems

  • Clinical incidents, documentation, following up with training, concluding the
  • incident.
  • Raise any safeguarding issues with appropriate people.
  • Raising concerns when things don’t go well. Letting people know when things do go
  • well.

Setting a clear example by not asking anyone to do anything that the NM wouldn’t do
themselves.

Job Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

RN

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Community experience
End of life care
Good IT knowledge.
Experience in auditing.
Experience managing a team.
Experience with CQC inspections.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

Good communication and interpersonal skills
Good organisational skills
Good experience of writing care plans.
Networking abilities.
Policy writing skills.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES 

Patience and caring manner
Ability to motivate
Supportive
Proactive and innovative
Able to keep up with change.

OTHER 

Able to work from home

Requirement to work unsocial hours
Flexible working hours
Enhanced DBS clearance
Clean driving licence

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th February 2021

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