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District Nurse

Job Description

At Virgin Care Limited our approach to delivering healthcare services is innovative, refreshing and above all caring. We are committed to putting patient care first and we are looking for dedicated professionals who share our values and our passion for delivering quality care. We provide front-line NHS and social care services across England and have treated millions of people since 2006. We aim to make a lasting positive difference to the quality of care people receive and to support people to be healthier, happier and in control at every stage of their journey. So, if that is what gets you out of bed in the morning, then read on. Our vacancy We are looking for a District Nurse to join our highly supportive fully mobilised community nursing team operating across Runnymede & Elmbridge and based at Walton on Thames and Chertsey. You will nurture and develop your team of community nurses who provide care for adults with a wide variety of conditions and deal with a more complex caseload yourself. We like to be at the forefront of what we do so we operate in a Total Mobile environment where every clinician has a tablet meaning we’ve done away with paper so we’re fully electronic. The role will make a huge difference to people’s lives in the community and will call on a diverse range of clinical skills:
  • Staff management , leadership and mentoring
  • Clinical Supervision and Peer Review
  • Effective working across multidisciplinary services
  • Manage any potential complex or conflicting perspectives of choice of care
  • Administration of medications
  • General patient assessments, triaging referrals and caseload management.
  • Management of complex conditions to allow patients to remain in their homes and prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
You The qualities we are looking for in our District Nurse positions are:
  • Specialist Practitioner Degree in District Nursing
  • Up to date 1st level NMC registration
  • Openness to working within a community setting and providing care for a diverse range of patients with a variety of complex conditions
  • Desire to undertake further training as appropriate
  • Ability to provide nursing care in a sensitive and professional manner, using a range of communication skills that meets the needs of the patients and carers
  • Nurse prescriber (V100)
  • Flexible approach to work with the ability to work across a seven day week rota that covers the hours of 9-5pm
  • Have access and use of own car with ability to work across different locations
The rewards As a valued member of the team, we’ll offer you a competitive salary, full NHS terms and conditions with NHS pension but perhaps more importantly ongoing training and development and good quality working conditions. Working for Virgin Care comes with additional benefits – these include use of the Virgin tribe card which offers discounts on many products including up to 40% off Virgin trains, discounts on Virgin holidays and a host of other savings. Virgin Care is a vibrant organisation committed to progressive, continuous improvement within a thriving team. The place Our community base edges Windsor and with the Thames running through we operate in a picturesque yet urban environment. We’re close to the M25 and have excellent transport links making London and the South Coast easily accessible. If our District Nurse role appeals, you have the qualities we are looking for and you share our values we’d love to hear from you. Contact Ruth McCarthy ( Email address removed ) if you have any questions or wish to discuss the role in more detail. Virgin Care Limited are committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. Virgin Care Limited reserves the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.

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