Our clients in Essex are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 6 Senior Community Nurse to join their Specialist Dementia and Frailty Service.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Provide and oversee the management and care of service users.
Produce accurate and timely documentation, conduct and manage the maintenance of accurate and timely documentation / records on all service users in line with your professional code of conduct and Trust policy.
Oversee the conduct / contribute to the assessment process, as well as the observation and ongoing assessment, providing accurate and timely feedback
Conduct risk assessment of the individual and of the potential hazards in the service user’s environment
Attend multi-disciplinary meetings i.e. referral /review /business
Report and document incidents as required
Conduct and oversee physical health care checks and act upon the findings
Act as a care coordinator /and or key worker
Responsible for administration of medications, assessment of side effects, review concordance and clinical effectiveness of medication regime in line with Trust policy including safe transportation and storage of medicines, checking receipt, storage of medicines in medicine cupboard.
Provide education around the medication prescribed, side effects, actions and aids to compliance.
Provide psycho-social intervention, education and support to develop service users understanding of mental illness with aim to prevent relapse and admission and training packages for staff
Provide practical support, guidance and education for service users, carers
Undertake carers assessment in line with the Trust’s key performance indicators
Undertake needs assessments
Provide comprehensive assessment, care planning, treatment and review of care
Undertake physical health checks of services users and act on the findings appropriately
Understand and utilise Health and Social Care commissioned services, demonstrating an empathetic approach of Fairer Access to Care Services
Support in the management of duty, to include triaging of referrals and allocations.