Staff Vacancies

Trainee Nursing Associate

The Rural West Primary Care Network (PCN) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and highly motivated Trainee Nursing Associate to join our friendly busy network of practices, to help us deliver high quality healthcare services to the Network’s population. The PCN consists of two GP Practices, Tadley Medical Partnership and Watership Down Health with surgeries in Kingsclere, Overton, Oakley and Tadley, Hampshire.
The purpose of this role is to work alongside the PCN’s Proactive Care (PAC) Nurse as a Trainee Nursing Associate to support the provision of proactive medical care to vulnerable patients within Rural West PCN. The post holder will also work with the Frailty GP Lead and GPs at all the Practices across Rural West Network, as part of the Practice/PCN multidisciplinary team, alongside completing the Nursing Associate training course and undertaking placements in other clinical areas.
Working with the PAC Nurse predominantly in patients’ homes, the post holder will have responsibility within their competencies for providing holistic care to elderly frail patients and those with complex needs through long term conditions. They will also support with facilitating hospital discharges and preventing readmissions. Support and advice can be given to patients face to face or virtually and the post holder will also make relevant referrals to the multi-disciplinary team.
This is a developmental role and the trainee will work towards progression into the post of Nursing Associate through successful completion of the Nursing Associate training programme, which includes the attainment of a two-year level 5 Foundation Degree equivalent qualification. To undertake this qualification, a relevant NVQ Level 3 qualification is required and the post is subject to the candidate being offered a place on the course. The expectation is that the post holder will be available to work and to study for the two years of the course and a minimum of one year after completing studies.
Applicants will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ideally have experience working in the healthcare environment.
The post is full time (37.5 hours per week, with some flexibility of working) and requires travel within the Network to patient residences and the surgeries of both Partnerships, so flexibility and access to private transport is essential. Please apply for this post via NHS Jobs: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk reference no. A2237-22-6961
The closing date for applications is 6th February 2022 and we expect to interview during week commencing 14th February 2022.
For an informal discussion of the role please email Alyssa Rahman-Khan, Proactive Care Nurse, Rural West PCN on alyssa.khan@nhs.net (Mondays to Fridays) or telephone 07534 138708 (Tuesdays to Fridays).

Care Co-ordinator for long term conditons - Diabetes

Rural West Primary Care Network – Vacancy for a PCN Care Coordinator for Long Term Conditions (LTC) The Rural West Primary Care Network (PCN) is seeking to recruit a Care Coordinator for Long Term Conditions (LTC), to work within our PCN multidisciplinary healthcare team and enhance our friendly busy network of practices. The Network consists of two GP Partnerships: Tadley Medical Partnership and Watership Down Health with surgeries in Kingsclere, Overton, Oakley and Tadley, Hampshire. The main purpose of this role is to support patients within Rural West PCN with Long-Term Conditions (LTC), specifically those people with pre-Diabetes and/or Diabetes. The successful candidate will play a key role in proactively identifying and working with this cohort of patients, to provide coordination and navigation of care and support across health and care services. They will work closely with the Clinical Leads, GPs and practice teams, making sure that appropriate support is made available to people; supporting them to understand and manage their condition(s) and ensuring their changing needs are addressed. This role is administrative rather than patient facing and supports the clinical teams in their delivery of patient services and care. The Care Coordinator will enable people to access the services and support they require to meet their health and wellbeing needs, helping to improve people’s quality of life. The postholder will work as an integral part of the PCN’s multidisciplinary team (MDTs), working alongside the Social Prescribers and the Health and Wellbeing Coaches to provide an allencompassing approach to personalised care and enable people to navigate through the health and care system. The postholder will also work with a diverse range of people from different cultural and social backgrounds. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a varied and sometimes challenging environment is essential. Applicants will need excellent administration, interpersonal and communication skills and be organised, patient and empathetic. The postholder will preferably have experience of working in a primary care setting, ideally in health, social care or other support roles including direct contact with people with pre-Diabetes/Diabetes, their families and carers in a related role. Please see the Job Description and person specification on NHS Jobs for more detail. The post is full time (37.5 hours per week) and requires travel within the Network to the surgeries of both Partnerships, so flexibility of working and access to private transport is essential. Please apply for this post via NHS Jobs: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk reference number: A2237- 22-5446 The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 th April 2022 and we expect to interview during w/c 25 th April 2022. For an informal discussion of the role please email Elizabeth Allison, Rural West Primary Care Manager on elizabeth.allison6@nhs.net (Mondays and Wednesdays to Fridays)

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Proactive Care Nurse

Rural West Primary Care Network – Proactive Care Nurse Vacancy The Rural West Primary Care Network (PCN) is seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic Proactive Care Nurse to join our friendly busy teams to deliver high quality care to the PCN’s population. The Network comprises two GP Practices, Tadley Medical Partnership and Watership Down Health with surgeries in Kingsclere, Overton, Oakley and Tadley in Hampshire. The post holder will provide proactive medical care to vulnerable patients within the PCN, to improve the quality of their care and to reduce the risk of emergency hospital admission. The post holder will be working closely with the Frailty GP Lead and GPs at both Practices, as well as the PCN’s Proactive Care Co-ordinator. You will be responsible for supporting patients at home by carrying out safe and effective assessments, providing treatment, preventative care, patient education and referring to different members of the multidisciplinary care team (MDT) to ensure a holistic approach to care. The role involves proactively finding and managing patients identified as potentially vulnerable with assistance from the Care Co-ordinator; once identified, supporting the Practices in the management and maintenance of the frail elderly and reviewing the holistic care needs of complex and vulnerable patients within the PCN. Through a well-established daily One Team (virtual) meeting, you will liaise with the community Nursing teams, hospital teams and Urgent Care Response to facilitate early and smoother discharge of patients from hospital, and work with the Care Co-ordinator to review all elderly/complex patients’ post-hospital discharge to try and prevent unplanned readmission. Applicants will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ideally have experience working within the primary care environment. The post is full time (37.5 hours per week, with some flexibility of working) and requires travel within the Network to patient residences and the surgeries of both Partnerships, so flexibility and access to private transport is essential. Please apply for this post via  NHS Jobs The closing date for applications is 12th June 2022 and we expect to hold interviews during week commencing 20th June 22. For an informal discussion of the role please email Alyssa Rahman-Khan, Proactive Care Nurse, Rural West PCN on alyssa.khan@nhs.net (Mondays to Fridays).

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