- Specialist Community Care Services - Knowsley
- Band 8a
- Full time: 37.5 hours per week
- Puma Court
- £45,753 - £51,668 per annum
- 13/07/2020 23:59
Knowsley Specialist Community Care Services wish to recruit a Band 8A Community Matron to work within its locality Team of Community Matrons and Urgent Response Community Frailty Team based across the borough of Knowsley.
We would welcome applications from individuals from any professional background who can demonstrate fulfilment of the Community Matron Job description and person specification.
As a Community Matron you will see individuals with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems. Based on patient history, clinical assessment and a comprehensive physical examination, utilising expert knowledge and clinical judgement, you will be able to identify the potential diagnosis. You will be able to initiate laboratory and radiological investigations, make referrals, prescribe and evaluate treatments appropriate to the clinical situation and needs of the patient. You will also be able to assess, plan and implement programmes of care, in liaison with multidisciplinary colleagues, to support the individual to remain at home with appropriate supportive measures thus avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.
The Urgent Response Community Frailty Team complements and supports the existing Locality Community Matron teams in providing an enhanced admission avoidance care pathways and in supporting the routine care and care coordination of complex patients within each locality. The Urgent Response Frailty Team will operate over a 7 day shift pattern and interface with our key partners within the Community and wider NHS / Social Care services.
As an experienced practitioner, you will also possess extensive post registration experience working within in Adult /Older People’s care and be expected to have completed appropriate modules at Masters degree level in Advanced Practice which incorporates a programme of Advanced Clinical Examination and Clinical Diagnostic Skills, and preferably hold a full Masters Qualification.
Candidates are also expected to possess an Extended Independent (non medical) Prescribing qualification or for the developmental posts be willing to undertake this programme of study. Evidence of ongoing professional development is essential. You will also be expected to be competent in a range of clinical skills to support the provision of advanced clinical care in the home and care home environment. Good communication, interpersonal and computer skills, together with an awareness of community legislation are essential. A full driving license is also required.
To be appointed to the 8A Community Matron role you will need to demonstrate that you have appropriate masters level qualifications in Advanced Practice including Clinical Examination and Diagnostics, be a qualified and practising V300 Non Medical prescriber and demonstrate in your application and at interview the ability to manage a caseload of complex and highly dependant patients.
Band 7 'Advanced Clinician' Posts may be considered for appropriate candidates who hold some of the required qualifications , who are willing to undertake further Masters Level study to fulfil the role of the Community Matron post and whom demonstrate, via their application form and interview the ability to manage a caseload of complex and highly dependant patients.
This is a very exciting time to be joining North West Boroughs NHS Trust within Knowsley and to support us in developing our Urgent Response Frailty Service and Locality Community Matron service further.
This post is subject to an enhanced with children’s and adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure and £29.50 for a standard disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
Silvia Ferrer Valls - Operational Manager for Community Matron and Frailty Service on 0151-244-3578