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Practice Development Nurse Band 6

Location:
Blackheath
Department:
NURSING
Salary Details:
£38,582 rising to £41,908 per annum
13 Jul 2021

About The Role

This Service is rated as "Good" by the CQC

Location -  80-82 Blackheath Hill London SE10 8AD Easily reached using the DLR from various tube stations, 1

mile from both Blackheath Common and Greenwich Park

Welcome bonus - £1000, following successful probation period.

Hours – Full time  37.6 hours per week –Monday to Friday

We provide assessment, rehabilitation, support and care. We’ve assembled a medical team with an outstanding depth of expertise who work across both wards. Our team work closely together to ensure that every team member is working towards the same practical, realistic goals and that all therapies are focused on the areas that will enable patients to achieve those clearly defined and agreed goals.

The centre provides a service which is divided into 2 units: -

Thames Unit is a specialist rehabilitation Unit, often referred to as a "Level 1" rehabilitation service, this is suitable for individuals with cognitive and behavioural impairments following a brain injury. Who on assessment, could benefit from a short intensive period of neurological rehabilitation and cognitive behavioural management from an experienced multi disciplinary team. Patients are usually in the early stages of recovery from their brain injury and are admitted from an acute hospital once they are medically stable.

Heathside Unit is a Slow Stream Rehabilitation service. Sometimes referred to as a "Level 2" service, this is suitable for individuals who have completed a period of Level 1 rehabilitation and have ongoing active therapy needs. It is also suitable for those individuals who have been assessed on referral to our service as having less complex rehabilitation and care requirements. In either situation, patients have the potential to improve further to either enable a return home or to a community setting with reduced future care needs.

As a Practice Development Nurse, your main duties will be to provide professional nursing input and care for patients across the Centre by taking a lead role in the provision and facilitation of a physical and well-being clinic including:

  • Health screening
  • Weight watchers
  • Smoking reduction/cessation
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • Liaising with General Practice
  • A lead for infection control
  • Provision of phlebotomy
  • Educating our staff group.

About You

When you join The Huntercombe Group …

We offer you a rewarding career because our Nurses are highly respected and valued as key members of our team. You will be part of a company that is understanding, strives towards excellence, is innovative, reliable and accessible and above all, puts people first.

We want you to help to shape how we deliver care and so our ‘Conversation into Action’ programme actively encourages everyone to get involved and make a difference to the lives of our patients and residents, by supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions and so drive change for the better.

We will also offer …

  • Reimbursement of your NMC registration fees
  • A clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • A relocation allowance of up to £8000 (Terms and conditions apply)

We will support you with …

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Support for revalidation
  • Support to study for a MSc
  • Professional support through Nurses forum

Other benefits include …

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • A company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • A range of staff discounts

You will have…

  • A current NMC registration and adhere to the NMC Codes of Conduct at all times
  • A legal right to work in the UK
  • A person centred ethos, showing empathy and a desire to make a difference
  • The ability to motivate, lead and supervise a team
  • A desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
  • The ability to demonstrate initiative and creativity
  • The ability to be flexible, adaptable, well organised, and able to manage your time and workload effectively, in line with the needs of the service

About The Company

To learn more about The Huntercombe Group please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference. An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company