- Experience Level
- Experienced (non-manager)
Role: Nurse Specialist - Parkinson’s Disease
Package: Negotiable competitive salary - 40-45K plus car allowance, pension, healthcare, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and other benefits
Location: South London, North London and South East Coast
Permanent Full-time - 5 days Monday-Friday
Role Type: Nurse Advisor, Nurse Specialist, Parkinson Disease
We are looking to recruit 2 Nurse Specialists in Neurology and or Parkinson’s Disease to work across the South London Region.
The Client is a market leader in the provision of Clinical & Health Outcome solutions. Their teams deliver clinical services across primary, secondary and homecare settings and strive every day to empower patients to live independently and to their fullest potential. They employ passionate healthcare professionals who put the patient first in everything they do.
In this role you will work in conjunction with designated hospitals/centres to deliver patient care, education and support to patients and carers with Parkinson’s disease to receive and self-administer infusions in the home. This involves delivering a service in a customer focused, patient centric manner that optimises therapeutic benefit, maximises adherence to treatment and provides a positive patient experience, whilst complying with relevant quality and contractual requirements.
Key Responsibilities include:
Conduct training interaction in hospital to ensure patient and/or carer are able to safely self-medicate. To optimise adherence and enhance patient experience, including making patients aware of the service, how to administer medication, how to store, highlighting side effects & what to do and who to contact should they arise. To support HCPs in NJ, PEG/J tube insertion where necessary. To monitor the patient’s response to treatment and alter the dose via the pump settings according to patients’ symptoms until best symptom control is achieved.
Complete Peg care, clean and clear for medication.
Change dressings and provide advice on caring for peg tubes for patients and care givers
Provide on-going support to patients via telephone calls and home visits.
Provide home pre-assessments prior to hospital admission
Report adverse drug events as per protocol e.g. informing pharmacy and client nominated clinical contact.
To educate, train and support patients, careers and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) on treatment, PEG/J and stoma care and the use of the CADD Legacy pump until competent, in line with Risk Minimisation Plan
1.To receive referrals from the coordinator and arrange titration visits in hospitals.
2. Undertake a clinical assessment of the patient’s needs.
3. Conduct training interaction(s) to ensure patient and/or carer are able to safely self-medicate. This will include making the patient aware of the service, how to administer medication, how to store, highlighting side effects and what to do or who to contact should they arise.
4. Provide on-going support to patients via telephone calls and home visits.
6. Complete a clinical evaluation form (CEF) following each patient contact.
7. Report any non-compliance with therapy to client contact, usually Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist.
8. Act as interface with referring centre e.g. liaise with clinical nurse specialists and hospital consultants regarding updating care plans, feedback on service.
9. Assist with the induction and training of support staff in Care Bureau and regional nurses who will support with the 24hour support line, home visits and phone calls.
10. Maintain own professional profile in relation to PREP and attending post - basic courses/study days as agreed with to fulfil NMC requirements.
11. Successfully complete training in self- management of specified treatments.
12. Attend and complete training at annual mandatory training day.
13. Attend and contribute to appropriate conferences, tutorials, study and induction days.
14. Conduct roles and responsibilities in accordance with NMC Code of Practice and HaH policy, procedures and protocols.
15. Report adverse drug events as per protocol e.g. informing pharmacy and client nominated clinical contact.
16. Maintain accurate clinical notes, and keep care plans up to date.
17. Maintain supplies (stock control) and ensure equipment is maintained in good working order by conducting regular checks as per guidelines. Organise replacement equipment if faulty or past recommended usage timeframe. Make sure emergency equipment is carried at all times.
18. Having responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of self and others and complying at all times with requirements of Health and Safety regulations.
Case Load Management & Administration
19. Work closely with co-ordinator to schedule workload; plan work to optimise patient facing time and where possible minimise travel time Hub working??
20. Complete and submit administration as per required deadlines e.g. submission of weekly time sheets and mileage forms; weekly activity reporting to line manager.
21. Participate in team meeting and teleconferences as required. Share learning and insights with colleagues.
22. Support colleagues to help cope with variable work demands and staff leave/absence.
23. It is the responsibility of all members of HaH, staff to provide a high standard of care to patients they are involved with. This includes good infection prevention practice.
24. All staff have a responsibility to comply with Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures, this includes: Attending or completing any mandatory and role specific infection prevention education and training. Challenge poor infection prevention and control practices. Ensure compliance with all Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures
Qualifications and clinical experience:
RGN part 1 NMC Register
Experience in an acute care setting
Clinical teaching experience
Experience of undertaking clinical assessments and administering sub-cutaneous injections
Experience in the care of IV devices and administration of IV therapies
Full driving licence
Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice qualification or equivalent such as ENB 998 or C&G 730
Experience in Neurology and or Parkinson’s Disease
Nursing mentorship qualification
Experience in providing palliative care
Clinical skills required include clinical assessment, administering I.V. injections and cannulation. Phlebotomy skills (desirable)
Strong understanding of therapies relevant to service offering, including NHS knowledge relating to the management of patients with treated conditions.
Pays close attention to detail, and follows rules and protocols; quality oriented.
Strong communication skills, including actively listening, communicating sensitively, putting people at ease, and making technical details easy to understand.
A team player that builds strong relationships with others both within and outside the business.
Strong customer and patient focus.
Makes good use of available time; well-developed planning & organisational skills
Adaptable to change; flexible enough to cope with changing service demands.
Displays a positive work attitude and personal resilience, including effectively controlling emotions, being self-motivated, handling set-backs, and remaining positive.
Commercially aware and takes business objectives into account when planning work activities.
A current clean driving licence is essential.
I.T. skills (e.g. Word, clinical systems for recording notes/treatment plans)
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