A Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm working pattern is just one of the attractions this opportunity provides. We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Clinical Nurse Advisor (Triage Nurse) for the Community Heart Function Specialist Team, based at Coley Clinic in Reading. You will be an enthusiastic and experienced nurse, with a warm personality and great people skills. Willing to undertake relevant training, you will have leadership experience and be able to demonstrate innovative practice. Showing effective management skills, you will take responsibility for case management of patients with heart failure in a community setting. The role encompasses problem solving, caseload management and urgent patient visits.
Working as part of a wider integrated Cardiac and Respiratory Specialist Services (CARSS) covering the Berkshire West locality you will work to improve the lives of patients with Cardiac and Respiratory conditions. You will be responsible for ensuring high quality evidence-based care for patients with heart failure, their families, and carers in the community.
Interviews to be held 28 April 2023
• The Clinical Nurse Advisor (Triage Nurse) will provide clinical support, advice, assistance, and professional expertise to all callers to the Heart Function Service, including both healthcare professionals and patients within Berkshire West. Make differential diagnosis within level of competence, plan and provide treatment in collaboration with others as appropriate
• Will offer clinical triage and support where appropriate. This may range from signposting the referral co-ordinator/caller to the appropriate service, making a direct referral
• To manage the Telehealth system (Virtual monitoring), making suggested clinical management plans in medication titration as required
• Supporting colleagues in the delivery of compassionate, structured care, safety netting patients and forward planning future appointments
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.
The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.
As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you’ll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.
These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:
• Caring for and about you is our top priority
• Committed to providing good quality, safe services
• Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions
We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.
Benefits of working for us include:
• Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
• 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave
• Generous NHS pension scheme – 20.68% employer contribution
• Excellent learning and career development opportunities
• Advanced IT enablement
• ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme
• Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
• Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card
• Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality
• Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseries
The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:
1. To be able to work autonomously and offer sound clinical advice, for complex medical cases, that oversees entry into the service/caseload management
2. Demonstrate effective Chronic Disease management
3. Ability to effectively manage challenging behaviour and/or conflict
4. Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites visiting the patient
in their own home, if required, for clinical assessment and treatment.
If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and let’s be outstanding together.
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.
This advert closes on Monday 17 Apr 2023
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