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If you would like to apply for a job please download an application and send it to us using the address below. You may also call our Human Resources Department on 443604 if you would like further information.

We are currently seeking applications for the following posts:

 

 

 

Vacancies

  • Community Staff Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • Care Assistant
  • Health Care Assistant (Grade 1)
  • Honorary Committee Members
  • Home Care Administrator & Co-ordinator
  • Senior Health Care Assistant

Job Title:  COMMUNITY STAFF NURSE – GRADE 4

 

Reports To: COMMUNITY QUALIFIED NURSE

 

Accountable To: OPERATIONAL LEAD - DISTRICT NURSING

                                               

 

Role Purpose

 

The post holder will act as a practitioner with professional accountability to effectively plan, deliver and evaluate care for a group of patients with a range of conditions and needs within a recognised clinical area.

 

Role Context

 

This role operates across a range of clinical areas within Family Nursing & Home Care. Individuals at this level will be able to plan and deliver care for a range of needs including complex or high risk patients within their caseload with the guidance and support of the Community Qualified Nurse. They may be required to act across for the Community Qualified Nurse and will be able to lead with confidence.

 

The post holder will give guidance and support to less experienced staff and will delegate and supervise the work of Care Assistants.

 

The postholder will participate and encourage others to take part in the Association’s fund raising activities.

 

KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION

 

1st Level Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife

2 years post qualifying experience

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Professional Input

 

The post holder will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the guidelines of the NMC and Code of Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice and apply these to maintain trust and credibility with patients, carers and colleagues.

 

The post holder will keep fully up to date with developments within their own professional discipline and maintain an adequate awareness of developments in clinical and nursing practice and will share clinical knowledge and experience.

 

The postholder will contribute to the development of a philosophy of care which encourages the creation of a therapeutic environment for patients.

 

The post holder will maintain a professional portfolio which demonstrates the continuing    acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and achievement.

 

Nursing Practice

 

The postholder will co-ordinate the care for specified individual patients or patient groups by consistently compiling care plans which meet identified treatment goals resulting in high quality Patient care. The postholder will demonstrate enhanced nursing practice by acquiring knowledge and skills in reading, interpreting and evaluating research to pursue evidence based practice.

The post holder will contribute to setting standards and will maintain high quality care in the clinical area. The post holder will participate in clinical audit and will enhance nursing care by acting as a role model in terms of own care delivery.

The postholder will demonstrate proficiency in performing investigations, treatment and health needs assessment for patients within their caseload in accordance with defined standards.

The post holder will consistently provide high quality advice to patients, carers, colleagues with a strong emphasis on health promotion in their clinical practice.

The post holder will maintain accurate and timely patient held records and produce high quality patient information.

 

Team Management, Building and Working

 

The post holder will demonstrate the ability to lead and direct a nursing team/support staff when required to do so. They will work collaboratively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, demonstrating well established networks and developing team building skills.

 

The post holder will understand and promote team goals and will demonstrate effective supervision of junior/support staff.

 

Resource Management

 

The post holder will develop and maintain awareness of organisational strategy and the objectives contributing to the development of the business plan for the clinical area.

 

The post holder will demonstrate awareness of organisational funding and resource management within the community and will act in a cost conscious manner with an awareness of the implications related both to the Association and to the patient and the factors which contribute to over and under spending.

 

Training and Development

 

The post holder will seek opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and experience and will participate constructively in Performance Review and Appraisal System, taking responsibility for life-long learning. The post holder will assist junior/support staff to identify and meet learning objectives by using the principles of teaching and learning.

 

Environmental Management

 

The postholder will contribute to the risk management of the immediate physical environment they work in which will involve understanding and promoting all health, safety and security measures within the patient’s home environment and other working areas in line with Family Nursing & Home Care’s Policies and Procedures.        

 

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

 

The post holder will take responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adults and/or families within their care and conduct and must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of abuse and know what to do if any such concerns are raised or are identified. He/she shall be aware of and comply with Family Nursing & Home Care safeguarding and policies and procedures.

  

The above does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to indicate the range and type of duties required. The duties of the post may alter to reflect changing practices within the service.

 

Health Visitor

Permanent Contract

37.5 hours per week

 

Salary Scale : £46,048 - £49,040 per annum

(dependant on qualifications and experience)

 

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)

Current Driving Licence Essential

 

Health Visitors are part of Child and Family Services who deliver the Healthy Child programme specific to their role based upon the 4-5-6 approach in practice.

 

We deliver an early sustained home visiting program (MECSH) within our Health Visiting service, which provides an exciting opportunity for creative and innovative practitioners in this field.

  

As a member of our Child and Family Services team you will be flexible, enthusiastic, have an ability to manage change and be motivated to work as part of a team as well as an autonomous practitioner.

 

Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job is essential.

 

We offer yearly appraisal, clinical, safeguarding and MECSH supervision, in house training opportunities for professional development, 37 days paid leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays).

 

If you are ready for an exciting new challenge and would like to live and work in a beautiful island please contact Michelle Cumming, Child and Family Services Team Leader Tel. 01534 443625 for an informal discussion. For an application pack, please contact HR Department, Family Nursing & Home Care, Le Bas Centre, St Saviour’s Road, St Helier, Jersey JE2 4RP, Tel. 01534 443604/443626, or e-mail t.mcleod@fnhc.org.je or a.defreitas@fnhc.org.je

 

ROLE PURPOSE

 

The post holder will deliver and develop a specialist service for a group of clients with a defined set of conditions involving technical interventions and the provision of advice within a multi-disciplinary framework. This will involve developing and maintaining a high clinical profile and presence and acting as role model for other nursing staff.

 

ROLE CONTEXT

 

The post holder will be a highly experienced practitioner within the multi-disciplinary team and will contribute to the development of a clinical service through involvement in standard setting and the development and dissemination of expertise within both the clinical and education settings.

 

The postholder will participate and encourage others to take part in the Association’s fund raising activities.

 

 

KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION

 

1st Level Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife

4 years post qualifying experience including 2 years recent experience in specialty area

Accumulated 120 credits at Level 2 learning in health related field

Relevant post basic specialty qualification

Teaching qualification

Working towards 120 credits at Level 3

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

Professional Leadership

 

The post holder will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the guidelines of the NMC and Code of Conduct and Scope of Professional Practice and apply these to maintain trust and credibility with clients, carers and colleagues.

 

The post holder will make a significant contribution to a specialty service through developing effective clinical leadership skills. The post holder will keep fully up to date in developments            within own professional discipline and will share clinical knowledge/experience in order to enhance nursing care. The post holder will maintain a professional portfolio which demonstrates the continuing acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and achievement.

 

Nursing Practice

 

The post holder will promote a culture of evidence based practice by contribution to developing and maintaining protocols, documentation, systems, standards, policies and guidelines in line with the Clinical Governance Framework.

 

The postholder will demonstrate enhanced nursing practice and will act as a role model in terms of own care delivery by acquiring knowledge and skills to support a client based service supported by     the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will support individual clients/carers through all aspects of treatment programmes, providing a ready means of access and advice.

 

Team Management, Building and Working

 

The post holder will work collaboratively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, taking the lead role when appropriate and participate in building team commitment, coherence and spirit.

 

Resource Management

 

The post holder will contribute to the overall aims of the service by developing the nursing staff and encouraging self sufficiency and flexibility of working practices to provide the most cost-effective and efficient working practices.

 

The post holder will contribute to the Business plan for the specialty service and will be responsible for budget management, ensuring cost effective use of resources.

 

Education Training and Development

 

The post holder will disseminate clinical knowledge and expertise in specialty throughout organisation using the principles of teaching and learning in the education of clients, carers and colleagues.

 

The postholder will actively participate in the Education, Training and Development Programme and will assist junior staff to identify and meet their learning objectives. The post holder will participate constructively in the Performance Review and Appraisal process, taking responsibility for life long learning.

 

Clinical Audit and Research

 

The post holder will demonstrate research experience and the application of research into practice by creating and maintaining a culture which uses clinical audit and research to improve patient outcomes and promote best practice.

 

The post holder will disseminate research findings locally and will demonstrate critical analysis skills applied to best practice.

 

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

 

The post holder will take responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adults and/or families within their care and conduct and must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of abuse and know what to do if any such concerns are raised or are identified. He/she shall be aware of and comply with Family Nursing & Home Care safeguarding and policies and procedures.

  

The above does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to indicate the range and type of duties required. The duties of the post may alter to reflect changing practices within the service.

 

 

FAMILY NURSING & HOME CARE

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title - Care Assistant

                     

Job Purpose:

             

Care Assistants are supervised by a Senior Care Assistant and managed by a Co-ordinator. Care Assistants will support clients with all aspects of their day to day living, so that they can enjoy the best possible quality of life. By providing care and support that maybe the delivery of personal care, home help and companion activities in the home.

 

Key responsibility

 

Safely provide compassionate care that is centred on the individual needs and wishes of each client. Respect client’s choices and promote their dignity at all times.

You may be the only person the clients sees over a period of time, therefore it is essential to report any changes or causes for concern to your line manager promptly.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

 

Care should be delivered in a holistic way, seeing the whole person and not merely a list of care needs. Carefully listen and observe how clients prefer their care and support to be delivered on a day to day basis. Help them make their own decisions and to be as independent as possible.

Follow instructions in the care and support plan which has been agreed by each client.

 

This may include:

 

  • Deliver care to the clients allocated by the care planner system.
  • Deliver care as directed by the clients care plan
  • Carry out delegated tasks from District Nurses e.g. palliative care, catheter care, administration of medication
  • Personal hygiene e.g. showering, bathing, bed bathing, continence care.
  • Hoisting clients to and from bed, bath, wheelchairs etc.
  • Undertake and record observations on client mobility
  • Assist with eating and encouraging nutrition in diet and prompting intake of fluid
  • Home help activities e.g. light house work, shopping, meal preparation,
  • Companionship activities e.g. conversation, help with reading
  • Observe any changes in client’s condition, record in records, charts etc. and report to line manager
  • Update records after each visit passing on information to colleagues, SCA and line manager
  • Keep up to date with new equipment used in clients homes ensuring it is fit for purpose and reporting any problems immediately to line manager.
  • Adhere to all FNHC Policies and Procedures, including safe guarding
  • Assist with any other related duties as and when required.
  • Work to the Island HCA code of conduct (States Of Jersey)

 

 

Recording and reporting

 

Record and report all relevant client information including:

The care and support that you provide and assistance with medicines

Changes to a client’s condition or others concerns

Faulty equipment or hazards in the home

Response to emergencies, accidents and incidents

Safeguarding issues

Contact with families or carers and other professionals

Other matters as required by FNHC procedures

Keep all information about clients and their families secure and confidential

 

Work well as part of FNHC team

 

Follow FNHC policies, procedures and guidance at all times.

Attend supervision and appraisal meetings

 

 

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

 

The post holder will take responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adults and/or families within their care and conduct and must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of abuse and know what to do if any such concerns are raised or are identified. He/she shall be aware of and comply with Family Nursing & Home Care safeguarding and policies and procedures.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 

  • Educated to a minimum of a QCF Level 2 or equivalent / or working towards within 2 years of induction
  • Experience in a social or health care setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic numeric skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organise own time and to work on own initiative
  • Basic IT skills
  • Possess a full driving licence and must have car available for work.
  • Demonstrate continuing development of skills and knowledge
  • Apply this knowledge to the day to day delivery of care
  • Complete all mandatory training

 

 

COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP SKILLS

 

  • Senior Care Assistant, Locality Co-ordinator, Service Manager District Nurses and colleagues
  • Able to be empathetic to clients, client family members

Police, Ambulance, GPs, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists

 

Job Title:                    HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT - GRADE 1

 

Division:                     CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

 

Responsible to:         COMMUNITY PAEDIATRIC SISTER

 

Accountable to:        OPERATIONAL LEAD – CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

 

Role Purpose

 

To promote health and independence by supporting patients with activities of daily living and involving other members of the multi-disciplinary team in their care to meet planned care goals.

 

Role Context

 

Staff working at this level will work as directed by trained staff. Although advice and guidance is always available, the post holder may be working unsupervised in a community setting.   

The postholder will be encouraged to take part in the Association’s fund raising activities.

 

KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION

 

  Possession of NVQ level 2 essential

  • Experience in health care setting
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Basic keyboard skills desirable

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

1          Practice/Care Delivery

 

The post holder will contribute and participate in care delivery for specified individual patients within a caseload. The post holder will demonstrate that activities of daily living are carried out in accordance  with the individual’s care plan and the standards of care for the clinical area. 

The postholder will maintain a NVQ Portfolio which demonstrates the continuing acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and achievement.

 

2         Team Working

The postholder will function effectively as a member of the nursing/health care team and contribute to the achievement of team goals.

 

3          Contributes to Resource Management

The postholder will demonstrate cost consciousness and contribute to controlling expenditure within a clinical/patient area.

The postholder will demonstrate basic key board skills and will carry out all designated administrative tasks effectively.

 

4          Training and Development 

The postholder will seek opportunities to develop knowledge and skills and will participate constructively in the Performance Review and Appraisal process.

The postholder will undertake training as directed by the Community Specialist Practitioner.

 

5          Contributes to Environmental Management

The postholder will contribute to the management of the immediate physical environment which will involve understanding and promoting all health, safety and security measures in the patient’s home environment and/or other working areas.

The post holder will carry out designated housekeeping tasks effectively.

 

6          Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

The post holder will take responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adults and/or families within their care and conduct and must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of abuse and know what to do if any such concerns are raised or are identified. He/she shall be aware of and comply with Family Nursing & Home Care safeguarding and policies and procedures.

 

The above does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to indicate the range and type of duties required. The duties of the post may alter to reflect changing practices within the service.

 

 

FAMILY NURSING & HOME CARE

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

  1. Job Title

 

Committee Member

 

  1. The Purpose Of The Post

 

The Committee Member will assist and support Family Nursing & Home Care’s (FNHC) strategic direction through active and positive membership of the Committee and will assist in the development of clear aims and objectives for FNHC and ensure all assets are used exclusively for the best interest of its membership.

 

  1. Main Responsibilities

 

  • Ensure FNHC complies with its governing documentation (i.e. its Constitution) and other relevant regulations or legislation, and that FNHC actively aims to achieve its objectives and utilises its resources correctly, these include financial resources, people resources and material resources.

 

  • Actively contribute to the Committee in helping to provide firm strategic direction, the setting of overall policy, the defining of goals and the setting of targets and the evaluation of performance.

 

  • Take part on recruitment and disciplinary panels if required.

 

  • Represent FNHC at requisite functions and meetings where appropriate.

 

  • Assist in the protection and the suitable management of the property of FNHC, and to ensure investment of assets.

 

  1. Person Specification & Competencies

 

  • Proven team working skills, credibility and integrity.
  • An experienced committee (team) member.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the Island’s government, its political system, together with a strategic awareness of the need for voluntary, statutory and associated support services for the Island.
  • People skills, tact and diplomacy.
  • A proven level of relevant professional achievement within their working life.
  • An experience of commercial and financial planning. 
  • A professional qualification and experience which would be of relevance to existing or future work areas or fund raising activities of FNHC – this requirement to be decided as and when Committee vacancies occur.
  • Interest in community care and the independent sector.

 

  1. Time Commitment

 

To attend Committee Meetings, the AGM, and any other necessary meetings as agreed between the postholder and the Chair.

Administrator & Co-ordinator

Home Care Support Services

 

Job Purpose

To provide a comprehensive and confidential point of entry for all telephone contacts and new referrals to Home Care Support Services. To provide information and advice about services to members of the public and to partner agencies.

 

Principal Accountabilities

Act as the first point of contact for all service users and the single point of access for new referrals to Home Care Support Services and provide information and advice to members of the public and partner agencies.

Accurately gather and record all essential information details of new referrals, ensuring the information is completed and correct to aid a smooth process.

Manage and maintain the day to day rota planning, monitoring the clock in/out Care Planner System. Plan monthly rotas in advance and report weekly availability to line manager.

Record and monitor staff annual leave and sickness absence.

Assist with reporting incidents on the Assure system.

Respond appropriately to all enquiries and pass on urgent enquiries on a priority basis to the relevant member of staff

To contribute to the development of the referral system to ensure services and processes are appropriately developed to meet changing needs.

To assist with the collation of statistical information and support the control and management of data quality.

Support the Home Care Support Services Team with relevant enquiries and administrative duties.

Maintain good working relationships with all key stakeholders.

To attend and participate in any meetings when required.

To undertake any other administrative duties as requested by your line manager and/or nominated deputy.

To adhere to appropriate policies and procedures within Family Nursing & Home Care.

To act as a link and point of contact to pass on urgent messages.

Participate in the On Call rota when required.

The post holder will take responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adults and/or families within their care and conduct and must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of abuse and know what to do if any such concerns are raised or are identified. He/she shall be aware of and comply with Family Nursing & Home Care safeguarding policies and procedures.

 

Knowledge and Experience

Educated to GCSE or equivalent including Maths and English. QCF Level 2 or 3 desirable.

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and manage time and workload when under pressure.

The ability to collect and record accurate information, in a clear and systematic manner.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a mature disposition with the ability to deal sympathetically with a wide range of service users and their families.

Experience of working in a customer service environment.

Excellent IT and typing skills are required. The post holder should be highly proficient in all Microsoft applications. The post holder should also have the capacity to quickly become competent with the Association’s computerised systems.

Experience of working within a health care setting is essential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title:                    SENIOR HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT - GRADE 2

 

Division:                     CLINICAL SERVICES

 

Role Purpose:

 

To promote health and independence by supporting patients with activities of daily living and undertaking simple nursing procedures to achieve planned care goals whilst working within a multi-disciplinary team.

 

Role Context:

 

Staff working at this level will work as directed by trained staff. Although advice and guidance is always available the post holder will be working unsupervised in a community setting and will be expected to use their own judgement and act appropriately within the scope of their responsibility.    

The postholder will participate and encourage others to take part in the Association’s fund raising activities.

 

Key skills, knowledge and education:

  • Possession of NVQ level 3
  • 2 years experience at Grade 1 (or assessed equivalent)
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Basic keyboard skills desirable

 

Key accountabilities:

 

Practice/Care Delivery

  • The postholder will make a key contribution to care planning and standard setting for patients in the clinical area. The postholder will participate in the co-ordination of care for specified individual patients within a caseload and will demonstrate that the changing needs of patients are reviewed regularly and objectives reset with trained staff.
  • The postholder will demonstrate the development of a caring practice whilst respecting the patients and carers home environment. The postholder will provide advice and support to patients and carers within the scope of their practice. They will build relationships with patients and will participate in reviews of care/care plans in the multi-disciplinary team.
  • The postholder will undertake specified tasks with named patients following the achievement of set competencies with trained staff.        
  • The postholder will maintain an NVQ Portfolio which demonstrates the continuing acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and achievement.

 

Team Working

  • The postholder will work collaboratively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team demonstrating/developing well established networks and will contribute to the achievement of team goals.

 

Contributes to Resource Management

  • The postholder will demonstrate resource awareness and will contribute to controlling expenditure for the Association and the patient and carer. The post holder will demonstrate effective supervision of junior staff in line with Family Nursing & Home Care’s Policies and Procedures, with direction from senior staff.
  • The post holder will demonstrate basic key board skills and will carry out all designated administrative tasks effectively, producing statistical information and reports as required.

 

Training and Development

  • The post holder will seek opportunities to develop knowledge and skills and will participate constructively in the Performance Review and Appraisal process.

 

Contributes to Environmental Management

  • The postholder will contribute to the risk management of the immediate physical environment they work in which will involve understanding and promoting all health, safety and security measures within the patient’s home environment and other working areas.
  • The post holder will carry out designated housekeeping tasks effectively.

 

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • The post holder will take responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adults and/or families within their care and conduct and must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of abuse and know what to do if any such concerns are raised or are identified. He/she shall be aware of and comply with Family Nursing & Home Care safeguarding and policies and procedures.
  • The above does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to indicate the range and type of duties required. The duties of the post may alter to reflect changing practice within the service.

 

 

 

Contact us

Family Nursing & Home Care

Le Bas Centre

St Saviour’s Road

St Helier

JE2 4RP

01534 443600