Locum Community/District Nurse x 2 – West Lancs - £25-£33 p/h

Posted 4 days ago by Red Sector Recruitment Limited

L40, New Lane, Lancashire
£25 - £33/hour

Locum Community/District Nurse x 2 – West Lancs - £25-£30 p/h

Burscough, West Lancashire


3-month contract

Shifts available 7 days per week, Mon-Sun (Full-time hours over a choice of the 7 days)

  • Weekday – £25 per hour
  • Saturday – £30 per hour
  • Sunday - £33 per hour

We are currently seeking two dedicated and experienced Locum Community Nurses to join the Burscough District Nursing Team in delivering high-quality healthcare services to patients within the community. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive nursing care, support patients with various health conditions, and promote health and well-being in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. This role involves autonomous practice, home visits, and close coordination with patients, families, and community resources to optimize patient outcomes and enhance quality of life.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients' physical, psychological, social, and environmental needs within the community setting, utilizing evidence-based assessment tools and clinical judgment.
  • Develop individualized care plans in partnership with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals, incorporating input from interdisciplinary team members and reflecting patients' goals, preferences, and cultural values.
  • Provide skilled nursing care, including wound care, medication management, catheter care, and palliative care, adhering to professional standards, clinical guidelines, and organizational policies.
  • Administer medications and treatments safely and accurately, ensuring compliance with medication administration protocols and maintaining documentation of medications administered.
  • Monitor patients' health status, vital signs, and response to treatment, promptly identifying any changes or deterioration and initiating appropriate interventions or referrals as needed.
  • Educate and empower patients and their families to manage their health conditions, promote self-care, and prevent complications, providing information, guidance, and support tailored to individual needs and learning preferences.
  • Conduct home visits and assessments to support patients' transition from hospital to home, facilitate discharge planning, and promote continuity of care, collaborating with other healthcare professionals to ensure seamless transitions and optimal outcomes.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with community resources, support services, and voluntary organizations to address patients' social and environmental needs, enhance access to care, and promote holistic health and well-being.
  • Document all nursing interventions, assessments, and patient interactions accurately and comprehensively in electronic health records, maintaining confidentiality and adhering to data protection regulations.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings, case conferences, and clinical supervision sessions to review patient progress, discuss complex cases, and contribute to care planning and decision-making processes.
  • Engage in continuous professional development activities to enhance clinical knowledge, skills, and competencies, staying abreast of current best practices, research findings, and emerging healthcare trends.
  • Adhere to professional standards, codes of conduct, and regulatory requirements governing nursing practice, including safeguarding vulnerable adults and children, and maintaining professional boundaries.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • NMC registered.
  • Minimum of one year of post-qualification experience in a clinical nursing role, preferably in community or home care settings.
  • Strong clinical assessment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage complex caseloads effectively.
  • Proficiency in nursing procedures, including wound care, medication administration, and catheter management, with demonstrated competence in clinical practice.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport, establish therapeutic relationships, and effectively engage patients and families in care planning and decision-making.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams, demonstrating flexibility, adaptability, and teamwork.
  • Proficiency in using electronic health record systems and other relevant technology tools for documentation, communication, and information management.
  • Commitment to providing patient-centered care, promoting health equity, and advocating for the needs of diverse patient populations.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends to meet the needs of patients and the service.
Contract, Temporary
Start Date:
Contract Length:
3 months'
Job Reference:
Community Nurse - Ormskirk
Job ID:
Less than 10

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