Job Description

Job Introduction

We’re looking for Community Matron to join our Community Team in Bath and North East Somerset. The Community Matron Role will be based at Three Valleys Primary Care Network and Keynsham to help us continue to change things for the better. The Community Matron team works across BaNES.

Main Responsibility

Within this role, you will:

  • Work autonomously as a specialist nurse to identify and manage patients with acute / intensive medical needs who meet the criteria for intensive community support within their GP Network.
  • Provide clinical leadership for the team managing this client group in conjunction with the relevant GPs.
  • To co-ordinate the admission and discharge of patients within the intensive community support model.
  • To be responsible for the co-ordination of weekly Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeitngs (MDTs) in each GP practice within their Network area, involving District Nurse, Social Worker, Reablement therapist, Locality Care Co-Ordinator, referrer to the service and GPs as appropriate, to review patients who are of cause for concern or whose condition is deteriorating.
  • To case manage identified patients who require intensive community tracking, aiming to prevent avoidable hospital admissions, promoting self-management and self-empowerment to support patients in the long term management of their condition.
  • Provide health education, provide regular support and reviews as required.
  • The post holder will be able to recognise the early symptoms of disease exacerbation, acute illness and injuries based on an understanding of the chronic diseases, the disease process, current evidence and practice standards.
  • In discussion with the GPs in the Network, the post holder will be responsible for the decisions about the care and service provision, for individual patients requiring intensive community support.
  • Have managerial responsibility for the Associate Community Matron and/or Assistant Practitioner/Nursing Associate as required
  • responsible for contributing to the holistic assessment, planning delivery and evaluation of care to patients within their own homes.
  • implement, monitor and maintain high standards of care delivery at all times.
  • care for patients and their families in the way that you believe is best
  • deliver our high service standards, sharing best practice, and actively improving the way we work.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be a NMC/1st level registered Nurse, you will have the ability to work both independently and also as part of a wider multidisciplinary team. It will be an advantage for you to have achieved the V300 prescribing qualification or be working towards it. You will also be expected to have achieved a qualification in physical assessment and clinical reasoning. It is expected that you should have strong communication and organisation skills and a flexible approach which will ensure you deliver positive experiences to patients at every stage of their healthcare journey.  You will have a full UK driving license with access to a car for work purposes.

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel.

Package Description

You will feel valued as a Community Nurse with HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

  • AfC salary and NHS terms and conditions –including an NHS pension
  • Flexible working to provide you with that true work / life balance
  • Access to our Strive for Better networks, a national support and professional network made up of NHS professionals like you, giving you the chance to constantly develop industry-leading care and quality
  • Access to Reward Gateway – our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premium offers and discounts on practical spending at national supermarkets and well known retailers as well as special treats like Virgin Experience Days and Lesuire Vouchers
  • Access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including; counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters
  • We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream – which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees – simply get paid as you go.
  • A committed Learning and Development team who work closely with Universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support your progression
  • Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development
  • Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users
  • Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual “Ask our Executives” event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives
  • Working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with 100% of our rated services considered overall good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

About The Company

We change lives by transforming health and care.

Established in 2006 by our Chief Executive Dr Vivienne McVey and like-minded colleagues, we are one of the UK’s leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services.

From around 500 locations across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year – guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.

We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.

As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all.

HCRG Care Group is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.

HCRG Care Group, its subsidiary companies and the LLPs are part of the HCRG Care Group and provide publicly funded health and social care services. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website’s privacy policy.

From 11 November 21, as a result of new legislation, anyone over the age of 18 who enters a Care Home as part of their job must have had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccination or hold a valid medical exemption. As part of our pre-employment process we will therefore ask you to provide: * proof of your vaccination status via the NHS Covid Pass (either electronically or via the PDF) * A signed copy of the temporary medical exemption form. Further details about the legislation can be found on the government website.


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