adult nursing adult nursing

Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCH&C) are assessed by The Care Quality Commission as a “GOOD” provider. Our values are based on Care, Compassion and Creativity and drive everything we do. Our patients rate their care and experience with us at 98% satisfaction.

On completing nurse training we like to offer students a robust preceptorship programme and access to a variety of community experts to develop your skills within the community.

NCH&C have an internal development and leadership programme to help staff progress their careers. In addition, our education team will support you to undertake research and continue with ongoing education in the area of your choice.

Our service opportunities include; palliative care; neuro-rehabilitation; stroke care and rehabilitation; community hospital; community nursing; and urgent community care.

Our teams multi-disciplinary are integrated with Social Services, offering patients a seamless patient pathway.

children's nursing children's nursing

NCH&C is a forward thinking and progressive organisation.  Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another.

Our Community Paediatricians are based in Norwich and King’s Lynn and liaise closely with acute trusts. There are opportunities within our organisation to be involved in research, audit, clinical ethics groups and to attend grand rounds.

Commitments of the service include:

  • all routine aspects of community paediatric work;
  • neuro-disability and management of children with long-term conditions
  • Management of children who have developmental disorders and additional needs
  • Participation in the assessment of children who have neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD and Autism.

The team safeguarding on call rota provide assessments of children who are at risk of harm and working in close collaboration with partner agencies to provide opinions and advice.

Working for NCH&C, you will also enjoy flexible working arrangements, a salary sacrifice car scheme and a contractual annual leave package.
 

Learning Disabilities Nursing Learning Disabilities Nursing

NCH&C offer a variety of opportunities for Learning Disability Nursing. We are integrated with social services and work together to ensure our people with learning and physical disabilities are supported through an individualised and personalised approach.

We work to support our children and adults in their own homes, respite centres, and the community. Our preceptorship programmes helps newly qualified staff support and development, and an internal programme to develop your leadership potential.

 

occupational therapy occupational therapy

NCH&C in partnership with Norfolk Adult Social services provides a range of post- registration Occupational Therapy rotations. This offers newly registered Occupational Therapists the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including in-patients, community and more specialist settings.

The rotations are in a number of geographical locations across Central Norfolk covering North Norfolk, South Norfolk and Norwich. The rotations are eight months in duration and for each rotation the therapist will work closely with their supervisor and receive regular 1:1 supervision. During the first six months therapists will be supported through a period of preceptorship which will include a series of multidisciplinary workshops. In addition there is an education programme specific to the rotation which consists of six full day workshops a year covering key areas of practice relevant to the rotation.

Posts currently include:

  • Community – Wymondham Health Centre, Norwich Community Hospital
  • In-patients – Kelling Hospital, North Walsham
  • Stroke – Norwich Community Hospital
  • Community Neurology – Benjamin Court at Cromer
  • Social Services, Norwich and South Norfolk
  • Home ward based from Norwich Community Hospital

There are also further opportunities within the organisation for static Band 5 posts, which offer staff the opportunity of a longer period of time to develop their skills within a specific clinical area.
 

physiotherapy physiotherapy

NCH&C provides a range of post-registration Physiotherapy rotations. This offers newly registered Physiotherapists the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including in-patients, community and more specialist settings.

The rotations are in a number of geographical locations across Central Norfolk covering North Norfolk, South Norfolk and Norwich. The rotations are six months in duration and for each rotation the therapist will work closely with their supervisor and receive regular 1:1 supervision. During the first six months therapists will be supported through a period of preceptorship which will include a series of multidisciplinary workshops. In addition there is an education programme specific to the rotation which consists of 6 full day workshops a year covering key areas of practice relevant to the rotation.
Posts currently include:

  • In-patients at Kelling Hospital, Benjamin Court Cromer, North Walsham, Ogden Court Wymondham, Dereham Hospital
  • Community – based at Wymondham Health Centre
  • Early supported Discharge for stroke – Norwich Community Hospital
  • Specialist in-patient neurological rehabilitation at Colman Hospital
  • Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy in South Norfolk and Norwich

There are also further opportunities within the organisation for static Band 5 posts, which offer staff the opportunity of a longer period of time to develop their skills within a specific clinical area.

speech and language therapy speech and language therapy

As a newly qualified practitioner working within the Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy service you will provide assessment and treatment to a varied and interesting caseload of clients suffering with different conditions including Stroke; progressive neurological conditions; dementia; mental health conditions as well as undiagnosed conditions.

This service is delivered in community clinics, home settings, care homes and inpatient units across North, South and Central Norfolk.

Newly qualified practitioners will achieve their dysphagia qualifications through attendance at external courses and build on their knowledge and skills through clinical and management supervision, team and wider Trust Speech and Language Therapy continuing professional development opportunities as well as group supervision. 
In addition you will have access to a well-stocked resource of alternative and augmentative communication devices and software which can be used to support patients with communication difficulties.

"Working in the community has provided fantastic opportunities to work with a variety of people and conditions and helped me develop my skills to work independently as a clinician. The supportive working environment has meant I have been able to work towards my competencies and development my confidence in working with people with dysphagia in an interesting and fast-paced environment".      Newly Qualified Speech and Language Therapist working for the Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy Service.

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