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Staff Nurse

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established team within the Head and Neck Directorate.

B7 ward is a 16 bedded ward having a varied patient group. We have elective and emergency patients. On the ward we also have an SDEC department which is open 7 days per week with referrals from the GP, Emergency Department and Outpatient Clinic.

There will be opportunity during your induction to attend clinics and theatre as part of your induction programme to have first-hand insight to the patient's journey.

Training will be given in all aspects of the specialty. Staff will be allocated a mentor who will work closely with them to ensure that they have the support needed. There will also be opportunity to shadow the senior nursing team such as the Matron and CNS. This will give an insight as to the wider organisation and work involved.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to work well in an expanding team.

The Trust will actively encourage your personal and professional development through regular appraisals one to one meetings and further training opportunities to develop your skills Commitment to undertake necessary training for the role is essential

Strong communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills for this role, with the successful candidate operating across organisational boundaries.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be responsible for the assessment planning implementation and evaluation of care for the patients under their care programme without direct supervision (after training has ben given). At times they will have management responsibility for being in-charge of the ward and supervising junior members of staff.

The post holder will be a key member in relation to the development of practice on the ward. They will be working independently/autonomously and at times without direct supervision, accountable for their own professional actions. Ensuring the safety and well-being of services users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person-centred care principles.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.We are delighted that we have been rated as \Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards; The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Practice within the NMC Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives

Participate in the assessment of patient care needs, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care in accordance with the agreed policies and procedures of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Administer prescribed medication and treatment in a timely manner, in accordance with Trust policies and Professional guidelines.

Take responsibility for groups of patients as required, with minimal supervision from senior staff.

Deliver evidence based care, and promote the use of evidence based practice, referring to Nursing Clinical Practices accordingly.

Liaise effectively with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure timely delivery of care and develop good working relationships.

Practise within an ethical framework based upon respect for the well-being and safety of patients and clients.

Maintain accurate and legible records of care and other documentation in accordance with Trust and professional standards.

Take personal responsibility for actions and omissions, and recognise personal accountability.

Report on treatment, care, and any concerns, promptly and effectively to senior staff to maintain effective communication channels.

Report incidents and near misses promptly and appropriately and take effective action to minimise future risk.

Practice in such a way that ensures efficient and effective use of resources

Critically appraise and synthesise the outcomes of relevant research, evaluations and audits and apply the information when seeking to improve practice.

Communicate effectively with patients and relatives to promote patient/carer involvement, so that they can make informed choices and understand their treatment and planned care.

Maintain a clean and safe environment for staff, patients and visitors ensuring compliance with legislation, policies and protocols including health and safety, healthcare associated infection prevention, clinical governance, including risk management and critical incident reporting and root cause analysis

Act as a positive health educator at all times and enable people to maintain the maximum level of independence, choice and control.

Work within defined boundaries of practice.

Ensure that everyone within the sphere of care is treated with dignity and humanity, understanding individual needs, showing compassion and sensitivity, and provide care in a way that respects all people equally. Assist people to maintain confidence and a positive self-esteem.

Undertake Trust and local competencies as required.

Attend such courses and training as required by the post including mandatory updates.

Support the Senior Sister/ Charge Nurse with E-rostering, ensuring compliance with key performance indicators.

Prioritise work and manage time effectively, recognising and seeking assistance as/when required.

Recognise personal limitations and contribute to own personal and professional development.

Support junior members of staff, unregistered staff and students.

Delegate effectively and appropriately.

Assist in the induction of new staff.

Actively participate in own appraisal, to ensure on-going personal development to meet the requirements of professional revalidation.

Act as a positive role model adhering to the expected standards of behaviour.

Contribute to the creation and maintenance of a positive learning environment that ensures effective learning opportunities for staff and students including appropriate orientation and induction programmes, a range of clinical support strategies (mentoring, coaching, clinical supervision, action learning and peer review).

Adhere to and promote Trust and Directorate policies, procedures and guidelines.

Participate in audits as required by the ward or department.

Assist senior staff to monitor standards of care and contribute to maintaining quality.

Undertake any other duties as may be requested to meet the needs of the service within the limitations of the grade.

Within clinical areas, ensure knowledge and implementation of the organisations quality and safety agenda.

Demonstrate by self and through designated service areas, compliance to the pledges of the NHS Constitution 2012 and local professional strategies.

Promote a positive image of nursing internally and externally to the Trust.

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