The High Level Isolation Unit at the Royal Free has been at the forefront of the UK's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We have an excellent record for treating patients with Ebola and other viral haemorrhagic diseases, with a world-wide reputation and internationally respected programme in research and experimental treatments in pharmacology.Infectious diseases HIV, and rheumatology nursing is a specialty position that involves the monitoring and prevention of infectious diseases, whilst also having an awareness of the difficulties encountered in auto-immune responses such a with rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Band 5 Registered Nurse in Infectious Diseases, Infection and Immunity and Rheumatology ward.Main duties of the job
The main duties for this role are described in detail in the job description and person specification document, that is attached to this vacancy. Please ensure to read through to further your understanding of the role.About us
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.
Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top
For more information please follow linkhttps://www.royalfreelondonjobs.co.uk/Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care using a defined model of care.
To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.
To communicate with patients and significant others with empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment.
To maintain accurate and comprehensive nursing records using appropriate documentation.
To facilitate early discharge planning enabling appropriate arrangements to be in place for patients leaving hospital, making referrals and providing information to community services, as required, in order to achieve a safe and timely discharge from hospital.
Ensure safe custody and administration of drugs according to The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust policy and procedures, including intravenous medication where appropriate.
Supervise junior staff, or unqualified staff, in all aspects of care. Ensure that staff has the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out care delegated to them.
To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
To participate in the audit of the principles of the Essence of Care benchmarking process, and implement the action plans as required.
To ensure that the departmental co-ordinators are updated with clinical developments.
Implement safe working practices as required by the Health & Safety at Work Act.
To work with Lead and Senior Nurses, Bed Managers, Admissions and Infection Control to ensure optimal bed utilisation.Person SpecificationRoyal Free World Class ValuesEssential Education & QualificationsEssential Desirable
- Educated to first level degree
- Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development
- Post qualification in relevant speciality
Skills & AptitudesEssential
- Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
- Awareness of current professional nursing issues
- Demonstrates sound knowledge of infection control standards
- Evidence of experience in conducting quality audits
- Experience of supervising student nurses on placement
- Ability to plan and prioritise workload
- Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
- Skilled in use of computer/key board
- Ability to supervise registered and unregistered staff
- Ability to work well within a team
- Knowledge of clinical goveernance issues e.g. handling complaints, clinical risk management
- Aware of quality and safety standards and ward audit requirements
- To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to lead change and service improvement
Royal Free London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Royal Free Hospital
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