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Unit Manager, Woolwich Satellite Dialysis Unit

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Stadium Road
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Woolwich Satellite Dialysis unit for a dynamic and experienced Band 7 Unit Manager to work in both a clinical and managerial capacity on a small but busy dialysis unit. This is a 10 stationed dialysis unit , opened Monday to Saturday and located within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, south east London. The unit operates from 06.30 to 22.30 Monday to Saturday and is responsible for providing chronic dialysis to both outpatient and inpatient dialysis patients

You must demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. We require an individual who is forward thinking, well organised and with a positive attitude towards flexibility and change. You will lead by example, commit to team working and will have the necessary skills to support the team. Excellent communication skills, ability to support and empower others, a passion for working in dialysis as well as proactive approach to delivery of high standards of evidence based care are essential components to this post. You must have the ability to promote patient centred care and establish good relationships with staff, patients and families. To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team and with the support of the Lead Nurse and band 6 team lead and develop the team and the service we deliver.

Main duties of the job

Job Summary:
  • To act as a professional role model
  • To lead and co-ordinate the nursing team, taking continuing responsibility for the management and organisation of the clinical area
  • To have continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care
  • To ensure a high standard of nursing care and the well being of patients at all times
  • To be responsible for the development, teaching, appraisal and well- being of all staff, both trained and untrained
  • To be responsible for managing the designated budgets
  • To work as an advanced practitioner and effectively deliver an expert nursing service within the specialist area
  • To manage a caseload of patients/clients
  • To ensure that patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical and social support
  • To assist in the development of evidence based clinical nursing practice in line with current research and guidelines
  • To establish clear lines of communication within the speciality team to ensure cohesive multidisciplinary management of patients

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties and responsibilities:
1. Clinical Practice
  • To work in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Trust Policies and Procedures
  • To act as an expert for the care of a specified group of patients, providing effective leadership and acting as a positive role model
  • To set agreed standards of nursing care and to monitor them and take action to improve if necessary
  • To communicate effectively with patients, their relatives and carers and all healthcare personnel
  • To be fully involved in the health education of patients and relatives, taking every opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • To promote a holistic and multi disciplinary approach to care, ensuring continuity of care
  • In conjunction with senior nurses within the care group, to develop clinical policies and protocols relevant to the area, ensuring that practice is evidence based
  • To participate in benchmark and quality audits including Observations of Care. Ensuring that staff receive feedback on the results, and that where necessary action is taken to improve standards
  • To ensure the effective and efficient use of dialysis slots at all times
  • To assist in the delivery of an advanced specialist nursing service for people with specialist needs
  • To provide specialist nursing advice and support to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following diagnosis and through treatment
  • To ensure continuity of a high standard of evidence based nursing care, assessing health, health related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care. This can include:
    • Managing a patient caseload
    • Ordering diagnostic tests
    • Running clinics
  • To accept responsibility for own patient caseload, ensuring all patients have an accurate plan of care, which reflects the assessment undertaken and incorporates the issues and recommendations made ensuring clear documentation in the patients records and hand held records
  • To follow-up patients as appropriate and ensure all relevant information is available to enable patients to make an informed choice about their treatment
  • To attend and co-ordinate MDT meetings if appropriate to the role ensuring all patients are represented
  • To deliver a seamless service through the development of enhanced Multidisciplinary team (MDT) processes and communication
  • To participate in the identification and development of clinical protocols and strategies to enhance both the continuity and standard of specialist care whilst ensuring equity of access to the service
  • To participate in the process of operational policies review annually in accordance with national standards
  • To ensure all care is given in accordance with agreed protocols.
  • To work with key staff members to maintain nurse led preassessment/assessment and out patient follow-up services. Providing detailed baseline patient assessment and education and support to patients and their families
  • To regularly review those clinical notes of patients requiring imminent admission, ensuring all assessments, diagnostic investigation and test results are up-to-date and in place to ensure a smooth admission process
  • To actively involve service users in providing feedback of their experience of the current service and suggestions for improvements.
2. Education and Research
  • To ensure the development and provision of a good quality clinical learning environment that supports students and continuing professional development.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that a professional support system is developed and implemented for all nurses within the Clinical area.
  • In conjunction with the Practice Development Nurse ensure that staff receive appropriate education
  • To liaise with the Link Tutor/Lecturer Practitioner and foster good relationships. To participate in the Educational Audit in conjunction with the Link Tutor/Lecturer Practitioner.
  • To participate in Trust approved research studies, keeping the Assistant Director of Nursing (Education and Research) informed of progress
  • To work with all senior nurses in the unit to develop a Care Group strategy which allows nursing expertise to be developed and shared
  • To ensure all patients are fully informed of the risks and benefits of proposed procedures / treatments, contributing to the process of securing informed consent
  • To produce and provide all patients with relevant and accessible written information regarding their treatment in accordance with Trust standards
  • To supervise and participate in the delivery of programmes of education and training according to the identified needs of clients, carers and other involved in their care
  • To work with other clinical staff to identify knowledge gaps in relation to specialist patients and ensure staff are appropriately educated
  • To participate in and assist with any appropriate/relevant Trust approved research projects conducted within the department.
  • To promote nursing research and evidenced based practice relevant to the speciality
3. Management
  • To be responsible for the organisation and management of the ward / clinical area on a 24-our basis
  • To, at all times, have an overall view of the intensity of the workload and the experience of the staff and act to utilise the nursing establishment to ensure adequate cover to achieve a high standard of nursing care
  • To delegate appropriately encouraging staff to develop and advance their skills
  • To ensure the formal reporting and recording of adverse incidents in line with Trust policy
  • To keep the senior nurse informed of any adverse incidents and complaints investigating complaints and adverse incidents as required by the senior nurse, intervening at an early level to resolve informally where possible and taking appropriate action in relation to any identified outcomes
  • To ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations and be responsible for the implementation of safe working practices, including ensuring training of staff, maintenance and/or replacement of equipment as necessary
  • Ensures compliance with the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy, supporting the delivery of the Trusts Race Equality Scheme and the Trust's duty to positively promote race equality and equality of opportunity for disabled people ensuring services are responsive to the needs of equality groups.
  • To lead in the process of recruitment and in conjunction with senior colleagues, to ensure timely completion of Trust wide returns such as staff absence (STARS), Bank and Agency, audits & stock takes
  • To be responsible for the monitoring and management of sickness and absence, both planned and unplanned
  • To be responsible for ensuring all staff members IPRs are complete and an appropriate Personal Development Plan (PDP) is in place
  • Responsible for ensuring confidentiality and safekeeping of records with regards to patients and staff in line with Caldecott guidelines
  • To maintain positive team dynamics within own unit / department and across the Care Group at all times
  • Promote and maintain good working relationships with other departments and the multi disciplinary team
  • To be actively involved with any plans in relation to service development, service improvement, and the resolution of any on-going problems
  • To be aware of wider Trust objectives, regional and national policy and their impact on local service delivery
  • To liaise effectively with all other disciplines within the Trust and at local level.
  • To actively contribute to any relevant initiatives within the care group and provide support to colleagues and Heads of Nursing.
  • To contribute positively to the leadership of nursing within the care group acting as an effective role model.
  • To comply with measures to actively manage and reduce risk to patients. Ensuring the formal reporting and recording of adverse incidents in line with Trust policy
  • To utilise and maintain information systems to aid audit and to provide regular activity analysis reports
  • Maintain contemporaneous and accurate treatment records, submitting relevant statistics, reports and activity data as requested. To participate in the evaluation of the service in terms of clinical effectiveness, clinical excellence and value for money
  • To ensure the best use of available resources is used within agreed budget to provide a cost effective service.
4. Personal Professional Development
  • To maintain your own personal and professional development in accordance with PREP requirements, attending mandatory study sessions as required
  • To undergo and actively participate in your own performance appraisal
  • To keep up to date with NMC, relevant specialist, Faculty & Trust guidelines and protocols
  • To adhere to the NMC code of professional conduct working within and accepting responsibility for maintaining agreed levels of competence
  • To keep up to date with current literature and research in the specialty
  • To be an active member of the clinical nursing team contributing to trust wide nursing groups as appropriate

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