To provide effective patient care whilst working as a member of the nursing team across East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will be responsible as a member of the team for the maintenance of a high standard of patient care in response to service needs, through a 24-hour period and that day surgery services are utilised efficiently and effectively. Assist in the implementation of training and development needs of the multidisciplinary team. Newly qualified staff are required to undertake Trust six-month Preceptorship period which may be extended to one year by the department.
Responsibility for supporting junior colleagues and health care assistants within the team. Within their own section of the unit provide assistance to medical staff ensuring all equipment is available and safe to use. Regularly responsible for providing training In own discipline/practical training or undertaking basic workplace assessments. Assist with the development of specialised programmes of care/care packages and provide highly specialised advice concerning the care or treatment of patients to patients and staffMain duties of the job
Provide professional leadership, advice and guidance to junior practitioners and healthcare assistants and foster collaborative partnerships with other disciplines.
- Communicate effectively with patients and their relatives, ensuring accurate and seamless information is conveyed and documented
- Assist in the maintenance and monitoring of agreed standards, ensuring that any shortfall is brought to the attention of the line manager
- Ensure that all quality initiatives within the clinical environment are adhered to and that the highest standards of care are maintained at all times.
- Assist in the development of clinical protocols ensuring that these are reviewed in accordance with the needs of the service in conjunction with the Ward/Unit manager
- Ensure that accurate and legible patient records are kept in line with professional and legal requirements.
- Promote and maintain effective working relationships and communications with consultants, medical staff, nurse colleagues and other multi-agency professionals.
We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 700,000 people.
Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.
We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day. Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.Person SpecificationExperienceEssential
- Recent clinical experience in an acute Trust
- Previous Ward experience at Band 5
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- Registered Nurse, ODP III/ODA C& G 752 ODP Diploma/ 1st Degree
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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