The expectations within this job description will be met through hands on clinical practice, education and training and research.To post holder will ensure that high quality nursing care is delivered within their designated clinical area.The post holder will support the standards of clinical practice, in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.Duties of the PostThe post of a qualified nurse is characterised by six principle role functions:- Clinical Practice- Advanced Clinical Skills- Professional leadership and management- Education training and development- Evaluation of care and research- Human ResourcesMain duties of the job
The post-holder will ensure that all areas of practice adhere to all current NMC guidance.
1. Plan the delivery of patient care and take responsibility for implementing and evaluating that care, using an appropriate nursing model.2. To provide advice and education to patients, staff and learners within the directorate as required. To develop communication networks across specialities and throughout the multidisciplinary team.3. Be able to prioritise their own workload and of those working with them such as learners and Healthcare Assistants. When in charge of the ward know how to delegate what staff to what duties and ensure the smooth running of the ward.4. Know how to impart news of a distressing nature to patients and relatives. This will include passing on news of a patient's death or helping a patient/relative understand a diagnosis such as cancer.5. Carry out nursing care to the highest possible standard according to Trust Policies and Practice and Clinical Guidelines. This requires a thorough understanding of policies and guidance related to for example: infection control, hygiene and individualised patient needs.6. To administer patient medication according to Trust Policy, this includes the administration of intravenous medicationAbout us
Welcome to the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We offer an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynecologyto over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospitaland St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Careand Surrey Downs Health and Care. St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unitand Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A& E)and Maternity services (Obstetrics). With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly. As teaching hospitals, we play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Both sites work in partnership with St George's Hospital and St George's Medical School in south London to deliver high quality education and research.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the Staff Nurse role at Epsom and St Helier.Person SpecificationessentialEssential Desirable EssentialEssential
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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- Experience and communication skills
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
Epsom general Hospital , Dorking Road , KT18 7EG
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