1. The assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.2. To teach and supervise post basic learners and unqualified staff.3. To act as a key worker to allocated patients.4. To take responsibility and accountability for a group of patients.Main duties of the job
Is aware of the need to provide patient information and advice, especially for patients discharged from A& E after a short period of interaction with health care professionals and not transferred to another health care professional's care.
Ensure economical use of supplies, liaising with senior staff to provide the most appropriate equipment as per individual patient need.
Maintain effective communication with nursing colleagues and work with other professional groups in all aspects of patient care and the ward environment. Knowing how and when and where they can make suggestions for change.About us
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute and specialist services from two sites to a local population of 350,000. Our services include accident and emergency services, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. Hillingdon is situated in North West London close to Heathrow airport and is the second largest London borough.
Our vision is to be the best general hospital in the country. We are clear that our Vision can only be achieved by our staff, our most valuable asset. We are committed to making improvements for both our patients and our staff which we will deliver through living our core values:Communication,Attitude,Responsibility,Equity andSafety -cares. More information about our Vision and values and how we build theses into our recruitment process can be found atthh website.
We value our staff and wherever possible we offer flexible hours, a full range of benefits, on-site nursery facilities and restaurant as well as a wide range of training and career development opportunities. We are proud to say that our staff survey results show that our staff look forward to coming to work here.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Ensure that nursing care within the ward is of a high standard and in accordance with Hospital policies and procedures.
Maintain individual patient care systems, evaluating and updating them as necessary to ensure that the patients physical, social and psychological needs are met
Assist with the introduction and implementation of new ideas and methods of nursing care, including research methods.
Communicate with relatives as required and ensure a good public image at all times. Ensure that ordering, storage administration and documentation of drugs are in accordance with Trust policy
Ensure that research based nursing care within the ward is of a high standard and in accordance with Hospital policies and procedures. By monitoring patient care, supervising juniors, and evaluating the care that is delivered.
Maintain individual patient care plans, evaluating and updating them as necessary to ensure that the patients physical, social and psychological needs are met.
Ensure that all patients nutritional and personal hygiene needs are met.
Have knowledge of and diagnose cardiac/respiratory arrest and initiate basic life support, if necessary. Escalate to appropriate senior nursing staff or medical personnel concerns regarding individual patients should their condition deteriorate.
Build up and maintain contact with patients and their relatives with reference to the named nurse concept
To communicate complex and emotionally sensitive information to patients and their carer's regarding medical conditions, prognoses, plans of care and interactions with outside agencies
Assist with clinical duties in other areas of the Trust when the need arisesThe Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 5 Managerial
ResponsibilitiesEnsure economical use of supplies within the confines of the ward budget.
Supervise and participate in keeping accurate and legible records and be aware of the legal implications of these documents.
Ensure safe custody of patients property and valuables in accordance with hospital policy
Maintain good communication with nursing colleagues and liaise with otherprofessional groups in all aspects of patient care and the ward environment.
Refer any complaints from patients/relatives in line with the Trust's Complaints policy
To act as leader during the absence of the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse and Sister.
To participate in all relevant team, staff, departmental and organisational meetings
Assist with clinical duties in other areas of the Trust when the need arises
To plan, organise and deploy staff according to competencies and workload in order to meet patient needs
Ensure continued development of leadership skills to enable the delegation of shift leadership, by F/G grade
To report incidents complete incident form, instigate initial investigation and inform Senior Sister
Uphold all trust policies and procedures, paying particular attention to thesickness/absence policy number 45 and annual leave policy number 163.
To assist the Senior Sister in the recruitment and selection of nursing staff
To be fully conversant with the Trust policy on Child Protection issues and take appropriate action by referring to relevant agencies if cause for concern
Educational ResponsibilitiesSupport the Ward Manager to maintain and develop ward philosophy and objectives.
Assist with the induction program for new staff to the ward.To act as a mentor for learner nurses.
To participate in the teaching of nurses in training and Health Care Assistants, working closely with the training establishments.
To be responsible for own professional development in accordance with PREP requirements and NMC scope of practice.
Participate in the induction program for new staff to the ward, by working alongside them as a competent team member, familiarising them with environment and ward routine
Support nursing colleagues in the development of patient information leaflets in conjunction with medical staff, which may assist patients understand their condition
To undertake post basic education pertinent to role and work area in consultation with Senior Sister and use knowledge gained to enhance patient care experience such as working in link nurse role The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 6
Assist in the implementation of the Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare Assistant Strategy 2004-2007 as agreed by Senior Sister
Research & DevelopmentTo participate as required in the measurement and evaluation of your work and that of the team through the use of Evidence Based Practice projects, audit and outcome measures.
Undertake audit of practice in Essence of Care Benchmarking on an annual basis and critically evaluate outcomes devising action plans to implement changes in practice
To adhere to the systems and processes in place for Clinical Governance and Risk Management and to feed back any concerns to the Senior Sister or Service Manager
At all times, promote the safety and well being of patients, staff and other personnel.
Assist in ensuring a safe working environment, reporting any hazards to Ward Manager.Maintain own awareness of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to Health & Safety (whether statutory or Trust) and assist in ensuring the compliance of other staff.
Any other duties as may be required within the Trust, following consultationPerson SpecificationSHORTLIST CRITERIAEssential
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The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Pield Heath Road
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