We are looking for a band 5 nurses to join the team on the Acute Medical Ward B6. You will work alongside the senior nursing team to develop a service, providing high quality care.
As a staff nurse you will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team to ensure Safe, Personal and Effective care is delivered to all patients.
We have a Practice Education team who are keen to help staff develop in these roles.
You should be motivated, keen to learn and ready to embrace change and service improvement. Our commitment to you is to provide the environment for this to happen.Main duties of the job
You will be responsible for the assessment of nursing needs and the development of programmes of care and/or the implementation and evaluation of these programmes. Carry out all relevant forms of care without direct supervision and demonstrate procedures to and supervise qualified and/or unqualified staff.About us
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom have won awards for their work.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
MAIN DUTIES1. ASSESSOR of nursing1.1 Takes nursing history of patients through interviewing and observation.1.2 Maintains accurate clinical observations of the patient's condition.1.3 Interprets the significance of data to the patient's condition and progress.1.4 Identifies and discusses nursing problems or needs with the patients, relatives and other staff.2. PLANNER of nursing2.1 Identifies the priorities of nursing care for patients.22 Identifies realistic goals in care plans.2.3 Organises time, equipment and the staff to deliver nursing care.3. PRACTITIONER of nursing3.1 Gives skilled care to patients and relatives.3.2 Administers drugs and treatments as prescribed with safety, accuracy and intelligence within the Trust.3.3 Communicates effectively with patients, their relatives and co-workers.3.4 Liaises with medical, para-medical staff and social workers in the delivery of care.3.5 Ensure that individual patients are assessed and that care is planned to meet their handling and moving needs.3.6 May be required to act as a Trainer or Risk Assessor in Moving and Handling.4. EVALUATOR of nursing4.1 Contributes the setting of standards for nursing care.4.2 Evaluates the quality of care given to patients.4.3 Measure goal achievements with patients and relatives and co-workers.4.4 Changes care plans and goals according to evaluation, under the direction of the Primary Nurse.5. LEARNERS/RESEARCHER of nursing5.1 Seeks out new knowledge of nursing and health by reading, enquiring and partaking in continuing education programmes.5.2 Seeks to develop new skills.5.3 Applies research findings to nursing practice.6. TEACHER of nursing and health6.1 Assesses the learning needs of patients, relatives and staff (including learners).6.2 Instructs patients, relatives and staff (including learners) about nursing.6.3 Demonstrates nursing skills to patients, relatives and staff (including learners) and support workers.6.4 Reflects on learning experiences with patients, relatives and staff (including learners).6.5 Assist with assessing the progress of individual learners, junior staff and support workers.6.6 Advises members of the public on the promotion of health and prevention of illness - promoting ward activity6.7 Offer recognised training, and participate in the training and assessment of support workers.7. MANAGER of nursing7.1 Assesses work to be carried out.7.2 Organises staff (according to competence), time and equipment for completion of work.7.3 Supervises the delivery and quality of care given.7.4 Praises and corrects team members as appropriate.7.5 Reports and receives reports of work activity.7.6 Assists with the identification of training needs of junior and untrained nursing staff.7.7 Co-ordinates the care given by nurses, medical, paramedical staff and social workers.7.8 Handles complaints by patients, members of the public and staff in accordance with the Trust's Policies.7.9 Assist the Sisters to maintain safe systems of work, including COSHH and manual handling of loads.8. PROFESSIONAL PERSON8.1 Abides by the legal requirements and statutory rules relating to practice, e.g. NMC. Code of Conduct.8.2 Takes responsibility for personal development and education including in-service training.8.3 Discusses personal development and progress with ward sisters through internal informal appraisal.8.4 Maintains standards of conduct and dress to sustain the public confidence in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and the Trust's Policies.Person SpecificationATTAINMENTSEssential
- Registered 1st Level or equivalent as verified by the NMC
- To have knowledge of current research applicable to the post's specialist area.
- Able to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge.
- Ability to problem solve.
- Be numerate
- Able to manage the care for a group of people and prioritise workload with minimal supervision.
- Be proficient at calculating medication doses.
- Able to write basic reports.
- Able to train less qualified carers/learners.
- Moving and handling, customer awareness, computer/keyboard skills.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to present reasoned discussion.
- Evidence of continuous development.
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
B6 Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals
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