JOB DESCRIPTION POST
Staff Nurse 1C JOB GRADE:
Band 5 HOURS:
37.5 RESPONSIBLE TO:
Ward Manager ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
RN/RSCN or EquivalentMINIMUM EXPERIENCE:
NMC registration Child ACCOUNTABLE TO
1C Ward Manager AGENDA FOR CHANGE BAND
We are looking for 3 B5 nurses to join the cardiac nursing team on 1C
We are a 23 bedded specialist cardiac ward caring for babies through to adolescents.
The ward is part of the critical care floor and incorporates high dependency cardiac beds and general cardiac beds including day case, medical cardiology and cardiac surgical pre and post op beds.
You will gain a wide variety of skills and knowledge, supported by a bespoke competency framework, to address the ever- changing needs of the patient population. We offer a 6 month preceptorship package and also run regular in-house study days to consolidate knowledge and bridge the theory to practice gap. Training will be supported by the Clinical Education Team.
As a specialist regional unit, we accept admissions from out of area, as well as Liverpool and take both planned and emergency admissions.Main duties of the job
The candidate is responsible for providing a high standard of nursing care and to a wide range of cardiac patients. Including day case level patients , inpatients and HDU level patients
The candidate is able to use clinical assessment to assess their patients clinical status
The candidate is able to work as part of a large dynamic team
The candidate is able to communicate effectively with the team, patients and care givers to provide holistic care from a large Multi disciplinary team.About us
Alder Hey Children's Hospital cares for over 330,000 children, young people and their families every year.
As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.
In 2015 we opened a state-of-the-art hospital alongside a brand new research, innovation and education center. Alder Hey in the Park and the Institute in the Park bring together excellent care, technology and design to provide the best possible healing environment for children and their families.
In addition to our main hospital site, we offer pediatric services at a number of community sites and hold local clinics across Merseyside, Cumbria, Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man.
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment. All employees are expected to observe this policy in their behaviors to the public and fellow employees.
It is the responsibility of all staff to recognize their role in maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff to minimize the risk of healthcare associated infection. Employees are responsible for ensuring that they are fully aware of the Trust's infection prevention and control policies, the post holder will undertake infection control training as required by the position.
The trust is committed to developing an environment that embraces diversity and promotes a quality of opportunity.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesManagerial and Leadership Skills
Provide advice, demonstrate own activities or workplace routines to new or less experienced employees in own work area liaising with appropriate personnel and departments.
Ensure own actions promote quality and alerts others to quality issues.
To act as a role model to all members of staff. Education and Experience
Participate in research projects, quality monitoring and clinical audits when required.
Identify learning needs, plan, implement and evaluate program of education to meet identified needs for parents/ carer's.
Follow policies in own role and may be required to comment on policy, procedures or developments.
Ensure own compliance with regard to mandatory training.
Attend both internal and external training sessions in order to up date skills and improve knowledge.
Understand a range of work procedures and practices, which require expertise within a specialist are or discipline, underpinned by theoretical knowledge or relevant practice or experience.
Carry out role of link nurse as required.
The cardiac nurse will maintain clinical competence by attending mandatory training, identifying their own and cardiac training needs, and participating in continuing professional activities
Develop clinical expertise in all aspects of care within cardiology Communication and Relationship Skills
Responsible for the maintenance of patient records.
Has the focal point of the delivery of care . The bedside nurse is responsible as the key provider of information to patients, their family, and other members of the inter-disciplinary team.
Responsible for the delivery of care that is sensitive to the needs of the patient.
Establishes and maintains clear and effective verbal and written communication with patients and relatives and professionals across health and social services.
Work collaboratively and co-operatively with clinical colleagues to develop services. Risk Management
Responsible for the promotion and maintenance of safe working environment for Trust staff and all people who visiting the premises.
Responsible for maintaining patient safety
Responsible for demonstrating compliance and competence of the Trusts health and Safety policies.
Responsible for the reporting of accidents and incidents to the ward Manager
Responsible for the legible and accurate patient nursing records in accordance with record keeping and confidentiality trust and professional body guidelines.
Responsible for the delivery of care that is sensitive to the needs of the patient. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All employees must follow the Trusts policies and procedures. All polices are available on the intranet. BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN
The Trust is required to have robust emergency preparedness plans in place, to ensure the continuity of service in certain circumstances, eg major civilian disaster, business continuity incident. The Trust expects the post holder to be aware of their role in the event of such a significant disruption to Trust services. As a consequence of such circumstances the post holder may (within their scope of competence) be required to undertake a variation to their normal duties, normal base and / or hours of work as are reasonable and appropriate to maintain essential service provision. INFECTION CONTROL
All staff, clinical and non-clinical have both duty and responsibility to prevent the spread of infection within the hospital and are required to comply with infection control policies at all times. EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
The Trust is pro-diversity and anti-discriminatory. Trust policies prohibit discrimination, victimization, bullying or harassment. The Trust is committed to treating people equally, whether they are patients, colleagues, suppliers or other customers. CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOUR
Employees are personally accountable for their actions at work, and must promote high standards of care and behavior in line with our Trust Values. All employees must deliver reliable and effective customer care.
Alder hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Staff have a responsibility to ensure they are aware of specific duties relating to their role and should familiarize themselves with the Trusts safeguarding and child protection procedures, regular safeguarding and child protection training updates are mandatory for all staff
All individuals will have some risk management responsibilities with which you are required to comply, for details of your responsibilities please refer to the current Risk Management Strategy which is available on the intranet and in the local strategies folder.
It is the responsibility of all staff to recognize their role in maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff to minimize the risk of healthcare associated infection. Employees are responsible for ensuring that they are fully aware of the Trusts infection prevention and control policies, the post holder will undertake infection control training as required by the position.
The Trust is committed to developing an environment that embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.Person SpecificationessentialEssential
- RN paediatric nurse
- excellent clinical assessment
- willingness to expand knowledge and skills
- display role modelling behavior and professionalism
Employer detailsEmployer name
- understanding of cardiology
- committed to team work
- able to work within a varied clinical environment
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Alder Hey Childrens NHS trust
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