An opportunity has arisen for Band 5 Paediatric Staff Nurse to work on our busy Paediatric Emergency Care Centre at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary.
At WWL NHS Foundation Trust we are proud that we care for our people as much as our patients and that's why we'd love you to join us within our Emergency Department providing outstanding care.
We work closely with the ambulance service and specialist teams both within the hospital and in the community to ensure that we provide the right care, at the right time. We have a co-located GP/MIU, making referrals and collaborative case management easy and effective. This is proving to be highly successful.
We offer a high level of support on the ward for new starters along with a structured induction which will help to develop your skills and teach you the knowledge you will need to succeed. There will also be training available and once you have gained experience there will be opportunities to progress further your career within the organisation.
We offer flexible working patterns on a roster basis which includes a well-balanced combination of days, nights and weekends in order to meet the needs of our patients and ensure we provide a fair and equal working environment for the whole team.
Please be advised this vacancy may close early if a high volume of suitable applications are received.Main duties of the job
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- To provide highest standards of care to children and their families.
- Perform well within the multidisciplinary team.
- Uphold the NMC code of conduct.
- Adhere to trust policies and procedures.
- To ensure a high standard of care is maintained at all times through the delivery of evidence based care.
- Participate in the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of care to children.
- Organise, delegate appropriately and prioritise workload within the Paediatric Emergency Care Centre (PECC).
- Responsible in ensuring the effective running of the department in the absence of senior staff.
- Commitment to self-development in preparation for the continually changing environment of emergency care.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.
WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.
Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- Demonstrate effective communication, both written and verbal through the maintenance of accurate record keeping and closely liaising with all members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure needs are met in relation to care input and support for ongoing care needs.
- To enable maintenance of good record keeping and essential information regarding the patients condition and progress is recorded by team members and self appropriately in accordance with NMC guidelines.
- To ensure effective use of material resources within the department in consultation with senior staff.
- To be aware of resources and give high quality cost effective care.
- Assist and advise in the ordering of stores and equipment where necessary.
- Responsible for the checking of stock levels and equipment on a daily basis.
- Maintain awareness and adhere to all trust policies and procedures and comply accordingly.
- Participate in induction programmes for new staff, introducing junior staff to the department and their duties.
- Responsible for the effective co-ordination of PECC ensuring compliance with local and national targets.
- Recent evidence of continuing professional development
- RN (Children)
- Teaching and Assessing Course
- Degree /Diploma Studies
- Specialists Skills Course, such as critical care
- Experience in the relevant speciality of which you are applying
- Experience of working independently and as a member of a team
- Post qualification experience
- Previous experience in caring environment
- Experience of clinical supervision
- Experience of audit research
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to maintain and improve standards of care
- Ability to challenge unacceptable behaviour in a clinical context
- Basic computer skills
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
- Knowledge of evidence based practice
- Understanding of research/audit
- Experience of audit / Research
- Understanding of resource management
- Understanding of education/student requirements
- Flexible and positive approach to work
- Ability to demonstrate good attendance record
- Speak English to an appropriate standard relevant to their role, i.e. with confidence and accuracy, using correct sentence structures and vocabulary, and without hesitation
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of clinical supervision
Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
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