An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time (23 hours per week) Band 6 opportunity on Draycott Ward.
Draycott ward is a 24 bedded Medically Stable for Discharge Ward, which looks after short stay rehabilitation patients that are going home with pathway one (community services) support or pathway 2 ( community rehabilitation units / beds in the local area).
Draycott works closely with ward therapy teams to attempt to improve the patients discharge plans, and also work with the community services and Sirona community services to facilitate a quicker, more patient centred discharge.Main duties of the job
The successful candidate can expect to have the opportunity for career development. They will be given support and training to develop leadership and management skills and will be responsible for looking after a small group of staff. There are opportunities to develop your assessment skills as the Trust supports a wide range of training opportunities.
The successful candidate will be proactive in improving patient safety and driving standards of care forward. Have excellent nursing skills and be proactive in the care and management they provide to their patients.
Your main role as a Band 6 is to co-ordinate the workforce and patient admissions and discharges on a shift ward whilst maintaining the safety of patients throughout this process. This is a challenging but rewarding role and the applicant must have excellent communication and problem solving skills. Have the ability to adapt to changing situations when under pressure.
The successful candidate will be flexible, a good team worker, bring with them a passion to excel and ensure high standards are adhered to and exceeded and be innovative within a team environment.
As a Band 6 nurse, you will be expected to manage Datix incidents, appraisals, absences and audits alongside the Ward Manager, as part of the Senior Nursing Team on Draycott.About us
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.Person SpecificationEducation and QualificationsEssential
Skills & AbilitiesEssential
- RGN. 1st Level or relevant children's qualification
- Current NMC Registration
Knowledge & ExperienceEssential
- Good basic level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills
- Time management and organisational skills
- Good Communication Skills
- IT Literate
- To act as an expert practitioner, role model and advisor, undertaking advanced nursing skills within their defined clinical area
- Ability to contribute to service developments using evidence based practice
- Significant relevant clinical experience
- Understanding of NMC Code of Practice and requirements of it for practice and behaviour and its application to the management of staff and self
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within speciality area
- Leadership experience
- Undertaken nursing research
- Experience and knowledge of advanced practice/protocols
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)Address
Weston General Hospital
Grange Road, Uphill
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