To facilitate multidisciplinary patient care in the role of named nurse/team leader. To assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. On a regular basis, accept the responsibility for the management/leadership of the ward/department in the absence of the senior nurse. To participate in the supervision and teaching of staff and students.Main duties of the job
Service Delivery Responsibilities
To demonstrate up to date knowledge of national and local professional issues and to lead/facilitate the implementation at a local level.
To undertake any other duties, required by the line manager appropriate to the grade and relevant to the post.
To act on behalf of patients, carers and staff to ensure their views are represented.
To implement the local and national Clinical Governance agenda.About us
Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.
Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care wed want for our family and friends.
More than 3,500 people work for the Trust they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.
The Trust encourages applications from people outside of the NHS and welcomes the valuable experiences and skills they can bring to the organisation.
We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.
Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time all the time.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To support the ward/department Sister/Charge Nurse and their deputy in the implementation of their role.
To practice as a named nurse/team leader taking responsibility for a defined caseload of patients on a continuing basis.
To assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care for a defined caseload.
In the absence of Sister/Charge Nurse effectively manage complaints and report to Matron.
To promote collaborative working partnership and effective communication between all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
To ensure clinical incident/near misses within the sphere of responsibility are managed in a timely manner. In the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse report action taken to minimize risk.
To develop links with all care agencies to facilitate seamless care delivery.
Promote health and wellness through practice and education of patients, relatives, carers and staff.
To take responsibility for developing innovative practice and leading the implementation of such practices, to enhance patient care.
To maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
To minimize hazards in the working area and report any identifiable hazards to the line manger. To adhere to all safe systems of work applicable to the work area.
To undertake risk assessments and implement risk reducing measures. To report to the line manager any deficiencies in the arrangements for minimizing risk.To promote awareness of child protection issues referring to area child protection policy and Trust policy. Attend child protection training in accordance with the policy.
To promote awareness of adult protection issues referring to the Herefordshire Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures for The Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse. Attend adult protection training sessions in accordance with the policies and procedures.
Budget Management Responsibilities
To actively participate in the effective and efficient use of the ward/departmental budget.
People Management Responsibilities
To deputise in the absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse.
To manage own time and that of others, through delegations to ensure high quality patient care.
To act as preceptor/mentor/clinical supervisor for junior staff and students.
To contribute to the setting of yearly personal and professional objectives for junior staff reflecting personal development needs in conjunction with the ward/department philosophy. All NHS workers in England who have face to face contact with patients are encouraged to fully vaccinate against COVID 19. Please carefully consider this requirement when applying for this positionPerson SpecificationNMCEssential
- First / Second Registered Nurse
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a wide range of people
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience within relevant clinical area
- Experience of Change Management
Wye Valley NHS TrustAddress
The County Hospital
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