An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our busy and friendly Outpatients team at Grantham and District Hospital. Your role will be varied, working with specialties where you can demonstrate your clinical practice further and enhance your skills and knowledge. Outpatient's areas of work include Main Outpatients, Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic and Ophthalmology. The successful candidate will be an exceptional, dedicated nurse with the drive and ambition to provide and maintain the highest standards of patient care. The Outpatient Service provides a busy service with a wide range of specialities. We are looking for a motivated and dynamic individual with experience and a willingness to learn. These hours are from 0830 - 1800 Mon - SunMain duties of the job
- Provide a high standard of patient care, recognising the needs of the individual patients using assessment and evaluation skills
- Liaise and effectively communicate with other members of the multi-disciplinary team
- Act as an advocate for patients and carers and communicate with patients and carers to ensure that their individual needs are met
- Maintain and demonstrate up to date clinical and professional knowledge
- Provide leadership, supervision and support for junior members of staff. To act as a mentor/preceptor and participate in the induction of staff as required. Contribute to the learning of other team members
- Act as a clinic co-ordinator ensuring the smooth running of the clinic and deal with situations as they arise, i.e. unavailable notes, missing reports, patients wishing to complain, medical staff arriving late etc.
- Act as department co-ordinator as required in the absence of the Departmental Sister/Charge Nurse
- To act as a health educator, ensuring that patients and their carers have an understanding and knowledge of their illness and have understood their consultation and any investigations required
- Required to undertake and practice extended roles, e.g. phlebotomy, ECG's
- Ensure stock rotation is carried out, order pharmacy items as required
- Regularly use computer technology during the clinic session
- Report untoward incidents / equipment as necessary. In conjunction with the outpatients Sister investigate and resolve complaints / incidents
Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.
Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.
We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.
Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.
This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.
We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciatedJob descriptionJob responsibilities
Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. your NHS needs you!!!Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- 1st Level nurse with current NMC Registration
Evidence of Knowledge, Skills and AptitudesEssential
- oPrevious outpatients experience
- oUnderstands and can demonstrate good working practices within safeguarding, dignity in care and infection control
- oAble to manage difficult or complex situations effectively and work under pressure
- oAble to demonstrate good leadership skills
- oExcellent written and oral communication skills
- oAbility to evidence / demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework: ?Patient Centred ?Safety ?Compassion ?Respect ?Excellence
- oEvidence of commitment to continual learning
- oUses opportunities to utilise teaching skills
- oComputer skills
- oAble to work as a team member and maintain team moral
- oAble to be flexible and negotiate with colleagues to meet the needs of the department
- oAlways has a professional manner, courteous and polite
Employer detailsEmployer name
- oWilling to adopt new work practices
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
Grantham and District Hospital
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