Leicester Royal Infirmary Children's Short Stay Unit
We have an exciting opportunity for a registered children's nurse to join our team working in the Children's Short Stay Unit (CSSU).
The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the largest in England and has one of the busiest Children's Emergency Departments in the country. The Children's ED incorporates a 12 bed short stay unit for children for up to 18 hours observation.
We are looking to recruit dynamic children's nurses to join our friendly and talented team who strive to deliver high quality care to infants, children and young persons up to 17 years of age presenting with a broad spectrum of conditions.
There is a comprehensive induction program with mentorship for your first year. Our excellent education programme gives you on-going development and support. You can develop all of the core skills and take the opportunity to broaden your nursing experience. We have a dedicated Children's ED educator who will work alongside you in the department and support you in your development. We offer many training opportunities delivered in house and also university and national courses. The educational team also deliver weekly MDT simulations within the department and education pod. The training we provide offers opportunities for further roles within the department. Main duties of the job
The Children's Short Stay Unit is a 12 bedded unit which cares for children from birth to 17 years of age presenting to the Emergency Department who require further observation for up to 18 hours of stay. The unit is open 24/7, supported by our children's ED.
- Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of evidence-based nursing care for a group of patients.
- Assist in and contribute to the management and organisation of a ward/clinical area.
- Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.
- Actively participate in the education, development and supervision of other staff members.
- Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.
- Act as a clinical and professional role model, mentoring, assessing and supporting students and learners on placement within the clinical area.
Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).
We have four primary goals:
high-quality care for all,
being a great place to work,
partnerships for impact, and
research and education excellence
And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.
Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
we are compassionate,
we are proud,
we are inclusive, and
we are one team
This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.
About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:
http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/work-for-us/current-vacancies/Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesKEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Delivery of effective health care within the organisation
- Ward/Unit Manager
- Multi-disciplinary teams
- Medical staff
- Nursing Directorate
- Infection control
- Nurse specialists
- CMG Education and Practice team
- Clinical support nurses
- Practice learning leads and Clinical Placement Facilitators
For a more detailed job description and person specification please see supporting documents.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential Desirable
- Perform comprehensive assessments of patients nursing needs and plan, implementand evaluate care delivery according to changing healthcare needs.
- Take responsibility for the care needs of individuals and groups of patients.
- Collect, collate and fully accurately report patient information, maintaining accurate,complete and contemporaneous nursing records.
- Involve patients and carers/relatives in the planning and delivery of care.
- Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure needs are metin relation to care input, support for ongoing care needs and safe discharge.
- Establish and maintain effective communication with patients and carers/relatives.
- Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations.
Education & LeadershipEssential
- NMC Approved Teaching and Assessing or Practice Assessor programme or equivalent
- Demonstrates the ability to communicate well in a variety of settings with patients of all cultures and with differing levels of understanding
- Understands the importance of teamwork and their role within the multi -disciplinary team
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- Good basic understanding of the importance of delivering high quality clinical nursing care
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustAddress
Leicester Royal Infirmary
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