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Staff Nurse (XR05)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Leeds Teaching Hospitals are looking to recruit a Band 5 registered nurse to join the multidisciplinary Endocrine team.

The service delivers highly specialist care to patients undergoing endocrine dynamic testing and bone health care.

We are based in the Endocrine Day Unit and provide a tertiary level of service.

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and committed to the provision of excellence in care and who wants to further develop their knowledge and skills in this field.

Main duties of the job

You will need excellent clinical, organisational, IT and communication skills and be willing to be involved in the development of the Endocrine Service.

Were committed to the personal development of all staff. Support will be offered for professional development providing a period of preceptor ship and clinical supervision.

The successful applicant would be required to be adaptable to service needs.

We would consider full time and part time applicants and are flexible within working hours in line with service needs.

About us

Interview date: To be confirmed

For more information please contact: Senior Sister Heather Cooke 0113 2066255 or email heather.cooke3@nhs.net

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care.

To deliver care without supervision.

To take charge of the ward or department as necessary in the absence of the Sister or Charge Nurse.

To participate in the in-service training, preceptor ship and mentorship of junior staff, post basic learners and students.

To take responsibility as the prime care provider for a group of patients.

To promote confidence in our commitment to provide excellent compassionate patient care.

To maintain personal development.

The jobholder will work within an environment caring for adult patients. The Endocrinology Day Unit provides specialist Osteoporosis and Endocrinology advice, treatment and support to out-patients and clinical teams within Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

3. ORGANISATIONAL CHART

4. PRINCIPAL DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Clinical

Acts in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct.

Communicate with patients and carers to ensure they have access to appropriate information.

Maintain and deliver compassionate patient focused care in accordance with LTHT guidelines, policies, values and behaviours.

Maintain a safe working environment.

Provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients, ensuring documentation standards are upheld in accordance with NMC and LTHT guidelines, whether written or computerised.

Promote and maintain positive relationships between all staff involved in the care of patients.

Promote evidence-based practice.

Participate in the audit and evaluation of clinical practice in the interests of promoting and improving quality care through action on findings.

Undertake duties on other wards or departments as and when required by service demands or patient need.

Act in such a way that safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults at all times. Is familiar with and adheres to, the LTHT safeguarding policies.

Education and Training

Contribute to the promotion of a positive clinical learning environment.

Keep up to date with developments, advances and research in individualised patient care.

Participate in research and or education programmes relating to professional nursing issues and practice.

Complete mandatory training annually.

Participate in annual appraisal.

Participate in preceptorship and mentorship programmes

Participate in teaching, supervising and assessing of student nurses and other supervised staff, where allocated.

Undertake continuous professional and clinical development, constantly seeking opportunities to enhance skills.

Managerial

Demonstrate effective use of resources.

In the absence of the Sister or Charge Nurse take charge of the ward or department and co-ordinate ward or department activities.

Take responsibility for the prime care provider for a group of patients

When in charge of the ward takes responsibility for reporting, investigating and responding to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events.

As delegated and directed by the Senior Sister or Charge Nurse, participate in, investigating and responding to accidents, complaints, untoward incidents and other significant events.

Raise concerns with regards to risk, danger, malpractice or wrong doing by following the LTHT Whistleblowing policy and supporting processes.

5. THE LEEDS WAY VALUES

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Additionally, the following are core values which relate specifically to this post:

Commitment to maintain high standards of care in accordance with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) guidelines and policies.

Commitment to own development and the development of junior staff.

Commitment to the development of nursing within the clinical setting.

Commitment to working in a multi-disciplinary team.

Commitment to support, uphold and demonstrate the core values and behaviours of LTHT.

Commitment to lifelong learning, to maintain personal development within the role.

6. WEST YORKSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF ACUTE TRUSTS (WYAAT)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.

7. INFECTION CONTROL

The jobholder must comply at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Infection Control policies, in particular by practising Universal Infection Control Precautions. Hand hygiene must be performed before and after contact with patients and their environment.

8. HEALTH AND SAFETY / RISK MANAGEMENT

All staff are responsible for working with their colleagues to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to our patients and other service users. This includes complying at all times with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Policies, including Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed security and safer working procedures, and reporting incidents using the Trust Incident Reporting system

9. EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

The jobholder must comply with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment and that services are delivered in ways that meet the individual needs of patients and their families. No person whether they are staff, patient or visitor should receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion etc.

10. TRAINING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The jobholder must take responsibility in agreement with his/her line manager for his/her own personal development by ensuring that Continuous Professional Development remains a priority. The jobholder will undertake all mandatory training required for the role.

11. COMMUNICATION & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Matron

All grades of nursing staff

Allied Health Professionals

Medical staff

Facilities staff

Patients, families and Carers

Social Care

12. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS

i) PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Frequent standing, sitting, walking, kneels and crouches to attend to patient needs. Responding to changes patient condition.

Patient Care (e.g. drug administration). Shift working.

Moving & handling of patients and equipment on a daily basis:

Patients - 10-120kg (with lifting aids). Equipment - medical equipment, specialised mattresses (weight 1-20kg).

ii) MENTAL EFFORT:

Continuous mental effort/concentration required in relation to responding to and meeting patients nursing care needs (e.g. for 8-12 hour shift).

Co-ordinating Ward or Department activities in absence of a Sister or Charge Nurse.

Responding to changing circumstances (e.g. changes in patient condition, prioritisation of workload).

Dealing with complex and changing care needs of patients within an acute hospital environment (includes communication with relatives/carers). Calculating drug doses. Robust verbal and written communication skills required at all times.

iii) EMOTIONAL EFFORT:

Exposure to difficult situation including death and dying, distressed patients and relatives/carers.

Dealing with complex workload.

Dealing with staffing issues and or performance issues on shift basis.

iv) WORKING CONDITIONS:

Temperature - should be controlled but may experience hot or cold work environment.

Smells - dealing with body fluids.

Violence & Aggression - may experience violence and aggression from patients and or relatives or carers.

Infection Control - exposure to patients with infections.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Adult Nurse Level 1 or 2)
  • Has current registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register
  • Ability to demonstrate and explain skills to other staff


Skills & behaviours

Essential

  • Caring, compassionate and motivated.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to act professionally at all times.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective numeracy skills e.g. accurate drug calculations.
  • Ability to organise self and others.
  • Teaching and assessing skills.
  • Team player.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Committed to working with people.
  • Able to provide and be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised programmes of care
  • Understanding of skills and knowledge required to develop team members
  • Understanding of skills and knowledge required to develop team members


Other Criteria

Essential

  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post.
  • Ability to travel in between Trust premises and patient homes for posts that involve community visits


Experience

Essential

  • Current issues in health care
  • An understanding of research and evidence-based practice.
  • An understanding of the organisation and working practices of the area.
  • An understanding of the process and philosophy of preceptor ship.
  • An understanding of the training and development needs of junior staff and students.
  • Completion of a recognised teaching and mentorship qualification (e.g. Supporting Learners in Practice (SLIP).
  • Revision and expansion of professional knowledge base.
  • Revision and expansion of knowledge base with regards to speciality.


Desirable

  • Awareness of Specialty


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF

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C9298-NUR-510

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