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Registered Nurse - Older Persons Acute Medical Unit - A1 South

Employer
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Location
Cardiff
Salary
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024
Do you possess a passion for providing exceptional care and support to our older patients during their most vulnerable moments? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a newly registered nurse to be part of our extraordinary team at the Older Persons Acute Medical Unit(OP AMU) Our Older Persons AMU is a 24 hour area where we provide specialised care and attention to elderly patients facing acute medical challenges

As a team, we prioritize patient-centric care and foster a warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment that promotes healing and recovery

The purpose of the unit is to enable frail patients who only need to be admitted for 24 hours and returned safely to their home - The department is very well supported and has a number of staff that are highly knowledgeable to help your transition onto the ward, smooth

You will be at the heart of everything we do, ensuring the patient receives the best possible care. OP AMU is an exciting place to work, great team work and multi-disciplinary working ensures that all new starters are made to feel supported and welcome

As you progress through your induction a vast array of learning opportunities are available -To enhance your learning, you will be supported by a practice development team. You will be actively encouraged to undertake further study to enhance your knowledge and skills in this interesting and fulfilling environment.

Main duties of the job

Deliver high standards of care to patients and be responsible for a patient for which you have been allocated. Care will be in keeping with the philosophies and operational policies of the Health Board. Act in such a manner to safeguard the interest of patients in your care. Follow the nursing process of assess, plan, implement and evaluate programme of care for patients considering their physical psychological, social and spiritual needs. To escalate concerns about a patient's condition/deterioration to the most appropriate professional. Be aware of the legal requirement concerning the prescribing, control, security and administration of medication. Ability to delegate tasks to a range of staff. Awareness of Deprivation of Liberty safeguards, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act and the ability to raise safeguarding concerns as appropriate. Ability to completed observations of patients in your care and ability to recognise deterioration.

To work in our team, you'll need to demonstrate the core values as set out by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Kind and Caring, Respectful, Trust and Integrity and Personal Responsibility

Staff will receive a supernumerary period to help you adapt to your new ward and role as a registered nurse

If you welcome the opportunity to provide excellent patient care in a challenging and rewarding environment then this opportunity is for you

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification

Qualifications

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Skills

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Special Knowledge

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Personal Qualities

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Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park, Heath

Cardiff

CF14 4XW

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001-NMR151-0424

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