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Senior Staff Nurse

Employer
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The post holder will have to be able to administer IV medications. They will also have the specialist skills in Cannulation, Venepuncture and to administer cytotoxic chemotherapy. They will be able to access and maintain patency of central lines (Training at first-degree level will be provided for these skills).

Main duties of the job

The four units provide blood and other infusions /supportive therapies so the post holder must be proficient at administering blood product and be familiar with (with training if appropriate) in implementing the Trust's guidelines on Blood Transfusion and dealing with adverse reactions.

Good communication, multi-disciplinary working and organizational and interpersonal/negotiation skills are essential for this post. This includes educating and empowering patients and their careers.

The post holder must be flexible to meet the demands of the unit.

This Post is primarily in the outpatients, although there will be some rotation in the Inpatient Unit (Dove)

About us

We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:

Service - We will put our patients firstTeamwork - We will work togetherAmbition - We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect - We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

Patient Client Care1. Accept responsibility for the management of the ward where indicated or in the absence of the Sister.

2. Ensure that all staff adhere to the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts and local policies, protocols and procedures.

3. To be aware of and comply with Health & Safety, COSHH, Manual Handling, Infection Control and Fire Safety measures.

4. To act immediately and resolve where appropriate incidents, accidents, complaints or other undue occurrences and report to Sister/Senior Nurse or Manager.

5. To maintain effective communication and professional relationships with all areas of the Non-Acute medical Unit and other clinical areas associated with Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust including Primary Care Trusts.

6. To participate in the Trusts appraisal programme and agree objectives for continuing development of self and service.

7. Assist in appraisal of staff.

8. Work in the clinical area with other/senior members of staff on a regular basis to facilitate clinical supervision and further development of managerial skills.

9. To work with the Senior Sister and Senior Manager to critically analyse patient care, identifying areas for development so that patients receive the highest quality of care.

10. To maintain effective communication and professional relationships with all areas within the Unit and other clinical areas within the Trust.

Please see attached full job description

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse Part 1
  • Experience at Band 5 or above
  • Diploma/Degree in relevant area or willing to work towards one
  • Teaching qualification e.g. ENB 998
  • ENB N59 (chemotherapy course) or equivalent (or willingness to undertake)
  • Post registration training preferably in haematological / oncological care.
  • Demonstrates evidence of ongoing continuous professional development
  • Leadership skills


Desirable

  • ENB 237 course or ENB N14 or equivalent (or willingness to undertake)
  • NVQ assessor
  • Mentor to pre-registration students
  • ALERT
  • Evidence of teaching skills


Experience

Essential

  • Regular experience of taking charge and delegating duties
  • Experience of working as a preceptor/facilitator
  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others
  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within haematological and oncological care and the application of this in practice
  • Significant experience at a Band 5 or above


Desirable

  • Evidence of involvement in service users advocacy and complaints resolution.
  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice particularly within rheumatology and chronic pain care and the application of this in practice.
  • Understanding of the basic principles of effective staff Management
  • Understanding of the basic principles of effective budgetary management


Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road

Swindon

SN3 6BB

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249-6116046

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