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Staff Nurse HDU

Employer
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oswestry
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Do you want to work for a Trust that is rated outstanding for its care and delivers the best patient experience in the NHS (according to the Adult Inpatient Survey)?An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a modern technological HDU facility which closely monitors and provides nursing care for patients who have undergone extensive or complicated orthopaedic surgery or those who require level 2 care.

Previous applicants need not apply

**Please note we are unable to support applicants who require OSCE, as the Trust has a separate and limited application process**

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will utilise the unit's resources to promote excellence in practice and promote quality issues relevant to the service. You will act as an expert within the specialism of critical care and develop the highest possible levels of clinical skills to help provide effective quality care using best practice.

We are looking for a Registered Nurse with strong communication skills, able to foster excellent relationships between clinicians, allied health care professionals, patients and relatives, , enthusiastic, motivated with the ability to assist with change and the drive to improve and develop clinical practice.

About us

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Trust (RJAH)is one of the leading orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for research and innovation.

Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to outstanding professional development opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities - including our recently-opened �6 million Headley Court Veterans' Orthopaedic Centre (the first unit of its kind in the UK).RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry in Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder has responsibility for the critical care unit in the absence of the Band 6, utilises the units resources to promote excellence in practice and promotes and expedites quality issues relevant to the service.Acts as an expert within the specialism of critical care. Empowers the nursing staff and other allied health care professionals to develop the highest possible levels of clinical skills and facilitates communication with all care groups

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Organises the daily operation running of the critical care unit to meet the needs of the service. Coordinates care delivery with an ability to change the care pathway management as required within thecritical care unit clinical management plans.

2. Responsible for the care and treatment of all patient care delivery within the critical care unit when in charge of the shift through the development and delivery of patient care pathways and when thepatients level of critical care dependency changes. Performs clinical care using the NMC code of professional conduct Trust & unit guidelines or clinical management plans agreed with the primary clinician.

3. Ensures that communication is effective enabling that communicative issues in the sending and receiving of such information is conveyed and received in such a manner as to foster excellent relationships between clinicians, allied health care professional, patients and relatives. In addition the post-holder must be able to effectively use verbal and non-verbal communication skills successfully to convey the information.

4. Maintain own specialist knowledge and clinical skills within the field of critical care nursing participating in direct patient care and uphold evidence of PREP as required by the NMC. The post-holder must beable to demonstrate dextrous skills during clinical practice and the capability to manage periods of intense physical effort during the shift.

5. The post-holder will be able to underpin applied theoretical knowledge to practice utilising analytical and judgemental skills in a variety of situations to determine direct patient care. The ability to concentrate on tasks for unpredictable periods of time is essential for this post.

6. Participates in quality initiatives and audit as necessary with supervision of senior critical care staff.

7. Accountable for the safe use of medical devices for all personnel within the critical care department during the shift.

8. Responsible for the clinical supervision of all staff working within the critical care unit for the duration of the duty. This responsibility will include, education and training, CPD, discipline, sickness.

9.Participates in the resource management of appropriate management information systems covering patient data and manpower activities.

10. Maintains patient records to ensure information is accurate and up to date for future reference and complies with the Data Protection Act, prepares care plan to ensure the delivery of effective patient care.

11. Participates in audits and research to fulfil the requirements of the organisation and the critical care unit.

12. Provides effective support mechanisms to staff, relatives and patients during distressing and stressful circumstances.

13. Responsible for COSH within the critical care unit and is expected to be frequently exposed to unpleasant working conditions but responsible for promoting a safe environments for staff patients and visitors to the critical care unit.

RISK MANAGEMENT & NHSLA GOOD PRACTICE

Risk Management involves all staff identifying circumstances and practices which put patients at risk of harm, and then acting to both prevent and control these risks.

Staff are required to improve the quality of care by identifying, reporting and analysing actual and potential adverse events through the trusts Clinical Incident Reporting system.

Central to every clinicians practice should be the control and reduction of risk by changing clinical and organisational practice in order to eliminate or reduce adverse events.

All clinical staff are required to familiarise themselves with the Trusts Clinical Risk Management Strategy and all other Clinical Risk policies and guidelines, including the Trusts Complaints Procedure. (These documents are available on the Trusts Intranet Site).

RISK MANAGEMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY

All employees of the Trust have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by employees acts or omissions. Employees are required to co-operate with management to enable the Trust to meet its own legal duties and to report any circumstances that may compromise the health,safety and welfare of those affected by the Trust undertakings.

This requires the following:

Compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 and any other relevant safety regulation.

Being familiar with and following the provisions of the Trusts Health and Safety Policy and all other policies, procedures and safety rules of the Trust and your specific work place

Co-operating with all measures the Trust takes to maintain a safe working environment. This includes using manual handling equipment, wearing personal protective equipment, etc.

Compliance with all instruction and training given by members of the Trust relating to health and safety.

Bringing to the attention of the Trust any situation considered to be a serious and imminent danger also reporting any other perceived shortcoming in the Trusts health & safety arrangements.

INFECTION CONTROL

It is the responsibility of all staff, in accordance with The Health Act 2006, to:

Ensure high standards of hand hygiene and that good practices in infection control are promoted and maintained in their area of control

Co-operate with all efforts to reduce and/or eliminate the risk of spread of undesirable/infectious organisms

Adhere to the appropriate policies regarding screening, admission and transfer of potentially infectious patients

Report to their Manager and Occupational Health all incidents of sharps injuries where the sharp is contaminated with blood or serum.

Participate in any screening programmes initiated by the Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Protect the health and safety of patients and other staff by informing their Manager and/or Occupational Health before reporting to work with transmissible harmful/potentially harmful conditions

INFECTION CONTROLIt is the responsibility of all medical staff, in accordance with The Health Act 2006, to:

Ensure high standards of hand hygiene and that good practices in infection control are promoted and maintained in their area of control

Co-operate with all efforts to reduce and/or eliminate the risk of spread of undesirable/infectious organisms

Adhere to the appropriate policies regarding screening, admission and transfer of potentially infectious patients

Report to their Manager and Occupational Health all incidents of sharps injuries where the sharp is contaminated with blood or serum.

Participate in any screening programmes initiated by the Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Protect the health and safety of patients and other staff by informing their Manager and/or Occupational Health before reporting to work with transmissible harmful/potentially harmful conditions. Infection control should be routinely covered within the annual appraisal process.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with NMC Nursing Degree/Diploma


Experience

Essential

  • Registered Nurse


Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Able to work on own initiative and under pressure Able to work within a multidisciplinary team. Teaching skills: committed to teaching High level of communication skills. Written, oral and electronic. Advanced life support skills


Knowledge (including specialist or technical knowledge required

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of critical care issues An understanding of the importance of family centered care. Maintaining professional development Ability to operate medical equipment. Basic computer skills


Trust Values

Essential

  • To exemplify the Trust Values: Friendly - patients, colleagues, public are always put at ease and made welcome Excellence - ensure the care we deliver has great outcomes for patients Caring - put the patient first and be considerate of their needs Professional - apply high professional standards to your role Respect - for patients and each other


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Displays leadership skills Innovative Motivated Assertive Confident Supportive Ability to operate medical equipment. Flexible to meet the needs of the service Able to carry out full range of work related activities


Employer details

Employer name

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Oswestry

SY10 7AG

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