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Bank Registered Nurse

Employer
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Location
BURY ST EDMUNDS
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Bank Band 5 Registered Nurse to join West Suffolk Professionals at the West Suffolk Hospital to work on the general wards (trauma and orthopaedics, surgery, medicine and elderly).

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join a team of dedicated and passionate staff members who strive to deliver care of the highest quality.

The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills with a flexible approach to working hours and duties.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and a drive to promote a high standard of care for our patients.

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put patients first, please apply or contact West Suffolk Professionals on info.wsp@wsh.nhs.uk:

PLEASE NOTE:-
  • WE ARE VERY FLEXIBLE WITH THE HOURS FOR THIS POST - ANY HOURS WILL BE CONSIDERED TO SUIT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • WEST SUFFOLK PROFESSIONALS ARE UNABLE TO SUPPORT SPONSORSHIP ROLES ON BANK, AS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO OFFER GUARANTEED HOURS.
  • IF SUCCESSFULLY INTERVIEWED, AFTER CHECKS ARE COMPLETED, YOU WILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO A 5 DAY INDUCTION COURSE.


Main duties of the job

Staff Nurses are responsible for the delivery of care and the assessment, development, implementation andevaluation of individual programmes of care. They are expected to take delegated responsibility in a given shift fora group of patients. With experience, they may be expected to take charge of the ward/department regularly in theabsence of the Sister/Charge Nurse.

NOTE: This job description outlines the Trust's expectation of an experienced Band 5 nurse. Nurses will not beexpected to fulfil the tasks marked with * until they have moved through the foundation gateway and areprogressing towards the full KSF competencies

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE VERY FLEXIBLE WITH THE HOURS FOR THIS POST - ANY HOURS WILL BE CONSIDERED TO SUIT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE WEST SUFFOLK PROFESSIONALS ARE UNABLE TO SUPPORT SPONSORSHIP ROLES ON BANK, AS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO OFFER GUARANTEED HOURS.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities:

Leading/Managing Care (Within delegated responsibilities for a group of patients) Assesses nursing care to be delivered. Plans, prioritises and supervises care within an allocated time frame.Delegate activities to team members appropriately Organises and deploys staff according to workload, ensuring appropriate staff cover and reporting anydeficiencies to Ward/Clinical Manager Supervises the delivery of care to maintain agreed standards Identifies problems and risks, decides on appropriate actions via a structured approach and report promptly toother staff on matters requiring their input Works collaboratively with the inter-professional team and other staff on the ward/department and with increasingexperience coordinates care given by the inter-professional team and other staff on the ward/department Ensures all emergencies, untoward incidents, complaints and grievances are responded to and reported inaccordance with Trust Policies Is fully conversant with all policies and procedures, including Major Accident, Resuscitation, Fire, Health andSafety, and acts within them Contributes to the effective and efficient use of resources. Including safe use, checking, maintenance and storageof equipment Works collaboratively with the patient Flow Team in relation to decisions on patient flow issues Reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care for area of responsibility for the shift. Delivers clear,concise records and handover Formally monitors quality of care for area of responsibility Manages own time and responds to unexpected demands in a professional mannerDelivery Of Care Carries out the assessment of patients identifying nursing problems and needs in partnership with the patient,and with appropriate members of the inter-professional team Assesses risks to patients which need to be managed in relation to their health and well being within scope ofnursing practice To plan, implement and evaluate individual programmes of care for patients and with increasing experience usesan holistic approach and an evidence based approach

Ensures that skilled care is given to patients and that all drugs and treatments are administered as prescribed Ensures the maintenance of accurate clinical observations of patients condition Ensures the significance of data relating to patients condition and progress is interpreted and acted on Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions and updates care plans and goals to take account of any changingneeds of the patient Contributes to health promotion and raising of health awareness with patients and relatives Ensures safe practice to minimise the risk of infection to patients and staff Plans discharge needs of patients from admission, ensuring appropriate involvement of inter professional teamand other agencies in the process Assesses the learning needs of individual patients and/or relatives Instructs and demonstrates procedures to patients and/or relatives when competent to do so Evaluates the effectiveness of patient teaching and takes necessary action to achieve objectives

Communication And Team Working

Ensures and demonstrates effective communication takes place between patients, relatives and staff Participates and communicates effectively with the inter-professional team and other agencies as necessary Supports bereaved and distressed patients/relatives Ensures when patients concerns are identified they are addressed where possible, and informal complaints dealtwith appropriately Assist in the teaching of junior staff and learners in nursing practices Acting as link nurse/mentor for namedlearners as required Assist in the supervision, support, training and assessment of non-registered skilled workers Participates in the induction of staff Takes lead responsibility for teaching and assessing learners in practice and encourages critical reflection as inclinical supervision Undertakes preceptorship and supervises junior qualified staff Demonstrates verbal communication through the ability to give basic information and support to individuals. Tolisten effectively and modify communication to individual needs Demonstrates written communication through the ability to record accurate, succinct, clear and legible reports and documentation

Professional Conduct and Professional Development

Responsible for exercising professional accountability and ensuring that Patients interests and rights are respected and acts as an advocate on behalf of patients The privacy of the patient is respected High standards are achieved and maintained Through working in partnership with patients ensures they are the focus of effective care The role of other persons delivering health care is recognised and respected Public trust and confidence is not jeopardised Any action or decision not to act taken in the course of professional practice can be justified Insight into own needs for professional development, education and in-service training accesses development opportunities through an agreed PDP Understands and uses evidence based practice within own area, produces literature to share with colleaguesand shares knowledge and clinical expertise Contributes to service and practice development initiatives within the clinical setting Demonstrates critical reflection skills and the learning gained from experience Abides by the legal and statutory rules relating to practice Complies with the Trust uniform policy

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registration
  • BLS/ILS
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to work to clear protocols/guidelines within role boundaries


Desirable

  • Previous acute experience within the NHS
  • Previous mentorship experience Skills
  • Teaching experience


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Good IT skills
  • Communicates clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Willingness to share knowledge and mentor students
  • Evidence of good attendance and timekeeping
  • Team player, able to problem solve to meet objectives
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management
  • Able to work under pressure and meets deadlines in a realistic manner
  • Understands the importance of patient confidentiality and Data Protection
  • Accurate with attention to detail o Supports patient equality and diversity
  • Ability to provide patients with an environment that supports privacy and dignity
  • Ability to show empathy and compassion to patients and relatives
  • Awareness of current political/professional issues


Desirable

  • IV drug administration
  • Previous use of electronic patient record systems (eCare utilised at the West Suffolk Hospital)


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service
  • Committed to delivering a high quality service


Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Hardwick Lane

BURY ST EDMUNDS

IP33 2QZ

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179-5914023-TW-E

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