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DEPUTY UNIT NURSE MANAGER

Employer
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Location
Port Talbot
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024
THIS POST IS FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT FOR 12 MONTHS TO COVER MATERNITY LEAVE

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SECONDMENT POSITION, YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM YOUR CURRENT LINE MANAGER PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POST.

To work within Wales Fertility Institute Unit and you will support the Unit Nurse Manager in ensuring efficient/effective management of the area. You will promote, improve, maintain high standards of care, and contribute to the wider development of nursing within the Health Board. This will be based upon sound evidence based practice in line with the legal requirements, HFEA statutory rules and Health Board policies relating to practice and the NMC Code.

Communicate effectively at all times, liaising with members of the Multidisciplinary Team to deliver patient care. Facilitate the development and maintenance of the department philosophy. Display leadership skills and act as the patients advocate .Ensure practice is in line with Departmental SOPs, policies and guidance that are evidence based and can be audited.

Main duties of the job

The Wales Fertility Institute has an excellent opportunity for a Band 6 Nurse to join the team. We are a busy fertility clinic, based within the University Hospital of Wales and Neath Port Talbot Hospital. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to join an experienced, highly professional multidisciplinary team in an exciting speciality to assist people through their fertility treatment. As a nurse leader you will display leadership skills which you will initiate and manage change in collaboration with the Unit Nurse Manager, Lead Fertility Nurse, Senior Matron, Clinical service manager, PR and Clinical Director.

You will facilitate the development and maintenance of the department philosophy.

The successful applicant will be required to work across both sites as per the needs of the service and work weekends on a rota basis. We welcome applications from all trained nurseswho would like full and part time hours. Prior experience in fertility nursing is desirable however not essential as necessary training will be provided for the right candidate.

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

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation. You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you. There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled. Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do. If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Successful post holder will

Assist in theatre and recovery and utilise developed skills in relation to carrying out intrauterine inseminations.

Plan and co-ordinate patients treatment cycles.

To undertake follicle tracking scans in line with clearly defined WFI Standard Operating Procedures/Protocols and professional codes of conduct.

To undertake early viability pregnancy scans in line with clearly defined WFI Standard Operating Procedures/Protocols and professional codes of conduct.

Coach patients to self-administer fertility drugs and obtain informed consent for treatment.

Provide information and advice on treatment and emotional support to patients face to face and over the telephone/video call.

Perform venepuncture.

Chaperone nurses and doctors.

Prepare theatre and support with theatre procedures.

Participate in on-going Quality Management by participating in the undertaking of audits and risk assessments.

You will ensure patients receive safe, individualised and effective standards of care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care. You will manage the skill mix of the nursing team and other resources effectively at all times, liaising with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team to deliver patient care.Support the Unit manager in ensuing efficient/effective management of the area. Promote, improve and maintain high standards of care and contribute to the wider development of nursing within the Health Board. Supports the Unit Nurse Manager to prepare and monitor staff rosters ensuring cost effective deployment of personnel. Ensure patients receive safe, individualised and effective standards of care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care.

Support the Unit Nurse Manager to develop, implement and evaluate standards of care in line with Health Board Strategy for Nursing and Clinical Governance. Assist in the implementation of the Health Board and Service Policies and guidelines/standard operating procedures (SOP), participate in audit, review and updated relevant SOPs ensuring they are evidence based. Under the HFEA regulations for confidentiality, witnessing and documentation, ensure the department upholds the HFEA practice (1990) Act.

Progress through the competency framework for fertility nursing.

Compliance to legislative and organisational codes of practice.

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • QualificationsoRegistered Nurse Level 1
  • oActive NMC Registration
  • oEducated to degree level


Knowledge

Essential

  • oKnowledge and experience of assisted reproductive medicine and HFEA Code of Practice
  • oUnderstanding of the Health Board's Values and Behaviour Framework
  • oKnowledge of NMC Code of Practice
  • oAwareness of current fertility topics


Experience

Essential

  • oRelevant experience of working within an IVF unit
  • oVenepuncture


Desirable

  • oExperience of participating in quality improvement
  • oDelivering nurse led clinics within a fertility department.


Skills

Essential

  • oExcellent written and verbal skills
  • oExcellent interpersonal skills
  • oEffective communicator with patients, relatives and all members of the multidisciplinary health care team
  • oCaring attitude to patients and clients
  • oProfessional attitude to work
  • oLeadership skills
  • oTeam player


Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Address

Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

130-NMR122-0424

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