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Staff Nurse - Accident & Emergency

Employer
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Upton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our friendly, dynamic and talented team requires registered nurses to join them in an exciting opportunity `to become part of our large team. Are you looking for a challenge? Are you interested?

This is a rewarding but demanding role that requires dedicated nurses to deliver emergency care to patients in a diverse population of the Wirral. Do you want to join a focused team to deliver high quality care?

We want enthusiastic highly motivated nurses that can demonstrate a kind, caring and compassionate attitude with a desire to provide effective and efficient emergency care.

Main duties of the job

  • Take responsibility for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of the nursing care for a named caseload of patients, including their property and valuables
  • Assist in creating a therapeutic environment which meets the needs of patients, relatives and carers
  • Adhere to Wirral Hospital objectives, policies, protocols and guidelines
  • Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Contribute to promoting a critical, analytical approach to the delivery of care and implementation of change
  • Participate in audits
  • Continuously update own skills and knowledge and maintain awareness of clinical issues
  • In the absence of the Ward/Departmental Manager or their deputy, act as shift coordinator
  • Act as a preceptor, Practice Assessor/Supervisor and/or NVQ assessor to junior staff and students


About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for further information about the Staff Nurse position available at WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training

Essential

  • 1st Level NMC Registration
  • Evidence of Professional Development
  • Suitable for newly qualified or experienced staff nurse
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience


Desirable

  • Act as a practice supervisor
  • Willing to undertake Practice Assessor Training
  • Relevant Degree or willing to register to work towards degree
  • NHS Experience
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment
  • Relevant or willingness to undertake relevant module/course


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Ability to deal with an acute workload
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to recognise the importance of team work
  • Competent in organising/prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Interpersonal Skills: (1) Excellent communicator (verbal and written), (2) Able to deal with conflict, (3) Able to support and advise the team, (4) Act as a positive role model


Desirable

  • Teaching Experience: (1) Student nurse assessor/supervisor, (2) Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff, (3) Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages
  • Managerial/Clinical Skills: (1) Relevant clinical knowledge/experience of the specialty, (2) Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice, (3) Competent in organizing own workload and that of others, (4) Good problem solving abilities, (5) Good time management, (6) Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-confident
  • Ability to be sensitive and empathic
  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure
  • Embrace the Core Values
  • Supporting safe patient care
  • Good patient experience and communication
  • Maintain own competence
  • Communicate formally on first contact
  • Deal with everyone in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner
  • Ensure all communications are open, honest and accurate
  • Value people's time and protect it as much as possible
  • Make an environment friendly and safe for all
  • Listen to what people say and take appropriate action


Desirable

  • Act as a positive role model
  • Ability to deal with conflict


Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Emergency Department, Arrowe Park Hospital

Arrowe Park Road

Upton

CH49 5PE

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408-24-446

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