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Bank Registered Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£16.84 to £24.45 an hour
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Are you a Registered Nurse looking for flexible working?

Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to work as part of the Nursing Team, at one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK?

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic Registered Nurses who are keen to help us to deliver the best in care to our patients and their relatives.

As the UHB In House Staff Bank service, known as UHB Plus, we are able to offer you the flexibility to choose when you work (subject to shift availability) and offer a variety of clinical areas, across different sites. Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope or Solihull hospitals.

As part of our commitment to you, as a member of the UHB Team, we will provide full training when you commence employment with us.

Additional Benefits include:

* Competitive pay and conditions

* Full Statutory/Mandatory training

* Comprehensive induction programme

* Membership of NHS Pension Scheme

* Professional Development

Interviews will be via Microsoft Teams.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please email: uhbplusrecruitment@uhb.nhs.uk or claire.knowles@uhb.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work according to the NMC Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour and relevant professional guidelines and be accountable for their own professional actions

The post holder must use up to date knowledge and evidence to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care, communicate findings, influence changes and promote health and best practice

The post holder must achieve and maintain competence in identified mandatory and statutory training, develop and maintain clinical competencies, skills and knowledge which relate to the area of clinical practice

The post holder must respond to patients, relative and carers concerns as they arise and take remedial action as required

The post holder will take charge of the practice setting as required/ or a defined area of the practice setting

The post holder will assume responsibility for undertaking tasks delegated by the nominated line/shift manager. This may include representing the practice setting at meetings, link nurse responsibilities, audit, governance initiatives and supervision and role competence assessments for unregistered nurses and students/ trainees

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1.Clinical Practice:
  • Be responsible for completing/ undertaking relevant nursing/ clinical procedures and practice underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience
  • Act as an advocate for patients within the areas, to ensure a patient focused approach to the delivery of care
  • Ensure patients receive high quality clinical care and a positive patient experience, having regard to their customs, beliefs and ethnicity
  • Promote a clean and safe environment for staff, patients and visitors, including risk management and incident reporting in any areas of concern
  • Recognise and act to avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of patients
  • Monitor patient progress and ensure accurate, legible and timely documentation regarding the patient's care and treatment, both paper based and electronically
  • Develop and initiate nursing assessments and care plans based on your assessment and observation of the patient's physical and psychological well-being / illness
  • Work towards safe and timely discharge plans and/or transfer of care from the ward/service, ensuring barriers to discharge/ transfer are identified and acted on appropriately
  • Work alongside other health care professionals to ascertain treatments and advise on nursing priorities
  • Have accountability for the correct administration and custody of medicines according to the Trust Policy
  • Ensure effective handover of patients between shifts/healthcare professionals is done using a range of communication aids such as verbal handover/ written documentation/referral

2.Management, leadership, organisation, team working and decision making:
  • Facilitate patient flow, including bed and pathway management, clinic operations and case load coordination through liaison with the nurse in charge/ supervisor
  • Be mindful of own and others body language and barriers which may affect communication
  • Know and adhere to all Trust policies, procedures and systems for safeguarding including the assessment of Mental Capacity, the process for requests for Deprivation of Liberty Standards and demonstration of the principles of Prevent
  • Ensure effective communication and liaison with all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Address any immediate concerns or complaints as they arise and escalate / report as required

3.Professional:
  • Take personal responsibility for attendance at mandatory training and updating as per Trust statutory and mandatory training requirements
  • Contribute to the setting and monitoring of clinical standards
  • Participate in annual appraisal and maintain a professional portfolio which supports revalidation
  • Induct, orientate, supervise, train and assess unregistered nursing staff helping them to achieve their learning outcomes. Support nursing students/ trainees who are working within the ward/ unit/ department team
  • Develop and maintain competence in the use of electronic records, information and communication systems as required by the service
  • You may be deployed / expected to work in any part of the organisation should the need arise to ensure patient safety is maintained
  • Recognise the emotional impact of practice in self and others, and take appropriate action and reporting to line manager if it may impact personal performance


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC Register
  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC


Experience

Essential

  • Previous or recent experience of working in an acute secondary NHS care setting, can include student placements within the last 12 months
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/competence
  • Experience of working on your own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision
  • Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to meet Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Demonstrate achievement of numeracy and literacy skills, which include drug administration calculations
  • Ability to read/write and speak, receive and understand instructions in English
  • Good IT skills ability to record information electronically
  • Competent in a range of clinical skills and willingness to undertake expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required
  • Professional appearance
  • Display genuine interest in the post applied for and can articulate this when questioned
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to communicate articulately with others
  • Caring and approachable
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights/weekends/unsocial hours where required
  • Describe why the Trust may deploy you to a different practice setting for a span of duty


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

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