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Registered Nurse - Cardiology

Employer
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
A promising opportunity has emerged to enhance the Cardiology diagnostic testing, by incorporating the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) located in West Swindon.

The successful Registered Nurse (RN) will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality care to a defined patient group within the Cardiology Outpatient Department and the CDC. The selected candidates will be required to work at both of the sites.

Main duties of the job

The RN shall be responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of evidence based individualised patient care within the boundaries of their role and will contribute to the continuing development of standards of care, including developments of nursing standards and monitoring of outcomes.

The RN will be expected to continue with their own professional development. The post may include participating in planning, preparing, and assisting with diagnostic tests within the department.

About us

Our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect - are a golden thread running through everything we do. These values serve as a guiding principle, driving us towards our vision of delivering great joined up services to our local community. Whether at home, in the community, or within the hospital, our goal is to empower individuals to lead independent and healthier lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Responsibilities and Duties
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate compassionate nursing care to meet the patients individualised needs.
  • Ensure the highest standards of care and safety are maintained.
  • To support the nurse in charge and the Cardiac physiologists with the day to day planning, the delivery of a high quality nursing service and the continuous improvement of that service.
  • To ensure effective communication is achieved and maintained of sensitive information, with regard to the patient assessments and clinical details.
  • To act as a role model, ensuring high quality, professional standards are maintained and delivered at all times.
  • To document observations, assessments, results, decisions and actions. Effectively in patients notes and communicate these effectively to appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team and as appropriate, to carers.
  • Provide legible and comprehensive patient records to agreed Trust and NMC standards and guidelines
  • To develop and maintain effective communication links with all levels of staff within the Trust and external agencies.
  • To participate in the audit cycle of clinical practices and procedures including infection prevention & control initiatives.
  • Assist in the monitoring and protecting of groups and individuals whose health and well-being may be at risk e.g. vulnerable adults.
  • Promote and maintain the dignity and privacy of patients at all times.
  • To participate and contribute appropriately in research, service modernisation, clinical governance and National Service Frameworks.
  • To be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with re-evaluation requirements and to maintain a professional portfolio with evidence of reflective practice.
  • Actively encourage service users & carers for feedback and work with the outpatient team to develop action plans to address issues.
  • To promote best practice and monitor support workers practice.
  • To assist in the orientation and support of new staff and students to the unit, working together as a team.
  • To act as a role model and promote the Trusts STAR values.


  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • First Level Registered Nurse
    • Current/live registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council.


    Desirable

    • Diploma/Degree qualification.
    • Teaching/Assessor Qualification e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent.
    • Qualification or experience in teaching and assessing.
    • Leadership qualification


    Experience

    Essential

    • Recent experience nursing patients in an acute /community setting or recently completed a Return to Nursing course.
    • Able to demonstrate effective consolidation of nursing knowledge and practice after qualification and Preceptorship.
    • Working within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
    • Experience within a range of patient/client care groups.


    Knoewledge & Skills

    Essential

    • Excellent written and verbal communication.
    • I.T. Literate.
    • Ability to document details clearly and accurately.
    • Good interpersonal skills and is able to deal with difficult/sensitive situations.
    • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload.
    • Willingness to undertake training and assessment for further clinical skills.
    • Able to undertake audits


    Desirable

    • An understanding of the structure for the delivery for Community and social care services.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Great Western Hospital

    Marlborough Road

    Swindon

    SN3 6BB

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    249-6019057

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