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Staff Nurse - Band 5

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cirencester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum, Pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The role of the Registered Nurse is to support the efficient running of the Outpatients Department to enable patients to receive care closer to home from visiting Specialists including Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and other Consultants/Registrars in their field of speciality. Staff will help to promote the health and well-being of the Service users, sign posting services users to additional services, providers for health and social care.

Main duties of the job

Deliver a safe and effective patient centred care to our service users, their families and carers

Ensure the clinical care requirements of patients are communicated effectively.

Responsible, for supervising, developing, mentoring newly qualified staff, non-qualified staff, students, volunteers etc.

To lead the team in the overall running of the department in the absence of a Senior Sister on duty and ensuring safe staffing levels - including informing senior staff/managers of any problems and providing solutions.

Participate in clinics, acting as a chaperone when required.

Undertake assessments and making onward appropriate referrals.

To be competent in the administration of medications as prescribed by Consultants.

Responsible for ensuring patients records are kept up to date, accurate and in line with the Trust's Record Keeping Policy.

Undertake Link Worker training and act as a Link worker for a specific role (e.g. Basic Life Support, Infection Control, Fire etc.) and support the HCAs training. This includes attending meetings pertaining to their speciality on behalf of their Team and disseminating information back via Team meetings.

Undertake clinical audits to identify and improve patient safety and care.

To undertake Patient satisfaction surveys. Respond

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Support the Senior Sister/Sister in the appraisal of Newly Qualified Staff, & Non-Qualified Staff.

Develop their knowledge and expertise on People Management (Human Resources) policies to support their own development.

Responsible for their development in understanding budgetary constraints and controls.

Responsible for the safe use, inspection, maintenance and security of all goods and equipment, ensuring appropriate stock levels are maintained at all times.

Review and appraise processes and policies to allow for continuous improvement within the Trust which ensure delivery of best practice.

Carry out individual risk assessments and contribute to the management of risks in line with Trust Policy.

Implement and conform to Trust and Departmental Infection Control policies and procedures.

Take responsibility for own development and ensuring knowledge and skills are up to date using clinical audit in order to improve the standards of patient care and reflective practice in preparation for on-going re-validation.

To work in other departments or Hospitals to ensure levels of safe staffing are maintained across the Trust.

Ensure the privacy, dignity and safety of people is maintained at all times.

Demonstrate the ability to recognise changing priorities seeking advice and guidance from the Registered Nurse or other registered care professionals as appropriate.

Report back and share information with the registered nurses on the condition, behaviour, activity and responses of people.

Recognise issues relating to safeguarding vulnerable children and adults and report any problems or raise concerns to the appropriate registered care professionals.

Assist in the assessment of and contribute to the management of risk across several areas within the environment where care is being delivered.

Assist in the implementation of appropriate action to meet the specific physical, emotional and psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of individuals.

Person Specification

NMC registration

Essential

  • Current NMC registration
  • Previous experience in Outpatients
  • Experience of managing a team


Desirable

  • Flexible with hours
  • Be able to travel across sights


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working autonomously


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cirencester Hospital

Tetbury Road

Cirencester

GL7 1UY

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