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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Osler Respiratory Unit

Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Oxford
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/ pro-rata
Closing date
22 May 2024
Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine Ward Osler Respiratory Unit 5C/D

Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine( Osler Respiratory Unit ) based in John Radcliffe Hospital currently has positions available for Band 5 staff nurses who are interested in further developing their respiratory skills.

The in-patient ward clients include those requiring treatment for COPD, Asthma, CF/Bronchiectasis, pleural diseases, Interstitial lung disease, High flow oxygen, chest drain, non-invasive ventilation (NIV/CPAP) and tracheostomy. We also receive High Level care patients.

We are seeking nurses who are motivated, dynamic and possess excellent interpersonal, communication , organisational skills and embraces the values of this Trust. In return the successful candidates can look forward to working in a professional environment with colleagues who are all passionate about delivering outstanding care to patients and their families.

If you believe that you possess these values and attributes, we believe that you will be a great investment in our quest to deliver Compassionate Excellence throughout our healthcare in the Trust.

There will be opportunities for personal and professional development within an extended multi-disciplinary team. We have in-house training that will develop and enhance your Respiratory skills. We also offer further training, mentorship, short courses through Oxford Brookes University.

Main duties of the job

Manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients.Develop skills to provide senior nurse cover for the ward in the absence of the Ward Sister or Charge Nurse and Team Leaders.Contribute towards the continuing development of professional nursing practice on the ward.Maintain and develop high standards of nursing care, reflecting the beliefs about professional nursing practice and patient care outlined in the ward philosophy.Develop and maintain specialist knowledge of nursing practice relevant to the clinical area.Involve and encourage the patients family and friends to be actively involved in the caring process.Communicate effectively information to Patient/relatives/carers/ and all members of the multidisciplinary team.Work towards acting as a mentor and role model to others, reflecting the beliefs about professional nursing practice and patient care outlined in the ward philosophy.Conduct him/herself in a professional manner and act as a role model to junior staff at all times.Be proactive in the timely discharge planning of the patients.Be committed to delivering and upholding the Trust Values.We look after patients requiring treatment for COPD, Asthma, CF/Bronchiectasis, ILD, Pleural diseases and other Complex Respiratory Conditions. Ward specializes on managing patients on non-invasive ventilation (NIV/CPAP), Chest drain management, patients on High Flow Nasal Oxygen and tracheostomy. We also receive High Level care patients.

About us

Osler Respiratory Unit is part of the Specialist Medicine Directorate under MRC (Medicine, cardiac, Rehab) Division. The ward has 24 bed capacity mainly side rooms with only 1 bay with 2 beds. We look after high level care/high dependency patients. We guarantee a very good working environment supported by all the members of the Multidisciplinary team who focus on excellent compassionate care through continuous professional development , active participation in shared governance, decision making and research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

see the attached band 5 job description and job personal specification.

This is a specialist Ward that looks after patients requiring treatment for COPD, Asthma, CF/Bronchiectasis, ILD, Pleural diseases and other Complex Respiratory Conditions. Ward specializes on managing patients on non-invasive ventilation (NIV/CPAP), Chest drain management, patients on High Flow Nasal Oxygen and tracheostomy. We also receive High Level care patients.

Person Specification

Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate the ability to put patients at the heart of what you do and recognising different needs by encouraging a spirit of support, integrity, respect and teamwork.
  • Shows pride in the quality of care they provide for patients and learning from successes and setbacks.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of care for patients and always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation.
  • Able to proactively support colleagues in the delivery of care commensurate with Trust values and behaviours.


Education, training, qualifications and experience

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Part 1. 8. 12 or 15 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register depending on area of practice) or National Certification in area of Practice
  • UK recognised Degree in Nursing relevant to post
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of an NMC revalidation or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years acute care registered nurse experience.
  • Evidence of achievement of a Nursing and Midwifery, (NMC) approved Mentorship qualification.


Desirable

  • Post-graduate qualification related to an area of practice.


Clinical Practice

Essential

  • Articulate and knowledgeable of skills needed to deliver a high standard of care in the area of practice.
  • Able to work under own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team.
  • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions etc. effectively in patient's notes and communicate these effectively to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to proactively contribute to the education of learners and non-registered and less experienced staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients.


Desirable

  • Competent to administer intravenous medicines
  • Competent in central venous access management


Leadership and Management

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with their line manager.
  • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice.
  • Able to supervise Foundation nurses, non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective care delivery.
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety
  • Previous experience of managing clinical incidents and complaints.


Desirable

  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty
  • Previous management experience of specific clinical area


Personal Qualities and Physical Attributes

Essential

  • Motivated and able to articulate reasons for desire to work in the specific practice area
  • Being self-aware and able to accept constructive criticism
  • Positive enthusiastic character
  • Resilient under pressure
  • Smart professional appearance
  • Pleasant personality
  • Good self-presentation
  • Able to undertake specific procedures involving physical skills commensurate with practice area.


Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

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321-MRC-6289660-B5

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