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Band 5 Staff Nurse - Gastroenterology Ward 10

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Are you looking for a nursing role that gives you the chance to be fully supported to learn, develop and thrive in your career while giving the best patient care? Then this role could be the one for you!

Ward 10 is looking to recruit Band 5 Staff Nurses to join an enthusiastic team committed to delivering the highest standard of care to our patients. This is a 26 bedded mixed sex ward, caring for a range of patients with gastroenterology needs based at Heartlands site. Gastroenterology experience is desirable for this post although full in house training will be given from ward staff and speciality nurses. A full preceptorship program is also on offer for support and development. Becoming a part of this team will allow you the chance to gain a variety of transferable skills such as complex antibiotic and detox drug regimens, caring for both acute and chronic health conditions including longstanding liver and bowel conditions, pre and post endoscopy care for elective and emergency admissions. You will be welcomed by a dynamic, enthusiastic team where development is a priority. This area is both rewarding and challenging caring for some of the most complex patients in the trust, where empathy and understanding is required to support patients with life changing diagnosis. We welcome an opportunity to showcase the ward to prospective candidates, so please feel free to arrange a visit. Please contact Deborah Saunders Senior Sister on 0121 424 1920.

Main duties of the job

Post holder will carry out clinical practice within designated clinical areas. Be responsible for

Completing & undertaking relevant nursing & clinical procedures.

Act as 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 by ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, health care associated infection prevention, governance including risk management and incident reporting and act without delay in the reporting and escalating of any areas of concern. Recognise and act to avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of patients. Ensure accurate, legible and timely documentation relating to all aspects of patients care and treatment both paper based and electronically.

Initiate nursing assessments and care plans based on assessment and observation of the patient's physical and psychological well-being / illness.

Monitor patients progress, ensuring accurate records of all relevant observations and clinical assessments are kept and take appropriate action as indicated. Have accountability for the correct administration and custody of medicines according to the Trust

Policy. Achieve and maintain skills and clinical competencies specific to the post/ department role

including equipment training.

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.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

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


Experience

Essential

  • * Previous / recent experience or 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 own and in a team in a health care environment delegating to others within a team / providing supervision to others
  • * Willingness to become a practice supervisor / assessor to or meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment
  • * Understanding and knowledge of the NMC code of conduct
  • * Understanding of preceptorship and work based learning and assimilation of skills and knowledge
  • * Awareness of current relevant NHS policy context
  • * Understanding / experience of the principles of safeguarding and Mental Capacity
  • * Awareness of health and safety issues
  • * Demonstrate achievement of numeracy (including drug administration calculations) and literacy skills. 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 willingness to undertake expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required
  • * Competent in managing the care of a group of patients / shift management and clinical leadership relevant to the practise setting


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • * Demonstrate achievement of numeracy (including drug administration calculations) and literacy skills. 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 willingness to undertake expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required
  • * Competent in managing the care of a group of patients / shift management and clinical leadership relevant to the practise setting
  • * Professional appearance
  • * Displays genuine interest in the post applied for and can articulate this when questioned
  • * Positive and enthusiastic attitude * Ability to communicate articulately others
  • * Caring and approachable
  • * Punctual
  • * Reliable
  • * Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights / weekends unsocial hours where required
  • * The applicant can describe why the Trust may deploy him /her to a different practice setting for a span of duty


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E

Birmingham

West Midlands

B9 5SS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

304-54062DO

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