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Staff Nurse - Care of The Elderly - Ward 7

Employer
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
CREWE
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
Are you passionate about ensuring that all elderly people have the opportunity to live fulfilled and respected lives as well as providing care with dignity that meets older peoples needs? Do you enjoy working closely with members of the Multi-disciplinary team in order to provide effective and safe care?

It is essential that the successful candidate can be professional, diplomatic and caring as you will be challenged with the varied demands of the ward. You must have the ability to prioritise your working day under pressure, whilst ensuring the values and behaviours of the Trust are upheld.

We encourage and welcome applicants to carry out an informal visit to our unit and we are happy to answer any questions you may have

Main duties of the job

An experienced health care professional competent in all aspects of care planning, who is able to carry out a wide range of clinical skills, including area(s) of specialist clinical expertise and advice within the team e.g. infection control, by working collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families. The post holder will also take an active part in the leadership, education, development and supervision of the team.

About us

MCHFT provides a full range of local hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester boroughs (population 357K).

The Trust provides high quality planned and unplanned/emergency care, cardiac and critical care as well as child health, maternity services, and intermediate care across our sites at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. The Trust provides 500 beds and employs over 5,000 members of staff.

An extensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools by our community arm, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, in collaboration with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT and the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance.

With the formation of Integrated Care Systems in July 2022 the Trust became a strategic partner in both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester 'places' and is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside partnership caring for a population of over 2.7million.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Perform comprehensive assessment of patient nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate care according to changing health care needs, including providing clinical expertise, advice and guidance in a specialist area of clinical practice to improve the overall care provided by the team

Work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team/agencies to ensure that patient needs are met

Involve patients, relatives/carers in the delivery of care, providing reassurance and support to assist their understanding and co-operation

Prepare the clinical area for safe practice by ensuring that cleanliness is maintained, materials and equipment are ready for use, including clearing away afterwards

Provide escort and transfer for patients as directed by the multidisciplinary team

Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations

Collect, collate, and report information, maintaining accurate patient records/documentation

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of knowledge within field


Desirable

  • Detailed knowledge of professional accountability and NHS issues


Experience

Essential

  • Years of experience


Desirable

  • Previous Acute Medicine Experience


Communication Skills

Essential

  • Ability to respond to different needs of patients in different settings


Desirable

  • Evidence of contribution to meetings/discussions outside of team


Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road

CREWE

CW1 4QJ

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412-MED-8579

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