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Band 5 Registered Nurse - Ward 15

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our team on Ward 15. We are a 32 bedded complex care ward. You will be working as part of a team with experienced nurses to provide a high standard of specialised care to patients including assessments, planning, implementing and evaluating all care needs.

We are proud that the team's continued diligence and high standards of performance have enabled us to achieve a gold status during recent accreditation. We remain committed to the patients on our ward who continue to be looked after in a safe, clean and caring environment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a high standard of nursing care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of patient care.

To work closely with the department / ward managerand multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care, staff and service development within the department / ward environment.To carry out all relevant forms of care under supervision and when proficient demonstrate procedures of care supervise junior qualified and / or unqualified staff including student nurses whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide a high standard of nursing care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of patient care. To work closely with the department / ward manager and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care, staff and service development within the department / ward environment.

To carry out all relevant forms of care under supervision and when proficient demonstrate procedures of care supervise junior qualified and / or unqualified staff including student nurses whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

Professional Responsibilities
  • Assess patient care needs and the development and implementation of programmes of patient care and participate in the evaluation of these.
  • To ensure a high standard of nursing care is performed at all times and assist in the review and regular update of these standards.
  • Ability to recognise and respond appropriately to changes in the patients condition and safety.
  • Adhere to all Trust Policies to maintain professional, clinical and patient safety.
  • Ability to administer oral drugs safely and independently and that they are administered in line with the NMC and Trust Policy guidelines.
  • Be aware of the principles of infection control and the prevention of cross infection in relation to patient care and the clinical environment.
  • Be able to communicate basic care information and answer queries to patients, their relatives/carers and the multidisciplinary team members.
  • To undertake intravenous drug therapy administration following a training programme which will assess the competencies and practical levels required to achieve safe working within the Trust policies and procedures.
  • Care and control of medication and controlled drugs used for patient care, being aware of the systems used for safe administration and the ordering and maintenance of stock.

Education, Training & Development
  • Participate in clinical training including teaching and supervision of new staff, unqualified staff and student nurses in the ward environment
  • Undertake a minimum of once yearly appraisal with the ward manager for development planning
  • Advise patients and relatives /visitors to the ward with regard to control of infection.
  • Advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness.

Management Responsibilities
  • To manage the maintenance of an acceptable environment for patients, reporting and taking appropriate action on hazards and faulty equipment.
  • To report incidents using the Trust electronic incident reporting system.
  • Management of patients with regard to their nursing /clinical needs as directed by the nurse in charge.
  • Report to and request advice from the nurse in charge of the ward in regard to patient care when appropriate.
  • Ensure that communication is used effectively, both written and verbal, in the interest of patient care and with the multidisciplinary team
  • To contribute to the discharge planning of patients informing the discharge team of issues and patient /relative requirements/requests.
  • Ensure that the ward environment is well maintained, clean and safe. Report hazards to the nurse in charge acting to prevent further danger to staff and patients.
  • To be economic in the use of ward stocks and clinical requisitions, avoiding waste wherever possible.
  • To be courteous and helpful to patients, families/carers, colleagues and all users to the trust.
  • Have basic computer skills and be able to access patient details and reports via the Trusts IT systems
  • To take charge as required in the absence of the person with continuing responsibility for the ward/department. Only after completion of preceptorship programme and local induction period.

Professional and Legal Responsibilities
  • To be conversant with policies and procedures relating to Fire and Health and Safety.
  • To report all accidents and complaints in accordance with agreed policies and assist in investigations of complaints and accidents as required.
  • Maintain professional portfolio.
  • Maintain clinical study to fulfil professional registration and show evidence of continuing professional development.
  • To uphold the principles of the NMC code of professional conduct.
  • To be conversant with all the Nursing policies and Procedures.

Care and Compassion

The post holder must be able to actively demonstrate and proactively deliver effective and personal care, which is safe for the patients, in a calm and compassionate manner to every patient, every time. This should be at the core of all planning which actively involves the patient and where appropriate, their relatives /carers. With the ability to escalate areas of interprofessional and multiagency care concerns to the ward manager, Matron or Deputy/Chief Nurse in a timely manner.

NB: This job may involve the manual handling of heavy loads, for which training will be given. If there is any reason why you should not do this, it is your responsibility to inform your manager immediately.

Please see Job Description attached for further information.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current Acute Registered Nurse with the NMC
  • Degree in Nurse related specialty or working towards


Desirable

  • Mentorship or teaching qualification


Communication Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to undertake challenging conversations


Desirable

  • Counselling or coaching skills
  • Knowledge of patient administration systems e.g. PAS


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Evidence of further education, training and on-going learning


Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrates awareness of current changes in the NHS - in particular related to Nursing


Desirable

  • Knowledge of clinical effectiveness, research and audit


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Flexible
  • Role model
  • Ability to work under pressure and seek help when required
  • Able to demonstrate reflective practice
  • Team Player


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • Ability to use computers and software such as Word/Excel or the equivalent


Desirable

  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • Competent in the administration of intravenous medication


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ

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