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Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Employer
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Blackburn
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, ICU nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • The postholder is responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of the care of critically ill patients.
  • Working to provide an integrated critical care service.
  • Competency in Critical Care Band 5 KSF to provide specialist patient treatments and monitoring unique to critical care.


Main duties of the job

  • Support the Matron, Team Leaders and Practice Educator in the delivery of flexible, integrated critical care services.
  • Support a client-centered approach that provides clinically effective and safe care to meet a wide range of critical care needs for patients and their significant others.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care for a span of duty, ensuring appropriate delivery and note-keeping.
  • Ensure all records and information used as part of their work are managed as per NMC guidelines and Trust policies.
  • Monitor changes in patient condition and prioritise emergency and urgent care appropriately. Instigate necessary treatments in accordance with medical instructions.
  • Ensure effective communication on all aspects of care with the patient and their significant others in sensitive or difficult circumstances whilst maintaining confidentiality.
  • Support communication between relatives and consultants and arrange meetings as required.
  • Ensure effective communication with senior nurses and colleagues.
  • Develop own practice to an exemplary level and be guided in practice by recommendations from Trust, Network and National bodies.
  • Access support and supervision to enhance continued development, attending and participating in unit development opportunities.
  • Work with other MDT professionals to meet patient needs e.g. Physiotherapy Pharmacy and Dietetics.
  • Maintain registration with the NMC and comply with statutory requirements.


About us

Come and join our enthusiastic, dynamic and diverse team here on critical care. The emphasis is on team.

We are a team of 170 individuals who strive to deliver high standards of patient care regardless of job title.

We will offer you a bespoke induction and teaching package with a supernumerary period within a supportive teaching environment, whilst nurturing and encouraging your future career progression.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support the Matron, Team Leaders and Practice Educator in the delivery of flexible, integrated critical care services.
  • Support a client-centered approach that provides clinically effective and safe care to meet a wide range of critical care needs for patients and their significant others.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care for a span of duty, ensuring appropriate delivery and note-keeping.
  • Ensure all records and information used as part of their work are managed as per NMC guidelines and Trust policies.
  • Monitor changes in patient condition and prioritise emergency and urgent care appropriately. Instigate necessary treatments in accordance with medical instructions.
  • Ensure effective communication on all aspects of care with the patient and their significant others in sensitive or difficult circumstances whilst maintaining confidentiality.
  • Support communication between relatives and consultants and arrange meetings as required.
  • Ensure effective communication with senior nurses and colleagues.
  • Develop own practice to an exemplary level and be guided in practice by recommendations from Trust, Network and National bodies.
  • Access support and supervision to enhance continued development, attending and participating in unit development opportunities.
  • Work with other MDT professionals to meet patient needs e.g. Physiotherapy Pharmacy and Dietetics.
  • Maintain registration with the NMC and comply with statutory requirements.
  • Arrange the admission and discharge of patients in accordance with unit practice.
  • Organises transport for off unit procedures e.g. CT scan
  • Ensure appropriate use of all resources.
  • Ensure prompt action to deal with any complaints as per Trust policy. Aim to resolve any at local level where possible. Participate in complaint investigation when required. Record and report complaints to senior nurses.


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in an acute area e.g. Medical / Surgical ward, A& E or Theatres normally minimum of 6 months. Student nurses must have had a placement in a critical care area.


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse. Current NMC registration (pending for students).


Desirable

  • Existing relevant post registration qualifications e.g. critical care module, mentorship, ILS


Work Skills

Essential

  • High standards of written accuracy
  • Evidence of confidence at dealing with people over the telephone and face to face in any setting.
  • Ability to understand, absorb and comply with detailed procedures
  • Able to manage more than one task at once.


Communication skills

Essential

  • Clear and accurate written and verbal communication
  • Effective listening skills


Flexibility

Essential

  • Able to work extra hours on occasions and flexibility in terms of hours worked over 24 hours and 7 days per week.
  • Willing to adapt to the changing needs of the service


People skills

Essential

  • Ability in dealing sympathetically and sensitively with people.
  • Proven ability to work in a team, be supportive of team members
  • Able to keep calm under conflicting deadlines and adapt to rapidly changing and emotionally intense circumstances.


Learning ability

Essential

  • Able to take on board new ideas, skills and knowledge. Able to manage priorities under pressures
  • Ability to complete in-house induction and basic critical care module within 18 months.


Desirable

  • Actively seeks to develop their own knowledge, skills and ability.


Other skills

Essential

  • Able to use own initiative and work without close supervision within agreed protocols
  • Proven ability to keep information confidential.


Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Across East Lancashire Sites

Haslingden Rd

Blackburn

BB2 3HH

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435-S106-24

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