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Paediatric Sister/Charge Nurse - Virtual Ward

Employer
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bury St Edmunds
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2024
Are you an experienced Children's nurse looking for a new challenge or a nurse looking to further develop their skills within acute paediatrics? We are looking to recruit a team of band 6 nurses to pilot our Paediatric Virtual Ward.

The Paediatric Virtual Ward will allow patients to get hospital-level care at home safely and in familiar surroundings, helping speed up their recovery while freeing up hospital beds for patients that need them most and reducing the burden of travel for families.

As part of this pilot you will be involved in developing the service to ensure that it meets the needs of our local population. From the beginning, your input will be pivotal in developing clinical pathways and operational processes.

STAFF CAR PARKING

Staff Car Parking on the West Suffolk Hospital Site is eligible for individuals working outside of the core hours, 07:00 - 18:30.

For individuals working within the core hours, the Trust offers parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack on the West Suffolk Hospital website.

This parking restriction does not apply if an individual is required to work on a weekend or if they are required to complete on call duties within their role.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the triage of referrals, assessment of care needs and the development, and evaluation of programmes of care in the community, within Scope of Professional Practice.
  • To evaluate treatment interventions for the caseload and modify healthcare plans. To support CYP and their family's to be adequately supported in the home environment and to provide training, education and advice.
  • To work toward preventing inappropriate admission to acute hospital settings and to support timely discharge into the community.
  • To be responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day planning and delivery of Nursing services within the team, prioritising clinical needs and delegating where needed to provide an effective service.
  • Demonstrate high level of judgemental/analytical skills when interpreting and performing patient assessments and care planning via the telephone and face to face.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date patient care records, maintaining patient confidentiality, and statistical records as required by the service.
  • Work with other professionals to promote multidisciplinary / multiagency working. Being responsible with other senior colleagues to provide the total needs of the patient/client group, planning and delivering services.
  • To attend and contribute to MDTs
  • Communicate information to CYP and family's/carers with empathy and reassurance.
  • To maintain a patient led focus in all aspects of care and co-ordination.


About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description for further details.

Clinical
  • To be responsible for the triage of referrals, assessment of care needs and the development, and evaluation of programmes of care in the community, within Scope of Professional Practice.
  • To evaluate treatment interventions for the caseload and modify healthcare plans. To support CYP and their familys to be adequately supported in the home environment and to provide training, education and advice.
  • To work toward preventing inappropriate admission to acute hospital settings and to support timely discharge into the community.
  • To be responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day planning and delivery of Nursing services within the team, prioritising clinical needs and delegating where needed to provide an effective service.
  • Demonstrate high level of judgemental/analytical skills when interpreting and performing patient assessments and care planning via the telephone and face to face.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date patient care records, maintaining patient confidentiality, and statistical records as required by the service.
  • Work with other professionals to promote multidisciplinary / multiagency working. Being responsible with other senior colleagues to provide the total needs of the patient/client group, planning and delivering services.


Person Specification

Education & Qualification

Essential

  • RN Child (Part 1 of register) or equivalent
  • Current NMC registration
  • Education to diploma level or able to demonstrate evidence of post registration experience at Band 5 within an acute paediatric setting
  • Evidence of personal and professional development


Desirable

  • Independent/supplementary prescribing qualification
  • Consultation skills
  • Recognised HDU or Advanced Assessment skills Qualification


Experience & Knowledge

Essential

  • Multi-disciplinary working/Multi-agency working
  • Post registration practice within a secondary, community or primary care setting
  • Working knowledge of legislation related to Paediatric services
  • Basic working or in depth knowledge of NHS polices affecting hospital avoidance
  • Working knowledge of clinical governance
  • Evidence of ongoing personal/professional development


Desirable

  • Experience of working at Band 6 level


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Be able to evidence skills and knowledge of clinically assessing and monitoring children and young people with acute illness.
  • Venepuncture/cannulation / IV Therapy administration or willingness to undertake training to deliver these skills.
  • To be able to work using own Initiative
  • Effective time-management and decision making skills
  • Effective monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Able to work alone and under professional supervision
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player
  • Able to work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • The ability to travel to rural locations to maximise service requirements


Desirable

  • Advanced assessment skills qualification at level 6/7


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • To be able to work flexibly in order to meet the needs of the service, to participate in a rotational shift cover 24/7 when required
  • Professional appearance
  • Ability to kneel, bend and stoop and work in cramped environments
  • Ability to manoeuvre patients using handling aids


Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Suffolk Hospital

Bury St Edmunds

IP33 2QZ

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