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Bank Staff Nurse - Community Hospitals

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bridgwater
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
Are you looking for a new challenge, additional hours or simply need more flexibility to manage your work life balance?

At Somerset NHS Foundation Trust we have exciting bank opportunities available across our various Community Hospital sites.

We are committed to delivering the safest possible patient care and the best possible experience for patients. We are looking for compassionate, enthusiastic and caring nurses, who are reliable and flexible, to join our bank team working across our community hospitals in Somerset. If you enjoy a challenge and are passionate about nursing, this is the role for you.

We welcome applications from all aspects of society, however we particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities, LGBT+ community and younger people who are under-represented in Somerset.

*Please note, you must have completed your preceptorship to be considered for this role. If you are currently employed by our trust get in touch with bankrecruitment@somersetft.nhs.uk for more information on how to join our Bank Team. Please do not reapply if you have submitted an application in the last three months*

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality patient care and participate in the assessing, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care needs for the patient group.

To demonstrate Trust values whilst deliver safe and compassionate person centered care, treating patients, service users and their family with consideration and respect.

To provide relevant forms of care with minimal supervision and participate in the supervision, teaching and assessment of junior staff and students.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly and in other areas of the Trust to meet service needs.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Hospital Matron/Manager

Patients and Carers

Multidisciplinary team

Temporary Staffing Team

External contacts

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of patient care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans whilst working alongside other professionals within the multidisciplinary team. High quality care and effective communication will be maintained throughout.

This role will require the nurse to practice autonomously and make decisions under their own initiative using past professional judgment and drawing on their clinical expertise.

CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Practice in line with the NMC's Code at all times.

Deliver safe and compassionate patient centred care being responsible for the assessment, reassessment, implementation and evaluation of this care.

To be responsible and accountable for ensuring care plans are amended as patients care needs dictate and evaluated on a daily basis and when clinical need demands.

Ensure clinical skills remain up to date and evidence based recognising and escalating learning needs and seeking training when required.

Administer prescribed medicines and treatment in a timely manner in accordance with Trust policy.

Maintain accurate clinical observations and records, interpret the significance of these and action or escalate as appropriate.

Make decisions, following discussion with appropriate staff members with regard to the clinical intervention required, based on the analysis and interpretation of complex clinical facts on a daily basis and in crisis situations.

Be aware of what mandatory training is required for role and ensure mandatory training remains up to date.

Carry out and document all relevant assessments in a timely manner.

To ensure that patients are treated with dignity and respect.

To access and implement as necessary all Trust policies/protocols and guidelines.

To support and assist in audits / monitoring / collecting data / transferring data to other sources in collaboration with the ward manager & matron. To maintain Quality Assurance initiatives by playing an active role with self checks on equipment and attending annual training sessions.

To work in partnership with Multi-disciplinary team ensuring effective communication is maintained.

Share and cascade learnt knowledge to others where appropriate and support the development of other staff members.

Work safely and autonomously. To delegate where appropriate, prioritise, make decisions and communicate effectively with all levels of staff.

GENERAL

Continue to relevant projects in relation to the development of the Trusts business plan and organisational objectives as required.

Comply with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures where exercising the duties of the role.

Undertake any necessary skills training, professional updates/continuing professional development and mandatory training as appropriate to the post, in agreement with line manager.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The post will involve a combination of sitting, standing and walking. There will be frequent contact with bodily fluids when carrying out interventions and treatments.

Person Specification

REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

Qualifications and Training

Registered Nurse.

Relevant degree or equivalent qualification.

Appropriately registered with the NMC as per post requirements.

Teaching /Assessor qualification.

Knowledge & Experience

Recent clinical experience in area relevant to role.

Experience post qualification.

Evidence of continuing professional development.

Recent rehabilitation experience.

Skills and Abilities

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to communicate empathetically with patients, relatives and/or carers when discussing or explaining clinical conditions and potentially distressing and sensitive information.

Ability to role model/demonstrate leadership skills.

Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time and plan timed activities for staff and patients.

Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.

Able to take instruction and direction and work effectively as part of a team.

Demonstrates high standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet.

Able to work flexibly.

Compassionate - Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, carers and relatives (as appropriate) remaining sensitive and empathetic.

Listens to others' views respecting and valuing individual needs.

Professional and patient focussed approach with inspirational skills, acting as a role model to colleagues and junior staff members.

Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time and plan timed activities.

Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.

Able to take instruction and direction and work effectively as part of a team.

Ability to record and retrieve information on paper/electronic records as appropriate.

High standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet.

Personal Qualities

Compassionate - Open minded, treats colleagues, patients, carers and relatives with dignity and respect.

Intuitive and caring nature.

Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the patients.

Ability to inspire hope, support recovery and make a difference.

Act in a ways that support equality and diversity.

Other

Must be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service.

EXPECTATIONS OF THE POST HOLDER

CHANGES TO THE JOB

This post may be subject to changes/review as the needs of the service/department /unit change. Any changes will be made following consultation with the individual before the changes are made.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse.
  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Appropriately registered with the NMC as per post requirements.


Desirable

  • Teaching or Assessor qualification


Experience

Desirable

  • Recent rehabilitation experience.


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate empathetically with patients, relatives and/or carers when discussing or explaining clinical conditions and potentially distressing and sensitive information.
  • Ability to role model/demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time and plan timed activities for staff and patients.
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Able to take instruction and direction and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates high standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet.
  • Able to work flexibly.
  • Compassionate - Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, carers and relatives (as appropriate) remaining sensitive and empathetic.
  • Listens to others' views respecting and valuing individual needs.
  • Professional and patient focussed approach with inspirational skills, acting as a role model to colleagues and junior staff members.
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time and plan timed activities.
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Able to take instruction and direction and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to record and retrieve information on paper/electronic records as appropriate.
  • High standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet.
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • * Able to demonstrate a good standard of English language
  • PHYSICAL SKILLS
  • Compassionate - Open minded, treats colleagues, patients, carers and relatives with dignity and respect.
  • Intuitive and caring nature.
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the patients.
  • Ability to inspire hope, support recovery and make a difference.
  • Act in a ways that support equality and diversity.
  • OTHER
  • * Willingness to use technology to improve standards of care and support to our patients.
  • Must be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service.
  • SUPPORTING BEHAVIOURS
  • To carry out this role successfully the post holder needs to be fully aware of and adhere to Trust values.
  • * Kindness
  • * Respect
  • * Teamwork


Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bridgwater Community Hospital

Bower Lane

Bridgwater

Somerset

TA6 4GU

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184-OL-BL-99

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