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Emergency Department Nurse/Paramedic

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Location
Chichester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, A&E nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC / HCPC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.

We are seeking to employ Band 5 nurses to join our Emergency Department team at St Richards Hospital. We are part of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

We are a designated Trauma unit. We have a robust Practice Development team with a strategic vision which is supported at director level.

The Emergency Department consists of a 6 bay Resuscitation Room , a large, recently refurbished unit with 15 Majors cubicles an assessment area, a well lead and developed Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) run by Emergency Nurse Practitioners (ENP) and Medics . Our recently relocated Paediatric Area provides a dedicated space to care for our paediatric patients in a safe and secure environment. This lies within our main footprint and is staffed by senior paediatric nurses.

Main duties of the job

We are keen to recruit enthusiastic, motivated nurses, who have excellent communication skills and are able to work in a fast paced and challenging environment . The Emergency Department can be hard work, however, being able to deliver great care is something we pride ourselves on and strive to deliver as a team. Applicants should ideally have a minimum of 3 months acute hospital experience.

We have an established induction and rotational programme through the department to support you, led by our Senior Practice Development Sister and Band 7 team. We follow the RCN National Curriculum and Competency Framework for Emergency Nursing, and are committed to supporting and developing all nurses, in order for each individual to flourish in their role and become confident and effective Emergency Nurses.

These posts will include internal rotation, weekends and bank holidays. We currently have a shift pattern of 12.5hr days and nights.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide high quality, safe care to a variety of patients and their families who attend the emergency department.

To provide a high standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care as required within the Emergency Department.

To utilise a variety of strategies and communicate effectively with patients and their family/carers.

Liaise with the MDT, other departments within the trust and pertinent agencies outside the organisation.

In order to deliver the above, you will require an excellent understanding and knowledge of adult health needs and be able to work in a fast paced environment

To provide high quality, safe care to a variety of patients and their families who attend the emergency department.

To provide a high standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care as required within the Emergency Department.

To utilise a variety of strategies and communicate effectively with patients and their family/carers.

Liaise with the MDT, other departments within the trust and pertinent agencies outside the organisation.

In order to deliver the above, you will require an excellent understanding and knowledge of adult health needs and be able to work in a fast paced environment

Role and Responsibilities
  • Assessment of care needs and development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care
  • Identify patients individual dependency care needs and provide support for physical, psychological and social requirements.
  • Provide patients emergency care in all areas of the Accident and Emergency Department.
  • Rapid assessment and early identification of serious illness and /or injury and initiation of urgent treatment.
  • Timely multi-tasking and prioritising to meet excessive service demand.
  • Participate in supporting relatives and friends following traumatic events, serious injury, illness and death of children and adults.
  • Provide care for aggressive and/or violent patients whilst optimising other patients safety.
  • Actively participate in the care pathways associated with patients presenting with Mental Health issues in frequent challenging circumstances.
  • Awareness of child protection and vulnerable adult procedures and act accordingly.
  • Adhere to departmental agendas and procedures implemented to support Government targets.
  • Advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness.
  • Work in collaboration with all Team members to ensure that care delivery is evidence based and in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Ensure that all patients needs are identified and programmes of care are implemented to meet individual patient needs.
  • Ensure that best practice in care is delivered.
  • Teach/assess and facilitate learning for all learners in the ward area, particularly students and healthcare assistants having undertaken Mentorship qualification.
  • To work as part of a team ensuring effective communication with all health care professionals within the clinical team and across all disciplines.

Contact name: Liz Hayward - ED Matron

Contact no: 01243 788122 ext 32914

-- Please see Job Description & Person Specs for full details --

Person Specification

Qualifications / Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (current NMC registration) / Registered Paramedic (current HCPC registration)
  • Knowledge of Band 5 role. Understanding of accountability and responsibilities
  • Experience of working in acute care setting
  • Demonstrates professional behaviour in line with NMC code
  • Sound knowledge of the care of critically ill and injured adult


Desirable

  • 3- 6 months acute hospital experience
  • Venepunture and Cannulation
  • PSPA/mentorship
  • Emergency Department / acute care experience
  • ED competencies


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

St Richards Hospital

Spitafield Road

Chichester

PO196SE

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279-6433873-JUL24

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