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Staff Nurse

Employer
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Wirral
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Ward 38 is looking for nurses who are motivated and enthusiastic with a desire to join and support a busy team who pride themselves on delivering high standards of care.

If you have excellent communication skills and like working in a fast-paced environment this is the role for you!

Ward 38 is a 45 bedded respiratory/medical ward caring for patient with a wide range of respiratory problems.

Main duties of the job

Main duties will include delivering and evaluating the personalised health and wellbeing care needs of patients, in line with the Trust's Values. Including vital signs and EWS, early recognition and management of acutely ill patients, enteral feeding/ meeting nutritional needs, ECG, wound dressings, removal of sutures/clips, catheterisation, venepuncture, cannulation, blood transfusion, palliative and terminal care, care of central lines, admission and discharge, nasogastric tube insertion.

The learning opportunities within respiratory medicine are endless including tracheostomy care and non invasive ventilation (NIV).We are looking for Band 5 Staff Nurses who are forward thinking, dynamic, want to make a difference and are motivated to join our team. This post will give you the opportunity to work within a well-established team where the nurses and doctors work extremely closely together.Preceptor-ship will be offered to the successful candidates and opportunities will be given for further education and support. We as a team want to grow and broaden our nursing knowledge and we want you to be part of this. These posts are suitable for both newly qualified applicants and those with post registration experience.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the Northwest of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high-quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider Northwest footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide, and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Staff Nurse position available with WUTH.

We would like to hear from experienced nurses and also newly qualified nurses with a real passion for excellence and patient centred care. We offer an excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified staff.

Successful candidates will receive a respiratory training package to enhance their clinical skills.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training

Essential

  • 1st Level NMC Registration
  • Evidence of Professional Development
  • Suitable for newly qualified or experienced staff nurse
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records
  • Relevant clinical knowledge and experience


Desirable

  • Act as a practice supervisor
  • Willing to undertake Practice Assessor Training
  • Relevant Degree or willing to register to work towards degree
  • Relevant or willingness to undertake relevant module/course
  • NHS Experience
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Good organisational/time management skills
  • Ability to deal with an acute workload
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to recognise the importance of team work
  • Competent in organising/prioritising own workload and that of others
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written)
  • Able to deal with conflict
  • Able to support and advise the team
  • Act as a positive role model


Desirable

  • Student nurse assessor
  • Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff
  • Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages
  • Relevant clinical knowledge/experience of the speciality
  • Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice
  • Competent in organizing own workload and that of others
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Good time management
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-Confident
  • Ability to be sensitive and emphatic
  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure
  • Communicate formally on first contact
  • Deal with everyone in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner
  • Ensure all communications are open, honest and accurate
  • Value people's time and protect it as much as possible
  • Make an environment friendly and safe for all
  • Listen to what people say and take appropriate action
  • Supporting safe patient care
  • Good patient experience and communication
  • Maintain own competence


Desirable

  • Act as a positive role model
  • Ability to deal with conflict


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivated, Enthusiastic and Self-Confident
  • Ability to be sensitive and empathic
  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure
  • Communicate formally on first contact
  • Deal with everyone in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner
  • Ensure all communications are open, honest and accurate
  • Value people's time and protect it as much as possible
  • Make an environment friendly and safe for all and listen to what people say and take appropriate action


Desirable

  • Act as a positive role mode
  • Ability to deal with conflict


Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Arrowe Park Hospital

Upton Road

Wirral

CH49 5PE

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408-24-742

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