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Staff Nurse

Employer
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
Location
Truro
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Staff Nurse - Acute Frailty Ward

If you are looking for an exciting challenge, then why not join our fantastic team.

We have an exciting opportunity available at the Royal Cornwall Hospital for Registered Nurses to join our committed team on the Acute Frailty Unit in the Acute and Emergent Medicine Group.

This is an 18 bedded unit focused on early intervention with the more frail population, focussed on targeted and holistic assessment on rectifying frailty syndromes with an aim to treating and facilitating discharge or onwards flow to other base wards within 72 hours. We work closely with the acute admission teams and emergency department in creating flow and work with a wide MDT including those in the community to ensure safe and supported discharges. This results in a fast paced and exciting ward environment where we as a team ensure quality is not sacrificed.

We are seeking applications from registered nurses who have the ability and determination to learn and to gain new skills and competencies and who are motivated to develop the highest standards of care and who are committed to continuous improvement.

This is a full-time role for 37.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

To work as a skilled member of the nursing team.

To provide a high standard of compassionate patient-centred care.

To lead and supervise the work of other qualified and unqualified staff within the team.

To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.

To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff, as deemed appropriate by the Ward Leader or Clinical Matron.

Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills and have a good knowledge and understanding of clinical standards. You must be able to work on your own initiative and also be an excellent team player whilst being prepared to develop as an individual and support others to develop.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly withvisitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

For further information please visit:

https://www.nhsemployers.org/topics-networks/employment-standards-and-regulation

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Level 1 registered Nurse with valid NMC Registration/ Student pending registration
  • Commitment to obtain assessing/ mentoring qualification


Desirable

  • Evidence of professional portfolio
  • Basic computer Skills


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Basic computer skills


Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience in an acute Trust within the last twelve months (this can include student placement)


Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of evidence based practice to enhance care


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Address

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Truro

TR1 3LJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

156-6445369

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