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Staff Nurse

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative registered nurse to join our team of nurses on Annie Zunz ward. We are a 10 bedded gynaecology inpatient ward caring for gynaecological patients in a fast moving, challenging, but hugely rewarding environment.

This opportunity will provide an excellent foundation for individuals at the beginning of their career pathway or for nurses looking for career development in a different speciality.

The successful applicant will display a keen interest in Women's Health, possess excellent communication skills and work efficiently within a team of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors and members of the MDT.

Most of all you will be able to motivate and engage others to ensure the service and care provided supports the Trust values.

Main duties of the job

The Staff Nurse will:
  • Provide high quality clinical care to patients, in line with the Trust values and in accordance with professional regulations.
  • Accept delegated responsibility for specific activities/areas from the senior nurse in charge.
  • Work in line with Trust policies, objectives, protocols and local guidelines, whilst also being aware of the importance of their role in supporting members of the team, and always adhering to the Trust values, and in accordance with NMC regulations.
  • Work autonomously and with others to always deliver high standards of care to patients and their carers, autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Communicate in line with Trust values, to patients, carers and staff at all times.
  • Take every opportunity to continue to develop, practice and expand their own general and specialist nursing skills.
  • Maintain high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, and accountability and be aware of the medico-legal aspects of nursing, in line with professional, regulating and local guidance.


About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care through appropriate frameworks, including safe effective arrangements for discharge, underpinned by Trust values.
  • Assist members of the team in the co-ordination of the clinical activities
  • Use clinical standards to participate in the process of monitoring the quality of care delivered. Act to ensure that nursing practice is of the highest standard, in line with Trust and CQC standards.
  • Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with Trust medicines policy.
  • Assess and support patients with adherence and understanding of their medication, advise on the promotion of health and prevention of illness.

Professional
  • Maintain a professional behaviour at all times and promote a positive image of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust at all times, in line with Trust values.
  • Contribute to a high quality safe working environment in which patients receive a high standard of care.
  • Participate in the setting of standards for nursing practice and for care involving the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Practice in accordance with, and aware of his/her responsibilities under, the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and other appropriate NMC guidelines.
  • Understand and practice in accordance with Trust and Unit policies and procedures, and ensure they are understood and practiced by staff.
  • Maintain a safe working environment recognising the health and safety requirements of patients, visitors and staff.
  • Ensure all strategies, policies and protocols relating to infection control are implemented and monitored and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to ensuring the prevention of control of infection.
  • Protects patient confidentiality and acts according to the Data Protection Act.
  • Maintain clear and accurate documentation in line with unit and Trust standard.
  • Be aware of Clinical Governance and the impact it has on patient care
  • Understand local audit processes and take opportunities to initiate local audit and participate in Trust audits locally.
  • Participate in the ordering and maintenance of adequate stock level in an effective manner.
  • Work with members of the team in implementing a quality approach to service provision, in line with Trust quality care standards.
  • Report all complaints, incidents or accidents to the Nurse in charge and take appropriate action.
  • Work shift patterns and weekends to suit the needs of service delivery.

Education and Development
  • Be responsible for, and demonstrate personal professional development, maintain up to date clinical skills and ensure mandatory training is always current.
  • Be aware of current developments within the nursing profession and within the NHS.
  • Participate in team and ward meetings.
  • Participate in established research projects and clinical audit in local area.
  • Assist in ongoing development of the ward as a positive learning environment.
  • Ensure own appraisal is always in date and personal development plan is completed.
  • Work in a supportive way with learners and HCAS/MSWs, providing knowledge and feedback as required.
  • Participate in local teaching sessions.

Management and leadership
  • Manage a group of patients, in line with level of experience.
  • Supervise under the direction of the Sister/Ward Manager, the work of unqualified staff.
  • Manage the ward/department in the absence of the Band 6 or 7 nurses, if senior enough to do so.
  • Demonstrate effective time management and prioritization of workload.

Communication and relationship building
  • Know and utilize Trust values in all working relationships to patients, carers and staff.
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills and ensure that communication is effective between the patient, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team, and ensure appropriate nursing input into patient care discussions
  • Ensure communication is used effectively in the interests of patient care, including the use of clinical incident reporting if necessary.
  • Communicate handover of care in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in dealing with patients/clients, visitors/relatives and colleagues, maintaining good customer relations and recognising individuality and rights for each patient in line with Trust values.

Please see attached job description and person specification to this advert for further details.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Registered Nurse
  • Student Practice Supervisor Qualification
  • BLS
  • Post registration qualification/willing to undertake gynae courses


Desirable

  • Student Practice Assessor Qualification
  • Post registration gynaecology courses
  • ILS
  • Appropriate experience and competence for the role


Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of gynae/surgical ward nursing
  • Wide variety of clinical experience
  • Demonstrate team working skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Effective interpersonal skills


Desirable

  • Understanding of Women's Health
  • Understanding of early pregnancy complications
  • Knowledge of healthcare policies


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Confident in a wide range of clinical skills
  • Independent with cannulation and phlebotomy
  • Assessing and evaluating patient care


Desirable

  • Phlebotomy and cannulation qualification
  • Work as independent practitioner or as part of the ward team


Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

369 Fulham Road

London

SW10 9NH

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