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Gynaecology Staff Nurse

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
17 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 and 2 chairs 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

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.

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.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the education of the patient and their significant others.
  • Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, for example liaising with the multidisciplinary team of doctors as appropriate.
  • Review the effectiveness of the nursing care provided and initiate any action that may be required.
  • Undertake any reasonable and relevant clinical or non-clinical functions commensurate with their banding.
  • Recognise and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of the individual.
  • Co-ordinate and support other members of the caring team who may be responsible for implementing specific aspects of nursing care.
  • Investigate and report accidents, incidents and losses and provide initial support for the member of staff or patient involved, in line with Trust policy.
  • Take on extra duties/responsibilities as delegated and agreed by the department/ ward manager or senior staff nurse, within their capability / limitations.

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.

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.
  • Take an active role in the induction and orientation of new staff.

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

  • Degree / Diploma
  • Registered Nurse on NMC registers. Hold appropriate level for the area of speciality
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


Desirable

  • Mentorship/Teaching/assessing course
  • Post qualification in relevant speciality


Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Proven clinical experience in relevant area


Desirable

  • Experience with acutely ill patients
  • Evidence of teaching and assessing
  • Ability to utilise pre-registration experience to demonstrate an understanding of the relevant settings.
  • General management skills
  • Previous experience of taking charge of a clinical area


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Proven clinical skills in relevant area
  • Demonstrates a genuine interest and has awareness of issues in specialty
  • Evidence of self-development within speciality
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct


Desirable

  • Awareness of current nursing and NHS issues
  • Evidence of commitment to customer care initiatives
  • Awareness of NHS reforms and professional issues relating to specialty
  • Specialist knowledge in area of speciality


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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