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Staff Nurse - Acute Medical Unit

Our client has just been released an exciting opportunity for you to work in an Acute Medical Unit. This will give you the chance to act as an individual practitioner and be responsible for the delivery of evidence-based care to patients. 

This post will allow you to work as part of a team of nurses, health care assistants and care assistants and be responsible for the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating of nursing care.

You will be working in an NHS Foundation Trust that provides services for approximately 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and South Buckinghamshire. 

Our client aims to provide the highest quality of care for their patients, based on its core values which consist of Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future. Their services provided in this Hospital include general, specialist heart attack, Vascular stroke, spinal Cystic, Fibrosis.

Duties

  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care with minimal supervision.
  • To implement and be responsible for maintaining high standards of patient care.
  • To carry out all administrative and nursing duties as delegated by the team leader and senior sister.
  • To organise and deploy staff according to their competence to meet patients’ needs.
  • To demonstrate a sound knowledge of infection control standards and promote these within the ward environment
  • To refer to other disciplines utilising the Trusts electronic systems i.e. “Patient Centre” and “real time”.
  • To assist in promotion of health.
  • To act in accordance with policies and nursing procedures as per Trust policy.
  • To co-ordinate the team/ward in absence of the team leader or senior sister.
  • To ensure confidentiality of patient records and high standards of nursing documentation.
  • To be aware of the complaints procedure and be able to apply it as needed.
  • To escalate as appropriate any untoward incidents, complaints and ward/staff issues.
  • To participate in ongoing clinical supervision.
  • To maintain own personal portfolio/profile and to take responsibility for annual updates on current legislative/hospital issues.
  • To ensure all training undertaken is evaluated to determine its effectiveness in practice and to ensure all objectives have been met.
  • To assist in teaching programmes for student nurses/new staff and newly qualified nurses and contribute towards a positive learning environment.
  • To promote good working relationships and to support the ward manager to achieve high morale within the team.
  • To assist in the auditing of patient care and service delivery.
  • To use all resources efficiently and effectively maintaining an awareness of budgetary implications.

Requirements 

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Current (or pending) NMC Registration
  • Self-motivated and uses own initiative
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues
  • Own professional development.
  • Ability to manage change within the working environment.
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)

General Nurse - Staff Nurse

Our client has recently opened a new vacancy for a determined individual to join their outstanding hospital situated in Surrey, Redhill. The hospital provides emergency and non-emergency services to a community of over 535,000 people. 

This is a great chance for you to join an organisation who have been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). If you are passionate towards your job and wants to be part of a winning team, this role would be ideal for you. 

Requirements 

  • NMC registered 
  • Eager to learn and develop 
  • Caring and compassionate 
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills

Responsiblities 

  • Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care ensuring that these are evaluated and amended as appropriate. 
  • Actively involve patients, relatives and carers in their treatment and enable individuals to assist in their own recovery. 
  • Liaise with other clinical areas as necessary for the coordination of patient care and the smooth running of the ward. 
  • Maintain complete and accurate patient records ensuring that they provide a detailed account of all care provided throughout the patients stay.
  • Co-ordinate the discharge process and provide written as well as verbal advice to patients, relatives and carers. 
  • Provide clinical advice as required to staff, carers and junior colleagues. 
  • Assist in maintaining and improving patient care by participating in quality initiatives, e.g. Essence of Care, Audit. 
  • Liaise and maintain excellent communication between the multidisciplinary team, patients, relatives and carers. 
  • Initiate emergency treatment where necessary and co-ordinate other staff in this process 
  • Ensures that all medical and emergency equipment is kept in a safe condition and is ready for use when required, and that faulty equipment is reported and/or replaced as necessary. 
  • Attends staff meetings, including team briefings and reads professional/managerial information as required. 
  • Orientates new staff to the ward and contributes to the ward/departmental orientation programme. 
  • Be aware of and follow legislation and/or policies and procedures with regard to yourself, patients, and other members of staff, equipment and the general public. 

Benefits 

  • On-site car parking for staff
  • Restaurant facilities
  • Full educational library services
  • On-site nursery 
  • Excellent rail and bus links 
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • NHS pension
  • Salary sacrifice cars, phones and electrical

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