SA-0134
Dependant on experience

Are you looking for a new and exciting role within nursing?

We are working with a healthcare provider based in Reading. This hospital has been recognised for its open and honest culture, which allows our employees to feel empowered. They run healthcare in a new way: They put front-line clinicians, doctors and nurses in charge. By giving them responsibility and freedom,  they will run more effective, safe and caring services. 

Role Summary

You be working flexibly, as part of the hospital’s clinical team, to provide the highest standards of nursing care to their patients; to maintain high standards of communication throughout the hospital, and to make a positive contribution towards the team’s pursuit of excellence

The Hospital has 30 inpatient beds, 20-day case beds and 15 consultation rooms for outpatient appointments. This state of the art building has 5 theatres, equipped with the latest technologies and an extensive physiotherapy department. 

You will be supported by the inpatient lead and their deputy who will help you to feel comfortable with these groups.

The inpatient area is based within their purpose-built hospital with their nurse to patient ratio falling below the national average giving you the ability to care for your patients and truly provide holistic care. Their patients fall across a range of specialities allowing you to gain experience in areas such as orthopaedic, MSK Rehabilitation, spinal, gynaecological, ENT and cosmetic surgery.

They offer their staff enhanced hourly rates when working during the night or at weekends. They would welcome applications from both newly qualified and experienced nurses. If you are passionate about nursing care then get in contact with us and let’s embark on this journey together.

Our Client will help to support your professional journey investing you with appropriate continued professional development as they believe this helps to skill their staff for the journey ahead.

Duties include: 

Clinical

  • Providing the highest standards of nursing care as required within each of our care settings 
  • Preparing clinic rooms for procedures including preparation of sterile instrumentation, equipment and supplies as required, ensuring appropriate use of resources and minimal waste  
  • Ensuring the Patient Record is completed in a timely and accurate way.
  • Acting as a mentor for students, learners, junior nurses and Health Care Assistants and recording progress, as appropriate
  • Participating in teaching within your sphere of knowledge and skill
  • Organising own time and taking responsibility for duties delegated by the Lead Nurse or unit nursing lead
  • Maintaining effective channels of communication at all times.
  • Complying with Hospital policies/procedures and in particular, issues relating to Health and Safety, COSSH, Incident Reporting and the Data Protection Act.
  • Reporting all accidents and untoward incidents and complete appropriate forms.
  • Acting as specialist/link person having undergone the relevant training sessions in your area of expertise.
  • Developing the patient pathway to ensure that the patient is prepared physically and psychologically to undergo necessary procedures.
  • Ensuring the patient receives the appropriate documented information for the planned procedure.
  • Obtaining patient consent for specific procedures after undertaking appropriate on line packages/skills training.
  • Delivering patient care in accordance with recognised standards of research and evidence-based best clinical practise.
  • Leading by example to ensure that the rights, dignity and confidentiality of the patient are protected at all times.
  • Undertaking any other duties that may reasonably be required.
  • Understanding and apply a holistic patient-centred care approach, identifying and taking into account specialist clinical needs of each patient
  • Working within flexible rosters, designed to achieve the most effective use of staff to meet the needs of our patients
  • Providing flexible cover across unit and speciality areas, as required

Professional experience and knowledge

  • Identify personal objectives, reflect on progress and set a personal development plan annually in order to develop within a post.
  • Liaise with a Lead nurse in agreeing how identified training and development needs are met.
  • Ensure that your own practice is kept updated using an appropriate model of clinical supervision.
  • Take every opportunity to expand your own practice in line with the principles contained within the Nursing and Midwifery Council guidelines and protocols.
  • Ensure that all elements contained within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct are adhered to, including ensuring maintenance of anaesthetic registration requirements if appropriate
  • Develop clinical knowledge and professional skills through relevant training.

Communication

  • Receive and relay information correctly and promptly wherever necessary.
  • Maintain effective channels of communication with members of the multi-disciplinary, and wider hospital, team
  • Be aware of the need for confidentiality both in the written and spoken word.
  • Participate in team/department meetings wherever necessary.
  • Report any actual or suspected information security events as soon as possible.  This may include reporting the circumstances of any contact with people or organisations seeking to obtain information, which they do not have a need to know, through unauthorised means

Requirement 

  • Experience in a similar role
  • NMC registration
  • Demonstrable record of CPD
  • Knowledge of current issues in professional practice with particular relevance to the Unit
  • Knowledge of standards of professional practice in the wider healthcare context

Benefits 

  • Travel to Cycle schemes
  • 27 days annual leave with additional days after qualifying period
  • Pension Scheme
  • Health and Well Being programme which includes free fruit, massages and fitness sessions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted food 
  • Private Medical Assurance after qualifying period
  • Non-contributory Life Assurance
  • Free Parking on site
  • Perk box