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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.
- 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.
- 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)