Nurse Associate

Healthcare Management Trust – St Hugh’s Hospital

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Job summary

To provide, supervise, and monitor care and treatment to an identified group of patients under the direction of Registered Nurse.

To work according to the NMC Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for Nurses, Midwives and Nursing Associates and under direction of a Registered Nurse to:

Contribute to the assessment of patients nursing care and health education needs

Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of care for each patient.

Take responsibility for the delivery of evidence based practice, ensuring that it supports and reflects service user individual needs, Trust objectives and professional guidance.

Communicate effectively with all relevant personnel both internal and external to the Trust.

To practice within professional guidelines and policy.

The post holder should be proficient in carrying out relevant care at the level expected of a Nursing Associate registrant without direct supervision.

Main duties of the job

provide nursing care to patients as prescribed in Registered Nurses care plans.

under the direction of a Registered Nurse contribute to the assessment, planning and evaluation of individualised patient care

Ensure the patients physical, spiritual and emotional needs are met.

ensure timely referrals to a Registered Nurse when any actions, care or treatments are required

recognise changes in patients conditions which may require the intervention of others and ensure that timely referrals are made

ensure the provision of a high standard of care to all service users.

work within the framework of the NMC Code at all times.

act as a role model to junior staff.

maintain own professional practice.

be aware of relevant nursing research and participate in research initiatives

adhere to policies, guidelines and directives at all times.

work effectively and co-operatively with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

ensure complete and accurate documentation of all clinical care provided.

ensure patient safety is maintained at all times and record and report adverse and potentially adverse events.

support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that encourage them to live healthily and apply principles of self-care

About us

ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT TRUST

At the Healthcare Management Trust we are committed to delivering the highest quality healthcare and understand that our well-trained, passionate team of employees lie at the heart of delivering the service our patients and residents expect.

Our team of employees share our vision to provide world class healthcare, and we continuously improve the skills within our workforce to ensure we maintain our position within the healthcare sector. We know our team have a wealth of knowledge and experience, and by working together we develop an exciting and innovative workplace.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will:

provide nursing care to patients as prescribed in Registered Nurses care plan

under the direction of a Registered Nurse participate and contribute to the assessment, planning and evaluation of individualised patient care with registered nurses

work in partnership with patients, their carers and the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the patients physical, spiritual and emotional needs are met.

recognise changes in patients conditions which may require the intervention of others and ensure that timely referrals are made or escalation procedures are enacted as appropriate.

ensure the provision of a high standard of care to all service users.

work within the framework of the NMC Code at all times.

act as a role model to junior staff.

maintain own professional practice.

be aware of relevant nursing research and participate in research initiatives

adhere to policies, guidelines and directives at all times.

work effectively and co-operatively with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

ensure complete and accurate documentation of all clinical care provided.

ensure patient safety is maintained at all times and record and report adverse and potentially adverse events.

support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that encourage them to live healthily and apply principles of self-care, utilising evidence based electronic and other information resources as appropriate.

Act at all times in a professional manner that promotes a positive image of St Hughs Hospital and upholds its core values.

Practise in accordance with the NMC Code, and Standards of Proficiency for Associate Nurses (NMC), HMT policies, procedures and guidelines.

Ensure that high standards of nursing care are maintained and take appropriate action when standards are not being maintained.

Act as an advocate for patients, ensuring that any barriers to patients opinions and wishes are challenged and patients dignity maintained.

Maintain clear, accurate and contemporaneous records in line with NMC standards.

Raise any concerns regarding standards and quality of care, patient safety or any professional conduct issues to the Department Manager.

Liaise with outside agencies as appropriate as directed by a Registered Nurse.

Prioritise own workload and ensure effective time management strategies are embedded in own practice.

Participate in educational programmes for own professional development, including mandatory and statutory training.

Take ownership of own annual appraisal, working with the appraiser to ensure one is undertaken at least annually.

Participate in relevant induction programmes for new staff.

Act as a preceptor, mentor or assessor to nurse associate students and healthcare support workers.

Utilise available information technology appropriately.

Oversee and supervise patient care activities conducted by other members of junior staff.

Ensure a welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the patient and their family/carers/visitors.

Deliver care based on current evidence, best practice and validated research.

Maintain own awareness of the local, national and professional quality issues relevant to the delivery of nursing services

Ensure compliance with all local, regional and national policies and procedures

Adhere to systems that facilitate the appropriate admission, safe transfer and safe and timely discharge of patients.

Participate in the evaluation of care delivery through self and peer review, patient and carer feedback, audit and research, benchmarking and formal evaluation.

Contribute to continuous improvement activities, making suggestions and recommendations for quality improvement.

Complete reports and records as required by managers, e.g. incidents/accidents.

Participate in team activities that create opportunities to improve patient care.

deal with complaints in accordance with local and HMT policy.

Maintain adequate supplies, provisions and equipment in the ward/department within health and safety regulations.

Communicate sensitively, confidentially and with empathy to patients and their carers and families.

Using a range of communication tools, interpret and present clinical information to patients and their families/carers.

Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters or difficult situations.

Provide accurate, timely and relevant patient progress and handover information using both written and electronic systems.

Attend and actively participate in ward/department meetings.

Maintain confidentiality at all times, as required by legislation and HMT policy.

Ensure that all resources are used effectively, with the minimum of waste, making recommendations where it is evident that appropriate changes may improve efficiency.

Ensure technical, clinical and non-clinical equipment is maintained, cleaned and stored correctly and that any faults and defects are reported promptly.

Adhere to systems for the tracking and location of medical assets and ensure that any losses are reported in accordance with HMT policy.

Contribute to the effective and economic use of resources, e.g. local recycling schemes. Managing Information

Take responsibility for safeguarding patient information and comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Ensure that a high standard of practice is maintained in relation to the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Create and use records, including electronic records, in a manner that complies with legislation, professional standards and organisational policies for record keeping.

Ensure accurate and timely data entry to contribute to the provision and analysis of information to improve patient care.

Comply with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act.

Assess risk within the areas of responsibility, ensuring adequate measures are in place to protect staff and patients.

Undertake mandatory and statutory training.

Carry out risk assessments in relation to manual handling and implement appropriate actions.

Report incidents, accidents and near misses using HMTs incident reporting system and in accordance with HMT policy.

Adhere to HMTs infection control policies.

Adhere to the HMTs policy for dealing with verbal or physical abuse.

Work within defined policies, procedures and professional standards.

Work without direct supervision, seeking advice or guidance on actions that are outside agreed plans and/or defined standards.

taking reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of any other person who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work

co-operating with HMT to ensure that statutory regulations, codes of practice, local policies and departmental health and safety rules are adhered to

not intentionally or recklessly interfering with or misusing anything in the interest of health and safety.

All HMT employees are required to be familiar with, and comply with, HMT policies for infection control and hand hygiene to reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infections.

HMT is committed to compliance with Information Governance standards to ensure that all information is handled legally, securely, efficiently and effectively.

Confidentiality and Security - Your attention is drawn to the confidential nature of information collected within the NHS. Whilst you are employed by HMT you will come into contact with confidential information and data relating to the work of HMT, its patients or employees.

Disclosure of Information - The unauthorised use or disclosure of information relating to HMTs activities or affairs, the treatment of patients or the personal details of an employee, will normally be considered a serious disciplinary offence which could result in dismissal.

Information Quality and Records Management - You must ensure that all information handled by you is accurate and kept up-to-date.

We all have a personal and a professional responsibility within HMT to identify and report abuse. This may be known, suspected, witnessed or have raised concerns.

you are familiar with and adhere to HMTs Safeguarding Children procedures and guidelines.

you attend safeguarding awareness training and undertake any additional training in relation to safeguarding relevant to your role.

HMT is committed to behaving responsibly in the way we manage transport, procurement, our facilities, employment, skills and our engagement with the local community so that we can make a positive contribution to society.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Associate nurse registration with NMC
  • Nurse Associate Foundation Degree Qualification

Desirable

  • Previous associate nurse experience

Experience

Essential

  • 3 years experience as a healthcare support worker
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Supervision of day to day patient management, decision making, co-ordinating, facilitating, monitoring and evaluating skills

Desirable

  • Previous associate nurse experience

Knowledge Skills

Essential

  • previous experience as a healthcare support worker/associate nurse
  • ability to undertaken procedures as outlined within the Associate Nurse Standards of Proficiency (Appendix A)
  • ability to communicate and listen effectively to all internal and external stakeholders

Desirable

  • computer literate
  • Previous associate nurse experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Healthcare Management Trust – St Hugh’s Hospital

Address

Peaks Lane

Grimsby

DN32 9RP


Employer's website

https://hmtsthughs.org/ (Opens in a new tab)


For help with your application, contact:

Anna Cooper

acooper@hmt-uk.org

Date posted

05 October 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0318-21-6806

Job locations

Peaks Lane

Grimsby

DN32 9RP


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