Registered Staff Nurse
Healthcare Management Trust – St Hugh’s Hospital
The closing date is 31 January 2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered Staff Nurse to join the excellent Ward team at St Hughs Hospital.
The Registered Nurse will be supporting delivering individualised clinically appropriate, efficient and effective evidence based nursing care for patients on a shift to shift basis, in line with the Healthcare Management Trusts and St. Hughs Hospitals procedures and care pathways.
Main duties of the job
The candidate will provide high quality, safe and compassionate care to patients. The post holder will be responsible for assessing care needs and the planning, delivery and evaluation of individual care.
Please see the attached job description for more information.
At St Hugh's Hospital 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.
To provide high quality, safe and compassionate care to patients. The post holder will be responsible for assessing care needs and the planning, delivery and evaluation of individual care.
Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care ensuring that these are evaluated and amended as appropriate.
To deliver individualised clinically appropriate, efficient and effective evidence based nursing care for patients on a shift to shift basis, in line with the Healthcare Management Trusts and St. Hughs Hospitals procedures and care pathways.
To act as a professional resource for nursing support staff and to undertake the role of supervisor for these individuals, working in support of the staff in the discharge of their duties and facilitating the use of evidence based practice, patient assessment, clinical analytical skills and patient early warning systems.
To maintain accurate, contemporaneous and legible patient documentation, being fully aware of legal, professional and confidential requirements and utilising only authorised abbreviations
To provide excellence in customer care to patients, their relatives significant others and other internal / external customers including consultant users.
Contribute to the use of corporate and clinical governance systems to monitor and develop clinical services.
To positively promote with staff, users, patients and other visitors the ethos of the Healthcare Management Trust and St. Hughs Hospital, based on a demonstrable empathetic and sensitive approach to the care of patients, relatives, users and colleagues.
Ensure that the maintenance of the custody and administration of medicines within the unit is in accordance with St. Hughs policies, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the medicines Act of 1968.
Ensure HMTs policies and practices are implemented and followed, ensuring that the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and CQC Regulations 2014.
Display at all times a professional approach and action, so as to obtain and justify patient and user trust and confidence in St. Hughs Hospital.
Maintain own individual professional practice. Participate in ongoing professional educational development and registration requirements.
To participate in unit based quality assurance activity based on written standards and patient care outcomes.
To ensure infection prevention and control policies are adhered to within theatre
To develop and maintain staff morale and contribution through positive and proactive leadership, communication and example.
To participate in the development and maintenance of communications both written and verbal with patients, users and other managers and staff within the hospital, communicating nursing issues in a positive and professional manner.
Communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to promote efficient patient care and maintain effective channels of communication.
Report all accidents and untoward incidents to the nurse in charge of the area and complete an incident form in accordance with HMT policy.
Communicate with and provide support for patients relatives, carers and visitors.
Be aware of the need for confidentiality both within the written and spoken word and ensure correct storage of patients records at all times.
Liaise with other clinical areas as necessary for the co-ordination of patient care and the smooth running of the ward/department.
Actively support equality and value diversity.
Support a culture of teamwork within the clinical area.
Collaborate with all members of the clinical area to ensure efficient running of the ward/department.
Use resources effectively in order to provide quality patient care whilst having an awareness of budgetary issues.
Assist the Ward Manager/Deputy Manager in introducing new members of staff to their duties.
Supervise registered and unregistered staff as appropriate.
Take all reasonable steps to ensure the safe keeping of patients property in accordance with Hospital policy.
Ensure where appropriate that the programmes of training for learners, both student nurses and support workers are completed.
Undertake formal and informal teaching sessions as required and undertake training to act as a mentor to students.
Contribute to the monitoring and control of expenditure and use of resources.
Contribute to the improvement of services where appropriate.
In addition to the key job responsibilities detailed in this job description all employees at St Hughs Hospital are expected to comply with the following standards:
To maintain a clean, safe environment, ensuring adherence to the Hospitals standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control.
Health & Safety
To take reasonable care to prevent injury to themselves or others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
To co-operate fully in discharging HMT policies and procedures with regard to health and safety matters.
To immediately report to their manager any shortcomings in health and safety procedures and practice.
To report any accidents or dangerous incidents to their immediate manager and safety representative as early as possible and submit a completed accident / incident form.
To use protective clothing and equipment where provided.
Whilst the aim of the hospital is to promote a co-operative and constructive view of health and safety concerns in the organisation, all staff must be aware that a wilful or irresponsible disregard for safety matters may give rise to disciplinary proceedings.
Equality & Diversity
Be aware of need for own personal development and be prepared to attend and undertake any necessary training, being aware of the need to develop oneself and to strive to increase personal knowledge.
Contribute to making the clinical environment conductive to learning and development where individuals feel able to discuss ideas and action as well as showing initiative.
Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults
St Hughs Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment.
All staff have an individual responsibility for creating accurate records of their work and for making entries into and managing all patient records effectively in line with all the Health Record Keeping Policies and Procedures in order to meet the Hospitals legal, regulatory and accountability requirements.
To actively participate in governance activities to ensure that the highest standards of care and business conduct are achieved.
General Policies, Procedures and Practices
To comply with all HMT and Hospital policies, procedures and practices and to be responsible for keeping up to date with any changes to these.
Freedom to Act
The post holder will be accountable for their own actions, using own initiative, acting autonomously within their designated area but working within HMT policies and procedures.
BENEFITS: 27 Statutory days holiday plus bank holidays, contributory pension, private medical insurance
We regularly review our employee benefits package, which includes our group personal pension plan, private medical cover and free car parking.
We encourage our employees to have a positive work-life balance and to consider HMT a great place to work
The job holder will work primarily within the hospital with occasional visits to and meetings at other hospitals or centralised function offices.
This is an outline job description setting out general responsibilities and tasks the post-holder may be required to undertake. It is not comprehensive and the post-holder may be required to carry out other duties and responsibilities from time to time as determined by HMT. The job description will also be subject to change in-line with the needs of the Hospital and the Organisation.
Staff will be expected to carry out their duties in line with their terms and conditions and contract of employment, the standards stated in the staff handbook and will be required to follow HMT policies and procedures and as stated in the NMC Code of Conduct 2015.
Staff have a contractual duty to ensure that mandatory training is current and will be expected to participate and undertaken further developmental training specific to their role.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Healthcare Management Trust – St Hugh’s Hospital
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10 January 2022