Bank Registered Nurse
Healthcare Management Trust – St Hugh’s Hospital
The closing date is 31 January 2022
An exciting position has arisen to join the St Hughs Hospital Bank Team.
We are looking for experienced Registered Nurses to join the Bank Team for 3 departments, which are the Ward, Outpatients department and Pre-Asssement.
Main duties of the job
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.
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.
· Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care ensuring that these are evaluated and amended as appropriate.
· Document the condition and progress of patients and report to medical staff and/or senior nursing staff any areas of concern.
· Undertake nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed local and national policies, standards and guidance.
· Demonstrate clinical procedures to registered and unregistered staff as required.
· Once competent in team management skills, take charge of the clinical area on a regular basis in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility or his/her deputy.
· Participate in the support and implementation of Essence of Care guidelines.
· Be aware of your role with regard to the Medicines of Code of Practice.
· Comply with all HMT policies with particular regard to the policies and procedures carried out in the event of maintaining staff and patient safety.
· Liaise with other clinical areas providing appropriate policies, education and clinical expertise in order to facilitate the management of patients with special requirements.
· Maintain an awareness of the developments in the care and treatment of patients in order to be able to carry out duties competently and efficiently.
· 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.
· Maintain accurate patient records.
· 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 Hugh’s Hospital are expected to comply with the following standards:
To maintain a clean, safe environment, ensuring adherence to the Hospital’s 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 Hugh’s 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 Hospital’s 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.
Knowledge and skills
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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14 January 2022
£16.17 an hour