Band 5 Staff Nurse - Thoracic Surgery/Respiratory Medicine
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you enthusiastic about your nursing career and developing your skills?
Do you believe providing excellent care and getting the basics right is important?
If so, we may have the job for you.
This role is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site
We are currently recruiting for band 5 nurses to work on our thoracic surgical ward, and respiratory wards, to care for mixed thoracic surgery patients and respiratory medical patients. The patients we care for are any age above 18 whom have a range of illnesses including lung cancer, chest wall cancer, plural effusion, rib fractures, pneumothorax and airway conditions. These cases are nursed on the level 2 post op ward base area.
This fast paced mixed respiratory ward will give you the opportunity to develop your clinical knowledge, gain competencies in HDU nursing including care of arterial lines, blood gases, chest drains, complex airways, nerve blocks, epidurals, pain management and so much more. With the support of senior staff, thoracic nurse specialists and critical care outreach, we aim to keep our nurses up to date with the latest practice, training and skills.
We are looking for a nurse who is enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated to work in our friendly team in this fast paced environment.
Main duties of the job
We receive support from our acute 'outreach' nurses, and also have a number of specialist nurses within
the specialty who assist with the care of these patients. QEHB is a fast growing trust which values the
education and professional development of its staff, the surgical wards are educationally supported by a
professional development nurse helping to ensure all staff are trained in an appropriate and timely
manner to suit their individual requirements.
There will be opportunity for additional support to function within this role by attending the HDU study day amongst other courses provided.
We are a dedicated team with the drive and resources to deliver high standards of care to all our patients.
Good team work and communication is essential as we work with a mixture of specialist nursing teams,
medics and therapists.
We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.
Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:
Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.
UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.
University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.
*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*
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