University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Adult Registered Nurse to join our friendly team on Shipley Ward. We are a 24 bedded acute ward specialising in hepatology with 4 escalation beds.
We are looking for highly motivated registered nurses or qualified nursing associates who wish to contribute to our vision of providing compassionate nursing care and are looking to recruit nurses who can make a difference with their dedication, expertise and compassion.
We are a proud team who are able to provide you with experience and skills which will help to enhance your future career opportunities.
We welcome experienced nurses and newly qualified alike, your professional development will be tailored to your needs.
Full time or part time hours available.
Why not come and visit the ward for an informal visit we would like to see you.
You will need the qualifications of a Registered Nurse or Nursing Associate and a willingness to undertake further training. Shipley is a very supportive environment to develop skills for all staff.
Please note that applications from temporary workers who have been engaged with the Trust for a minimum of 3 months are welcome.
Main duties of the job
Under the direction of the Nurse-in-Charge you will co-ordinate, and deliver effective quality nursing care by assessing the needs, planning, implementing & evaluating the care for a group of patients.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team
Following a period of Preceptorship (if required) take responsibility for the supervision of Health Care Assistants and other learners.
To work within the NMC code of practice and professional guidelines.
We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.
Providing and delivering a high standard of nursing care by initiating and co-ordinating the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating of individual patients needs based on evidence. This includes all aspects of care from admission to discharge including complex discharge planning where there is a need to liase with other agencies and developing of care packages
Reporting and documenting all relevant nursing/patient needs, communicating changes with other health care professionals in the multi-disciplinary team with ongoing responsibility for patient care as they occur.
Engaging and interacting with carers and family, encouraging them to be actively involved in patients care planning as outlined in ward / unit philosophy.
Promoting and delivering health education within the clinical area and advise patients family and/or significant others in health promotion issues.
Demonstrating and undertaking evidence-based practice playing an active part in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient centred care.
Assisting other clinical areas within the trust if the clinical situation or staffing levels demand.
Supervising and directing Health Care Assistants with their daily workload.
Communicating with patients, relatives and outside agencies as appropriate, within the confines of the Data Protection Act and Patient Confidentiality.
Implementing and sharing good infection control practice.
Undertaking manual handling assessments and ensuring identified actions are met.
Initiating the reporting of an untoward incident such as complaints, clinical emergencies, and injury or drug administration errors and taking immediate actions as appropriate.
Demonstrating an awareness of and compliance with Health and Safety regulations / Procedures that apply to staff, patients and visitors within the trust premises, reporting any deficiencies in equipment, furnishings or matters of hygiene.
Contributing towards maintaining the set standard of clinical practice. Participating in Audit and quality monitoring.
Managing the Clinical risk relating to individuals or a group of patients care, reporting issues to appropriate senior staff.
Efficient and effective use of available resources.
Following Preceptorship period, mentor Health Care Assistants and other learners
Attending Ward, Directorate and Trust meetings as appropriate.
Take charge of the ward in the absence of more senior staff.
Knowledge and Experience
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).