Paediatric Staff Nurse - Emergency Department
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
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Band 5 paediatric staff nurse working with in the Emergency department assigned to the Paediatric area.
- To provide prompt and efficient treatment of the acutely ill or traumatised patient (both adult & child) and support their relatives.
- To meet the needs of children and adults in respect of minor illness / injury and the provision of health care advice
- To develop skills of leadership and act as a role model for other staff members.
- Contribute to the management of risk, both clinical and financial
- Ensure effective use of resources and the cost implications on practice.
Contribute toward the continuing development of professional nursing practice in the Emergency Department.
Main duties of the job
Caring for babies, children and young people form the age of 0-16 years presenting with trauma, mental health and medical concerns.
- Responsible for co-ordinating and delivering effective, quality nursing care to children and adults under supervision, utilising a patient-centred model of practice and ensuring area of work runs smoothly and efficiently.
- To provide clinical expertise and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Supervision and direction of junior nursing staff, healthcare assistants and students.
- Work to the Trust values - Put patients first, Take ownership, Respect others, Be positive.
- Adhere to Trust policies and procedures, e.g. Health and Safety at Work, Equal Opportunities etc.
- Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff development and training.
Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS at Risk staff throughout Devon who is able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.
- 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, for both children and adults, from admission to discharge.
- 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.
- Promoting and delivering health education within the clinical area and advice patient, family and others in health promotion issues.
- Engage/interact with carers/family encouraging them to be actively involved in patients care, planning as outlined in the department philosophy.
- Demonstrating and undertaking evidence-based practice, playing an active part in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient-centred care.
- Supervising, assessing and mentoring and supporting junior Registered Nurses and Health care professionals, including bank and agency staff in the clinical setting.
- Increasing the level of knowledge and skills within the Department/Directorate through sharing best practice and supporting others to develop their professional abilities.
- Implementing and sharing good infection control practice.
- Undertake manual handling assessments and ensuring actions are met.
- Day to day direct supervision of team of patients and staff
- Reporting and managing untoward incidents such as complaints, clinical emergencies and injury or drug administration errors as detailed in Trust wide and local protocols and procedures.
- Contributing towards department or clinical projects, to set and maintain standards of practice in conjunction with other team members, participating in audits and quality monitoring.
- Ensuring that resources are used efficiently and in accordance with agreed procedures.
- Demonstrating an awareness of and compliance with health and safety regulations/procedures deficiencies in equipment, furnishings or matters of hygiene.
- Supporting the Senior Nurse in identifying development needs of staff, using appraisal and implementing appropriate staff developmental programme
Knowledge and Experience
aptitudes and abilities
DISPOSITION / ATTITUDE / MOTIVATION
Certificate of Sponsorship
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