University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Adult Registered Nurse to join our friendly and expanding team on MAU Tavy as a staff nurse. We are a 23 bedded acute assessment unit specialising in acute medicine and emergency admissions. It's a great and interesting time to join our fast paced, thriving unit. We are closely linked to the Emergency Department and can offer experiences through the 'Hot Floor' (ED, CDU, SSW & MAU)
MAU Tavy is looking for a highly motivated nurse who wishes to contribute to our vision of providing compassionate nursing care. We are seeking to recruit nurses who can make a difference with their dedication, expertise, compassion and inspiring leadership skills.
We are a proud team who are able to provide you with experience and skills which will help to enhance your future career opportunities.
Full Time applicants please apply.
Why not come and visit the ward for an informal visit we would like to meet you and introduce you to the team.
You will need the qualifications of a Registered Nurse, and a willingness to undertake further training. MAU is a very supportive environment to develop skills for all registered staff.
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 take responsibility for the supervision of Health Care Assistants and other learners.
***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are 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 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.
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.
In exceptional circumstances take charge of the ward in the absence of more senior staff.
Maintain active NMC registration.
Maintaining and developing your clinical competence in care of patients and specifically those within your area of specialist practice.
Development of knowledge to be able to provide clinical advice when requested and as appropriate.
Maintain good relationships between all members of staff, thus developing professionalism through the unit.
Ensure good communication both verbally and via formal documentation with all members of the nursing and multidisciplinary team.
Work in partnership with the patient and family and other health care professionals in care planning.
Accept responsibility; be aware and able to locate all policies relating to good working practice within the clinical area and able to adhere to both by self and colleagues, and to challenge staff about their location.
Ensure carers/family and visitors are aware of policies, standards/guidelines relevant to the patients care or clinical area.
Knowledge & Experience
Aptitude & Abilities
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).