Staff Nurse (Emergency Admissions Unit)
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
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The Emergency Admissions Unit (EAU) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is looking for registered nurses who are passionate about providing excellent patient care within a vibrant and motivated team. This is a challenging fast-paced working environment, caring for a diverse patient group, which will enable you to build a sound clinical knowledge and skill set. Furthermore, interested individuals must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be organized, hardworking, and have a commitment to Continued Professional Development with a willingness to undertake training as required.
The Emergency Admissions Unit is housed within a state-of-the-art Emergency Care Centre (ECC) which was purpose built in 2015. The ECC has brought cutting edge healthcare to Gateshead, where we pride ourselves on innovative ways of providing emergency care to patients.
Main duties of the job
To provide High standard of patient centred care to patients.
To promote professionalism and ICORE Values.
To work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team , and be able to recognize the need to escalate clinical concern.
To work as an effective member of the ECC team supporting the patient journey
Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.
Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.
We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.
Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE; Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.
We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.
The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme balancegateshead.com to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.
- Provide evidence-based care to patients during their time on the Emergency Admission Unit, ensuring that the patient is centre to their care.
- Demonstrate a sound clinical knowledge base.
- Able to perform accurate admission assessment and plan care accordingly.
- Able to recognize when reasonable adjustments are needed to support a vulnerable patient.
- Able to work effectively in a fast paced and challenging environment and offer support to colleagues and wider team.
- Always demonstrate professionalism and adherence to ICORE values.
- Able to document cleary and concisely.
- Prioritise workload and be able to adapt to surge in activity.
- Engaged in professional development.
- Able to escalate concerns in a prompt manner and work within limitations.
- Contribute to the development of services by participating in audits, practice developments, developing protocols relating to advanced practice and the extended role of nursing.
- Maintain and demonstrate an awareness of current research and legislation and work within the NMC Code of Conduct.
- Contribute to quality improvement to ensure the highest standards of patient care are always achieved in the most effective manner.
- Work within established Policies and Procedures.
- Apply standard principles of infection control to all activities at all times.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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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).