Registered Nurse AMU
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
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We are a 49 bedded Acute Medical Unit (AMU), part of the Integrated Care Division which includes the Acute Frailty Unit (AFU) & Medical Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC). The Units receive admissions direct from ED which encompass a varied range of medical conditions. We are skilled in caring for patients with specialist requirements such as non-invasive ventilation (NIV/BiPap), airway management, haemorrhage, acute cardiac presentations and many more.
Patient flow can be fast paced with patients being discharged or admitted to speciality wards. Length of stay on the Unit is usually <24 hours meaning an ever changing caseload.
We are supported by a wide range of services within the Multi-Disciplinary Team to facilitate safe, efficient discharge from our service & continuous clinical senior nursing cover.
You will receive a full supernumerary induction to give you time to get to know your colleagues & complete the required competencies to secure safe practice. We have a dedicated team of Clinical Practice Facilitators who will help you to identify areas of learning & development to enhance your practice.You will develop a wide range of clinical & non-clinical skills to support an advancing career & will develop knowledge of many different medical specialities.
You will be expected to take on a link nursing role in a specialism that interests you. The Units recently obtained "green" which is the Trust's highest achievement in ward accreditation.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for effectively delivering skilled nursing care to patients using a systemic approach of assessing planning, implementing and evaluating to ensure a high standard of care. The post holder will assist in the admission and discharge processes for patients in line with local procedures.
They will provide support with the effective patient admission pathways and effective discharge planning using their clinical skills to agree admissions and manage/report any impact on shifts/ workload and staffing levels.
They will proactively engage with patients, relatives and carers to seek their views, gain agreement and keep them informed about their treatment and care. They will demonstrate compassion by recognising and responding to individual needs in a warm, thoughtful, sensitive and helpful way.
Maintain registration, and nursing competencies, and comply with NMC code of Professional Conduct and related documents.
To be flexible to work within other areas or departments to meet the demands of the trust workforce model and changing service needs.
We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.
Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.
We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.
The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
- Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
- NHS pension scheme membership
- Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
- NHS Staff discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
- Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice
As the post-holder you will need to assist patients/service users/carers/relatives during incidental contacts.
Act as patients advocate in promoting, and delivering the highest standard of nursing care, ensuring all fundamentals of care are addressed in a dignified and respectful manner.
Ensure all current and relevant policies and procedures are adhered to.
Using evidence-based practice, assess patients' physical, psychological and spiritual needs, create care plans, implement and evaluate nursing care involving patients and carers, as appropriate.
Ensure patients nutrition and hydration needs are met.
Undertake and record full initial assessments at the earliest opportunity.
Perform nursing care and enhanced clinical skills to a high quality standard.
Monitor patients condition and report observations to relevant health professionals, carrying out nursing interventions as required.
Demonstrate safe and timely administration and storage of medications.
Achieve and maintain core and specific competencies
Report and record all untoward incidents and investigate any incidents, which occur when taking charge.
Contribute to the ACE accreditation programme as required.
You will need to be able to communicate all relevant information to the multi-disciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required to ensure seamless care
Attend departmental and directorate meetings as required, to ensure an awareness of developments within the area of practice.
Assist in maintaining an effective communication network; written, verbal and electronic, informing senior staff of all matters outside your role/sphere of competence; cascading information to more junior staff.
Develops and maintain communication with people about difficult matters or difficult situations, in an appropriate, supportive and empathic manner.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary
In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.
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).