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Respiratory Staff Nurse Band 5

Remeo Healthcare Ltd.

Closing date is 17 March 2021

Job overview

Join Remeo Healthcare and develop your skills in nursing respiratory ventilated patients. Our goal is to improve our patients quality of life by delivering exceptional clinical care and rehabilitation.

You will be working with us in a unique, modern high dependency centre in Redhill Surrey, where you will be caring for NHS patients in partnership with Guys and St Thomas Lane Fox Services.

At REMEO Healthcare we invest in our staff so that they can pursue a long -term career with us.

If you think you are the right person, apply to us now.

We will help you develop your career as an advanced respiratory nurse whether you are newly qualified or experienced.

For further information contact our recruitment team at:

careers@remeo.co.uk

Private pension, private healthcare package, free on- site parking, as well as various other benefits available.

Main duties of the job

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical and Patient Care

  • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.

  • Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

  • Act as an advocate for patients, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards defined by the NHS Plan, CQC and other relevant guidelines.

  • Ensure patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.

  • Professional Qualification required:

  • RN1: Adult Nurse level 1 on the NMC register

  • Evidence of continuing professional development

  • About us

    Enhance your career in Respiratory Critical Care at the Lane Fox REMEO Respiratory Care Centre, at our unique UK service in Redhill Surrey.

    The Centre is a satellite service to the Lane Fox Unit at Guys and St Thomas Hospital. It is a 20-bedded specialist Respiratory Centre which provides a service for weaning NHS patients with chronic respiratory failure conditions such as motor neurone disease, Guillain Barre. The nursing team deliver clinical care on a two patient to one nurse ratio.

    Working within the Centre you benefit from learning how to care for patients requiring NIV, Tracheostomy, blood gas analysis, cough assist and specialist physiotherapy respiratory rehabilitation weaning.

    We have an exceptional supervised induction programme of training, delivered by Guys and St Thomas Hospital, Lane Fox Services and REMEO Healthcare.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Title: Respiratory Staff Nurse - Band 5 REMEO Healthcare

    Reports to: Clinical Centre Manager

    JOB CONTEXT

    Remeo is founded on improving the quality of life for people with complex respiratory ventilation requirements, through achieving the highest standard of specialist patient care.

    In 2014, in partnership with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, we opened our first specialist centre in Redhill, Surrey. The Lane Fox Remeo Respiratory Centre is a 20-bedded award winning centre for complex respiratory patients. Since opening, we have cared for around 400 NHS patients.

    In 2017, we started deliveringcommunity care for people requiring specialised respiratory support.

    In 2019, we joined the Active Care Group, and now form part of a leading national provider of complex care, with a uniquely cohesive capability to deliver care services across case management, residential and supported living settings, and complex care in the home.

    JOB PURPOSE

    The post holder is responsible for assessment of care needs of patients, planning programmes of care, implementation and evaluation of these programmes - at times without direct supervision.

    The post holder will participate in clinical care and supervision as appropriate, and act as a facilitator /mentor and role model for the less experienced colleagues and students. The post holder will support the development of practice in the Centre and maintain effective communication within the multidisciplinary team. They will be working independently/ autonomously and at times without direct supervision, accountable for their own professional actions. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of services users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person-centered care principles.

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS

    Clinical Centre Manager, Clinical Director, Head of Nursing, Consultants and Junior Medical Staff, Nursing Staff, Allied Health Professionals, Lane Fox Services Healthcare team, Facilities Management and Support Staff, Technical staff, Remeo Management, Community Care Teams.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Clinical and Patient Care

    • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.

    • Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

    • Act as an advocate for patients, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards defined by the NHS Plan, CQC and other relevant guidelines.

    • Ensure patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.

    • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.

    • Will advise on the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.

    • Recognise the significance of observations made and use them to develop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.

    • Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a persons nursing requirements.

    • Will participate in safe effective discharge planning appropriate for their needs.

    • Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, checking on and maintaining the highest possible standards.

    • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain treatments and advise on nursing priorities.

    • Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health and wellbeing and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.

    • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products

    Professional Responsibilities

    • Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence

    • Will act in accordance with the Healthcare and Statutory Guidelines & Policies including Health and Safety

    • Will work in accordance with Centre objectives

    • Will compile a personal & professional portfolio in line with NMC revalidation and Remeo professional development initiatives

    • Will maintain a high standard of care and give courteous reception to all patients and visitors

    • Will adopt a patient orientated approach to work

    • Will practice in a cost effective and cost aware manner

    • Will ensure the safe transfer, storage, administration and disposal of medicines in line with legal requirements and the Control of Drugs Act and policy.

    • Will be fully conversant with the sites major incident plan

    • Take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff, service users, visitors and the public, by implementing all policies related to health, safety, security and risk

    • Support audits and monitoring processes and participate in the implementation of changes to improve service delivery and patient safety

    Communication

    • Will be responsible for maintaining confidentiality of complex, sensitive information related to patients, patient care, relatives, staff and other colleagues.

    • Provides highly specialized advice concerning the care or treatment of identified groups or categories of patients/ clients.

    • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the multidisciplinary team regarding patient care

    • Will communicate with patients and relatives, making reports and liaising, as appropriate; with medical staff other members of the care team and management

    • Liaise with inter-hospital departments/personnel

    • Attend and participate in Centre meetings and help promote new ideas and methods and assist in their implementation

    • Attend and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings and case conferences to the benefit of patient care

    Education and Professional Development

    • Act as a role model, giving guidance, counselling and support to colleagues and students

    • Actively contribute to the training programmes within the Centre

    • Support and introduce new staff members to their role within the team

    • Take every opportunity to maintain and improve knowledge and competence, and take steps to keep up to date with clinical and nursing developments

    • The post holder is required to follow policies and procedures as required for the contracted service.

    Information Governance

    All staff must comply with information governance requirements. These include statutory responsibilities (such as compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations), following national guidance (such as NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice) and compliance with local policies and procedures. Staff are responsible for any personal information (belonging to staff or patients) that they access and must ensure it is stored, processed and forwarded in a secure and appropriate manner.

    Equal Opportunities

    Post holders must always fulfil their responsibilities with regard to Remeos Equality and Diversity Policy and Equality laws

    Health and Safety

    All post holders have a responsibility, under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequently published regulations, to ensure that the Remeos health and safety policies and procedures are complied with to maintain a safe working environment for patients, visitors and employees.

    Infection Control

    All post holders have a personal obligation to act to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). They must attend mandatory training in Infection Control and be compliant with all measures required by the service to reduce HCAIs. All post holders must comply with infection screening and immunization policies as well as be familiar with infection control policies for the service provision, including those that apply to their duties, such as hand decontamination policy, personal protective equipment policy, safe procedures for using aseptic techniques and safe disposal of sharps.

    Risk Management

    All post holders have a responsibility to report risks such as clinical and non-clinical accidents or incidents promptly. They are expected to be familiar with Remeos use of risk assessments to predict and control risk, as well as the incident reporting system for learning from mistakes and near misses to improve services. Post holders must also attend training identified by their manager or stated by Remeo to be mandatory.

    Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

    Post holders have a general responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults during their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

    Sustainability

    It is the responsibility of all staff to minimise the Companys environmental impact by recycling wherever possible, switching off lights, computers, monitors and equipment when not in use, minimizing water usage and reporting faults promptly.

    Smoking Policy

    REMEO Healthcare is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for staff, patients, visitors and contractors Staff are therefore not permitted to smoke on Company property or in Company vehicles.

    Review of this job description

    This job description is intended as an outline of the general areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the Organisation.

    To be reviewed in conjunction with the post holder.

    Person Specification

    Respiratory Staff Nurse- Band 5

    ESSENTIAL

    DESIRABLE

    Education/ Qualifications

    RN1: Adult Nurse level 1 on the NMC register

    Evidence of continuing professional development

    Previous experience

    Recent credible experience working within the acute sector as a registered nurse

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • RN1: Adult Nurse level 1 on the NMC register
    • Evidence of continuing professional development

    Desirable

    • The ability to undertake reflective thinking on own practice
    • Flexible and positive approach to work
    • Able and willing to work flexible shift patterns, internal rotation to day and night duty and unsocial hours, according to service needs

    Experience

    Essential

    • Registered Nurse with the NMC (current)
    • Recent credible experience working within the acute sector as a registered nurse

    Experience

    Essential

    • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate
    • programmes of care
    • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues.
    • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice
    • Competent in basic life support
    • Ability to administer prescribed medication including blood products
    • Able to work as an effective team member
    • Able to prioritise & meet deadlines
    • Uses own initiative and can take decisions
    • Self-motivated

    Desirable

    • Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence
    • Will act in accordance with the Healthcare and Statutory Guidelines & Policies including Health and Safety
    • Will work in accordance with Centre objectives
    • Will compile a personal & professional portfolio in line with NMC revalidation and Remeo professional development initiatives
    • Will maintain a high standard of care and give courteous reception to all patients and visitors
    • Will adopt a patient orientated approach to work

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer Details

    Employer name

    Remeo Healthcare Ltd.

    Address

    Canada Drive

    Redhill

    RH1 5GW


    Employer's website

    https://remeo.co.uk/

    Date posted

    17 March 2020

    Pay scheme

    Other

    Salary

    £24,500 to £31,500 a year

    Contract

    Permanent

    Working pattern

    Full-time

    Hours

    37.5 hours a week

    Reference number

    E0034-20-7809

    Job locations

    Canada Drive

    Redhill

    RH1 5GW


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