Staff Nurse (Band 5), Surgical - Orthopaedic Ward
States of Guernsey
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The States of Guernsey is looking for Orthopaedic Staff Nurses to join their Orthopaedic Unit.
The Ward Manager is responsible for De Sausmarez Ward, a 15- 18 bedded trauma ward and De Havilland, a 9 bedded elective unit while supporting the Orthopaedic Pre-Assessment Clinic. The Orthopaedic staff rotate between the two wards to allow for their ongoing training and development.
De Sausmarez Ward manages orthopaedic trauma patients. This includes spinal injuries, upper and lower limb fractures, and back pain. Many have complicated nursing needs, require MDT input, and complex discharge planning.
De Havilland Ward, and Orthopaedic Pre-Assessment manage the elective joint replacements. This includes preoperative review by nursing staff, Physiotherapist and Occupation Therapists. This identifies any concerns prior to the patient being admitted. De Havilland patients are admitted for elective procedures including hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, hand and ankle surgery.
Main duties of the job
It is expected that as a result of general training and experience Band 5 registered nurses are able to supervise and participate in the professional and skills development of qualified and unqualified nursing staff. By demonstrating knowledge and competence in relation to firmly established procedures and policies they shall also assist newly appointed nursing staff to progress to the same level of competence.
The Island of Guernsey is in the English Channel in the Bay of St Malo, 50km off the north-west coast of France and 120km from the English coast.
Guernsey has a population of around 63,000 and in Alderney just under 2,000. Working in a relatively small Health and Social Care Service like ours means you can effectively work with colleagues across the services, health and social care professionals can collaborate not only with each other but also other agencies, the third sector and the community.
We offer an attractive relocation policy and competitive salaries with great career opportunities, modern facilities, excellent training, revalidation and registration support and a healthy work-life balance.
As a health or social care professional who chooses to join our team, you can look forward to working in an environment that gives you the time to care that you hoped for when choosing this career.
PRACTICE AND PHILOSOPHY OF NURSING
Understand and adhere to the principles contained within the ward philosophy.
Show awareness and work towards meeting the agreed aims and objectives of the ward.
Put into practice the theory and principles of the agreed nursing model.
Manage total care of a group of patients within sphere of competence.
Supervise the practise of newly qualified and unqualified staff.
Ensure communication given to and received from other members of the multi-disciplinary team is effective.
Ensure positive outcomes by putting into everyday working practice the structure and process to meet agreed standards for nursing care.
Be conversant with and adhere to Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct.
Comply with the locally agreed framework for scope of professional practice.
Undertake nursing procedures in accordance with the Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures.
Provide direction by acting as a named assessor facilitating junior staff nurses and learners to complete approved competency programmes.
Act as facilitator to qualified and unqualified nursing staff providing them with the opportunity to achieve objectives of learning contracts to attain specific competences.
Maintain and develop own skills to promote evidence based practice.
Supervise patients in all aspects of their care giving professional advice and guidance where needed.
Recognise own limitations by referring when necessary to other more experienced nurses.
Participate in clinical supervision.
Through the avenue of formal appraisal and performance interviews agree targets that enhance professional development to meet personal and organisational objectives.
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of Team Leader and provide professional support to the post holder.
In the absence of the Team Leader, co-ordinate and provide leadership to the team.
Demonstrate an understanding and provide professional support to key members of the multi-disciplinary team.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Take all possible steps to safeguard the welfare and safety of patients, staff and personal self in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (General) Guernsey 1987 document.
Report accidents and untoward incidents to appropriate personnel and complete relevant documentation.
Observe safe moving and handling policies, procedures and guidelines including location and effective use of equipment. Safely undertake approved moving and handling techniques.
Understand the content and principles contained within the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Do Not Resuscitate Policies. Be proficient in basic life support techniques and know the location and effective use of resuscitation equipment.
Pay due regard to fire safety regulations and content of Health and Social Services policies including location and effective use of equipment.
Understand and comply with the policies and procedures laid out in the approved Infection Control Manual.
Ensure safe use and maintenance of ward equipment giving due regard to associated risk, health and safety and decontamination procedures.
Understand the purpose of the Major Incident Procedure and in particular the role of the nurse in charge of own work location.
Attend mandatory update sessions for Fire Safety, Basic Life Support and Safe Moving and Handling as defined in the appropriate policies.
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).