Job summary

Are you looking for a change,a challenge or a new direction for your career? Then ED nursing may be for you.

We are looking forenthusiastic and dynamic nurses to join our team to help us meet the needs of ourpatients, you will be expected to give a high level of nursing care to patientsand their families within the ED.You will need to be flexible, willing tolearn and most importantly committed to providing excellent care.

Thesuccessful post holder will be given the opportunity to develop their nursingskills and gain experience in all aspects of minor and major injury andillness. This environment will be challenging but also rewarding. Staff will besupported through preceptorship and training with support from our professionaldevelopment nurses. We welcome your application if you possess a RNqualification and want to provide excellent patient care in a challenging andrewarding environment and you have experience in acute nursing within the NHS

So if you want a new start, there couldnt be a better time to join us as we are currently offering new recruits a £1,000 joining bonus once you have completed two months work with us followed by a further £1,000 bonus after 12 months service (Terms and conditions apply and pro rata for part time staff)

Applicants must be an NMC Registered Nurse or be a student nurse who is due to qualify within the next 12 months .

Main duties of the job

Using your clinical experience and skills you will work with your team as a named nurse to maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care within the framework of team nursing.

Acting with compassion you will put patients at the centre of all you do.

You will communicate effectively with patients and their carers regarding their care and educate patients where there is a need.

You will communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team to ensure high quality patient care.

You will show commitment to sustaining and developing your clinical competence and professional awareness.

You will provide supervision, support and education to unqualified staff and students.

This role will require you to work variable hours in order to fulfil the needs of the ward.

You will show courage by embracing new ways of working and doing the right thing by the people you care for, including speaking up when you have concerns.

We are a hard working team and supportive nursing team.

We welcome new staff and will ensure that you are looked after and nurtured when you start.

We ensure new members of our nursing team receive appropriate training according to their skills and competences.

We offer a comprehensive preceptorship programme and mentors for newly qualified staff.

Once you have the relevant experience and competencies there are opportunities available within the Trust to progress.

About us

Our purpose is simple – Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision – working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

Date posted

19 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £32,934 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9365-23-7742

Job locations

The Alexandra Hospital

Woodrow Drive

Redditch

Worcestershire

B98 7UB

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • You will develop, implementand evaluate programmes of care including discharge planning for eachpatient.
  • You will safeguard vulnerableadults and children.
  • You will participate inpreceptorship programmes as appropriate and act as a facilitator / mentor /preceptor / role model to less experienced staff.
  • You will educate patients andtheir carers as required where a need has been identified, includinginformation on adopting a healthier lifestyle.
  • You will complete patientdocumentation correctly.
  • You will communicateeffectively with patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • You will be responsible fordeveloping and sustaining your own knowledge, clinical skills and professionalawareness in accordance with NMC requirements and to maintain a professionalportfolio with evidence of reflective practice.
  • You will assist in thetraining and development of student nurses and health care assistants andcomplete assessors training as required.
  • You will contribute toresearch and development programmes within the ward / department.
  • You will contribute to thesetting and monitoring of measurable standards of care and be accountable formaintaining standards.
  • You will participate inhandling complaints in accordance with Trust policy.
  • You will maintain a safe cleanward environment and ensure allappropriate general risk assessments arecarried out within 24 hours of admission and document and plan care accordinglye.g. manual handling, pressure risks, slips trips and falls, nutrition,safeguarding.
  • You will show an awareness ofbudgeting, exercising care and economy in the ordering and use of equipment.
  • In the absence of a moresenior member of staff and as part of your development programme, with support,will be able to undertake clinical / shift management within an area of thedepartment.
  • Ability to undertake manualhandling and movement tasks and wear appropriate protective equipment.
  • Prepared and able to workvariable shift patterns early, late, night shifts over 7 days of the week.
  • Awareness of self-presentationto patients and relatives.
  • The post holder will adhere tolocal and national radiation protection requirement

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • You will develop, implementand evaluate programmes of care including discharge planning for eachpatient.
  • You will safeguard vulnerableadults and children.
  • You will participate inpreceptorship programmes as appropriate and act as a facilitator / mentor /preceptor / role model to less experienced staff.
  • You will educate patients andtheir carers as required where a need has been identified, includinginformation on adopting a healthier lifestyle.
  • You will complete patientdocumentation correctly.
  • You will communicateeffectively with patients, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • You will be responsible fordeveloping and sustaining your own knowledge, clinical skills and professionalawareness in accordance with NMC requirements and to maintain a professionalportfolio with evidence of reflective practice.
  • You will assist in thetraining and development of student nurses and health care assistants andcomplete assessors training as required.
  • You will contribute toresearch and development programmes within the ward / department.
  • You will contribute to thesetting and monitoring of measurable standards of care and be accountable formaintaining standards.
  • You will participate inhandling complaints in accordance with Trust policy.
  • You will maintain a safe cleanward environment and ensure allappropriate general risk assessments arecarried out within 24 hours of admission and document and plan care accordinglye.g. manual handling, pressure risks, slips trips and falls, nutrition,safeguarding.
  • You will show an awareness ofbudgeting, exercising care and economy in the ordering and use of equipment.
  • In the absence of a moresenior member of staff and as part of your development programme, with support,will be able to undertake clinical / shift management within an area of thedepartment.
  • Ability to undertake manualhandling and movement tasks and wear appropriate protective equipment.
  • Prepared and able to workvariable shift patterns early, late, night shifts over 7 days of the week.
  • Awareness of self-presentationto patients and relatives.
  • The post holder will adhere tolocal and national radiation protection requirement

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse on sub part 1 or 2 of the professional register
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards within 18 months of commencement of post
  • Evidence of continuing education for more experienced Band 5 nurses in speciality

Desirable

  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Able to record and deal with facts, figures and information accurately
  • Able to follow Trust and departmental policies and procedures
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal
  • Able to problem solve and be flexible to change in demands of service
  • Ability to mentor and provide effective support to unregistered and students.
  • Ability to Use technology as required to the role
  • Ability to identify and manage risk
  • Determination and tenacity in challenging situations
  • Ability to identify personal development needs

Desirable

  • Significant proven knowledge and experience in speciality

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • NMC Code, its application to practice and requirements of it for own practice and behaviour
  • The 6 Cs Compassion in Practice
  • The NHS Constitution and our 4Ward Values: Do what we say we will do No delays, every day We listen, We learn, We lead Work together, Celebrate together
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical effectiveness and best practice including clinical audit and research
  • Knowledge of patient safety initiative, strategies and risk management
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Able to record and deal with facts, figures and information accurately
  • Able to follow Trust and departmental policies and procedures
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal
  • Able to problem solve and be flexible to change in demands of service
  • Ability to mentor and provide effective support to unregistered and students.
  • Ability to Use technology as required to the role
  • Ability to identify and manage risk
  • Determination and tenacity in challenging situations
  • Ability to identify personal development needs

Desirable

  • Significant proven knowledge and experience in speciality
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse on sub part 1 or 2 of the professional register
  • NMC recognised mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards within 18 months of commencement of post
  • Evidence of continuing education for more experienced Band 5 nurses in speciality

Desirable

  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Able to record and deal with facts, figures and information accurately
  • Able to follow Trust and departmental policies and procedures
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal
  • Able to problem solve and be flexible to change in demands of service
  • Ability to mentor and provide effective support to unregistered and students.
  • Ability to Use technology as required to the role
  • Ability to identify and manage risk
  • Determination and tenacity in challenging situations
  • Ability to identify personal development needs

Desirable

  • Significant proven knowledge and experience in speciality

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • NMC Code, its application to practice and requirements of it for own practice and behaviour
  • The 6 Cs Compassion in Practice
  • The NHS Constitution and our 4Ward Values: Do what we say we will do No delays, every day We listen, We learn, We lead Work together, Celebrate together
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical effectiveness and best practice including clinical audit and research
  • Knowledge of patient safety initiative, strategies and risk management
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Able to record and deal with facts, figures and information accurately
  • Able to follow Trust and departmental policies and procedures
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal
  • Able to problem solve and be flexible to change in demands of service
  • Ability to mentor and provide effective support to unregistered and students.
  • Ability to Use technology as required to the role
  • Ability to identify and manage risk
  • Determination and tenacity in challenging situations
  • Ability to identify personal development needs

Desirable

  • Significant proven knowledge and experience in speciality

UK Registration

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

Additional information

UK Registration

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

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