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Staff Nurse - Haematology (Ward 2A)

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Haematology
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
409-3247226
Site
Whiston Hospital
Town
Prescot
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
02/11/2021 23:59
Interview date
10/11/2021

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Registered Nurses to join the dedicated Nursing and Medical Team Ward 2A.

We are seeking dynamic a motivated individual, who have a passion for providing 5 star patient care, to join the Haematology Department at Whiston Hospital. We will support both newly qualified Nurses, who are keen to develop within this speciality, as well as experienced Registered Nurses.

Ward 2A is a 21 bedded general medical/haematology ward with a dedicated day care facility. The successful candidate will provide high quality care, administer chemotherapy and care for people who have received chemotherapy, provide support to patients and their families during challenging treatment and sometimes end of life care.

The post holder will be expected to rotate to both days and nights, and be flexible in their approach to caring for a number of patients.

Our aim is to provide a high quality service whilst making our patients feel empowered and included in their care, to ensure we achieve the best in everything we do - now and in the future.

The post will be full time (37.5 hours per week) part time will be considered

An Enhanced DBS Certificate, with the checking of the both the Children’s and Adults’ Barred Lists is required for this post.

Interviews for this position will take place on Wednesday 10th November 2021

Main duties of the job

To be responsible in association with the team leader for the formulation and implementation of individual patient care plans.

To participate in the holistic assessment of patients, and to formulate and review individual patient care plans and to act as ‘named nurse’ or associate for a group of patients from admission to discharge as determined by the Ward Manager.

To commence and participate in research/special projects as directed by the ward manager.

To contribute to the setting, maintaining and monitoring of standards of care within the ward.

Help to ensure that all equipment is in safe working order in conjunction with the department equipment controller.

Internal rotation on to night duty and twilight shifts as required.

To assist in the promotion of effective communication with all ward staff and other departments as required.

Promote the safeguarding of vulnerable patients in line with national and local policy.

Working for our organisation

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

KEY DUTIES

To be responsible in association with the team leader for the formulation and implementation of individual patient care plans.

To participate in the holistic assessment of patients, and to formulate and review individual patient care plans and to act as ‘named nurse’ or associate for a group of patients from admission to discharge as determined by the Ward Manager.

To commence and participate in research/special projects as directed by the ward manager.

To contribute to the setting, maintaining and monitoring of standards of care within the ward.

Help to ensure that all equipment is in safe working order in conjunction with the department equipment controller.

Internal rotation on to night duty and twilight shifts as required.

To assist in the promotion of effective communication with all ward staff and other departments as required.

Promote the safeguarding of vulnerable patients in line with national and local policy.

CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain appropriate NMC registration

To be aware of and practice professionally in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and The Scope of Professional Practice.

To personally ensure fulfilment of the requirements for professional updating and to maintain a personal record for the future registration purposes.

Ensure that nursing care is appropriate, provided and is consistent with clinical guidelines.

Implement and evaluate programmes of care to meet needs of patients and undertake all forms of care within the clinical environment.

In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, the post holder will actively participate in the prevention and control of infection within the capacity of their role.  The Act requires the post holder to attend infection prevention and control training on induction and at regular updates and to take responsibility for the practical application of the training in the course of their work.  Infection prevention and control must be included in any personal development plan and/or appraisal.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensure patient records are kept up to date and accurate and recording is done in line with Trust policies and procedures.

TEACHING & TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES

To participate in the teaching of students and the in-service training of qualified nurses and health care assistants and act as facilitator/mentor/preceptor as appropriate.

LINE MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervise Health Care Assistants as and when required

Supervise Junior Staff Nurses once deemed sufficiently competent and experienced in role by Ward Manager

RESEARCH & AUDIT

To commence and participate in research/special projects as directed by the ward manager.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse, with current NMC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching & Assessing Qualification/Training or equivalent

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of clinical skills required to undertake the role
  • Knowledge of current professional & clinical issues
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults procedures
  • Awareness of how audit may influence quality of patient care
Desirable criteria
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Substantial post registration experience within an acute hospital setting
  • Experience within haematology
  • Knowledge of and participation in audit

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management, record management and organisational skills

Other

Essential criteria
  • Motivated individual, commitment to personal & professional development
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Siobhan Wade
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
siobhan.wade@sthk.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0151 430 1560