HCL Permanent
14 Oct 2016
London, Greater London, England
Ward nurse
Job level:
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
Contract type:
£ 39174 - 45419 Per year
Closing date:
11 Nov 2016
Job Description
  • As part of a multidisciplinary team the post holder will facilitate in the  assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients’ care, in a holistic manner.
  • In the absence of the ward sister, the post holder will have continuing responsibility for the management of the unit including supervision and deployment of staff.
  • Provide specialist clinical practice and theoretical knowledge to the patient, family, carers, colleagues, pre and post registration learners, support staff, medical students, other disciplines, and families.
  • The post holder has responsibility and accountability for maintaining both clinical and staff governance.
  • To support the modern matron, and senior sister in the development of an environment that promotes staff development and training.
  Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work 50% of the time in the clinical area supporting staff to develop competencies in specialist areas.
  • Ensure individualised care plans are in place for all patients in the designated clinical area.
  • Work within and monitor standards of care within the defined policies, procedures, standards and protocols of the Unit to ensure adherence to, and delivery of, a high quality service.
  • Ensure all staff are complying with infection control standards and relevant care bundles to the department.
  • Ensure effective communication processes are in place to meet the needs of patients, relatives and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • In support of the Charge Nurses ensure that all nursing staff is aware of, and work within, local, directorate and Division policies and procedures to ensure that safe working practices are maintained for both patients and staff.
  • Propose and develop policies/procedures and working practices within clinical area and ensure they are implemented.
  • Responsible for ensuring the agreed standard of patient care is delivered during span of duty and is monitored through participating in clinical audit.
  • Where relevant be proactively involved in research programmes within the clinical area and implement and disseminate findings of relevance to the multidisciplinary team.
  • Respect and ensure patient privacy and confidentiality
  • To maintain accurate patient records and educate staff members in relation to the importance of documentation
  • Respects legislation in relation to child protection and mandatory reporting at all times.
  • Respect and address the equality and diversity needs of patients, families, carer’s staff, and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Promote discharge planning commencing at admission and educate junior staff with regards to discharge planning.
  Skills & Experience
  • Excellent cardiology/Oncology clinical skills
  • Relevant specialist skills and abilities for the department e.g. Oncology
  • Effective managerial, leadership and organisational skills.
  • Effective teaching, training and preceptorship skills
  • Able to motivate and develop a team of staff
  • Able to problem solve and initiate change
  • Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise


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About HCL Permanent

HCL Permanent, as part of the UK’s largest healthcare recruitment company, have unrivalled nursing recruitment industry knowledge on both a local and global basis.

We are approved by the Department of Health (UK) for International recruitment. Our clients range from Regional Health Boards requiring hundreds of staff to specialist start up clinics requiring a Clinical Director to develop the centre.

Over the past 3 years we have successfully placed over 1,000 staff into permanent posts within the UK, Ireland and globally; achieving a 91% retention rate for candidates still in their post after 12 months. This is testament to our stringent recruitment and pre-selection processes which are led by clinicians and qualified HR staff.

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