Staff Nurse - Specialist Medicine

Gillingham, Kent, England
ME8 6EF
Medway NHS Foundation Trust £ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
25 Nov 2021
Closes
25 Dec 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Clinical Duties
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
To act as advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines
To ensure that 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 person's nursing requirements
Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe and 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
Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, and report exceptions appropriately
To be responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication
Professional Responsibilities
Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC Code and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence
Will act in accordance with Local, Hospital and Statutory Guidelines and Policies including Health and Safety initiatives
Will be familiar with the Health and Safety at Works Act, and be aware of its implications, ensuring that local unit and departmental policies are followed
Will work in accordance with Corporate Objectives
Will actively participate in his / her annual appraisal and ongoing review, including compilation of a personal and professional portfolio to support professional revalidation
Will maintain a high standard of care and give courteous reception to all patients and visitors
Will adopt a patient oriented approach to work
Will practice in a cost effective and cost aware manner
Will ensure that the Hospital's policy is understood and carried out with regard to the care and custody of drugs / medications, especially with regard to those covered by the Control of Drugs Act
Will be familiar with the ward's fire, manual handling and C.O.S.H.H. policies and ensure that all nurses in the ward are aware of the policies
Will be fully conversant with the Trust major incident plan, and ensure that all nurses on the ward / department understand the procedure
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
Communication
Will be responsible for the provision and receipt of complex, sensitive or contentious information related to patients, patient care, relatives, staff and other multidisciplinary colleagues
Provides highly specialised advice concerning the care or treatment of identified groups or categories of patients / clients
Communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding patient care
Will communicate with patients and relatives, making reports and liaising, as appropriate; with medical staff and other members of the care team and management
Will give and receive day / night reports
Acting as team leader / member / coordinator as necessary
Report to the Doctor / Senior Sister / Charge Nurse and members of the multidisciplinary team on patients' condition, both verbally and in writing as necessary
Liaise with inter-hospital departments / personnel
Attend and participate in ward meetings and help promote new ideas and methods and assist in their implementation
Attend and participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and case conferences to benefit patient care
Education and Professional Development
Act as a role model giving guidance, counsellin

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Job Details

Staff Nurse - Specialist Medicine

Gillingham, Kent, Englandd Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 25.655 - 31.534 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
25 Nov 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
25 Dec 2021

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