Staff Nurse - Elderly Medicine

London, Greater London, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
15 Feb 2020
15 Mar 2020

Job Description

Elderly Medicine Staff Nurses: BAND 5

University College Hospital in London is looking for enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 nurses to work in our inpatient elderly medicine service.

Do you have a passion to work in this exciting specialty? Would you like to work in an environment that is designed to meet the needs of older people? Come and join a great team of staff who pride themselves in the care they provide to this vulnerable patient group.

Speciality information: We have 3 elderly medicine wards here at UCLH. Our wards are seen as the experts in providing top quality care to older people here at UCLH. We have had many exciting initiatives come to fruition over the last 2 years including making all the ward environments “Dementia Friendly” and the launch of our Reminiscence room at the main site. We also provide activities on both sites for our patients including arts and crafts, pet therapy and interactive music sessions.

T7 ward at UCH consists of 38 beds (21 female and 17 male). T10 Ward has 14 beds and flexes to male and female as required. These wards care for acutely ill older adults. Many of these patients will have a diagnosis of dementia along with complex medical problems and long term condition management. Our patients are very dependent and rely on us to provide them with the highest standards of care to prevent such patient harms as pressure ulcers and falls.

Evergreen Ward is a 17 bedded ward which caters for patients who no longer need a bed on the acute ward but still have needs around their discharge destination, complex care needs or further therapy input. These patients are vulnerable to hospital acquired harms and we pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of care to prevent these. The ward has a dining area and living room area and is able to offer patients the chance to rehabilitate in an environment that is a step closer to their discharge destination.

All three wards offer full orientation and development for staff. There are opportunities for staff to pursue academic courses at university.

This is an exciting time to be part of this great team. The expectation is that staff will rotate between all 3 areas to enhance and consolidate their learning and knowledge of the patient journey.

We are looking for committed and dynamic nurses with excellent communication skills and above all a real desire and passion to work with older people. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and learn about a wide variety of medical problems including diabetes, renal, cardiac and respiratory. We offer training in IV therapy, cannulation, phlebotomy and male catheterisation with the addition of advanced delirium and dementia training and enhanced discharge planning skills. We have a dedicated Clinical Practice Facilitator to support you with your learning.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about medical and elderly nursing within both acute and convalescing environments, about delivering high standards and ensuring that our patients have a good experience whilst under our care. Newly qualified and nurses from non-acute backgrounds are welcome to apply.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills as a professional nurse in a friendly and forward-thinking environment.

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We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, a subsidised social club including gym, free independent and confidential support for all staff, large retail discounts,cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few… for more information on our staff benefits please see attached poster.

We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.

We are also members of Apply/ which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you Apply and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Ref: 2297279

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