If you are looking for a challenge and have an interest in specialist respiratory medicine, then we are the place for you.
We can offer you a personalised induction programme with supervision and support from our dedicated practice development team and one to one support from the senior nursing team. You will have the opportunity to participate in our exciting 'Introduction to Critical Care Nursing' course, which offers practical and academic support to help you to advance your knowledge and skills in caring for highly dependent complex patients with respiratory illness.
Here's what our staff say about us...
"It doesn't matter how challenging the day is, if you got the team around you, you feel like you can do anything!"
"People ask me why I have been here for so long and I say to them I love my job, I love the patients and there is nowhere in the world I would go and be satisfied that would compare to how we work in Lane Fox"
The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit is the largest weaning and home mechanical ventilation center in the UK. We provide management and long term follow up for patients with chronic respiratory disease such as COPD and neuro-muscular diseases. The Lane Fox Respiratory Unit also offers specialist nurse lead clinics and a home ventilation service for assessing and advising patients with chronic respiratory illness.
Closing Date: 2nd May 2022
Main duties of the job
Our unique, purpose built 14 bedded unit delivers highly quality specialised respiratory care to complex level 2 and level 3 patients including:
- Tracheostomy management and mechanical ventilation
- Weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation
- Acute and chronic non-invasive ventilation
- High Flow oxygen therapy
If you share our vision to help patients with respiratory failure to live independently this is the perfect job for you. We welcome you to contact us to find out more about the role and would be happy to show you around the unit and answer any questions you may have.
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.
We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.
We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.
We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.
Job description Job responsibilities
- 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 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.
- 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 persons 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 appropriates.
- Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products.
- Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.
- Will be familiar with the Health and Safety at Works Act, and be aware of its implications and ensure that local unit and departmental policies are followed.
- Will adopt a patient orientated approach to work
- Will be familiar with the wards 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 responsible for the provision and receipt of complex, sensitive or contentious information related to patients, patient care, relatives, staff and other multidisciplinary colleagues.
- 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 other members of the care team and management.
- Will give and receive day/night reports. Acting as team leader/member/coordinator as necessary.
Person Specification Qualifications/Knowledge Essential
- A current NMC registration as RN1 Adult
- Experience in working in acute care settings
- Team working Communication Patient care
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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