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Staff Nurse

Employer
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Hammersmith Hospital
Salary
£30,786 - £37,841 inclusive
Closing date
17 May 2022

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Job Details

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Job overview

We recognise that excellent support and exciting opportunities are important to nurses starting their ICU career. At Imperial, as a result of our multi-specialities and available resources, we are confident that we can deliver this for you.

For Band 5 Nurses, we have a clearly defined career pathway, supported by programmes of academic study, to help you shape your ICU career, including:

  • A supported 3 – 5 week supernumerary period, dependent on your previous experience. All newly qualified nurses receive 5 weeks.
  • Early enrolment onto our Foundation to Critical Care Programme. This is a classroom based training programme, where you will get to meet other new joiners to support your journey and learn the theory to underpin your practice.
  • Educator support to complete the National Step competency programme
  • Access to the Critical Care Course / Qualification in Specialism

In addition, as your experience grows you can access:

  • Leadership courses
  • Specialty courses in Trauma, Neuro and Cardiac
  • Quality Improvement Programmes
  • Rotation opportunities (including Outreach and ED)
  • Support to fulfil opportunities in Research & Audit

As a Band 5 Nurse, you will be part of a part of an established team, who will help support you through your Band 5 journey.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality, effective, individualised care to all patients that is compassionate and caring.
  • To assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate them without supervision
  • To keep up to date with skills and knowledge

Working for our organisation

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care.  Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.  We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.  Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection  prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.  As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Carry out planned care for a group of patients without direct supervision
  • Ensure the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based
  • Individualised patient care
  • Assist and advise staff, both registered and unregistered in the delivery of patient care
  • Maintain accurate clinical observations of the patient and act accordingly
  • Undertake nursing procedures
  • Have responsibility for the correct administration and custody of medicines according to Trust policy
  • Monitor patients’ progress, work towards safe and timely discharge plans and ensure barriers to discharge are identified and acted on appropriately
  • Act as the patient’s advocate

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Organise one’s own work load ensuring most effective use of time
  • Assist in the orientation of new staff and students
  • Ensure that nursing practices comply with Trust policies and procedures
  • Communicate effectively at all times and maintain a harmonious working environment
  • Co-ordinate the care given by nursing assistants and students
  • Promote effective liaison between all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Be responsible for the accurate documentation and care of patients records
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment
  • Assist in ensuring the availability of resources for patient care
  • Ensure equipment is in good working order and report appropriately when defective
  • Participate in audit and suggest any change to improve standards
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the economical use of resources and contribute to the overall control of the ward or departmental budget

Education, Training and Health Promotion

  • Assess the needs of patients, relatives and carers and provide them with information as requested
  • Assist in the teaching and development of nursing assistants and students helping them to achieve their learning outcomes
  • Act as a role model and mentor to nursing assistants, pre-registration students and nurses undertaking supervised practice and return to nursing programmes
  • Act as link nurse and feedback information to colleagues.

Professional Responsibilities

  • To keep up to date with current developments in nursing and ensure evidence based practice
  • Develop new skills and knowledge pertaining to the speciality as advised by the senior sister or charge nurse
  • Take responsibility for self-development through the appraisal system and work towards completing agreed personal development plan
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Trust’s Nursing Strategy
  • Conduct oneself in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and Trust policies
  • To be aware of and take appropriate action in regard to cardiac arrest, fire and major incident
  • Be aware of and adhere to Trust policies and procedures
  • To undertake responsibility for tasks delegated

Person specification Education Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse

Skills Essential criteria

  • Good written communication skills.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Competency in medication

Experience Essential criteria

  • Previous experience of speciality

We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

Please note: As part of our continued response to COVID19 we are conducting the majority of our interviews virtually with limited face to face interviews. We require candidates to have the camera on during the interview. If you have been shortlisted and wish to have a face to face interview at one of our Trust locations please request this to the Recruiting Manager and we will do our best to facilitate your request, however this may not always be feasible.

Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number).

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. You can talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number).

To find out more or to apply for this role please click on the APPLY button.

Company

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust provides acute and specialist healthcare in north west London for around a million and a half people every year. Formed in 2007, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, with nearly 11,000 staff.

Our five hospitals – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and The Western Eye – have a long track record in research and education, influencing clinical practice nationally and worldwide. We also have a growing number of community services and provide private healthcare in dedicated facilities on all of our sites, including at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s.

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Telephone
020 3311 3311
Location
The Bays
South Wharf Road
St Mary's Hospital
London
W2 1NY
United Kingdom
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