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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse/NIV Nurse Full Time

at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals London in London (Published at 21-11-2021)

Main area
Respiratory
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
409-3540355
Site
Whiston Hospital
Town
Prescot
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
24/11/2021 23:59
Interview date
03/12/2021

Job overview



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a NIV Nurse to join our existing, dedicated and friendly team of staff on Ward 2C . You should have significant experience in an acute setting and have experience in looking after patients who require Non-Invasive Ventilation.



We are looking for a NIV Nurse who will bring experience, knowledge and leadership skills to the existing team. Having a positive approach to supporting and developing your team will be crucial to maintaining the consistently high standard of care that our patients and their families require.



There are strong links with both respiratory nurse specialists and community staff and we work closely with all members of our MDT to provide quality care and treatment for our patients.



The NIV Nurse is expected to be dynamic and enthusiastic and be able to ensure the highest standards of care are maintained.



  • Prior experience of working in an acute setting is essential

  • Evidence of relevant ongoing professional development

  • Clinical leadership

  • Use of expanded nursing role

  • Ongoing professional development

  • Evidence of managing change

  • Substantial years post registration experience

  • A genuine desire to improve patient care

  • Keen interest in NIV Nursing

  • The ability to deputise in the Ward Manager?s absence


An Enhanced DBS Certificate with the checking of both the Children?s and Adults? Barred Lists is required for this post.

Interviews for this position will take place on 3rd December, 2021.



Main duties of the job



To be responsible in association with the team leader for the formulation and implementation of individual patient care plans.



To participate in the holistic assessment of patients, and to formulate and review individual patient care plans and to act as ?named nurse? or associate for a group of patients from admission to discharge as determined by the Ward Manager.



To commence and participate in research/special projects as directed by the ward manager.



To contribute to the setting, maintaining and monitoring of standards of care within the ward.



Help to ensure that all equipment is in safe working order in conjunction with the department equipment controller.



Internal rotation on to night duty and twilight shifts as required.



To assist in the promotion of effective communication with all ward staff and other departments as required.



Promote the safeguarding of vulnerable patients in line with national and local policy.



Working for our organisation



Ward 2C is a 33 bedded Respiratory ward, including a 3 bedded NIV Unit. The ward care for patients with acute respiratory conditions such as COPD, Asthma, Lung fibrosis and TB including patients stepping down from ICU/HDU. We are dedicated to providing high quality patient care supported by staff education and development. Our multi-disciplinary team embraces the very latest innovations and technology to care for patients with a wide range of conditions including acute NIV and CPAP.



St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and one of the few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.



We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 360,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.



Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.



Our latest achievements include:



  • Acute Trust of the Year ? HSJ Awards November 2019

  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC ? Inspection August 2018

  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)

  • Best acute Trust in England for quality of care for the 3rd year running (NHS Staff Survey)


Detailed job description and main responsibilities



KEY DUTIES

To be responsible in association with the team leader for the formulation and implementation of individual patient care plans.



To participate in the holistic assessment of patients, and to formulate and review individual patient care plans and to act as ?named nurse? or associate for a group of patients from admission to discharge as determined by the Ward Manager.



To commence and participate in research/special projects as directed by the ward manager.



To contribute to the setting, maintaining and monitoring of standards of care within the ward.



Help to ensure that all equipment is in safe working order in conjunction with the department equipment controller.



Internal rotation on to night duty and twilight shifts as required.



To assist in the promotion of effective communication with all ward staff and other departments as required.



Promote the safeguarding of vulnerable patients in line with national and local policy.



CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES



Maintain appropriate NMC registration



To be aware of and practice professionally in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and The Scope of Professional Practice.



To personally ensure fulfillment of the requirements for professional updating and to maintain a personal record for the future registration purposes.



Ensure that nursing care is appropriate, provided and is consistent with clinical guidelines.



Implement and evaluate programmes of care to meet needs of patients and undertake all forms of care within the clinical environment.



In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, the post holder will actively participate in the prevention and control of infection within the capacity of their role. The Act requires the post holder to attend infection prevention and control training on induction and at regular updates and to take responsibility for the practical application of the training in the course of their work. Infection prevention and control must be included in any personal development plan and/or appraisal.



ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES



Ensure patient records are kept up to date and accurate and recording is done in line with Trust policies and procedures.



TEACHING & TRAINING
RESPONSIBILITIES



Support the Trust Clinical Governance Agenda by understanding and facilitating priorities for change ensuring that new developments embrace governance objectives.



Participate in research and clinical audit programmes in order to foster innovative practice and contribute to the development of services and quality initiatives in conjunction with the Ward Manager.



Act as a Mentor and support staff through preceptorship and clinical supervision.



Support strategies to reduce clinical risk, i.e. Hand hygiene, medical devices, protection of vulnerable adults.



To create a climate conducive to learning for all staff and students alike and maintain established links with the University of Health Care.



To participate in the annual appraisal of Band 5 staff and below in order to implement professional and organisational targets, review performance and identify training and development needs via personal development plans.



LINE MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

To deputise for the Ward Manger as requested



Responsible for the management of daily operational responsibilities in the absence of the ward manager including work allocation, deployment and supervision of staff to ensure the smooth running of the ward.



Effectively and efficiently contribute to the management and forward planning of nursing resources to ensure that appropriate skill mix is maintained at all times.



Lead, support, counsel and appraise grades of staff at Band 5 and below within the nursing team to ensure development needs are identified and a cohesive multi-disciplinary approach is maintained.



Sets the standard required for the safe keeping of patients property and valuables.



Ensure that equipment is maintained in safe working order and stock managed within the available financial resource.



Resolve complaints/issues timely and effectively at local level. Investigate and action plan formal complaints in conjunction with the Ward Manager.



To monitor Sickness and Absence at ward level and work closely with the Ward Manager to ensure employees comply with policies/procedures relating to this.



To identify options for cost improvements and support and monitor their implementation.



To participate with the Ward Manager / Matron in the recruitment, orientation, development and retention of all staff required.



FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • to support ward manager to marinating effective budgetary control

  • raise financial awareness

  • actively support CIP

Person specification


Qualifications


Essential criteria

  • Registered General Nurse with current NMC Registration

  • Nursing Diploma, or equivalent experience

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of post registration study/development

  • Recognised teaching qualification

  • Recognised leadership qualification/training

Knowledge and Experience


Essential criteria

  • Knowledge of clinical skills required to undertake the role

  • Knowledge of current professional & clinical issues

  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults procedures

  • Substantial years post registration experience

  • Substantial years Acute Nursing experience

  • Experience and evidence of quality improvement in patient care

Desirable criteria

  • Facilitated staff professional development

Skills


Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent time management, record management and organisational skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Good IT skills

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Other


Essential criteria

  • Flexible approach to working pattern


St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are committed to providing an environment and services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve to enable us to reflect their diversity and improve the delivery of the services we provide.

Any information gathered during the application process relating to protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not made available to recruiting managers at any stage of the recruitment process.



As a ?Disability Confident Leader? we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum selection criteria (essential) at each stage of the selection process. You can indicate your wish submit an application under the Trust's guaranteed interview scheme in the personal information section of the online application form.



Transitional arrangements are in place for EU,EEA and Swiss Citizens following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Should you this apply to you, you are advised to familiarise yourself with these arrangements to ensure you continue to have right to work in the UK and how to evidence that right in the future. Please see the document attached to this vacancy. This requirement does not apply to Irish citizens, who can continue to freely enter, live and work in the UK.



The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.



Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.



If you are having difficulty completing an online application, please contact [email protected]



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