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Job summary

Main area
MUC
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
391-SR-RF-MUC-A
Employer
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Royal Free Hospital
Town
Hampstead
Salary
£30,786 - £37,841 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
13/02/2022 23:59

Employer heading

NHS

COVID-19 Vacancy Band 5 Staff Nurse - MUC

Band 5

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

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Job overview

We are about to expand our services and open up an acute medicine ward to work alongside our medical wards across the division and support our winter pressure planning. The aim of these areas is to receive admissions for patients who have gone through our pathways and require ongoing or further specialist care. 

Successful candidates will have the opportunity after the winter period to rotate to our other medical specialties across the division such as respiratory, MAU, Neurology/Stroke and older persons nursing.

We have vacancies for band 5 nurses who value team working, enthusiastic and have the desire and drive to ensure patients will receive the right care at the right time from staff that are compassionate and caring. In return, we can offer the right development and support by the multi-disciplinary team, clinical practice educators and a strong education ethos. 

Main duties of the job

The main duties for this role are described in detail  in the job description and person specification document, that is attached to this vacancy. Please ensure to read through to further your understanding of the role.

 

Working for our organisation

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

For more information please follow  link https://www.royalfreelondonjobs.co.uk/

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care using a defined model of care.

To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.

To communicate with patients and significant others with empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment.

To maintain accurate and comprehensive nursing records using appropriate documentation.

To facilitate early discharge planning enabling appropriate arrangements to be in place for patients leaving hospital, making referrals and providing information to community services, as required, in order to achieve a safe and timely discharge from hospital.

Ensure safe custody and administration of drugs according to The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust policy and procedures, including intravenous medication where appropriate.

Supervise junior staff, or unqualified staff, in all aspects of care. Ensure that staff has the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out care delegated to them.

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

To participate in the audit of the principles of the Essence of Care benchmarking process, and implement the action plans as required.

To ensure that the departmental co-ordinators are updated with clinical developments.

Implement safe working practices as required by the Health & Safety at Work Act.

To work with Lead and Senior Nurses, Bed Managers, Admissions and Infection Control to ensure optimal bed utilisation.

Person specification

Royal Free World Class Values

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Professional Qualification

Essential criteria
  • First Level Registration
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Post qualification in relevant speciality
  • Recognized teaching or mentorship qualification or working towards

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Awareness of current professional nursing issues
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of infection control standards
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit/quality

Skills & Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
  • Skilled in use of computer/key board
  • Ability to supervise registered and unregistered staff
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Ability to lead change and service improvement
  • Aware of quality and safety standards and ward audit requirements
  • To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care

Personal Qualities & Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and solve problems
  • Ability to work as a team and form professional relationships with colleagues
  • Enthusiastic and assertive
  • Adaptable to change
  • Diplomatic and calm
  • To be flexible and approachable
  • Ability to work rotating shifts
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Eduarda Rodrigues
Job title
Ward Sister
Email address
eduarda.rodrigues@nhs.net
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