Staff Nurse - Diabetes, Endocrinology and Acute frailty Medicine
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.
With a turnover of around £700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.
The Trust has 7,000 staff and, in 2020, won a London NHS Parliamentary Award in recognition of a wide range of initiatives to make the organisation a great place to work. The Trust was also a finalist in the 2021 Health Service Journal Awards for this programme, which has succeeded in reducing vacancy rates from a high of 17.5% in 2018 to 8.1% at the time of writing. In addition, the Trust’s staff retention is now in the top five in London, with 89% of staff staying at the organisation, against a median of 81% for peer organisations.
Are you up for a challenge and want something fulfilling? Are you one of those few who can push yourself to the limit and are not afraid to go beyond your comfort zone? Are you one of those dedicated nurses who want to make a difference to the lives of the people around you? If you say yes to all of them, we are looking forward to meet such an amazing person to join our amazing team in Ward 14.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic staff nurses to join the team of highly motivated and committed nursing staff within Diabetes and Endocrinology and Acute Elderly
Ward 14 is a 39 bedded specialist medical ward divided in delivering acute care to patients with conditions relating to diabetes , endocrinology and acute frailty. We specialise in diabetes and endocrine management with emphasis on Diabetes ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state management, T1DM and T2DM management, diabetic ulcers and complex wound management.
We also deal with frail, elderly patients with very complex needs. Along with our diabetes/endocrinology as well as our geriatric consultant, we are able to positively impact the outcome of both our young and old service users. In addition to this, our collective and amazing multidisciplinary team work will greatly affect the lives of all patients under our care ensuring that patient’s length of stay is reduced, and services in the community are maximized for support.
There is also an excellent preceptorship programme designed to facilitate efficient development of competence, confidence and expertise. Support will be given at a clinical level by 2 ward managers, 4 ward sisters and nurse specialists on the ward. Also, there will be an opportunity to attend the Advance Diabetes course in the University of Greenwich to fully equip you with necessary skills to become future diabetes specialist nurses.
Given the complexity of diabetes and acute elderly care, you will be far more equipped with complex wound assessment and management as well as pressure care assessment, continence care, insulin management, diabetes emergencies and many exciting experiences.
There is also the guidance and support from a Clinical Practice Development nurse whom will provide individualised support in clinical practice/skills for all new nurses to the trust, new nurses to the specialist area and for newly qualified nurses, directing all learning and development needs in agreed plans ensuring needs are met in a timely fashion.
Interview date: To be confirmed
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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