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Job summary

Main area
Cancer
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5hrs/wk)
Job ref
321-SWR-4559484-B3-PUB
Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Churchill Hospital
Town
Oxford
Salary
£21,730 - £23,177 £19,373 to £21,142 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/10/2022 23:59

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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Nursing Assistant - Oncolgy Ward

Band 3

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

 

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

 

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

 

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


 

Job overview

Are you a Nursing Assistant looking for opportunities to progress your career?

Are you keen to learn more about oncology and develop your skills?

Would you enjoy working in a rewarding setting?

If the answer is yes then read on!

We are looking for a Senior Nursing Assistant to join our nursing teams in oncology based at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. We’re looking for an experienced Nursing Assistant with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who is keen to learn and take on new clinical skills to work alongside our nursing teams. You will have an enthusiastic, committed and professional approach to the delivery of care, ensuring the best patient experience. You should be an excellent team player with the ability to use your own initiative and judgement to resolve issues.  You will have a tactful and sensitive manner with the ability to work under pressure. Previous Nursing Assistant experience and successful completion of the Care Certificate (or equivalent healthcare qualification) is essential, along with an ability to demonstrate compassion and a commitment to learning new skills.

Successful candidates can look forward to working in a professional environment with teams that are passionate about delivering outstanding care to patients and their families. There are many opportunities for personal and professional development for candidates who shine and want to progress their career within the NHS.

Main duties of the job

 

As a member of the team in this enhanced role  you will support and work closely with registered practitioners to deliver a high standard of care to patients, families and their carers in a safe and supportive environment without the need for direct supervision.

You will work as part of the wider team in developing and maintaining services provided to patients and contribute to the safe, efficient and smooth running of the ward/clinical area or department. This will be undertaken whilst maintaining the dignity and privacy of all patients and respect their right to confidentiality.


You will complete and maintain on an ongoing basis a generic and specific portfolio of clinical competencies and/or Care Certificate as required. 

Closing date and time- 6th October 2022, 11:59 PM

Working for our organisation

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here  www.ouh.nhs.uk

 

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

 

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To undertake the following duties under the supervision of a Registered Practitioner:
Patient Care
• Undertake a range of delegated and specific clinical skills for patients that demonstrate an enhanced level of competency /technical expertise documented in the plan of care (see specific clinical skills).
• Prepare patients, families/carers and the environment for clinical activities supporting and reassuring patients and their families/carers and preparing specific equipment as necessary.
• Monitor closely patients having undergone a clinical activity ensuring their safety, comfort and well –being.
• To assist all patients of all genders with their personal care needs, empowering patients, and/or families/carers and actively encouraging participation. This may involve maintaining hygiene needs for individuals such as helping patients to wash and dress themselves and assisting with toileting needs, maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.
• To asses and monitor the patient’s skin integrity and to report and document immediately any changes or concerns in their condition.
• To demonstrate clinical competence in order to undertake minor dressings and treatment and as specified in the plan of care and in consultation with the registered practitioner.
• To actively encourage all patients, families/carers to share the responsibility for maintenance of their health and to promote healthy living where appropriate and identified as part of the care plan.
• Assist patients to mobilise safely taking account of developmental/physical needs, using equipment and techniques as prescribed and recorded in plan of care and contribute to the falls and moving and handling risk assessment.
• Assist in the care of a patient requiring end of life care in accordance within their spiritual and cultural needs.
• Assist as appropriate in the support of families/carers of patients receiving end of life care.
• Recognise when a patient’s condition changes and seek advice and expertise from registered practitioners in accordance with Trust policy.
• Contribute to, understand and report identified patient risk assessments, e.g. nutritional assessment scores, slips, trips and falls assessment, e.g. Humpty Dumpty, use of medical devices as appropriate in line with Trust policy.
• To perform clinical observations (following appropriate assessment of competence) accurately recording using agreed electronic National Early Warning Systems such as SEND and report and escalate any concerns appropriately by reporting to the registered practitioner immediately.
• Participate in the initial assessment of patient needs under the direct supervision of a registered practitioner.
• To assist patients to meet their food and fluid intake giving attention to special diets, supplements, enteral feeding and cultural requirements and to recognise and understand the importance of adequate nutrition and hydration. In order to avoid malnutrition ensure an age appropriate nutritional assessment is undertaken for example, STRONG/MUST. All food, nutritional supplements and fluid intake should be recorded accurately as required.
• Seek support for self and others following an untoward incident.
• Report and raise concerns in relation to poor practice, attitude and behaviour of any health care professional through appropriate channels.
• Undertake patient transfer and escort duties between departments as appropriate and as per policy. Recognise where a patient or family member/carer is becoming agitated, disorientated or appears non-compliant with care or treatment, treatment, support colleagues and report immediately to a registered practitioner.

Recognise where a patient or family member/carer is becoming agitated, disorientated or appears non-compliant with care or treatment, treatment, support colleagues and report immediately to a registered practitioner.
• Respond swiftly to individuals who require immediate assistance, are in pain, distressed, reporting to a registered practitioner.
• Competently obtain specimens as requested such as Mid-Stream Urine, stool, sputum, Urine analysis, hospital acquired infections and any more specialist specimen as directed by the registered practitioner ensuring accurate labelling and transportation as per Trust policy.
• Demonstrate good understanding of Safeguarding Children, the Mental Capacity Act / Deprivation of Liberties and applies principles to everyday practice seeking advice / guidance from the Registered Nurse or registered care professional as required.

Person specification

Values and Behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Shows pride in the quality of care they provide for patients and learning from successes and setbacks
  • Evidence of commitment to the Oxford University Hospitals' vision and values

Clinical Practice

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of the NHS and/or health/child care and an interest in the speciality with knowledge of wider issues relating to health care
  • Makes a positive contribution as a team player and demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team
  • Able to deliver a high standard of care for patients and always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Up to date knowledge and insight into specialist area.

Education, training and qualif

Essential criteria
  • To demonstrate literacy and numeracy
  • Motivated to develop knowledge and skills and to undertake self-development
  • Evidence of Care Certificate or Apprenticeship or Level 3 Diploma in Health related subject.

Planning and Organisation

Essential criteria
  • Able to prioritise and to organise and motivate oneself and others to achieve delegated tasks

Personal Qualities and Physica

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with tact, diplomacy, empathy and understanding
  • To support and orientate new staff and contribute to their development acting as a role model.
  • Essential IT skills in order to access required systems such as electronic patient records

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantFair Train work experience quality standard - gold standardApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Embracing Equality Diversity Inclusion

Applicant requirements

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
Arisha Klapiscak
Job title
Ward Sister
Email address
Arisha.Klapiscak@ouh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01865 235035
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