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Band 5 Staff Nurse Victoria Ward (Respiratory Medicine)

Job Description

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We are a partnership of two specialist hospitals which are known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care and research success.

About Us

Victoria ward is all about Respiratory care. We nurse people who have a variety of respiratory conditions, severe acute asthma, COPD, neuromuscular lung disorders, infection and interstitial lung disease. We are one of the largest centres using non-invasive ventilation, and have designated sleep laboratories for sleep disordered breathing. Patient centred care underpins all we work towards.

We currently have 5 high dependent respiratory beds. These beds are used for those with greater need for respiratory support. High flow CPAP, high flow nasal oxygen, NIV support, CVP and ABG monitoring and Tracheostomy management and cardiac monitoring.

There are plenty of opportunities to developadvanced nursing skills in tracheostomy care, high dependency respiratory nursing care skills and care of patients on non-invasive ventilation. There is a Practice Facilitator and Practice Educator to help with professional clinical skills development. The ward works around effective team work, both locally andtogether with the wider multidisciplinary team. The nursing teams are well led and supported by the deputy sisters and the charge nurse.

Singing for breathing group, reflexology and relaxation classes are some of the activities that support the nursing care and medical treatment.

About You

We are looking for nurses who have excellent care values, a strong sense of team spirit and are keen to develop their skills in respiratory medicine, delivering high quality patient-centred care. Preferably you will have some respiratory medicine experience, however, if you are keen to work and learn within this supportive environment we welcome new staff and the perspectives they bring. Following orientation and completion of relevant competencies, staff will have the opportunity to access university based post-graduate courses. The post is for a registered nurse with good IT, and interpersonal skills, mentorship qualification desirable but not essential and excellent teaching ability. A nurse who is able to a manage a group of patients who may have complex needs.

For more information or an informal visit please contact Tasmin Fernandes Charge Nurse ( Email address removed )

Staff benefits include: subsidised childcare facilities, occupational pension scheme, personal development and training opportunities, flexible working and subsidised accommodation is available on both sites.

To ensure that our workforce is representative of the population we serve, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Trust has a duty to safeguard all patients and provide additional measures for patients who are less able to protect themselves from harm or abuse. All staff have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of ALL adults, children and young people in the Trust. This including patients, visitors and those using our facilities . Safeguarding means protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect and is fundamental to high-quality health.

Due to the popularity of some positions, we reserve the right to close the vacancies early on receipt of sufficient applicants.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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