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Staff Nurse- Laindon

Job Description

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and dynamic place to work. Our values - safe, caring, excellent – are at the core of everything we do and are the basis for our interactions with patients and each other.

The Trust is rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission who described our services as effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Basildon Hospital was the first in the country to be rated as ‘outstanding’ for maternity care and our ambition is to become ‘outstanding’ in as many services as possible over the coming months and years.

We offer an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon University Hospital, Orsett Hospital and the St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay. We also provide specialist cardiothoracic services for the whole of Essex and further afield at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, which has a reputation for leading developments in cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures.

We work collaboratively with our NHS partners in mid and south Essex to ensure that local people have access to the best possible healthcare services.

We are part of UCLPartners, an academic health and science partnership with over 40 members who together form one of the world’s leading centres of medical innovation and education. We offer a professional environment where all staff have excellent education, coaching, mentoring, training and development opportunities.

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our healthcare team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients.

Take a look our Trust values video on our website and see if you have what it takes to be one of the team!


The post holder will be required to work as a skilled member of the nursing team and to assist in the high provision of care for patients and their families without direct supervision. They will be required to work across the Directorate and to work on an internal rotation to meet service delivery.

They will be expected to develop and maintain good unit management and organisational skills and assist with the provision of an environment conducive to the education of staff.


Job Aims

1. Develop the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the highest standard of clinical nursing care that meets both the patients’ needs and their families in a welcoming, caring and safe environment.

2. Plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual patients assisting other staff in this activity if required.

3. To work towards an awareness of service delivery plans.

4. Adhere to guidelines on maintaining patient notes and documents, ensuring legibility and accuracy of nursing records, to be aware of the legal implications of these documents, including electronic records.

5. Report on patient condition to the medical staff and ensure prescribed treatments are carried out. Ensure all members of the health care team are kept informed of the changing needs of the patient.

6. Take all measures to ensure the safety of patients, reporting all accidents/incidents promptly to the Nurse in Charge or Department Manager, completing the relevant form correctly. Assist in investigations as required.

7. Demonstrate competence in the administration of oral and IV drugs used on the unit and to undertake relevant drug administration training to comply with national and the Trust’s own guidelines.

8. To maintain professional registration by ensuring that all requirements laid down by the NMC for maintaining professional license including revalidation.

9. Ensure emergency equipment on the ward is checked as per the Trust’s policy and to ensure any problems with the equipment are reported and removed from use as appropriate

10. Act as an advocate for the patients ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support services and to be actively involved with the education of patients and their families

11. Ensure good communications exist between all health care professionals caring for patients and to promote harmonious working relationships and safe working practices.

12. Ensure the discharge planning process starts on admission to prevent delays and make good utilisation of unit beds

13. To assist with the provision of an environment conducive to the education of all staff, supervising other members of the nursing team as appropriate and to participate in the induction of new staff.

14. As personal competencies are achieved, assist in the monitoring of all junior staff, (including Health Care Assistants, Departmental Assistants, Student Nurses and Clerical staff) as appropriate, ensuring that all staff work to and achieve an acceptable safe standard and quality of care.

15. Demonstrate a willingness to work in other clinical settings within the Trust.

16. Provide clinical advice, guidance to junior ward staff.

17. Ensure the nursing procedures are implemented and maintained in accordance with the policies of the department and the Trust.

18. To maintain knowledge of current trends in healthcare and in the profession. To participate as required in patient dependency studies and quality assurance programmes. To assist with nursing research projects as required.

19. Collect statistical information and carry out audit as required in relation to the service, and attend educational audit process for the unit.

20. Act at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and to ensure that the nursing procedures are implemented and maintained in accordance with the policies of the department and the Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Lee Aranton
Senior Charge Nurse
Laindon Ward
 ( Phone number removed )  ext1480

BTUH is an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know if you have any special requirements regarding your application or possible interview.

All communication regarding the post will be sent electronically and we would appreciate that you check your junk or spam folders. We will be in contact with candidates where possible however, if you have not been contacted within 14 days from closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

We have a range of benefits applicable to staff so please look at the BTUH website for futher information.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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