£26,710 - £36,650 / year
To work as a skilled member of the nursing team, to provide a high standard of holistic
patient centred care.
Ability to promote patient centred care and establish good relationships with patients
To communicate effectively at all levels within the multi-disciplinary team.
To be able to take charge of the ward in the absence of senior nursing staff
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To provide the highest standard of nursing care.
To plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual patients
and to supervise other staff in this activity.
To ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the
patient and their carers.
To act as an advocate for the patient and family, providing them with information and
support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.
To start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team,
other departments and community services as necessary.
To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic,
evidence based nursing care. This includes expanded role responsibilities, following
To be competent in the administration of medication
To ensure clinical practice is evidence based or peer reviewed “best practice".
Assist with ongoing education and training of families
To use the Patient Administration System (PAS) in accordance with Trust policy and
To supervise and support members of the ward team and ensure that all patients
receive appropriate care
To co-ordinate the multidisciplinary team. To ensure that prescribed treatments are
carried out, and that multidisciplinary team members are informed of changes in the
To ensure quality care is given by being familiar with agreed ward and Trust standards
To manage allocated resources effectively and efficiently. This includes maintaining the
correct skill mix of staff for patient dependency, bed management, utilisation of time and
equipment, in the absence of senior staff.
To assist in ensuring the safety of the ward, actively participating in clinical audit, clinical
risk and quality issues, including the managing and reporting of incidents.
In the absence of senior staff take charge of the shift
To demonstrate a professional approach to work, and act in accordance with the NMC
Code of Professional Conduct at all times.
To have knowledge of and adhere to ward and Trust policy and professional standards.
To ensure that team members do likewise.
To maintain confidentiality surrounding the patient’s admission and treatment at all
To ensure documentation is complete and up to date, in line with NMC and Trust
To meet PREP requirements. To identify own learning needs and ensure own
professional development is maintained by keeping up to date with practice
To participate in staff appraisal, staff development and in service training activities.