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Staff Nurse

National Health Service

Manchester, NW
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Manchester, NW
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Staff Nurse

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 11 March 2021

Job overview

An excellent development opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 nurse on ward 4/ Brachytherapy & Molecular Radiotherapy Unit (BMRU) at The Christie Hospital. There are many training opportunities for registered nurses to attend the school of oncology to enhance clinical practice and be given the opportunity to contribute to maintaining our outstanding status awarded by CQC. Ward 4 has recently been recognised as providing a high standard of care within the trust.

Band 5 nurses will have the opportunity to work within a supportive environment, developing excellent skills and knowledge in this specialised area. We aim to develop staff into dynamic oncology nurses, offering a 4week orientation period to all staff and a comprehensive preceptorship package for newly qualified staff. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals, who have a genuine interest in becoming proactive oncology and palliative nurses.

Main duties of the job

To provide care for patients who are admitted to the unit, and for their carers, within a recognised framework in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Christie NHS Trust policies, and Health & Safety legislation.

About us

Ward 4 and The BMRU is a combined unit over 2 floors and staff rotate between both areas. Ward 4 is currently a 22 bed medical ward that specialises in the care of Head & Neck patients undergoing radiotherapy, chemotherapy, palliative care and symptom control. We treat patients with potentially curative diseases; alongside patients that require end of life care therefore you will need excellent communication skills and an empathic nature. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the palliative care team and gain an understanding of symptom management.

The BMRU consists of 8 beds providing specialist Brachytherapy treatments and 4 beds allocated for specialist molecular radiotherapy treatments (full training for this unit will be provided) making this unit an interesting place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PROFESSIONAL

As part of the ward team help achieve and maintain a high standard of patient care.

To welcome patients and introduce them to the ward routine.

Undertake the nursing care of patients, ensuring privacy & dignity is maintained whilst being aware of physical and psychological needs.

To be aware of the needs of relatives, and to give them support and advice.

Take individual responsibility for the nursing care of a group of patients, as a registered nurse.

To participate in the rehabilitation of patients and give relatives any necessary instructions.

Ensure that prescribed drugs and treatments are given correctly and in accordance with the Hospital Procedure and Policy, and work within NMC guidelines.

To follow the procedure when notifying relatives of seriously ill patients and those who have died.

To liaise with medical and para-medical personnel and community organisations.

To participate in internal rotation to night duty as required.

Regularly attend team meetings to remain updated regarding changes within the ward, and within the Trust.

Manage and generally supervise the ward in the absence of senior staff.

Provide a supportive role within the ward for nursing, medical and clerical Staff.

To give a clear and accurate update at change of duties and ensure accurate documentation of nursing interventions.

To participate in the emergency/continuing care of patients and give any necessary instructions, including transfer information.

Participate in nursing procedures appropriate to the ward.

Support and assist in the induction/training of junior staff/Health Care Assistants acting as mentor to designated staff.

Be able to act as ward co-ordinator in absence of senior staff and ensure the safe and timely through put of patients, liaising closely with admission staff, medical staff and other wards.

To liaise with medical and para medical personnel and community organisations.

To highlight areas of improvement/development within the department and undertake relevant projects.

To participate in ward/unit/Trust initiatives i.e. CODE

To act as support for other ward nurses in relation to acute emergency care.

Safely escort patients to other areas, and act as an escort for patients during transfer to other departments/hospitals as required.

Assist in the provision of meals/refreshments for patients whilst meeting their nutritional needs.

Assist in the general housekeeping duties of the ward.

Help to maintain a safe environment and report faults/risks etc to the nurse in charge.

Liaise with staff members responsible for stores/stationery and ordering and assist in the maintenance of stock levels.

Handle patients personal possessions, and ensure cash and valuables kept securely as per policy.

Correct care and custody of controlled drugs and aid the safe storage of medicines, in line with Trust Policies.

Assist medical staff with procedures.

Carry out certain procedures such as venepuncture, cannulation and the administration of Chemotherapy, and be prepared to learn new skills relevant to the role.

Undertake training on Brachytherapy and Moleclar Radiotherapy, when ready to do so. (Ward 4)

To cross cover other ward within unit, to ensure adequate staff cover over both wards, when required.

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT

To be responsible for own personal development and for maintaining a personal development plan.

To complete the ward preceptor pack, and ward training packs.

Complete Principles and Practice of Intravenous Skills Programme and Cannulation Skills Training and update regularly.

Annually attend all mandatory study days as per Trust and unit guidance.

PERSONAL

Demonstrate a pleasant and approachable manner and help create and promote a good working relationship.

Show professional and courteous manner when answering the telephone and other enquires.

Maintain confidentiality with regard to patient information both at work and outside of working hours.

To be aware of and adhere to all policies including; sickness and absence, confidentiality, uniform and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at work act and be familiar with all risk assessments pertinent to the ward.

Report and record all accidents and complaints according to the agreed policy.

To be aware of limitations and utilise the preceptor system for any issues that arise.

To show respect for members of the team and endorse the wards philosophy of giving mutual support.

Adhere to trust uniform policy.

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Positive approach to work.
  • Flexible shift pattern with rotation to night duty
  • Team player
  • Willingness to be involved with ward/unit/Trust initiatives

Desirable

  • Leadership

Knowledge

Essential

  • Participate in personal development

Desirable

  • Care of patients recieivng radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
  • Altered Airway Care

Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate good communication skills and team work
  • Ability to delver high standard of nursing care
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Understanding need for evidence based practice

Desirable

  • Clinical skills including Venepuncture/Cannulation/ IV administration
  • Altered Airway Care

Experience

Essential

  • Experience or interest in caring for Oncology/Palliative care patients

Desirable

  • Altered Airway experience
  • Administration of Chemotherapy (IV)

Qualifications

Essential

  • Nursing Degree or Diploma with NMC
  • Willingness to undertake furthestudy/ training as required for post

Desirable

  • Post Graduate certificate in cancer care / oncology
  • Associate menetor or Mentorship Qualification

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Ward 4 - E00004

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/

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Staff Nurse

National Health Service

Manchester, NW
Today
Manchester, NW
Today

Staff Nurse

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 18 March 2021

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced, organised, motivated, Registered Nurse who is able to work in our core nursing team using own initiative in our Integrated Procedures Unit and Day of surgery unit. The unit is open from 7.30 to 19.30 Monday to Friday.

Main duties of the job

The Post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning and evaluating care for patients on the Unit and on the DOSA. The post holder will admit patients for all treatments within the unit in the admissions area. The post holder will provide second stage recovery for GA and LA, endoscopy and interventional radiology and procedures team and day case patients. The post holder will rotate into the endoscopy room and nurse lead dressings clinic and DOSA. They will provide a high standard of clinical nursing within the IPU and manage a group of patients. They will act as a role model to students and Clinical Support Workers and present a positive, professional image of the organisation and of the nursing team

About us

The Christie is an internationally and nationally recognized Centre for the treatment of cancer and leading experts in cancer care, research and education, based in Manchester..

Our Integrated Procedures unit consists of a day of surgery admissions unit, endoscopy unit, procedures unit, interventional radiology unit, clinics, surgical dressing clinics and a second stage recovery unit and an operating theatre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To participate as a member of the IPU core nursing team with knowledge in the care of the patients on the unit.

To demonstrate high standards of individual patient care with a commitment to the development of evidence based practice.

To competently care for the patient including the assessment, planning and evaluation of programs of care.

Liaise and integrate with the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring patients receive comprehensive care and promote a team approach to working.

Develop good working relationships and promote effective communication between all clinical grades of staff within the multi-disciplinary IPU team.

The post holder will be proactive towards change and change management.

Take responsibility for your own professional development.

To monitor the progress of learners and in particular their skills in carrying out practical procedures.

Demonstrate professional accountability.

Act as a clinical role model for new staff, reflecting the philosophy, beliefs and standards of the department.

Ensure that all prescribed drugs and treatments are given correctly and in accordance with Trust policy, including the correct care and custody of controlled drugs.

Offer help and advice to the patients relatives and friends responding to their individual needs in a caring supportive manner.

Ensure safe use and efficient management of equipment and supplies.

Communicate using a range of methods to ensure a caring, sensitive and empathetic manner to patients and their relatives.

Provide clear and concise patient handover to other members of the team.

To participate as a member of the IPU team with knowledge in the care of the patients on the unit.

To competently care for the patient including the assessment, planning and evaluation of programs of care.

Liaise and integrate with the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring patients receive comprehensive care and promote a team approach to working.

Demonstrate respect for the individual patient, ensuring religious, cultural and social needs are considered at all times and acknowledge their individual rights. In all situations ensure consideration is made to the patients cultural background. Recognises peoples differences and act in a non-discriminatory way.

Recognise and report abusive behaviour to an appropriate member of staff. Document same. Liaise, communicate and negotiate with colleagues to ensure co-operation in achieving departmental objectives, promoting good working relationships and establishing team spirit.Contribute to effective team working, by being fully involved, committed and participative to achieving full potential.

Take responsibility for your own professional development.

Rotate onto the day of surgery admissions unit.

Rotate into the endoscopy unit.

Rotate into the nurse lead dressings clinics.

Escalate concerns in a patients condition to senior members of the nursing team, medical staff

Initiate referrals to other members of the healthcare team.

To report departmental affairs to the Sister / Charge Nurse.

Can priorities workload to manage the care for a group of patients

To ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all time

Freedom to Act

Works autonomously. Required to act independently within appropriate guidelines, deciding when it is necessary to refer to their manager.

Physical Effort

Will be required to be able to undertake a range of manual procedures including assistance with the movement of patients and equipment

To be able to manoeuvre between patients quickly to ensure emergency situations can be attended in a timely fashion.

Mental Effort

Ability to interpret complex information when there may be frequent, unplanned interruptions throughout the shift.

Infection Control

Infection Control is everyones responsibility. All staff, both clinical and non clinical, are required to adhere to the Trusts Infection Prevention and Control Policies and make every effort to maintain high standards of infection control at all times thereby reducing the burden of Healthcare Associated Infections including MRSA.

Safeguarding Children, Young People and the Vulnerable Adult

All staff are responsible for ensuring that they are familiar with and adhere to the Trusts Safeguarding procedures and guidelines.

All staff are required to attend safeguarding awareness training and undertake any additional training in relation to safeguarding relevant to their role.

CLINICAL GOVERNANCE, AUDIT, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Work within trust guidelines, policies and standard operating procedures.

Utilise incident reporting system.

Support patient and public involvement activities in the IPU and DOSA area as appropriate, leading to service improvement

Ensure compliance with untoward incident reporting & near misses

Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights. Assist the IPU Matron in the effective use and monitoring the quality of supplies / equipment

To take reasonable care for your own Health and Safety and that of any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

Be responsible for the assessment of needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of patient care in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of Professional Conduct and reflect the Trusts policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

Finance/ Physical Resources

Responsible for the security and safe use of all Trust equipment.

To be responsible for the maintenance of equipment within the Unit and on DOSA with regular checking of all equipment and ensuring that repairs are performed as soon as possible.

Assist in the management of resources by participating in the selection, ordering and monitoring of departmental stock items.

To ensure the safe keeping of patients property and valuables in line with Trust policy

Assist the Matron to maintain IPU budgets and assist in cost saving projects

Comply with best practice in the safe use of equipment by self and other members of the team, i.e. trainees / medical and nursing staff

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Team player
  • Willingness to be involved with ward/unit/Trust initiatives

Desirable

  • Understanding/experience of current national initiatives

Knowledge

Essential

  • Participate in personal development

Values

Essential

  • Committed to delivering high standards of patient/customer care
  • Empathetic and caring
  • Professional outlook and positive attitude
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Available to work unsociable hours.
  • Flexible at short notice.
  • Can demonstrates an agreed set of values and be accountable for own attitude and behaviour.

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deliver a high standard of nursing care
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding need for evidence based practice

Desirable

  • Cannulation/venepuncture skills
  • ECG'S

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in an acute care or oncology setting

Desirable

  • Acute care/oncology experience.
  • Plastic dressing and recovery/ airway management experience.

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN Level 1 or 2
  • Degree or Diploma in Nursing Studies.

Desirable

  • Post Graduate certificate in cancer care / oncology or acute care
  • Post graduate certificate in teaching and assessing

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Integrated Procedures Unit - E00326

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/

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Bank Staff Nurse

National Health Service

Manchester, NW
Today
Manchester, NW
Today

Bank Staff Nurse

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 18 March 2021

Job overview

The Critical Care unit at The Christie is looking for the very best Bank Nurses to work within our cancer specialty and help maintain our excellent patient outcomes and patient experiences. Our CCU is only one of two level 3 critical care facility dedicated entirely to cancer patients in the United Kingdom.

This environment is challenging, exciting, supportive and actively facilitates the development of specialised skills. You will enjoy working as part of a highly skilled and motivated team to deliver excellent patient care. Our commitment to ongoing staff development and the support of a modern career framework is apparent through the variety of educational opportunities available and clinical support offered by our Practice Educator.

Main duties of the job

We aspire to be compassionate, supportive, personal and open; patient and family experience is central to everything we do. Therefore, together with solid clinical and technical skills, we expect a deep awareness of the special needs of our patients, along with the ability to support and care for them and their families throughout their stay.

You will be confident and competent in using the required skills to fulfill the role, together with a genuine interest to develop acute cancer care skills and the ability to uphold our teams values. Additionally, previous experience/qualifications in oncology are desirable although not essential.

About us

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, situated in south Manchester, is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe and an international leader in cancer research and development.In 2018The Christie NHS Foundation Trust was once againrated as Outstanding by the CQC health regulator becoming the first specialist trust in the country to be given their highest accolade twice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Professional

Assessment and prioritsation of the needs of the critically ill patient and their family, specifically tasks such as patients requiring respiratory support, cardiovascular support, cardiac/invasive monitoring, inotropic support. ensuring provision of client centred care which focuses on the promotion of health as well as illness.

Ensure accurate documentation of patient care in accordance with hospital policies and standards. Develop and maintain communication with people about difficult matters and/or in difficult situations.

Assess educational and informational needs of patient and family, providing up to date information enabling them to participate in the planning of care.

Enhance care within the clinical area by using relevant research outcomes when planning and delivering nursing care.

Evaluate nursing care inform nurse in charge/unit Sister and medical staff of patients changing healthcare needs.

To be a role model for potential post holders by demonstrating competent skills that have been determined in accordance with the needs of the unit.

Maintain safe practice according to Hospital Policies and Standards.

Ensure all prescribed drugs and treatments are given in accordance with Hospital Policy.

Participate in internal rotation to night duty as required.

Prepare patients for safe transfer to other critical care areas and liase with relevant nursing, medical and para-medical personnel and relatives.

Carry out patient transfer to other critical care areas in absence of transfer team.

Prepare patients for safe and timely transfer to ward areas.

Carry out and facilitate preoperative visits.

When appropriate/necessary, in rotation with other Staff Nurses, take charge of the unit in the absence of the band 6/unit Sister, ensuring that standards of care and unit management are maintained.

Help foster a supportive working environment and maintenance of staff morale, promoting a culture in which staff feel valued and able to reach their potential.

Act as a preceptor/mentor to new unit staff and Pre and Post Registered Nurses.

Be aware of responsibilities with regard to Health and Safety At Work Act. Maintain and develop an environment and culture that improves health, safety and security.

EDUCATION:

The staff nurse is responsible for their own personal development and maintaining a personal development plan Maintain own awareness of current nursing practice. Use relevant educational opportunities to maintain the highest standards and up to date care offered to the patient with cancer.

Supervise clinical staff and disseminate knowledge and current developments. Develop oneself and others in areas of practice.

Participate in planned programmes of appraisal with the band 6 Team leader/ unit Sister.

Liaise with the School of Nursing, participating in the teaching of basic and post basic learners and training assessments.

Ensure own learning and development needs are met. Complete unit preceptorship/induction pack.

Attend annual updates in: Fire safety, CPR, Moving and Handling and Radiation Protection.

Undertake necessary education and learning relevant to Critical care.

Personal

Demonstrate a pleasant and approachable manner and help create and promote a good working relationship

Show professional and courteous manner when answering the telephone and other enquires

Maintain confidentiality with regard to patient information both at work and outside of working hours

To be aware of and adhere to all policies including; sickness and absence, confidentiality, uniform and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at work act and be familiar with all risk assessments pertinent to CCU

Report and record all accidents and complaints according to the agreed policy

To be aware of limitations and utilise the preceptor system for any issues that arise

To show respect for members of the team and endorse ward 10 philosophy of giving mutual support

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Rotation to night duty
  • Team player

Knowledge

Essential

  • Participate in personal development

Skills

Essential

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to delver high standard of nursing care
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding need for evidence based practice

Experience

Essential

  • Qualified Registered Nurse

Desirable

  • Previous Oncology experience
  • Previous Critical Care experience.

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN Level 1 or 2
  • Degree or Diploma in Health Care Studies

Desirable

  • Post graduate certificate in teaching and assessing
  • Certificate or qualification in Critical Care or equivalent level of experience

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Bank Nurses - E00022

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/

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Practice Nurse

National Health Service

Manchester, NW
1 day ago
Manchester, NW
1 day ago

Practice Nurse

Fallowfield Medical Centre

The closing date is 31 March 2021

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced Practice Nurse to join their friendly and proactive team working either full or part time. The post holder will support the GPs, alongside, Clinical Pharmacist and HCA undertaking general nursing services to their practice population of approximately 4,000 in Manchester or Oldham (we have few sites across North, Central and South).

The following requirements are essential:

  • NMC Registration (certification required)
  • Primary Care experience with basic skills in Cytology, Immunisations, Contraception and Womens Health

Within the scope of this role, there is the opportunity of taking on a lead nurse role - if interested this can be discussed at interview stage.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

Salary will be discussed at the interview stage and will be based on previous experience.

Main duties of the job

Qualifications in Diabetes, Asthma and COPD long term management (ideally all 3 if possible) is essential for this particular post. The post also includes an element of visiting patients at home so having own transport is desired.

About us

We are lookng for Practice nurse to work accross two sites (approx. 1.5mile appart). Both practices are under one management and share the clinical practice and protocols.

Job description

Job responsibilities

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST:

  • Work across other sites if required by the Beacon GP Care Group

  • To promote and abide by the Practices vision and core values

  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality

  • An ability to use your own judgement, resourcefulness, common-sensee and local knowledge to respond to patients enquiries and requests

  • Excellent interpersonal and telecommunication skills

  • Flexibility with regard to rotas and working patterns across sites

  • The post holder would be expected to undertake training commensurate with their post

Job Summary

The post holder is responsible for the delivery of general practice nursing to the whole practice population. Supported by the lead nurse and the senior nurses within the practice, they will deliver care within the boundaries of their role. The post holder will make an assessment of a patients needs and act upon their assessment. They will work collaboratively with the general practice team to meet the needs of patients by providing quality evidence based care. They will support the delivery of policy and procedures and provide nurse leadership as required. The post holder will use their own judgement resourcefulness and common sense and show flexibility with regard to rotas and working patterns.

for full job description please email -HR.Beacon@nhs.net

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse
  • Fundamentals of Practice Nursing course (General Practice Nurse Foundation Programme)

Desirable

  • Phlebotomy
  • Management of Long-Term Conditions
  • Cervical cytology sampling
  • Vaccinations and immunisation
  • Recording spirometry

Experience

Essential

  • Compassionate approach, demonstrating kindness and valuing the dignity and respect of patients, relatives, carers and colleagues.
  • Able to work collaboratively and constructively with healthcare professionals across organisational and professional boundaries
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and use judgement to resolve problems requiring investigation
  • Able to be flexible and adaptable to the needs to the service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to adapt style to meet needs of a range of individuals and effectively communicate sensitive 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

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 (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Fallowfield Medical Centre

Address

75 Ladybarn Lane

Manchester

M14 6YL


Employer's website

https://fallowfieldmedicalcentre.co.uk/

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Staff Nurse

National Health Service

Manchester, NW
1 day ago
Manchester, NW
1 day ago

Staff Nurse

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 18 March 2021

Job overview

An exciting development opportunity has arisen on the Surgical Oncology Unit for a permanent, band 5 (37.5 hours) staff nurse post.

You should be a highly motivated professional with surgical experience, who wishes to develop their clinical knowledge and management skills. You must be a team player who is driven to improve patient care and experience, ensuring the delivery of exceptional, high quality care.

Our patients undergo highly specialised and often complex surgery across the Colorectal, Urology, Gynaecology and Plastic Surgery specialties. Surgery at The Christie is a world leader and national centre for Surgery

The successful candidate will also possess excellent organisational, communication and clinical skills relevant to the post and be able to act as a positive role model. Commitment to the on-going development of the ward and multidisciplinary team working is essential

Main duties of the job

To provide care for patients who are admitted to the unit and their carers within a recognised framework in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Christie NHS Trust policies and Health & Safety legislation.

About us

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, situated in south Manchester, is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe and an international leader in cancer research and development. In 2018The Christie NHS Foundation Trust was once againrated as Outstanding by the CQC health regulator becoming the first specialist trust in the country to be given their highest accolade twice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PROFESSIONAL

Manage and generally supervise the ward in the absence of senior staff.

Take individual responsibility for the nursing care of a group of patients as a registered nurse

Provide a supportive role on the ward for nursing, medical and clerical Staff

Undertake the nursing care of patients, ensuring privacy & dignity is maintained whilst being aware of physical and psychological needs

To give a clear and accurate update at change of duties and ensure accurate documentation of nursing interventions

To participate in the emergency care of patients and give any necessary instructions, including transfer information

Participate in nursing procedures appropriate to the department

Support and assist in the induction/training of junior staff/Health Care Assistants acting as mentor to designated staff

To welcome patients to the ward and its routine

Be able to act as ward co-ordinator and ensure the safe and timely through put of patients, liaising closely with triage/admission staff, medical staff and other wards

To liaise with medical and para medical personnel and community organisations

To highlight areas of improvement/development within the department and undertake relevant projects

To act as support for other ward nurses in relation to care of the surgical patient

Safely escort patients to other areas and collect blood products from key departments

Assist in the provision of meals / refreshments for patients whilst meeting their nutritional needs

Assist in the general housekeeping duties of the ward

Help to maintain a safe environment and report faults/risks etc to the nurse in charge

Liaise with staff member responsible for stores/stationery and ordering and assist in the maintenance of stock levels

Handles patients personal possessions, ensure cash and valuables kept securely as per policy

Correct care and custody of controlled drugs and aid the safe storage of medicines

Assist medical staff with procedures

Carry out certain procedures such as cannulation and 12 lead ECGs and be prepared to learn new skills

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The staff nurse is responsible for their own personal development and maintaining a personal development plan

To complete the Ward introductory pack and preceptor pack

Complete Principles and Practice of Intravenous Skills Programme and Cannulation Skills Training and update annually

Annually attend all mandatory study days as per Trust and unit guidance

PERSONAL

Demonstrate a pleasant and approachable manner and help create and promote a good working relationship

Show professional and courteous manner when answering the telephone and other enquires

Maintain confidentiality with regard to patient information both at work and outside of working hours

To be aware of and adhere to all policies including; sickness and absence, confidentiality, uniform and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at work act and be familiar with all risk assessments pertinent to the MAU

Report and record all accidents and complaints according to the agreed policy

To be aware of limitations and utilise the preceptor system for any issues that arise

To show respect for members of the team and endorse the ward philosophy of giving mutual support

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Rotation to night duty
  • Team player
  • Willingness to be involved with ward/unit/Trust initiatives

Desirable

  • Understanding/experience of current national initiatives

Knowledge

Essential

  • Participate in personal development

Desirable

  • Knowledge of enhanced recovery pathways

Skills

Essential

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to delver high standard of nursing care
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding need for evidence based practice

Desirable

  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation skills
  • ECG'S

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in an acute surgical setting

Desirable

  • Previous oncology experience
  • Previous surgical experience

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN
  • Degree or Diploma in Health Care Studies

Desirable

  • Post Graduate certificate in cancer care / oncology/surgery
  • Post graduate certificate in teaching and assessing

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Surgical Oncology Wards - E00744

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/

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Staff Nurses

National Health Service

Manchester, NW
2 days ago
Manchester, NW
2 days ago

Staff Nurses

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 04 March 2021

Job overview

To provide care for patients and carers within a recognised framework in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Christie Hospital NHS Trust Policies and Health and Safety Legislation.

Main duties of the job

As well as being the Primary Treatment centre for TYAs with cancer in the North West Region the ward is one of the largest centres in the country providing specialist haematology care for TYA and adult patients. We have a large Stem Cell Transplant Programme, performing over 120 transplants a year and successfully obtained JACIE re-accreditation in May 2016.

Staff nurses will have the opportunity to work within a supportive environment and, with the help from 2 Clinical Practice facilitators that are ward based, will develop new skills and knowledge to enable the provision of highly specialised and compassionate care for our patients. The ward also benefits from excellent staff to patient ratios. In return for your contribution to the service, we will provide you with excellent educational and career development opportunities and the chance to present projects at national and international conferences.

Post registration experience in an acute setting is highly desirable.

About us

ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS:

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Director of Nursing & Operations

OTHER ACCOUNTABILITIES: Modern Matron

Ward Senior Sister

Ward Sisters

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Unqualified Staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

PROFESSIONAL:

  • As part of the ward team help achieve and maintain a high standard of patient care.
  • To be aware of the patients needs, both physical and psychological whilst ensuring privacy & dignity is maintained.
  • To welcome patients and introduce them to the ward routine and ensure they receive the most age appropriate welcome booklet.
  • To be aware of the needs of relatives, and to give them support, advice and direct them to most appropriate supporting agencies.
  • To give and receive the report at change over of duties and ensure handover sheet is updated at each shift.
  • To participate in the rehabilitation of patients and give relatives any necessary instructions and support.
  • Ensure that prescribed drugs and treatments are stored and administered correctly and in accordance with the Hospital Procedure and Policy.
  • Correct care and custody of controlled drugs is observed at all times.
  • To follow the correct procedure when notifying relatives of seriously ill patients and those who have died.
  • To liaise with medical and para-medical personnel and community organisations to ensure timely and safe discharges.
  • To participate in internal rotation to night duty as required.

EDUCATION:

  • Participate in the theoretical and practical professional instruction of all learners and untrained staff.
  • To monitor the progress of learners and, in particular, their skills in carrying out practical procedures.
  • Attend all mandatory training and update all e- Learning in accordance with Trust requirements
  • Participate in all unit training for JACIE accreditation and TYA/Paediatric requirements including Paediatric life support and level 2B safe guarding
  • Complete the ward introductory and other training packages assisted by the Ward practice facilitators

PERSONNEL:

  • Help and create a good working atmosphere by promoting the ward Aims and objectives.
  • Welcome and introduce new staff to the patients and the nursing team.
  • Advise and support new nurses as appropriate and utilise a buddy system for ongoing support.
  • To be familiar with and ensure that all staff know the regulations re: fire emergency, lifting and radiation protection.
  • To attend regular updating sessions on these subjects, and generally ensure that knowledge regarding current nursing issues and clinical research is up to date.
  • Be aware of the Health and Safety at Work Act and its implications in the ward situation.
  • Utilise Q Pulse for access to the unit standard operating procedures and forms
  • To know and supervise Health Care Assistants and Learners in:

a) the correct care and use of hospital property.

b) the correct procedure for care and custody of patients valuables and property.

c) carrying out the agreed procedure for the care and custody of radioactive materials.

  • Report and record all accidents and complaints according to the agreed policy.
  • To follow the agreed policies and procedures as laid down in the Nurses Procedure Book.
  • It is essential that all members of staff observe the code of confidentiality and complete Information governance training and annual updates
  • Ensure any concerns are raised and escalated to your line managers

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RN/RSCN Adult and/or Paediatric
  • Degree or Diploma in Healthcare Studies

Desirable

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care

Experience

Desirable

  • Six months general ward experience
  • Knowledge of nursing models
  • Experience of haematology nursing
  • Experience of TYA/Paediatric nursing

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deliver a high quality of care
  • To work as part of a team

Desirable

  • Understanding of need for evidence based practice
  • Computer literacy

Knowledge

Essential

  • Committed to undertake period of preceptorship
  • Participate in own personal and professional development

OTHER

Essential

  • Rotation to night duty

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Palatine Ward - E00284

Wilmslow Road

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/

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Practice Nurse

National Health Service

Brandlesholme, NW
Today
Brandlesholme, NW
Today

Practice Nurse

Woodbank Surgery

The closing date is 31 March 2021

Job overview

Woodbank Surgery in Bury are looking for an experienced General Practice Nurse to become an integral part of our Nursing Team. Please contact us if you wish to find out more about the role on the email address provided. Previous Practice Nurse experience is essential.

Main duties of the job

This role would suit someone who is willing to work flexibly across our opening hours ensuring all QOF and other targets are met and who has a keen interest in driving quality improvement and clinical audit, thus ensuring the wellbeing of all our patients.

About us

We are a small friendly practice based in Brandlesholme, Bury. the practice consists of an innovative multi-disciplinary team providing care for 4,700 patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Practice Nurse - job description & person specification

  • Job Title Practice Nurse
  • Line Manager Practice Manager
  • Accountable to Dr S Javed Clinical Director / Nursing Lead
  • Hours per week Up to 30hrs per week (flexible)

Job Summary

To be responsible for the delivery of practice nursing services, working as part of the practice nursing team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the patient population of Bury. The practice nurse will be responsible for a number of clinical areas such as health promotion, chronic disease management, health prevention, care plans, clinical audits etc., as well as supporting the management team in the reviewing of clinical policies and procedures.

Generic Responsibilities

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. Patients and their families have the right to be treated fairly and be routinely involved in decisions about their treatment and care. They can expect to be treated with dignity and respect and will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Patients have a responsibility to treat other patients and our staff with dignity and respect.

Staff have the right to be treated fairly in recruitment and career progression. Staff can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. Staff will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Staff have a responsibility to ensure that you treat our patients and their colleagues with dignity and respect.

Safety, Health, Environment and Fire (SHEF). This practice is committed to supporting and promoting opportunities to for staff to maintain their health, well-being and safety. You have a duty to take reasonable care of health and safety at work for you, your team and others, and to cooperate with employers to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements.

Confidentiality.This practice is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters, pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that if, the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of our patients is to be retained that all staff protect patient information and provide a confidential service.

Quality & Continuous Improvement (CI). To preserve and improve the quality of our output, all personnel are required to think not only of what they do, but how they achieve it. By continually re-examining our processes, we will be able to develop and improve the overall effectiveness of the way we work. The responsibility for this rests with everyone working within the practice to look for opportunities to improve quality and share good practice.

This practice continually strives to improve work processes which deliver health care with improved results across all areas of our service provision. We promote a culture of continuous improvement, where everyone counts and staff are permitted to make suggestions and contributions to improve our service delivery and enhance patient care.

Learning and Development. The effective use of training and development is fundamental in ensuring that all staff are equipped with the appropriate skills, knowledge, attitude and competences to perform their role. All staff will be required to partake and complete mandatory training as directed by the training coordinator, as well as participating in the practice training programme. Staff will also be permitted (subject to approval) to undertake external training courses which will enhance their knowledge and skills, progress their career and ultimately, enable them to improve processes and service delivery.

Collaborative Working. All staff are to recognise the significance of collaborative working. Teamwork is essential in multidisciplinary environments. Effective communication is essential and all staff must ensure they communicate in a manner which enables the sharing of information in an appropriate manner. We are also part of a Primary Care Network and will commit to working with our neighbourhood colleagues to improve care to the patients of Bury.

Primary Responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the practice nurse. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

  1. Develop, implement and embed health promotion and well-being programmes
  2. Implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for chronic disease patients
  3. Identify, manage and support patients as risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patients health
  4. Provide routine nursing care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
  5. Provide travel medicine services
  6. Request pathology services as necessary
  7. Process pathology results as required
  8. Provide chronic disease clinics, delivering patient care as necessary, referring patients to secondary / specialist care as required
  9. Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation
  10. Ensure read codes are used effectively
  11. Maintain chronic disease registers
  12. Chaperone patients where necessary
  13. Prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately
  14. Support the team in dealing with clinical emergencies
  15. Assist with Minor Surgery Clinics
  16. Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs including completing physical health checks to ensure their overall wellbeing
  17. Implement vaccination programmes for adults and children
  18. Support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over the counter medicines (within own scope of practice)
  19. Liaise with external services / agencies to ensure the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.)
  20. Delegate clinical responsibilities appropriately (ensuring safe practice and the task is within the scope of practice of the individual)
  21. Support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies
  22. Deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

Secondary Responsibilities

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the practice nurse may be requested to:

  1. Act as the audit lead, effectively utilising the audit cycle
  2. Monitor and ensure the safe storage, rotation and disposal of medicaments
  3. Support junior members of the nursing team, providing guidance when necessary
  4. Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care
  5. Support and participate in shared learning within the practice
  6. Continually review clinical practices, responding to national policies and initiatives where appropriate
  7. Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach i.e. root cause analysis (RCA)
  8. Engage with the Primary Care Network

Person Specification

Other requirements

Essential

  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • NMC registration

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Motivated, forward thinker
  • Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure / in stressful situations
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Effectively utilises resources
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner
  • Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
  • EMIS / Systmone / Vision user skills
  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure

Desirable

  • Experience with audit and able to lead audit programmes
  • Experience with clinical risk management

Clinical Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • ECGs
  • Venepuncture
  • New patient medicals
  • Chaperone procedure
  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly
  • Travel medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Spirometry
  • CHD
  • Immunisations (routine, childhood and travel)
  • Womens health (Cervical cytology, contraception, etc.)
  • Understands the importance of evidence based practice
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Understands the requirement for PGDs and associated policy

Desirable

  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of working as a practice nurse or community nurse
  • Experience of chronic disease management

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse

Desirable

  • Post graduate diploma or degree (Primary Care)

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Woodbank Surgery

Address

Woodbank Surgery

2 Hunstanton Drive

Brandlesholme, Bury

Lancashire

BL8 1EG


Employer's website

https://www.woodbanksurgery.nhs.uk/index.aspx

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Staff Nurse

National Health Service

Manchester, NW
4 days ago
Manchester, NW
4 days ago

Staff Nurse

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 07 March 2021

Job overview

Due to service expansion, we are looking to recruit a number of motivated, experienced nurses to work on our brand new Adult Haematology and TYA ward extension which has been recently merged with our successful ambulatory care unit.

To succeed, youll need to be committed to delivering high quality, patient focused care with pride and respect, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to provide evidence of personal and professional development.

In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment, you will be supported by our in-house departmental Clinical Practice Facilitator team who will oversee your training and development needs. You will receive an excellent comprehensive induction programme whilst being part of a dedicated team that supports each other and operates with consideration and dignity at all times.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of care for adult haematology and TYA oncology/haematology patients and family members working within a recognised framework in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct, The Christie Policies and Health and Safety Legislation.

About us

The Palatine Treatment Centre enables high quality, patient focused care to be given to a wide range of patients with haematological malignancies undergoing a variety of treatments including stem cell transplantation and innovative CAR T therapies. We are also the Primary Treatment centre for Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) with cancer in the North West Region

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional

  1. As part of the team help to achieve and maintain a high standard of patient care and take individual responsibility for the nursing care of a group of patients as a Registered Nurse, ensuring privacy & dignity is maintained whilst being aware of physical and psychological needs
  2. Welcome patients and introduce them to the ward/ ambulatory care unit and ensure they are offered a welcome booklet.
  3. To be aware of the needs of relatives, and offer support, advice and direction to most appropriate supporting agencies.
  4. To give and receive a clear and accurate update at change of duties and ensure accurate documentation of nursing interventions
  5. To participate in the rehabilitation of patients and offer relatives any necessary instructions and support.
  6. Ensure that prescribed drugs and treatments are stored and administered correctly and in accordance with the Hospital Procedure and Policy.
  7. To liaise with medical and para-medical personnel and community organisations to ensure timely and safe discharges and transfers.
  8. Administer blood products correctly and in accordance with Hospital Procedure and Policy.
  9. Undertake national training programmes and in line with Trust policies to administer both infusional and bolus chemotherapy via established central lines and peripheral cannula
  10. Assist in the checking of and safe administration of intrathecal chemotherapy according to national guidelines and trust policy.
  11. Participate in nursing procedures appropriate to the department
  12. Ensure the safe and timely through put of patients, liaising closely with the ward/ unit co-ordinator, medical staff, specialist and research nurses, bed manager and other staff as appropriate.
  13. Provide a supportive role within the Unit for nursing, medical and clerical staff
  14. To liaise as needed with referring hospitals, GPs and community nursing teams.
  15. To follow the correct procedure when notifying relatives of seriously ill patients and those who have died.
  16. Be prepared to learn new skills and perform procedures required of the role..
  17. To participate in the Palatine Treatment Centre rotation programme as required
  18. Support and assist in the induction/training of junior staff/Health Care Assistants acting as mentor to designated staff
  19. To highlight areas of improvement/development within the department and undertake relevant projects
  20. Assist in the provision of meals / refreshments for patients.
  21. Help to maintain a safe environment and report faults/risks etc to the nurse in charge
  22. Liaise with staff member responsible for stores/stationery and ordering and assist in the maintenance of stock levels
  23. To participate in internal rotation to night duty, weekend work and long day shifts as routinely required

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  1. Lead by example and act as a positive role model for all staff, taking responsibility for own professional development.
  2. To complete the Ward/Unit introductory pack and all other training packages assisted by the Clinical Practice facilitator team
  3. Complete Principles and Practice of Intravenous Skills Programme and Cannulation Skills Training and update as required
  4. Attend all mandatory training study days and undertake/ update all e-learning in accordance with Trust and Unit guidance
  5. Participate in the theoretical and practical professional instruction and support of all learners.
  6. Undertake and maintain UKONS SACT Administration Skills
  7. Monitor the progress of learners, in particular, their skills in carrying out practical procedures
  8. Participate in all Palatine Treatment Centre training for JACIE and HTA accreditation
  9. Utilise Q pulse quality management system in order to access and adhere to standard operating procedures

PERSONAL

  1. Demonstrate a pleasant and approachable manner at all time and help create and promote a good working relationship and promote the unit aims and objectives and Trust Values
  2. Maintain confidentiality with regard to patient information both at work and outside of working hours, ensure information governance training is undertaken annually and endorsed
  3. To be aware of and adhere to all policies including; sickness and absence, confidentiality, uniform and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at work act and be familiar with all risk assessments pertinent to the ward and unit.
  4. Report and record all accidents and complaints according to the agreed policy
  5. To show respect for members of the team and endorse the ward/ units philosophy of giving mutual support

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN level 1
  • Degree or diploma in Health Care Studies

Desirable

  • Evidence of post registration education in oncology or haematology

Experience

Essential

  • 1 year post qualification clinical experience

Desirable

  • Haematology/ oncology TYA experience

Skills

Essential

  • Computer literate
  • Organisational
  • Communication
  • Team working

Desirable

  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • Chemotherapy

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of need for evidence based practice.
  • Willingness to undertake further training

Desirable

  • Understanding of main haematology oncology disease groups
  • Knowledge of care of patients receiving chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments

Values

Essential

  • Positive approach to work
  • Caring attitude
  • Willing to learn

Other

Essential

  • Team player
  • Flexibility in shifts- 11.5 hr shifts, weekend work and night duty is required

Desirable

  • Leadership skills

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Palatine Ward - E00284

Wilmslow Road

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/

Job Type

Full Time

Posted

Today

Description

Staff Nurse

The Christie NHS FT

The closing date is 11 March 2021

Job overview

An excellent development opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 nurse on ward 4/ Brachytherapy & Molecular Radiotherapy Unit (BMRU) at The Christie Hospital. There are many training opportunities for registered nurses to attend the school of oncology to enhance clinical practice and be given the opportunity to contribute to maintaining our outstanding status awarded by CQC. Ward 4 has recently been recognised as providing a high standard of care within the trust.

Band 5 nurses will have the opportunity to work within a supportive environment, developing excellent skills and knowledge in this specialised area. We aim to develop staff into dynamic oncology nurses, offering a 4week orientation period to all staff and a comprehensive preceptorship package for newly qualified staff. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals, who have a genuine interest in becoming proactive oncology and palliative nurses.

Main duties of the job

To provide care for patients who are admitted to the unit, and for their carers, within a recognised framework in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct, Christie NHS Trust policies, and Health & Safety legislation.

About us

Ward 4 and The BMRU is a combined unit over 2 floors and staff rotate between both areas. Ward 4 is currently a 22 bed medical ward that specialises in the care of Head & Neck patients undergoing radiotherapy, chemotherapy, palliative care and symptom control. We treat patients with potentially curative diseases; alongside patients that require end of life care therefore you will need excellent communication skills and an empathic nature. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the palliative care team and gain an understanding of symptom management.

The BMRU consists of 8 beds providing specialist Brachytherapy treatments and 4 beds allocated for specialist molecular radiotherapy treatments (full training for this unit will be provided) making this unit an interesting place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PROFESSIONAL

As part of the ward team help achieve and maintain a high standard of patient care.

To welcome patients and introduce them to the ward routine.

Undertake the nursing care of patients, ensuring privacy & dignity is maintained whilst being aware of physical and psychological needs.

To be aware of the needs of relatives, and to give them support and advice.

Take individual responsibility for the nursing care of a group of patients, as a registered nurse.

To participate in the rehabilitation of patients and give relatives any necessary instructions.

Ensure that prescribed drugs and treatments are given correctly and in accordance with the Hospital Procedure and Policy, and work within NMC guidelines.

To follow the procedure when notifying relatives of seriously ill patients and those who have died.

To liaise with medical and para-medical personnel and community organisations.

To participate in internal rotation to night duty as required.

Regularly attend team meetings to remain updated regarding changes within the ward, and within the Trust.

Manage and generally supervise the ward in the absence of senior staff.

Provide a supportive role within the ward for nursing, medical and clerical Staff.

To give a clear and accurate update at change of duties and ensure accurate documentation of nursing interventions.

To participate in the emergency/continuing care of patients and give any necessary instructions, including transfer information.

Participate in nursing procedures appropriate to the ward.

Support and assist in the induction/training of junior staff/Health Care Assistants acting as mentor to designated staff.

Be able to act as ward co-ordinator in absence of senior staff and ensure the safe and timely through put of patients, liaising closely with admission staff, medical staff and other wards.

To liaise with medical and para medical personnel and community organisations.

To highlight areas of improvement/development within the department and undertake relevant projects.

To participate in ward/unit/Trust initiatives i.e. CODE

To act as support for other ward nurses in relation to acute emergency care.

Safely escort patients to other areas, and act as an escort for patients during transfer to other departments/hospitals as required.

Assist in the provision of meals/refreshments for patients whilst meeting their nutritional needs.

Assist in the general housekeeping duties of the ward.

Help to maintain a safe environment and report faults/risks etc to the nurse in charge.

Liaise with staff members responsible for stores/stationery and ordering and assist in the maintenance of stock levels.

Handle patients personal possessions, and ensure cash and valuables kept securely as per policy.

Correct care and custody of controlled drugs and aid the safe storage of medicines, in line with Trust Policies.

Assist medical staff with procedures.

Carry out certain procedures such as venepuncture, cannulation and the administration of Chemotherapy, and be prepared to learn new skills relevant to the role.

Undertake training on Brachytherapy and Moleclar Radiotherapy, when ready to do so. (Ward 4)

To cross cover other ward within unit, to ensure adequate staff cover over both wards, when required.

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT

To be responsible for own personal development and for maintaining a personal development plan.

To complete the ward preceptor pack, and ward training packs.

Complete Principles and Practice of Intravenous Skills Programme and Cannulation Skills Training and update regularly.

Annually attend all mandatory study days as per Trust and unit guidance.

PERSONAL

Demonstrate a pleasant and approachable manner and help create and promote a good working relationship.

Show professional and courteous manner when answering the telephone and other enquires.

Maintain confidentiality with regard to patient information both at work and outside of working hours.

To be aware of and adhere to all policies including; sickness and absence, confidentiality, uniform and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at work act and be familiar with all risk assessments pertinent to the ward.

Report and record all accidents and complaints according to the agreed policy.

To be aware of limitations and utilise the preceptor system for any issues that arise.

To show respect for members of the team and endorse the wards philosophy of giving mutual support.

Adhere to trust uniform policy.

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Positive approach to work.
  • Flexible shift pattern with rotation to night duty
  • Team player
  • Willingness to be involved with ward/unit/Trust initiatives

Desirable

  • Leadership

Knowledge

Essential

  • Participate in personal development

Desirable

  • Care of patients recieivng radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
  • Altered Airway Care

Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate good communication skills and team work
  • Ability to delver high standard of nursing care
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Understanding need for evidence based practice

Desirable

  • Clinical skills including Venepuncture/Cannulation/ IV administration
  • Altered Airway Care

Experience

Essential

  • Experience or interest in caring for Oncology/Palliative care patients

Desirable

  • Altered Airway experience
  • Administration of Chemotherapy (IV)

Qualifications

Essential

  • Nursing Degree or Diploma with NMC
  • Willingness to undertake furthestudy/ training as required for post

Desirable

  • Post Graduate certificate in cancer care / oncology
  • Associate menetor or Mentorship Qualification

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Ward 4 - E00004

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/