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Staff Nurse - Avondale Unit

Band 5

Main area
General medicine/ Elderly care Long Term Conditions
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 sessions per week
Job ref
438-RC6814
Site
Royal Preston Hospital
Town
Preston
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 Per Annum/Pro Rata for part time
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/02/2022 23:59

Job overview

Exciting developments within the medical division has led to a great opportunity to join our new unit Avondale! This is your chance to be part of this new development and get a piece of the action!

We are looking for enthusiastic, forward thinking, experienced or newly qualified staff nurses with a specific interest in general medicine/elderly care. You will be a dynamic nurse who possesses excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills in order to maintain our high standards and develop the unit further.

Main duties of the job

Avondale Unit at Preston Hospital is a new patient environment with a bed capacity for 28 in-patients. The unit offers many opportunities for growth and development for any staff nurse focussed on gaining new skills and leadership. We are also excited for this new team to come together a foster excellent care for our patients.

You will be warmly welcomed and well supported by a fantastic team who are passionate and aspire to provide excellent care. Training needs are fully supported on the unit and you will always be encouraged to develop.

We are a really friendly team and would welcome anyone thinking of taking up a career with us to get in touch with Justine our Ward Manager and arrange an informal chat about what we can offer you.

Working for our organisation

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You’ll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you’d never have done.  You’ll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path. 

You’ll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

The Government have announced their intention to introduce the need for mandatory COVID vaccinations for all frontline patient facing roles (and those staff working in patient areas). This will come into effect from 1st April 2022. This role may be in scope and as such if you are appointed it is likely that your COVID vaccination status will form part of your Occupational Health assessment. If you would like further information on the vaccine and for ways to book this please visit www.nhs.uk   

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to meet patients’ needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence based guidelines.
  • Support and provide patient education and health promotion
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all care activities, in a timely manner, adhering to local and professional standards for documentation
  • Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness. 
  • Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation
  • The Government have announced their intention to introduce the need for mandatory COVID vaccinations for all frontline patient facing roles (and those staff working in patient areas). This will come into effect from 1st April 2022. This role may be in scope and as such if you are appointed it is likely that your COVID vaccination status will form part of your Occupational Health assessment. If you would like further information on the vaccine and for ways to book this please visit www.nhs.uk   

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • • Appropriate NMC registration
  • • Diploma in Nursing
  • • NMC recognised mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards 18 months commencement in post
  • • Evidence of continuing education or development
Desirable criteria
  • • Degree

Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Willing to expand clinical role e.g. IV additives, venepuncture and cannulation
  • • Awareness of changes within Nursing practice
  • • Knowledge of clinical governance and the relevance to practice
  • • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
Desirable criteria
  • • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality e.g. surgery
  • • Knowledge of leadership and management
  • • Experience of mentorship and ability to identify learning and development needs
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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
Justine Davies
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Justine.Davies@lthtr.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01772 521582
Additional information

Matron Kate Connelly