Staff Nurse - Cheswold Park Hospital Cheswold Park Hospital

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Staff Nurse & Bank Staff Nurse

Job Description

Job Title: Staff Nurse

Department: Nursing

Reporting To: Unit Manager

Accountable To: Director of Nursing

Salary: £21,000 - £28,500

 

Job Summary

Under the supervision and support of a senior staff nurse or above, taking responsibility for assessing the care needs of patients and the planning development, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans.

Assisting in providing a safe and therapeutic environment for all who use and work in the hospital.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical

  • Acting as a primary Nurse to allocated patient (s) under the supervision and support of a senior staff nurse or above, planning, implementing and evaluating patient programmes of care, focusing particularly on risk assessment and risk management.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of high standards in all ward procedures and treatments including the storage, custody and safe administration of medicines.
  • Assisting in ensuring that all clinical documentation/procedures comply with all applicable legislative and statutory requirements.
  • Attending and taking part in ward rounds and other multi- disciplinary meetings.
  • Assisting in the procedures for admission and discharge of patients.
  • Assisting in ensuring that the requirements of the care programme approach are met.
  • Acting in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct at all times.

Personnel

  • Acting as a professional role model at all times.
  • Assisting the Team Leader in ensuring that all staff follow Cheswold
  • Park Hospital policies and procedures.
  • Participating in the Induction of new employees.
  • Making staff aware of care plans, objectives and activity programmes.
  • Reporting to a senior staff nurse or above, any circumstances which may compromise the effective delivery of care, safety or day to day management of an area.
  • Maintaining a professional portfolio in accordance with the NMC PREP requirements.
  • Assisting in the professional development and appraisal of nursing students and HCA’s.

Management

  • After successfully completing an agreed period of preceptorship, taking
  • charge of the ward in the absence of more senior staff.
  • Under the supervision and support of a senior staff nurse or above, acting as a shift co-coordinator as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Participating in clinical/management supervision, both in the role of supervisee and supervisor for healthcare assistants.
  • Being self aware and seeking advice and guidance when appropriate.
  • As Staff nurses gain more experience, they will be expected to undertake more responsible delegated duties.
  • Health and Safety
  • Having regard for the health and safety of yourself and others in the workplace and complying with any safety and statutory regulations.
  • Fire Regulations
  • Ensuring that you are familiar with all fire regulations and evacuation procedures, and adhering to these in the event of an emergency.

General

  • Performing any other comparable tasks requested by the Unit Manager.
  • Encouraging the ethos of the unit.
  • Achieving and demonstrating agreed standards of personal and professional development within agreed timescales.
  • The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other appropriate duties as required, within the grading of the post and the competence of the post holder.
  • The job description will be reviewed on an ongoing basis dependent on the needs of the Unit. Any changes will be fully discussed with the post holder before implementation.

Key Working Relationships

  • Fellow Junior and Senior staff nurses
  • Deputy Team Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Unit Manager
  • Multi-disciplinary team