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Staff Nurse Ward (Bank)

Closing Date December 2021

Reference WN/21/10

Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo are currently looking to recruit Staff Nurses within their Ward Department.

Location Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo
Salary Dependent on experience, can be discussed at interview
Department Wards
Contract Bank
Hours Bank as and when Required
Responsible to Ward Manager
Accountable to General Manager

Job Summary

To provide excellent nursing care, and to actively participate in and contribute to the management of the Unit.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Professional/Clinical

  • To ensure the provision of a high standard of nursing care to patients attending the Hospital, working within agreed policies and procedures.
  • To provide technical assistance during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, ensuring safe working practice by following agreed guidelines.
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care, utilizing research findings as appropriate.
  • To provide leadership for the Nursing team to ensure a high and safe standard of patient care providing supervision and support where appropriate.
  • Setting, monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of nursing care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Maintaining personal contact with patients, relatives and carers, being sensitive to their needs for courtesy, dignity and privacy and ensuring a friendly environment at all times.
  • Maintaining timely and accurate nursing records and ensuring that confidentiality is respected
  • Storing, checking and administering drugs including the intravenous route in accordance with Care ROI policy and NMBI standards.
  • To work with minimal supervision in all areas within the specialty including all GI endoscopic procedures, admission and recovery of patients and other related procedures.
  • Communicating with and assisting the multidisciplinary team to promote excellence in the delivery of patient care.
  • To prioritise own workload and that of other staff ensuring that the Unit is managed effectively.
  • To contribute to the local resolution, investigation and follow up action of any informal or formal complaints.
  • To participate in the care and maintenance of endoscopes and other specialized equipment, ensuring an agreed standard of decontamination at all times including accurate records of traceability of all endoscopes and associated equipment.

Organisational

  • Co-ordinating the admission of patients.
  • Ensuring the safe discharge of all patients.
  • Communicating and co-operating with other departments.
  • Providing accurate information as required on endoscopy bookings, preparation medications as appropriate, and particularly the notification of incidents and accidents to staff, patients and visitors.
  • Maintaining a safe and clean environment within the clinical area in accordance with the Trust Health and Safety, Clinical Risk and Infection Control policies.
  • Assist in the effective and efficient running of lists, collating accurate information about patients and notifying the Theatre Manager and relevant Medical Teams of list changes and patient progress.
  • Maintaining and monitoring levels of stock and ensuring there are adequate supplies and that resources are used effectively.
  • To take appropriate action to manage unexpected situations and changes, informing the relevant Manager as necessary.
  • To be familiar with and use the computerised system integral to the running of the service.
  • To contribute to Clinical Governance, achieving and maintaining the goals and the philosophy of the Hospital.

Education and Training

  • To be responsible for proving patients and carers with up to date information regarding their condition.
  • To attend relevant meetings, always communicating effectively and reporting back to the team.
  • To identify own training needs and attend relevant study days/courses as agreed with the line manager.
  • To participate in the development of appropriate strategies to meet new national and local objectives e.g. clinical governance, risk management.

Person Specification

Professional and Clinical Qualifications Experience

Essential

  • NMBI registration

Desirable

  • Certificate in Health Studies/ Endoscopy.

Organisational Management

Essential

  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload and patient care needs
  • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical risk

Desirable

  • Willingness to lead and motivate staff.

Education and Research

Essential

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence-based practice
  • Understands the importance of developing self and others.

Desirable

  • Experience of undertaking small research or audit project
  • Able to explain the principles of mentoring and assessing junior staff.

General/Personal

Essential

  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the specialty
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation.
  • Manual dexterity and an aptitude to work with complex equipment.

Other Factors

  • Actively seeks ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of own performance.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal management
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing workloads/priorities.
  • Manages time effectively, focusing on achieving priorities.
  • Ability to provide guidance and mentoring to other staff
  • Ability to influence others to follow a particular action.
  • Able to provide advice and information in a polite and courteous manner.
  • Ability to complete tasks to deadlines and to a specified standard.
  • Flexible in approach to work.
  • Fit to undertake the role. 

To apply please complete an application form and return to the recruitment team email recruitment@kingsbridgehealthcaregroup.com. Closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 3rd December,2021.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete an application and return to the recruitment team at:
Human Resources Department, Kingsbridge Healthcare Group, Channel Wharf, 21 Old Channel Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9DE or email to recruitment@kingsbridgehealthcaregroup.com

Download Application Form

For queries, or further information, please contact the HR Department on 028 9073 5232.

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