Registered Nurse - Newport

Newport (Casnewydd)
12 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client are recruiting for an experienced RGN to support their team of clinical staff based at their new state of the art inpatient unit. The successful candidate will be a Registered General Nurse with extensive experience and will understand the nature of working in a palliative and hospice care environment. This is a challenging but highly rewarding position for the successful candidate.

Key Tasks:

1.To work in accordance with the policies and procedures of St David's Hospice Care and HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales).
2.To be responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.
3.To liaise with medical staff to implement treatment and care, ensuring that medical instructions are carried out, monitored and reported effectively.
4.To maintain appropriate written records in all areas of clinical practice.
5.To maintain confidentiality at all times.
6.To ensure patients' comfort and dignity at all times.
7.To monitor symptoms and take appropriate action during shift.
8.To administer medication as prescribed.
9.To maintain a safe environment for self, patients and carers at all times.
10.To communicate effectively with patients, families and colleagues.

General Responsibilities:
1.To be guided by clearly defined policies, protocols, procedures and the NMC code of conduct.
2.To report all accidents / incidents, near misses and complaints in accordance with St David's Hospice Care policy.
3.To be responsible for the safe use of expensive equipment, e.g. hoists, syringe drivers, mattresses, etc.
4.To be aware of one's own responsibility towards health and safety regulations.
5.To recognise and accept the limits of personal knowledge and responsibility.
6.To recognise the need and be willing to undertake any training identified as necessary and ensure that Revalidation is up to date.
7.To observe a no smoking policy whilst on duty.
8.To observe a no sleeping policy whilst on duty.
9.To maintain your personal, emotional and psychological health relating to your role, e.g. by attending the de-briefing and clinical supervision offered.
10.To contact the nurse in charge in the event of any problems occurring during the shift or if their condition causes concern or if the patient dies.
11.Ensure a verbal handover from clinical team prior to shift commencement.
12.To be aware of the risk assessment for each patient and act accordingly.

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