Band 5 Staff Nurse - Portsmouth

Madison Medical Professionals
12 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
*** NEW CLIENT ***

Madison Medical Professionals are an employment agency specialising in nursing positions across a variety of settings.

Our client are looking for a number of Band 5 Staff Nurses to start permanent employment in Portsmouth. Positions available are within the Acute Medical Unit, General Medicine and MOPRS (Medicine for Older People, Rehabilitation & Stroke) wards.

Full time and part time positions will be considered for this Band 5 Staff Nurse position.

Salary is in line with AFC (Agenda for Change) starting from £22,128 to £28,746 pro rata.

Newly qualified nurses are eligible to apply for these roles.

Job Summary:

Ensuring high quality nursing care is coordinated and delivered using a family focused model of practice.
Work as part of a cohesive multidisciplinary team ensuring patient care is delivered smoothly and efficiently.
The expectations within this job description will be achieved through hands-on clinical practice, education and training and research.

The main responsibilities will be:

Promote and set high standards of nursing care and maintain the delivery of quality care within the trust policies, protocols and guidelines.
Provide and deliver a high standard of evidence based nursing care through the assessment, planning, and evaluating of individual patients needs based on evidence. Initiate and co-ordinate care in the clinical area for a specified groups of patients.
Recognise and respond to a change in patient status undertaking first line interventions within scope of practice and refer on to the appropriate clinician as required.
Actively promote safe and effective working practices to prevent harm to the patients within your care and take part in safety audits to maintain high quality standards.
Communicating and working with the multidisciplinary team to improve quality of care, and informed clinical decisions. Promote innovation and share any new ideas to improve patient care.
Participate in the allocation of workload and ensure efficient bed management and effective patient flow.
Coordinate care for a clinical area once deemed competent to do so.
Liaise, report and document any relevant nursing/patient needs with other health care professionals with on-going responsibility for patient care, communicating changes as they occur.
Ensuring that accurate and timely patient records are maintained.
Implement the trust ‘values and beliefs’ ensuring they are embedded into everyday practice and evaluate their impact on the patients’ experience.
Engage and interact with carers/family encouraging them to be actively involved in patient’s care planning care as outlined in the ward/unit philosophy.
Ensure concerns raised by patients and their families are escalated and dealt with in an open, honest and transparent way, in line with trust policies, procedures and Duty of Candour legislation.
Maintain and continually develop in-depth specialist knowledge of nursing practice relevant to the individual clinical area.
Achieve competence in the use of medical devices/equipment by accessing training and maintain these.
Promote health education within the clinical area and advise patient, family, and others in health promotion issues, making every contact count. Promote the health and well-being of staff, patients and their carers.

Working Conditions and Effort

Candidates may be frequently exposed to distressing circumstances eg. working with terminally ill patients and their families and/or exposed to other conditions.
Occasional/frequent exposure to unpleasant or highly unpleasant working conditions eg. bodily fluids, smell etc.

Successful candidates will be subject to NHS Employment Check Standards, Right to Work in the UK checks and NMC Registration checks.

If you would to apply for a Band 5 Staff Nurse position, please submit your CV to Vicki or Olivia. We can be contacted on 0161 641 3716

We look forward to hearing from you.

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