Senior Staff Nurse (Band 6), Critical Care Unit

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Seven Resourcing
07 Nov 2019
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Staff Nurse (Band 6), Critical Care Unit


Salary: Band 6 - £31,531 - £42,715 per annum

Hours: Full Time/ Permanent

The role:

The States of Guernsey is seeking to appoint a Senior Staff Nurse to be responsible for delivering a high standard of care to high dependency and critically ill patients for allocated shifts. You will liaise with the multidisciplinary team and offer support and advice to patients, relatives and colleagues.

The post-holder will deliver individualised patient care based on principles of best practice through developing a theoretical knowledge base for the care of patients with acute physiological needs. This includes an in depth knowledge of ventilation, sepsis, renal replacement therapy and a thorough understanding of acute cardiac interventions, meeting the National Critical Care Competencies.

You will act as a role model to less experienced nursing staff and participate in the development of departmental initiatives to enhance High Dependency and Critical Care.

Duties & Responsibilities:

To assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for the critically ill
To autonomously initiate urgent interventions as patient/client condition dictates. Correctly interpreting changes in patient status and implementing prescribed plans of care
To provide prescribed nursing care without supervision, within the level of the post-holder's experience, referring to a more senior nurse when necessary.
To participate as team member, including supporting relatives and friends of patients/clients together with providing support for other patients/clients.
To maintain accurate records, both electronic and paper, of the care given in accordance with agreed standards.
To act in accordance with the NMC Code.
Independently liaise and communicate effectively with members of the nursing staff, multidisciplinary team and other associated agencies.
Demonstrate evidence-based practice.
Administer emergency interventions in accordance with Resuscitation Council UK, Advanced Life Support Guidelines
Application requirements:

Registered Nurse 2
2 years post registration Critical Care experience
Completed National Critical Care Competencies (or equivalent knowledge & skill obtained through experience)
Experience co-ordinating care delivery of patient's with complex care needs / Multi-organ failure
Evidence of effective communication skills with particular reference to Multidisciplinary team working, service users, carers and managers.
Ability to prioritise and organise own workload
Understanding and ability to apply evidence based care
Evidence of self and professional development.
Professional approach to work
Excellent interpersonal team leadership skills
Maintains high professional and personal standards
Maintains patient confidentiality
Positive attitude
Flexible approach to work
Credible and Trustworthy

Successful applicants will be invited to Guernsey to attend an expenses paid panel interview. We offer a competitive salary and you will be entitled to an annual bonus of £1,167 and an additional bonus of £3,000 payable after two and four years of continuous service*.

You will benefit from having your professional subscriptions paid, support with your NMC revalidation, excellent training opportunities up to masters level and free parking across the Island, including all of our Health and Social Care sites. We will also honour your NHS service for the provision of annual leave and sick leave and we offer our staff a generous annual leave quota with 9 bank holidays. There is also the possibility of transferring your NHS pension into our compulsory pension scheme.

Successful candidates will be provided with a Long Term Employment Permit. This permit will allow you to become a permanent resident and will extend to any family members who reside with you.

We offer an attractive relocation package** and, if you rent private accommodation, you will be entitled to a £5,000 lump sum, a rent allowance payable over 2 years and a house purchase grant where applicable. As an alternative, we also offer single subsidised staff accommodation and a £500 lump sum to support your relocation.

* All bonus payments will be paid on a pro-rata basis should the position be offered on a part time basis or if the Appointment begins or ends part way through a holiday year.

** Please see Relocation Directive 2018 for full terms and conditions

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