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Staff Nurse - CAU

NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Closing date
18 Sep 2021

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In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring, Safe and Respectful. You are required to work collaboratively in a safe, care and respectful way.

The Staff Nurse role within CAU is wide and variable, the role can change throughout a shift.

In collaboration with the Senior Charge Nurse, you will be accountable for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for the defined patient groups in CAU, working within the professional standards held by the NMC Code.

There are four areas within CAU that require very different approaches to patient management- Initial assessment, Rapid assessment, and Ambulatory care and In patient zones. On each shift you could be allocated to any of these areas

You are responsible and accountable for the safe application of patient centred care. You with the other members of the multi-disciplinary team are responsible for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for each individual patient, working within the professional standards held in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

You will support the other members of the team to meet the needs of their patients and all allied, multidisciplinary team members involved in the care of the patient.

They must identify acutely unwell adults, specialty needs, referral needs, family and social support needs amongst many others.

You will acknowledge the need to efficiently manage flow within the area they are working, to specialty wards. They will support timeous discharge, interacting with families and social services to discharge safely and effectively.

You will actively support the SCN to ensure the unit meets the expectations of support systems such as HEI and OPAH and incorporate this into their daily workload to ensure patient safety within the unit.

You will actively seek opportunities for growth and development to increase their knowledge base and actively seek out experiential and reflective learning. They will be up to date with Learn-pro and MAST.

You will administer prescribed medications following the NMC Code and Standards for administration of medicine.

On occasion, as competency and confidence develops the staff nurse will also be expected to act as coordinator for the inpatient area, ambulatory care and rapid assessment. This requires additional leadership skills delegating, prioritising, increased focus on flow, nurturing and supporting junior staff. When coordinating the staff nurse is responsible for supporting the decision making surrounding the management of each patient. They are heavily involved in the ward round, discussing appropriate treatment plans and offering the nursing opinion of the individual patients needs.

Hours: 34.5 hours per week.

Informal enquiries to: Ashley Strannigan, Senior Charge Nurse on 01563 827467

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.

As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: . Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.
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