We at Huntercombe Group are looking for a Senior Staff Nurse
To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse or key worker for a defined group of patients.
To provide clinical leadership to a designated nursing team and ensure the provision of high quality.
To provide a high quality individualised standard of care to a defined group of patients, relatives and carers.
Ensure the effective supervision and development of staff .
To work and act as a key member of the team, supporting each patient with achieving their planned outcomes.
To act as the primary nurse in the assessment of needs and organising of care.
To take charge of a designated clinical area.
To adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24 hour period.
To be the clinical expert within the speciality
To act as an advocate to the child or adult ensuring the provision of appropriate information and support services.
To be an active participant in the multidisciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.
In conjunction with the MDT, assess and manage risks identified through assessment of patients.
To regularly review risk factors and work in conjunction with the MDT to modify care plans as appropriate.
To act as the primary nurse for inpatient stay.
To ensure that clinical practice is evidenced based and consistent with relevant NICE guidelines and the organisations policies and procedures
To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice.
To act as a mentor/preceptor to students/support workers as appropriate.
To supervise junior staff in carrying out their care plans.
To liaise effectively with all stakeholders in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients.
To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients and carers.
To comply with the Huntercombe Group Health and Safety Policies and Protocols in order to contribute to safe working practices.
To protect vulnerable adults / children from internal/external elements and act as a Patient Advocate.
To ensure a comprehensive assessment is completed for the patients journey
Ensure that each patient as an individual care plan and risk assessment, which takes into account the patient (if appropriate) and their carers views, with regular reviews
To administer medicine within the guidelines and framework of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and organisation protocols
Practice within the defined parameters under the Mental Health Act 1983/2007.
Provide clinical leadership and supervision for the rehab/support workers and students
Ensure all clinical documentation is of a high standard and patient notes are maintained and filed in the appropriate way
Provide a highly specialised range of clinical interventions and knowledge of evidence based models of practice relevant to the patients’ needs
Working autonomously with confidence and competence to provide a highly specialised and safe service to the patient
To take appropriate action when working with vulnerable adults and children following guidelines and Trust procedures, liaising with appropriate agencies as required
Maintain and contribute to the standards of professional care, ethics, policies and procedures
Maintain professional standards of practice at all times
Ensure the provision of appropriate supervision and support to members of the ward team
Manage allocated resources effectively through efficient resource allocation, skill mixes, roster management, and utilisation of equipment and authorisation of bank/agency staff.
Participating in clinical audit, clinical risk and quality issues, including the management and reporting of incidents
Act as a team leader for a group of nurses, acting as a mentor/preceptor
Deputise for the manager as and when required
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a max salary of £50k)
• 2 week’s paid paternity leave
• Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
• A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
• Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
• The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
• Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
• A range of staff discounts
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD)