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12 Mar 2017

Full-Time Staff Nurse – Alnwick, United Kingdom

Epic World Jobs – Posted by Deirdre Mc Tucker Alnwick, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Summary

 

 

To be responsible for the delivery of high standards of holistic care and service to the patients. This includes the appropriate assessment and evaluation of care in keeping with:

  • The philosophies of The Clinic/Department
  • The Renal Association recommended standards
  • The NMC Code of Professional Conduct and the Scope of Professional Conduct
  • The Clinic Policies and Procedures

Key Responsibilities (not in order of priority)

CLINICAL

  • To take responsibility for individualised patient care using the nursing model implemented on the unit;
  • Demonstrate competency with delivery of safe dialysis treatment for patients as per their prescription;
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and be competent with knowledge and skills required for dealing with vascular access;
  • Maintain a safe environment, participating in the development of procedures to minimise the risks associated with the use of hazardous chemicals and exposure to blood inherent in the dialysis process;
  • Assist the patient in activities of daily living, promoting patient comfort;
  • Promote patient focused care;  Undertake housekeeping duties in order to ensure a clean and safe environment for patients;
  • Be flexible with regard to staffing situations;  Adhere to company procedures, guidelines and policies and assist in implementation and review. Be aware of safe guarding policy and referral process;
  • To help provide clinical cover if required within other Renal Services units.

COMMUNICATION

  • Participate in unit meetings;
  • Within the scope of the role, work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team within the company and with external organisations/hospital Trusts;
  • Promote and demonstrate effective communication at all times with patients,
  • users and providers to the service;
  • Record and report information onto the patient administration systems;
  • Undertake specific organisational and administrative duties as required;
  • Report all incidents;
  • Facilitate the building of therapeutic relationships with patients, carers and other health professionals, to support patients and carers through the various phases of chronic illness, including the terminal stage;
  • Good communication and liaison within the multi-disciplinary team to enable co-ordinated care;
  • Participate in the promotion of the unit and the company.

EDUCATIONAL/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Continuously develop knowledge and skills relevant to delivery a high standard of care to renal patients;
  • Participate in ward or department projects, including audit and quality initiatives pertinent to the role;
  • Participate in and contribute to updating orientation and induction programmes within your area;
  • To demonstrate an understanding for the appropriate monitoring and intervention of dialysis complications;
  • Participate in undertaking performance review;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to evidence based practice and assist in evaluation of the evidence to improve and develop patient care;
  • Achieve quarterly targets as set by mentor or line manager;
  • To attend mandatory updates.

OTHER

  • Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff development and training;
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures, e.g. Health and Safety at Work, Equal Opportunities, Social Networking and No Smoking;
  • Respect the confidentiality of all matters that they may learn relating to their employment and other members of staff. All staff must comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

ADDITIONAL WORK

You are required to disclose any additional work you undertake or are planning to undertake for another employer paid or unpaid. Renal Services will permit you to undertake this additional work providing the Company is satisfied that this does not conflict with the interests of the organisation, performance of your normal duties or with the requirements of the Working Time Regulation and the Certificate of Sponsorship.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Current RN Adult / RGN registration with NMC
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development.

Desirable

  • Caring for renal patients

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Good communication skills
  • Good clinical practice
  • Knowledge of current professional nursing issues
  • Ability to adapt to change within the working situation
  • Good Computer skills

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Flexible
  • Able to work as part of a team

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Job Categories: Medical. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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