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Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.
You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.
We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care.
The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.
Band 6 Paediatric sister
Closed for applications on: 7-Aug-2022 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 7-Aug-2022 00:00
- Bedford hospital
- Kempston Road
- MK42 9DJ
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week (early/ lates/ nights/ long days/ bank holidays, weekends and christmas)
- £32,306 - £39,027 pro rata
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 6)
- Main area
- Paediatric Emergency Medicine
- Interview date
The Emergency Department currently sees an average of 70,000 patients per year and serves a varied population across a wide area which is still growing. Our service users present with a range of medical, surgical, trauma, paediatric and psychiatric complaints and we aim to provide first class emergency care.
Bedford ED sees approximately 20,000 children and young people a year.
We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals with a commitment and enthusiasm for delivering quality nursing care to ensure a positive patient experience. You need to have excellent communication skills and be prepared to work in a busy and sometimes challenging environment which will be rewarding and exciting.
You will be expected to manage a small team engaging in management responsibilities on a weekly basis.
Must be United Kingdom NMC Registered Sick Children's Nurse
The post holder is expected to work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team planning and providing high quality care for children and young people with acute illness or injury within the Emergency Department
Working for our organisation
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.
You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.
We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.
Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.
All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.
Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
1.1. To maintain up to date knowledge of and adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct and other regulations, and Trust policies and protocols for example the storage and administration of drugs.
1.2. Use good communication skills to disseminate information and promote and maintain good working relationships within the department and trust wide.
1.3. Promote the use of communications skills to overcome language and understanding difficulties when discussing complex or sensitive issues relating to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment with patients and their relatives. Be able to communicate effectively with patients, relatives and the multidisciplinary team both face to face and over the phone.
1.4. Be able to show empathy and compassion on a frequent basis, when caring for people who are experiencing bereavement or have a relative who is critically ill.
1.5. Be able to use communication skills when taking telephone queries about medical conditions or injuries, the condition of patients or from patients or their relatives who have a complaint.
1.6. To assist in establishing the promotion of health and the prevention of illness.
1.7. Be responsible for the assessment of nursing needs and plan and implement care required by patients, in conjunction with nursing observations & patient assessment, medical requirement and with the co-operation and partnership of the patient and their relatives.
1.8. Carry out treatments such as dressings, wound closure, and support personal care such as washing and toileting, transfers of patients in wheelchairs, on trolleys or in beds in and around the department and hospital and assist patients with mobility as part of daily duties.
1.9. Take responsibility for ensuring the co-ordination of discharge planning/safety netting of patients in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
1.10. Remain calm, professional and non-judgemental when faced with violent or aggressive patients and relatives, those under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Patients suffering from Mental Health Issues and those with poor personal hygiene and /or infestations on a daily basis.
1.11. To risk assess all patients and carry out manual handling as per Trust Policy.
1.12. Be able to deal with frequent exposure to unpleasant sights such as major wounds or bleeding, emaciated patients and bodily fluids.
1.13. Be able to plan own workload in a busy, noisy environment where there are frequent interruptions and unpredictable changes in demand.
1.14. Maintain accurate nursing notes in line with the NMC guidelines and trust policy.
1.15. Maintain clinical competence in the use of medical devices used within the department and clinical procedures such as administration of injections.
1.16. Ensure that the National Service Framework for Paediatric Services is adhered to and that Child Protection Policies are followed.
- Clinical Governance/ Incident & Accident Reporting
2.1. Responsible for ensuring that all accidents/incidents are reported to the appropriate Manager and reported via the Datix reporting system. All employees are required & expected to participate in the Trust’s accident/incident reporting system and to comply with the Trust’s procedures and techniques for managing risks.
2.2. Maintain and share up to date knowledge of current research relevant to emergency care.
- General Management
3.3.1. Responsible for regular cleaning of equipment, reporting faults to shift manager and removing defective equipment from use. This includes participation in daily checking and cleaning or equipment/ drugs as per department quality book.
3.2. Take responsibility for the safe storage of patients valuable and property whilst in the Emergency Department in line with trust policy.
3.3 Take on management responsibility for junior members of the team including 1:1’s, appraisals, sickness management etc.
3.4 Take responsibility for the safe running of the Paeds ED, reporting to the Band 7 if any major concerns.
- Teaching and Learning
4.1. It is mandated that all registered healthcare professionals – nursing included, are compliant with new SSSA standards for pre registrants as practice supervisors as a bare minimum moving on to also becoming practice assessors after 12 months in the department.
4.2. To support education, training and development of self and others in the emergency department and actively encourage to share learning and best practices in Emergency Medicine.
- Total Patient Experience
5.1. Assist, in conjunction with the Emergency Department Matron, the Practice Development Nurse and Heads of Nursing for Emergency and Acute Care directorate, to continue to develop and set standards of care, taking into account relevant published National Guidelines and research.
5.2. To undergo, where necessary, further training in relation to the Extended Role of the Nurse and participate in the training of others.
5.3. To ensure communication with paramedical services to enable them to carry out their part in patient care and to create a climate in which feedback on patient progress is the norm.
- Major Incident
6.1. To maintain and up to date knowledge of the trust Major Incident Policy and Department and Role specific plan
6.2. In the event of a major incident being declared and a call in of staff being undertaken you should report to the Nurse in charge of ED as soon as possible.
6.3. Undertake training and remain competent in the use of decontamination equipment for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) contaminated patients.
6.4. To undertake the one day HMIMMS regarding Major Incident Management so there is an understanding of expectations of band 5 role in a major incident
6.5. Undertake the Decontamination of patients from a CBRN incident as required.
6.6. Undertake training and maintain competence in scene safety and the use of Personal Protective Equipment used in the pre-hospital setting.
- Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults
7.1. Promote the wellbeing and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults by implementing the Trust’s policy and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Current registration as a registered Nurse (Paediatric Nursing ) on the NMC register
- • EPALS
- • Evidence of professional development • Experience of research based nursing practice
- • Mentorship/ Teaching course/ Converted to new SSSA (previous MSPP)
- • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Ability to work under pressure • Knowledge of clinical governance • Understanding of ED performance targets • Ability to prioritise workload • Understanding of management responsibilities
- • Management and Leadership training/course
Further details / informal visits contact
- Jo Andrews
- Job title
- Paediatric Lead Nurse, Paediatric ED
- Email address
- Telephone number