Registered Nurse band 5 bedded units Hertfordshire
Are you a registered nurse looking for extra shifts within the bedded units across Hertfordshire?
This is an exciting time to join our bank, with a new friendly and supportive team. We can offer you regular yet flexible working patterns, that allow you to make a real difference to services and patients and become an integral part of a cohesive team.
Essential criteria for this post
Applicants should either be on the SCPHN register or a registered nurse able to demonstrate at least 1 year of previous experience of community-based nursing work with skills covering wound care, catheters and medication administration.
A full UK driving licence and access to a car.
- Earn more per hour – bank rates are higher than agency and include holiday pay. We also cover your expenses and provide free uniforms
- See the best shifts first – bank staff get priority over all agency workers
- Book the shifts you want on your phone – build your own rota on our bank booking system
- Get 24×7 support from our friendly Staff Bank team – a local team dedicated to helping you
Main duties of the job
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES CLINICAL DUTIES To provide skilled, effective and evidence based to patients with a variety of presentations. To identify, prioritise and implement programmes of care that meets the needs of the clients/patients using an appropriate nursing model. To identify and record all new problems and concerns and report back to the team lead. To undertake activities that promote health, reduce risk and disease prevention. To provide care and attention to the needs of vulnerable adults including risk assessments and taking appropriate action as required. Take a pro-active approach towards discharge planning according to local policy. To develop and utilise a range of nursing skills such as continence assessment, ECG recordings and venepuncture, IV drug administration, wound assessment and management. To undertake nutritional assessments and advice and support patients with their nutritional needs. For example PEG feeds.
We providecommunity health services to more than two million people across eleven London boroughs and Hertfordshire.
Every day, our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people’s homes and local clinics, helping them to:
manage their own health with the right support
avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in, hospital.
We support our patients at every stage of their lives , providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives.
JOB PURPOSE To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing nursing and rehabilitation for rehabilitation beds. To undertake nursing assessments without supervision and to determine patient need/risk and plan, implement and evaluate their care. In the absence of senior colleagues take charge of the unit, manage the admission of patients, provide care and discharge planning whilst contributing to the effective working of the Rehabilitation Unit. To work in partnership with multi-disciplinary members of the team, other professionals and agencies, to meet the health and rehabilitation needs of patients within the Rehabilitation Unit. To maintain standards of clinical nursing care using an evidence-based approach within the Unit, incorporating principles and values of clinical governance. Ensure effective communication is maintained at all times, whilst providing support, supervision and clinical expertise to all members of the team. To participate in the professional development and preceptorship/mentorship of clinical support workers, post basic learners and students.
Skills and Knowledge
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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