We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated staff nurse or ODP to join our friendly team. You will need to be a dynamic, forward thinking nurse/ODP that demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to provide high standards of care.
Previous surgical experience is beneficial and we offer a friendly and supportive working environment with a comprehensive development plan.
Main duties of the job
The Surgical Enhanced Care Unit opened it’s doors in May this year. We cater for a for a range of specialties that include orthopedics, upper gastro intestinal, urology and breast with scope for other specialties in the future. We are a friendly team of nurses who work collaboratively across the surgical areas in Chorley, striving to provide excellence evidence based care for our patients.
As we are a relatively new unit, education is a key focus and training needs will be fully supported. We also provide in-house training along with a comprehensive education programme in further education.
The main focus of the band 5 role would involve the admission, care and discharge of enhanced surgical patients. You will be given a full induction program that provides an introduction to high dependency nursing skills. Over the course of your first 12 months on the unit you will be expected to complete the Critical Care Network level 1 competencies for the care of the high dependency patient.
We really are a warm and welcoming team and if you are thinking of taking up a career in surgical nursing please get in touch with Eve, our unit manager, to arrange an informal chat and a tour around our lovely unit.
Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support patients and staff, ensuring we keep thriving and delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.
You’ll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet people and do things you’ve never done before. You’ll learn about working in a hospital interacting with people from all different roles to build skills and enhance your career path.
You’ll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something to be proud of.
15 February 2023
Agenda for change
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Chorley District Hospital
Assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating level 1.5 patient care. Some of the skills may include A to E assessment, chest auscultation, caring for arterial lines, use of inotropes, complex pain requirements and supporting the band 6 with stabilization to name a few. You will also be provided with stabilization and transfer training for the acutely unwell patient that requires transfer to Critical Care.
You will be expected to provide patient education and promote health promotion for patients in your area.
You will be expected to maintain accurate nursing records and risk assessments in a timely manner adhering to local and professional standards for documentation.
Ensuring the environment for patients is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness.
Act as a role model, presenting as a positive image of self, team and organization.
The will be an expectation that the successful candidates will work 12 hour shifts that are inclusive of days, nights and weekend shifts.
Qualifications & Education
- Appropriate HCPC / NMC Registration
- Recognised Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards following commencement in post
- Evidence of continuing education or development for more experienced staff
Knowledge & Experience
- Knowledge of Clinical Governance and the relevance to practice
- Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
- Knowledge of ethical issues
- Evidence of clinical experience to date
- Knowledge of Leadership and Management
- Research and Development
- Willing to expand clinical skills
- Clinical experience within a specialist area
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) .
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).