Registered Nurse Endoscopy (Maternity Cover)
Responsible to: Endoscopy Manager
Accountable to: Clinical Services Manager
- To provide excellence of customer service to patients, other external and internal users, which positively contributes to patient/user satisfaction.
- A demonstrable empathetic and sensitive approach to the delivery of care to patients and relatives.
- Demonstrable evidence of a commitment to patient focussed, evidence based nursing practice.
- Demonstrate a robust knowledge and understanding of patient early warning systems, with a commitment to supporting the education of and use by junior staff of such systems in relation to assessing individual patient’s clinical condition where observations fall outside given parameters, and supporting the response of junior staff in such circumstances.
- To participate in continuous service improvement, demonstrating an ability to utilise research and a willingness to participate in the development of nursing policy and care pathways.
- To contribute to the process of Corporate and Clinical Governance.
- The ability to demonstrate clear and concise communication skills both verbal and written.
- The ability to form and maintain productive working relationships with all levels of staff and third party users of the Hospital and to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary colleagues to achieve appropriate research centred patient focussed treatment and care.
- Demonstrative analytical skills, both clinical and non-clinical and a common sense approach to problem solving.
- To act as a positive role model to staff throughout the Hospital and in particular to the professional nursing and support staff within the Registered Nurse’s own clinical area.
- The ability to be adaptive, flexible and responsive to the changing clinical and business needs of the Hospital.
- To promote the ethos of the Healthcare Management Trust and St Hugh’s Hospital.
- Registered Nurse status, with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council, professional education to Diploma level with Nursing Degree desirable.
- To act at all times in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct.
- A working knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the Care Standards Act.
Communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to promote efficient patient care and maintain effective channels of communication.
Report all accidents and untoward incidents to the nurse in charge of the area and complete an incident form in accordance with HMT policy.
Maintain accurate patient records.
Communicate with and provide support for patients’ relatives, carers and visitors.
Be aware of the need for confidentiality both within the written and spoken word and ensure correct storage of patients’ records at all times.
Liaise with other clinical areas as necessary for the co-ordination of patient care and the smooth running of the ward/department.
Actively support equality and value diversity.
Support a culture of teamwork within the clinical area.
Collaborate with all members of the clinical area to ensure efficient running of the ward/department.
Use resources effectively in order to provide quality patient care whilst having an awareness of budgetary issues.
Assist the Endoscopy Manager in introducing new members of staff to their duties.
Supervise registered and unregistered staff as appropriate.
Take all reasonable steps to ensure the safe keeping of patients’ property in accordance with Hospital policy.
Ensure where appropriate that the programmes of training for learners, both student nurses and support workers are completed.
Undertake formal and informal teaching sessions as required and undertake training to act as a mentor to students.
Contribute to the monitoring and control of expenditure and use of resources.
Contribute to the improvement of services where appropriate.
In addition to the key job responsibilities detailed in this job description all employees at St Hugh’s Hospital are expected to comply with the following standards:
To maintain a clean, safe environment, ensuring adherence to the Hospital’s standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control.
Health & Safety
To take reasonable care to prevent injury to themselves or others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
To co-operate fully in discharging HMT policies and procedures with regard to health and safety matters.
To immediately report to their manager any shortcomings in health and safety procedures and practice.
To report any accidents or dangerous incidents to their immediate manager and safety representative as early as possible and submit a completed accident / incident form.
To use protective clothing and equipment where provided.
Whilst the aim of the hospital is to promote a co-operative and constructive view of health and safety concerns in the organisation, all staff must be aware that a wilful or irresponsible disregard for safety matters may give rise to disciplinary proceedings.
Equality & Diversity
Be aware of need for own personal development and be prepared to attend and undertake any necessary training, being aware of the need to develop oneself and to strive to increase personal knowledge.
Contribute to making the clinical environment conductive to learning and development where individuals feel able to discuss ideas and action as well as showing initiative.
Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults
St Hugh’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment.
All staff have an individual responsibility for creating accurate records of their work and for making entries into and managing all patient records effectively in line with all the Health Record Keeping Policies and Procedures in order to meet the Hospital’s legal, regulatory and accountability requirements.
To actively participate in governance activities to ensure that the highest standards of care and business conduct are achieved.
General Policies, Procedures and Practices
To comply with all HMT and Hospital policies, procedures and practices and to be responsible for keeping up to date with any changes to these.
Freedom to Act
The post holder will be accountable for their own actions, using own initiative, acting autonomously within their designated area but working within HMT policies and procedures.
BENEFITS: 25 & 8 Statutory days holiday, pension, healthcare.
We are regularly review our employee benefits package, which includes our group personal pension plan, private medical cover, free car parking and a range of retail and entertainment discounts.
All staff have the option to opt into our flexible benefits programme offering substantial savings on items such as childcare vouchers, bicycles, mobile phones and computers.
We encourage our employees to have a positive work-life balance and to consider HMT ‘a great place to work’.
- Current first / second level Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
- Evidence of continuous professional development.
- Recent relevant nursing experience
- Able to deliver the highest quality of nursing care
- Ability to work closely within a team
- Good communications skills