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Post:                                       Clinical Advisor

Band:                                      6

Responsible to:                     Ward Manager

Accountable to:                    Ward manager/Matron

Base:                                      NHS Nightingale NW Hospital

Nightingale Hospitals are an unprecedented response to an unprecedented global health emergency.

NHS Nightingale North West in Manchester has been built as part of the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new hospital will open in April 2020 to provide care for COVID-19 patients from across the region.  The hospital will provide general medical care and oxygen therapy for up to 750 patients who do not require critical care.  The hospital is staffed by consultants, doctors, nursing staff, allied health professionals and a range of non-clinical staff.  Together these staff will provide the highest standard of care for patients.

JOB PURPOSE:

The post holder will work primarily within relevant clinical area.

The post holder is responsible for ensuring immediate care to relevant client group and will work primarily within the service. The post holder will assess, plan implement and evaluate the care for these patients supporting and guiding junior staff in the process. S/he will provide direct patient care and have detailed clinical knowledge of the specialist area. The post holder will assist the ward manager in ensuring that high standards of quality of care are delivered & maintained. The post holder will act as a positive role model within the department for staff patients and carers. The post holder will deputise for the senior sister as required.

The post holder will enable nurses to acquire clinical and professional competencies by facilitating high quality education and staff development opportunities.

Post holders will be expected to participate fully in their personal development and review process in order to achieve the knowledge and skills identified in the KSF outlines for this post, prior to the relevant KSF gateways.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSBILITIES

Clinical:

  • Be responsible for the delivery of clinical expertise in all aspects of the clinical setting clinical setting, acting as a visible practitioner in the Ward/Department
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals in the delivery of high standards of effective health care within best practice guidelines
  • Act as a resource of specialised knowledge and clinical expertise to ensure care delivered to the client group is appropriate and optimum enabling early recognition of condition changes and ensuring appropriate corrective action is instituted.
  • At all times appropriately use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available for personal use.
  • Demonstrate awareness of legislation regarding client group e.g. child protection, vulnerable adults, mental health issues and act appropriately when required.
  • Practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct in order that a safe and quality service is provided.
  • Promote the shared objectives of the multidisciplinary team by working closely to ensure that best practice is achieved utilising both Clinical Benchmarking and Essence of Care processes to achieve this.
  • Promote the interface between hospital and community to provide a seamless service for the client group.
  • Promote and collaborate in developing good working relationships with departments to ensure the patient journey is effective and efficient.
  • Encourage and promote an evidence based culture through pathways and protocols of care within an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Ensure that patient documentation is accurate and defensible disseminating all relevant changes in the patient’s condition to the MDT.
  • Participate in the implementation and delivery of the standards set within the Trust Nursing & midwifery Strategy.
  • Contribute to clinical governance processes including adverse incident reporting/investigating and the management of complaints, as appropriate.
  • To promote health education in the client group attending the ward/department.
  • Incorporate CNO ’10 key roles’ within practise as discussed and agreed with line manager.
  • Undertake, perform and assess enhanced skills within the clinical area, to improve the patient experience and journey (i.e. venopuncture, cannulation, etc)
  • Ensure competence in the correct use of all equipment used in the clinical setting in accordance with instructions and department procedures, reporting any faults as necessary.

Leadership:

  • Provide visible clinical leadership to the nursing team promoting a culture of leadership by example to all staff
  • Support the ward manager in delivering the core values and beliefs of the ward/department.
  • Support the ward manager in his/her role in delivering the functions of the Modern Matron role, within the clinical setting and take appropriate action when standards of quality, quantity and timeliness are not met.
  • Provide clinical leadership and line management of staff ensuring delivery of the highest professional standards through staff development and performance review.
  • Act as a professional role model, through commitment to the integration into practise of Trust policies and procedures
  • Contribute to formulating policies and strategies within area of practice.
  • Actively contribute to the Clinical Governance processes.
  • Demonstrate an overall awareness of quality issues and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  • Act in a manner to consistently support equality and diversity in all interactions.

Managerial: 

  • Develop and maintain effective communication systems both within and outside the Trust and create an environment that encourages open communication and trust.
  • Be actively involved in all aspects of the admission and discharge process.
  • Develop and maintain organisational and managerial skills relevant to the unit facilitating a satisfactory interface with the MDT and all ward areas.
  • Be aware of cost implications associated with the service and ensure effective use of all resources including staff and medical and surgical supplies
  • Support ward manager in the optimal clinical and cost effective use of temporary staff
  • Participate in objective setting and performance management, ensuring ongoing staff development and achievement of Trust strategic objectives.
  • Act as a support to the Ward Manager and deputise when necessary.
  • Become actively involved in promoting and implementing service improvements and help to encourage sustainability of projects and their evaluation.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and on-going assessment of policies and procedures directly related to all aspects of patient/child care, ensuring that they comply with accepted Trust documentation.
  • Undertake staff appraisals as requested by Ward Manager/Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.
  • Attend, contribute and as required lead ward/clinical team meetings.

Educational

  • Provide continuing development of preceptorship, ensuring the role of the preceptor and preceptee is mutually beneficial.
  • Act as a mentor/preceptor and resource person for all nursing and support staff encouraging a high level of motivation in all involved.
  • Ensure mentorship training is updated annually.
  • Ensure clinical environment is conducive to supporting the education and learning of all staff and students
  • Actively contribute to the clinical development of staff, ensuring the teaching of practical skills to agreed competency levels for staff as identified in departmental action plans.
  • Maintain own continuing professional development in accordance with CPD requirements, contributing to the formation of own objectives and personal development plan.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse and Education Lead develop and maintain orientation programmes for new staff
  • Provide educational and supportive opportunities to pre registration nursing students to ensure placements satisfy all requirements of their learning agreements.
  • Develop skills to act in a support / advisor role to all members of staff and carers involved with the client group.
  • Provide an environment that encourages client centred involvement where clients ask for help, advice and education.

Professional

  • Comply with the NMC regulations relating to revalidation to maintain NMC registration.
  • Act as a professional role model, providing visible leadership to the nursing team and encouraging all staff to lead by example in their individual roles.
  • Apply trusts policies, guidelines and protocols to practice and behaviour both for self and other staff.
  • Actively participate in and attend ward/unit meetings taking part in quality improvement processes.

Research and Development 

  • Demonstrate awareness of research process and resources available.
  • Participate in clinical audit as required, ensuring research based practice and standards of care for the service are developed and implemented within the unit/ward.
  • Ensure an up-to-date knowledge of current evidence based practice. Implement research findings in collaboration with the MDT where appropriate, to ensure quality of service and effective practice.
  • Contribute to the Audit of the service and ensure quality is maintained and change managed effectively and efficiently.

Physical Effort

Frequent sitting or standing in a restricted position. Frequent light effort for several short periods. Occasional/frequent, moderate effort for several short periods. Walks, stands most of the shifts. Pushes and pulls trolleys and commodes, kneels and crouches to dress wounds/ manoeuvres patients.

 

MENTAL EFFORT

Frequent concentration to check documents and calculate drug dosages for infusions. Work pattern predictable.

 

EMOTIONAL EFFORT

Occasional/ frequent distressing/ highly distressing circumstances dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill patients and the consequences of terminal illness.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequent unpleasant, occasional/ frequent highly unpleasant conditions.

Smell, noise, dust/ body fluids, faeces, vomit, emptying bed pans, urinals and catheter bags.

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

It is the requirement for all staff to comply with all infection control policies and procedures as set out in the Trust’s Infection control policies. The post Holder is also responsible for ensuring that they and all their staff attends mandatory training, including infection prevention and control.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The trust has a statutory responsibility to provide and maintain a healthy and safe environment for its staff to work in. All employees of the Trust have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or missions.  Safe working practices and safety precautions must be adhered to. Protective clothing and equipment must be used where appropriate. The Trust’s Health and Safety Policies outline your responsibilities regarding Health and Safety at work.

RISK MANAGEMENT

It is a standard element of the role, and responsibility of all staff of the Trust, that they fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards.

SAFEGUARDING

Ensure that the policy and legislation relating to child protection and safeguarding of Children, young people and vulnerable adults are adhered to. It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of their individual responsibilities and to report any concerns to the identified person within your department/ division or area of responsibility.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY 

The post holder is required to maintain confidentiality at all times in all aspects of their work. All employees must maintain confidentiality and abide by the Data Protection Act.

NO SMOKING POLICY

The Trust operates a no smoking control policy, which applies to all staff, patients and visitors and extends to the hospital grounds as well as internal areas.

The post holder must not willingly endanger him/herself or others whilst at work. Safe working practices and safety precautions must be adhered to. Protective clothing and equipment must be used where appropriate.

All accidents/incidents must be reported to your Senior Manager and documented as per Trust Policy, including the reporting of potential hazards.

 Security

The post holder has a responsibility to ensure the preservation of NHS property and resources.

Team Briefing

The Trust operates a system of Team Briefing, which is based on the principles that people will be more committed to their work if they fully understand the reason behind what is happening in their organisation and how it is performing.

THE TRUST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

This job description indicates the main functions of the post holder and may be subject to regular review and amendment in the light of service development. Any review will be undertaken in conjunction with the post holder and in line with Trust policy.

Date edited and updated: 6.04.2020

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Clinical Advisor (Band 6)

 

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

QUALIFICATIONS

First level registration - (RN(Adult)/RN(Child)/RSCN Evidence of CPD in relevant specialty Evidence of Level 3 studies

Qualified to function as mentor for pre registration students.

Child Protection / name relevant qualification D32/33 or A1 modules. Appropriate management or leadership courses.

Relevant teaching qualification

EXPERIENCE

Substantial post registration experience, some of which must be within relevant clinical setting.

Evidence of professional leadership, leading to innovation in practice.

Evidence of multi disciplinary/multi agency working.

Experience of clinical audit.

 

Experience of research activities

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND KNOWLEDGE

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Evidence of teaching and assessing skills/ability.

Clinically competent in name clinical area/speciality

Proven workload management of self and of others.

Proven ability to problem solve. Willingness to be flexible and adaptable. Effective organisational skills

Good analytical and clinical decision making skills

Awareness of Clinical Governance process

IT/word processing skills

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Motivated to personal and professional development of self and other junior colleagues.

Treats colleagues and the general public with dignity and respect.

Capacity to work with colleagues at all levels Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour.

Enthusiasm and inspirational skills.

 

POST: Ward Manager

GRADE: Band 7

RESPONSIBLE TO: Matron

BASE:  NHS Nightingale NW Hospital

Nightingale Hospitals are an unprecedented response to an unprecedented global health emergency.

NHS Nightingale North West in Manchester has been built as part of the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new hospital will open in April 2020 to provide care for COVID-19 patients from across the region.  The hospital will provide general medical care and oxygen therapy for up to 750 patients who do not require critical care.  The hospital is staffed by consultants, doctors, nursing staff, allied health professionals and a range of non-clinical staff.  Together these staff will provide the highest standard of care for patients.

JOB PURPOSE

The post holder has a key leadership and management role at a senior level, will provide specialist skills and knowledge to support the organization and delivery of care for patients within the unit. This will incorporate the provision of care to patients and their families in accordance with the philosophy and standards of care within the area, ensuring that Trust values and beliefs are upheld. The Senior Ward Sister / Charge nurse has a fundamental role in the delivery of high standards of nursing care, ensuring an environment that is conducive to well-being and contributing to effective budgetary management.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership:

In conjunction with the Matron, s/he will deliver the function of the Ward Manager’s role, including effective leadership, the setting, monitoring and maintenance of professional standards, collaborative working, and management of complaints and leading the nursing contribution to clinical governance at ward and unit level.

  • S/he will be visible and accessible in the clinical area for patients, relatives and staff.
  • Lead by example and act as a positive role model for all staff, taking responsibility for your own professional development.
  • Provide leadership that promotes patient focused care.
  • Providing clinical leadership and line management of staff ensuring the delivery of the highest professional standards through staff development and individual performance appraisal/review.
  • Role model standards of care and expected behaviour through support of staff in direct patient care.
  • Maintain personal standards of conduct and behaviour, which are consistent with Trust and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards and requirements.
  • Actively contribute to, and support agreed developments within the unit.

People Management:

  • Develop a pro-active communication strategy to ensure effective communications for patients, relatives and Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT), internal and external.
  • Identify and address training and education required to meet service and patient needs with the support of the Education/Training Team.
  • Support the development of clinical supervision of nursing staff within the unit.
  • Lead the selection process of staff.
  • Support the implementation of human resource policies within the service and develop a positive performance culture that celebrates successes and takes steps to manage poor performance in line with Human Resources (HR) policies.
  • Promote the nursing contribution to the multidisciplinary team at ward, unit and Hospital level.
  • Contribute to workforce planning at ward level including the use of appropriate workforce toolkits and constant review of skill mix.
  • Ensure that the ward environment is conducive to the education and learning of all staff and students, with support from the Education/Training Team.
  • Ensure rotas maximise the potential for clinical placements.
  • Ensure the quality of clinical placements is enhanced through supportive teaching, mentoring and coaching at all levels.
  • Ensure a positive approach to customer care through conflict/ complaints handling by all members of the ward/unit team.

Policies and Strategies:

  • Contribute to service development and business planning within the ward/unit.
  • Participate in the development of Trust and Local policies and standards and be responsible for ensuring these are adhered to in line with Trust policy
  • Reflect the principle of continuous improvement through audit of care and patient satisfaction
  • Contribute to clinical audit within area of responsibility.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the Improving Quality Programme (IQP) is maintained, delivering agreed action plans and subsequent change.
  • Monitor standards of environmental cleanliness and challenge when not achieved or maintained

Organisation and Delivery of Care:

  • Ensure nursing related documentation is appropriate, accountable and defensible.
  • Ensure that the nursing contribution within the ward/unit contributes to quality indicators.
  • Ensure that the use of risk assessments and health and safety management, utilising the Trust’s adverse incident reporting system to improve the quality of patient care.
  • At all times appropriately use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available for personal use.
  • Encourage and promote an evidence-based culture in staff through the use of Integrated Care Pathways (ICP’s) and protocols of care within an inter-disciplinary approach.
  • Ensure the skills and knowledge to deliver care are identified and available within the specialty.
  • Ensure that the inter-professional approach to care is developed whilst patient and carer contributions are encouraged and acknowledged.
  • Contribute to and support clinical effectiveness and innovative practice within the provision of care.
  • Contribute to the development of clinical governance systems and structures, ensuring clinical area representation as appropriate.
  • Ensure that Child protection and vulnerable adult legislation is adhered to by staff.
  • Participate in the implementation and delivery of the standards set within the Trust Nursing and Midwifery Strategy.

Operational Management:

The Post Holder will participate in:

  • The management of pay and non-pay resources to meet the ward/unit’s financial duties and targets
  • Maximising the use of staff resources to match patient requirements.
  • Identifying equipment priorities to support the care of patients and safety of their physical environment, undertaking risk assessments to evidence short
  • Ensure the efficient use of resources monitoring quality and spend

This job description is an outline of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and is not intended as an exhaustive list. The job may change over time to reflect the changing needs of the Trust and its services, as well as the personal development needs of the post holder.

Where particular Directorates require the post holder to focus on specific issues and/or areas of concern, this will be discussed through the performance management process.

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

It is the requirement for all staff to comply with all infection control policies and procedures as set out in the Trust’s Infection control policies. The post Holder is also responsible for ensuring that they and all their staff attends mandatory training, including infection prevention and control.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The trust has a statutory responsibility to provide and maintain a healthy and safe environment for its staff to work in. All employees of the Trust have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or missions.  Safe working practices and safety precautions must be adhered to. Protective clothing and equipment must be used where appropriate. The Trust’s Health and Safety Policies outline your responsibilities regarding Health and Safety at work.

RISK MANAGEMENT

It is a standard element of the role, and responsibility of all staff of the Trust, that they fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards.

SAFEGUARDING

Ensure that the policy and legislation relating to child protection and safeguarding of Children, young people and vulnerable adults are adhered to. It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of their individual responsibilities and to report any concerns to the identified person within your department/ division or area of responsibility.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

The post holder is required to maintain confidentiality at all times in all aspects of their work. All employees must maintain confidentiality and abide by the Data Protection Act.

 NO SMOKING POLICY

The Trust operates a no smoking control policy, which applies to all staff, patients and visitors and extends to the hospital grounds as well as internal areas.

THE TRUST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

This job description indicates the main functions of the post holder and may be subject to regular review and amendment in the light of service development. Any review will be undertaken in conjunction with the post holder and in line with Trust policy. 

Date edited and updated: 6.04.2020

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Ward Manager (Band 7)

 

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Practitioner on relevant part of professional register (RGN) Teaching qualification

Evidence of level 3 studies

Qualified in specialty Graduate

EXPERIENCE

2 Years at Band 6 Grade in Acute Medicine.

Evidence of good organisational and planning skills

Recent evidence of continuing professional and personal development Implementation of audit / research Recommendations

Excellent communication and leadership skills

Experience of change management Evidence of service/practice development

Teaching or Lecturing internal or external venues

DISPOSITION

Ability to:

Work under pressure Aptitude to change

 

KNOWLEDGE

Local and National issues affecting nursing and midwifery (i.e. NSF’s NICE Guidelines, Cancer Standards)

NMC standards and requirements Awareness of budgetary control

 

MANAGEMENT STYLE

Team builder

Encourages participation from all staff Ability to work across boundaries to manage change and deliver quality service

 

NETWORKING

Internal and external training, development and audit groups and forums

 

PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Able to comply with Trust policies Flexible working

 

APITUTUDE / SKILLS

An enthusiastic and supportive leader who motivates people

Critical analysis skills Research skills Proven clinical skills

Confident decision maker

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

POST:  Staff Nurse

                                   

GRADE:  Band 5

 

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Ward Manager

 

BASE: NHS Nightingale NW Hospital

 

 

Nightingale Hospitals are an unprecedented response to an unprecedented global health emergency.

 

NHS Nightingale North West in Manchester has been built as part of the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new hospital will open in April 2020 to provide care for COVID-19 patients from across the region.  The hospital will provide general medical care and oxygen therapy for up to 750 patients who do not require critical care.  The hospital is staffed by consultants, doctors, nursing staff, allied health professionals and a range of non-clinical staff.  Together these staff will provide the highest standard of care for patients.

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

The post holder will assess, plan, evaluate and deliver all relevant aspects of patient care in a caring, compassionate and sensitive manner. Work closely with the multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the clinical governance process.  Act as a supervisor/preceptor to junior staff, with specific responsibility for pre-registration students. 

 

The post holder will take delegated responsibility for the management of the clinical team and the maintenance of high standards of quality patient care on a shift basis.

 

 

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Clinical:

·       Take overall responsibility for the coordination and safe effective management of the ward/clinical area on a shift-by-shift basis as delegated by the Ward Manager/Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.

·       Undertake comprehensive health care needs assessment of patients, reassessing as appropriate.

·       Collaborate with other health care professionals in the delivery of high standards of effective health care.

·      At all times appropriately use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available for personal use.

·       Lead on the delivery of care, ensuring individual programmes of care are assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated.

·       Use professional judgement when assessing patient needs/ problems and investigations requiring analysis and intervention.

·       Organise own time and that of junior staff and learners.

·       Provide clinical and professional supervision including allocating and checking the work of staff on the ward, and the clinical supervision of junior staff.

·       Ensure that patient / ward information is communicated to the appropriate professional(s) of the multidisciplinary team.

·       Practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct and the Trust’s policies and procedures, and professional guidelines in order that a safe and quality service is provided.

·       Facilitate and encourage patients, carers and relatives to take an active role in care given and where appropriate develop plans that enable patients and carers to be independent as far as reasonable possible.

·       Communicate effectively with dignity and respect to all patients, relatives, staff and others giving consideration to potential barriers to understanding.

·       Provide and receive complex, sensitive information concerning patient’s medical condition.

·       Work towards the achievement of the shared objectives of the multidisciplinary team by collaboration to ensure that best practice is achieved utilising both clinical bench marking and Evidence Based Practice to achieve this.

·       Undertake practice sensitive to the individualised needs of all patients,

·       Administration of medicines and treatments in line with NMC & Trust Policy

·       Demonstrate a duty of care towards patients’ valuables, supplies, human and physical resources including accurate authorisation of time sheets and off duty  in line with Trust Policy.

·       Promote self-care and health education in the clinical ward/department.

·       Be actively involved in all aspects of admission and discharge, engaging with other agencies and community teams to ensure a safe, individualised approach based on the assessment of needs.

·       Undertake clinical skills with dexterity and accuracy to improve the patient experience and journey (i.e. venepuncture, cannulation, etc).

·       Be competent in the correct use of all equipment used in the clinical setting in accordance with instructions and departmental procedures, reporting any faults as necessary.

·       Maintain accurate, contemporaneous patient records in line with Trust Policy and NMC Code of Conduct.

 

Education and Development

·       Demonstrate the mandatory competencies of the trust, attending all required mandatory updates.

·       Act as a supervisor/preceptor and a role model for all nursing and support staff encouraging a high level of motivation.

·       Maintain own continuing professional development in accordance with CPD requirements and contribute to formulation of own objectives and personal development plan.

·       In conjunction with the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse, contribute to the delivery of orientation programmes and induction for new staff and learners.

·       Contribute to the maintenance of the learning environment.

·       Adopt a reflective approach to own practice in an attempt to continually improve.

·       Promote awareness of current developments in the specialty and seek opportunities to further own knowledge and that of others.

·       Provide educational and supportive opportunities to pre-registration nursing students and trainee nursing associates to ensure placements satisfy all requirements of their learning agreements.

 

Research & Development

·       Demonstrate awareness of how to identify relevant sources of evidence to inform practice.

·       Demonstrate the ability to critically consider and analyse their own and others practice in light of best available evidence.

·       Undertake surveys, audits, research activity as required to own role, supporting recommended changes in practice.

 

Professional:

·       Comply with the NMC regulations relating to revalidation to maintain NMC registration.

·       Act as a professional role model, providing visible leadership to the nursing team and encouraging all staff to lead by example in their individual roles.

·       Apply trusts policies, guidelines and protocols to practice and behaviour both for self and other staff.

·       Actively participate in and attend ward/unit meetings taking part in quality improvement processes, eg. Link nurse roles.

 

Leadership

·       Contribute to the Clinical Governance processes, within the ward/department.

·       Demonstrate an overall awareness of quality issues and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

·       Deal personally with patients, relatives or visitors who make a complaint in line with trust policy taking all appropriate steps to resolve any issues raised.

 

Physical Effort

Frequent sitting or standing in a restricted position. Frequent light effort for several short periods. Occasional/frequent, moderate effort for several short periods. Walks, stands most of the shifts. Pushes and pulls trolleys and commodes, kneels and crouches to dress wounds/ manoeuvres patients.

 

Mental Effort

Frequent concentration to check documents and calculate drug dosages for infusions. Work pattern predictable.

 

Emotional Effort

Occasional/ frequent distressing/ highly distressing circumstances dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill patients and the consequences of terminal illness.

 

Working conditions

Frequent unpleasant, occasional/ frequent highly unpleasant conditions.

Smell, noise, dust/ body fluids, faeces, vomit, emptying bed pans, urinals and catheter bags.

 

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

 

It is the requirement for all staff to comply with all infection control policies and procedures as set out in the Trust’s Infection control policies. The post Holder is also responsible for ensuring that they and all their staff attends mandatory training, including infection prevention and control.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

The trust has a statutory responsibility to provide and maintain a healthy and safe environment for its staff to work in. All employees of the Trust have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or missions.  Safe working practices and safety precautions must be adhered to. Protective clothing and equipment must be used where appropriate. The Trust’s Health and Safety Policies outline your responsibilities regarding Health and Safety at work.

 

RISK MANAGEMENT

 

It is a standard element of the role, and responsibility of all staff of the Trust, that they fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards.

 

SAFEGUARDING

 

Ensure that the policy and legislation relating to child protection and safeguarding of Children, young people and vulnerable adults are adhered to. It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of their individual responsibilities and to report any concerns to the identified person within your department/ division or area of responsibility.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

 

The post holder is required to maintain confidentiality at all times in all aspects of their work. All employees must maintain confidentiality and abide by the Data Protection Act.

 

NO SMOKING POLICY

The Trust operates a no smoking control policy, which applies to all staff, patients and visitors and extends to the hospital grounds as well as internal areas.

 

THE TRUST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

 

This job description indicates the main functions of the post holder and may be subject to regular review and amendment in the light of service development. Any review will be undertaken in conjunction with the post holder and in line with Trust policy.

 

Date edited and updated: 6.04.2020

 

Person Specification

 

Job Title:  Staff Nurse

 

 

ATTRIBUTES

 

 

ESSENTIAL

 

 

DESIRABLE

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

First level registration – Registered Nurse

Degree or Diploma

Teaching Qualification

Degree level 6 study

Diploma

 

 

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of current nursing issues

Knowledge of clinical governance

IT/ Word Processing

 

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TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Experience of working on own and as part of a team

Ability to supervise and support junior staff.

Evidence of teaching and assessing skills/ability.

Awareness of clinical Audit

Evidence undertaking a mentor/preceptor role

Experience in relevant area of practice

 

 

SKILLS AND

ABILITIES

 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Able to work as part of a team

Proven ability to problem- solve.

Demonstrates awareness of own limitations.

Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately.

Well developed organisational skills.

Dexterity and accuracy in physical skills.

Interview

 

ATTRIBUTES

 

Positive approach to work

Internal rotation to day and night duty and unsocial hours with willingness to be flexible and adaptable.

Capacity to work with colleagues at all levels

Open minded, treats colleagues and the general public with dignity and respect.

Motivated to personal and professional development of self and other junior colleagues.

Satisfactory attendance record.

Compasionate and Caring.

Inspires others and is a positive Role Model.

 

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Location: Nightingale North West - Manchester

Job Type: TBC

Pay Band: TBC

 

Location: Nightingale North West - Manchester

Job Type:

Pay Band: TBC 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:                                       Health Care Support Worker 

Band:                                      2 Holds Level 2 NVQ or Apprenticeship in Health (or Equivalent)

Reports to:                             Ward Manager

Base:                                     NHS Nightingale NW Hospital 

Nightingale Hospitals are an unprecedented response to an unprecedented global health emergency.

NHS Nightingale North West in Manchester has been built as part of the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new hospital will open in April 2020 to provide care for COVID-19 patients from across the region.  The hospital will provide general medical care and oxygen therapy for up to 750 patients who do not require critical care.  The hospital is staffed by consultants, doctors, nursing staff, allied health professionals and a range of non-clinical staff.  Together these staff will provide the highest standard of care for patients.

Role Summary

The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for participating and assisting in the delivery of care/services to patient/ service users within the Trust.
  • Work under the overall supervision of a registered member of staff.
  • Carry out a limited number of delegated procedures requiring a base level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and skill specific to the specialist area, whilst undergoing training.

Key Result Areas

Clinical Practice

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Ensure patient’s/clients nutritional needs are met through assisting in the preparation of patients/clients prior to meals and beverages, give help and assistance in feeding/drinking as necessary.
  • Appropriately record and monitor dietary intake of patients/clients, informing relevant staff of progress and/or any difficulties relating to dietary/fluid intake.
  • At all times appropriately use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available for personal use.
  • Assist patients/clients in gaining access to and in the use of appropriate toilet facilities. Measure and record body waste/fluid balance accurately.
  • Assist patients/client’s in maintaining their personal hygiene, grooming and dressing needs with specific concern for their religious, cultural and personal preference, ensuring privacy and dignity at all times.
  • To assist and deliver complex therapeutic and treatment programmes for patients in conjunction with or devised by therapy staff.
  • To progress and be able to make recommendations for change/or amendment of programmes.
  • To deliver exercise programmes involving both active and passive movements. 
  • Assist patients/clients in their mobility requirements, help move and position appropriately to maximise their physical comfort, utilising equipment as directed by the multi professional team.
  • To work with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure optimum cognitive, social, emotional, physical and functional recovery.
  • To ensure that rehabilitation goals, strategies and procedures are implemented and reinforced.
  • To work as effective member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Prepare individual patients/clients and the environment to ensure effective movement and/or handling procedures. 
  • Assist in the care of patients/clients pressure areas and prevention of pressure sores, recording and maintaining relevant documentation.
  • Assist in the correct procedure of duties relating to last offices for deceased persons. Ensure that all religious and cultural wishes, obligations are adhered with. 
  • At the delegation of the Registered Nurse transfer the patient/client from one care area to another, i.e. ward environment to discharge lounge/other ward.
  • Perform and record patients/clients vital signs as directed, reporting findings to the registered staff – Temperature, Blood Pressure, Respiration and Pulse.
  • Perform and record Blood Glucose levels – finger pricks, utilising blood glucose monitoring equipment – reporting results to a Registered Nurse.
  • Perform and record urine testing – Midstream Specimen, 24Hr collection, lleu Conduit Urine, Dip Stick – as per Trust policy, reporting results to a Registered Nurse. 
  • Assist in providing conditions to meet the patient’s/client’s need for rest and sleep. 
  • Chaperon the patient/client as required ensuring appropriate support.
  • Actively support and assist in alleviating distress and anxiety of patients/clients or carers, consistent with their personal beliefs and preferences.
  • Record patient’s/client’s items of property in the ward property and valuables book, ensuring valuables are correctly placed into safekeeping.
  • Prepare trolleys for specific clinical procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness in the work environment in line with Trust Health and Safety policies.
  • Prepare and maintain environments for clinical procedures.

Management

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Organise the supply and maintenance of materials and equipment. Ensuring they are placed in the correct area and present no hazard to staff, patients and visitors. 
  • Welcome and orientate patients/clients and others to the ward/department.
  • Proactively help patients/clients to take an active role in care delivery. 
  • Be familiar and comply with all Trust Policies and Procedures
  • Exhibit professional behaviour and attitude at all times, and demonstrate excellent customer care skills in accordance with the Healthcare Support Workers Code of Conduct.
  • Adhere to Trust Uniform Policy
  • Maintain and adhere to Trust Zero Tolerance policy
  • Contribute to effective team working, by being fully involved, committed and participating, to achieving full potential.
  • Assist in preparing patients/clients notes, relevant charts, nursing documentation and identity bracelets prior to, and on admission. 
  • Undertake clerical duties as directed by the Registered Nurse in relation to all verbal and written communications, ensuring messages and communications are passed to other team members, storage and retrieval of such information. 
  • Use IT systems for e.g. patient records and data collection.
  • Contribute in the supply and maintenance of materials and equipment to ensure the efficient running of the clinical environment.
  • Assist with the checking and recording of deliveries to the clinical areas against original orders. Ensure stock rotation is undertaken to minimise the risk of equipment becoming out of date.
  • Assist in the transfer of materials and equipment as requested, including the maintenance of equipment as appropriate
  • To adhere to all organisational policies and procedures
  • Clean and return to Central Sterile Supplies Department (CSSD), or dispose of as appropriate, equipment utilised in procedures and treatments.
  • Be responsible for self and others through identifying risks, undertaking work activities in a safe manner.
  • Attend ward /departmental meetings 

Education and Development

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Maintain responsibility for the identification of own continuing educational needs and development and take part in annual appraisal.
  • Maintain competence in Resuscitation, Moving, Handling, and Fire Education through annual attendance of lectures in adherence to Trust Policy.
  • To attend all mandatory training as required by organisational policies.
  • To attend appropriate training courses and keep up to date with developments within the service area.
  • Participate in the training programmes of others supporting trainee support workers and support workers.

Key Processes

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Under the delegation of the Registered Nurse undertake care delivery, record the patient interventions carried out utilising the patients nursing records. These records must be countersigned by the Registered Nurse who delegated the duties. 
  • Act at all times in a manner, which illustrates respect for privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
  • Have a responsibility to ensure all information processed for patients and staff is kept confidential, accurate and in line with the data protection act 1998 and Caldecott policy

Physical Effort

Frequent sitting or standing in a restricted position. Frequent light effort for several short periods. Occasional/frequent, moderate effort for several short periods. Walks, stands most of the shifts. Pushes and pulls trolleys and commodes, kneels and crouches to dress wounds/ manoeuvres patients.

Mental Effort

Frequent concentration to check documents and calculate drug dosages for infusions. Work pattern predictable.

Emotional Effort

Occasional/ frequent distressing/ highly distressing circumstances dealing with distressed relatives, care of terminally ill patients and the consequences of terminal illness. 

Working conditions

Frequent unpleasant, occasional/ frequent highly unpleasant conditions.

Smell, noise, dust/ body fluids, faeces, vomit, emptying bed pans, urinals and catheter bags.

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

It is the requirement for all staff to comply with all infection control policies and procedures as set out in the Trust’s Infection control policies. The post Holder is also responsible for ensuring that they and all their staff attends mandatory training, including infection prevention and control.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The trust has a statutory responsibility to provide and maintain a healthy and safe environment for its staff to work in. All employees of the Trust have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or missions.  Safe working practices and safety precautions must be adhered to. Protective clothing and equipment must be used where appropriate. The Trust’s Health and Safety Policies outline your responsibilities regarding Health and Safety at work.

RISK MANAGEMENT

It is a standard element of the role, and responsibility of all staff of the Trust, that they fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards.

SAFEGUARDING

Ensure that the policy and legislation relating to child protection and safeguarding of Children, young people and vulnerable adults are adhered to. It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of their individual responsibilities and to report any concerns to the identified person within your department/ division or area of responsibility.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

The post holder is required to maintain confidentiality at all times in all aspects of their work. All employees must maintain confidentiality and abide by the Data Protection Act.

NO SMOKING POLICY

The Trust operates a no smoking control policy, which applies to all staff, patients and visitors and extends to the hospital grounds as well as internal areas.

THE TRUST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

This job description indicates the main functions of the post holder and may be subject to regular review and amendment in the light of service development. Any review will be undertaken in conjunction with the post holder and in line with Trust policy.

Date edited and updated: 6.04.2020

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Nursing Assistant (Band 2) 

 QUALITY  

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

 Necessary for safe and effective performance in the job 
 

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

 Elements that contribute to improved job performance
 METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

 

Educational Qualifications

 

Training/Knowledge

 

 

General education completed.

 

Holds the NVQ or Apprenticeship Level 2 in Care qualification or equivalent.

 

 

GCSE’s or level 2 key skills in English and Maths.

 

 

 

Certificates

 

Work Experience

Experience of working in a “care” environment, undertaking a full range of clinical commitments.

Experience of working in more than one speciality within a health care environment.

 

Application form and Interview

 

Skills

Good communication skills.

 

Able to work on own initiative, following direction by Registered Nurse.

 

Caring skills.

Second language skills.

 

Application form and Interview

 

Personal Attributes

Committed to delivering high standards of patient care.

 

Friendly, open, empathetic and compassionate.

 

Professional outlook and positive attitude.

 

Able to relate well with patients/clients/relatives/visitors/

Colleagues/the multi-disciplinary team and wider Trust staff.

 

Honest and trustworthy.

 

 

Interview

 

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