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Staff Nurse Marsden Ward

Band 5

Main area
Stroke Rehabilitation Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full time)
Job ref
435-MEC-157-22
Site
Pendle Community Hospital
Town
Nelson
Closing
15/07/2022 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for highly motivated and reliable individual to come and work as a Staff Nurse on Marsden Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at Pendle Community Hospital within East Lancashire Hospitals. This post is also suitable for newly qualified Staff Nurses where you will be able to gain experience with support from a well established team.

Marsden Rehabilitation Stroke Unit is a 24 bedded ward which specialises in Stroke Rehabilitation. The ward prides itself on the holistic care provided to patients and the empathic way in which relatives are supported to ensure safe, personal effective care. The unit has been awarded SPEC status (Safe, Personal, Effective Care) when assessed in line with the Nursing Assessment Performance Framework (NAPF) for 2 consecutive years which is something we are incredibly proud of.

We are looking to recruit a registered nurse to join this well-established team. The ward is busy, calm and well organised and is receptive to continued development of both staff and the service. Working closely with the Nursing and Multi-disciplinary team you will be responsible for the care of patients recovering from stroke to promote independence and support discharges.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

 

 

 

 

Main duties of the job

  • Identify the priorities of nursing care for patients, ensuring realistic goals in care planning, working collectively with colleagues to ensure equipment and resource to deliver excellent nursing care, prioritizing as necessary.
  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed, with safety and accuracy in line with Trust Policy.
  • Assist senior staff in ensuring excellent patient care, which is planned and individualized to each patient.
  • Contribute to setting of standards in nursing care, evaluating the quality of care given to patients, measuring standards of excellent care through evaluation, under the direction of the senior nurse.
  • Ability to seek out knowledge of nursing and health, develop new skills and being able to apply that learning and findings to nursing practice.
  • Assess, instruct and demonstrate the needs of patients, relatives and colleagues to enable learning experiences with regard to nursing and prevention of illness. Offering recognized training to support colleagues. 
  • Takes responsibility for personal development and education and to discuss with senior members of the team through informal appraisal.
  • Maintains standards of conduct and dress, to ensure confidence with regard to the public, patients and colleagues.

 

 

 

 

Working for our organisation

The Medicine for Older People directorate’s primary focus is to provide care for our older population who

may have multiple co morbidities and require complex care. We provide a comprehensive service

including Stroke, Frailty, Dementia and specialist care of older persons.

The team consists of a dedicated and passionate multidisciplinary team who are committed to making our Frailty Pathway a reference point of excellence in the Northwest and indeed in the country. Working in a progressive environment such as this will enable you expand your knowledge and skills to support your ongoing career development.

 

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We are proud of our stroke services and our achievement of obtaining ‘A’ within the Stroke Sentinel National

Audit Programme (SSNAP) and we continue to develop and strengthen our stroke pathway to ensure patients

receive a high standard of care in the right environment. Lots of exciting developments are happening now

within our stroke services as we plan to become an Acute Stroke Centre for the North West Coast region.

Within this provision will be the development of a hyper acute stroke care unit, delivering Thrombolysis and

Acute stroke care and stroke Rehabilitation.

 

 

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES

               

  • Work collaboratively to provide excellent care in the clinical area as an effective member of the clinical team, ensuring a safe environment for patients and colleagues, taking responsibility for a group of patients, participating in assessments and maintaining appropriate departmental documentation. Ability to identify and discuss nursing problems with patients, relatives and colleagues.
  • Identify the priorities of nursing care for patients, ensuring realistic goals in care planning, working collectively with colleagues to ensure equipment and resource to deliver excellent nursing care, prioritizing as necessary.
  • Administer medications and treatments as prescribed, with safety and accuracy in line with Trust Policy.
  • Excellent communication with a variety of stakeholders, including, but not limited to, patients and their relatives, colleagues, social workers, paramedics and medical colleagues.
  • Assist senior staff in ensuring excellent patient care, which is planned and individualized to each patient.
  • Contribute to setting of standards in nursing care, evaluating the quality of care given to patients, measuring standards of excellent care through evaluation, under the direction of the senior nurse.
  • Ability to seek out knowledge of nursing and health, develop new skills and being able to apply that learning and findings to nursing practice.
  • Assess, instruct and demonstrate the needs of patients, relatives and colleagues to enable learning experiences with regard to nursing and prevention of illness. Offering recognized training to support colleagues.
  • Handles complaints by patients, members of the public and colleagues in accordance with Trust Policies and assist the senior members of the team to maintain safe systems of work, abiding by the legal requirements and statutory rules relating to practice, eg NMC Code of Practice.
  • Takes responsibility for personal development and education and to discuss with senior members of the team through informal appraisal.
  • Maintains standards of conduct and dress, to ensure confidence with regard to the public, patients and colleagues.

 

 

 

 

Person specification

Excellent communication skills

Essential criteria
  • excellent communication skills
  • Team work

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Gillian Gelder
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
gillian.gelder@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01282804976

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Address
Employment Services
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust