Bank Staff Nurse - KT2 7QB

Provides high quality nursing care to patients and users of the endoscopy service, including gastrointestinal and respiratory investigations.

Participates in all aspects of endoscopy practice within the newly opened endoscopy unit.

Works in a responsible manner in relation to health and safety and risk management.

Contributes towards monitoring quality of service, including audit.

Works within policies, procedures and protocols against national and local guidelines.

Ideally a Nurse who is IV trained and able to do cannulate.

Main duties of the job

Kingston Hospital Trust are seeking experienced General Nurse's to join the Bank.

We have approximately 520 beds and directly employ around 2,700 staff, with another 300 staff employed by contractors but working on behalf of the Trust. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, but run a number of outpatient clinics in sites across our catchment area including Raynes Park Health Centre, Surbiton Centre for Health, Queen Mary's Roehampton and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to further develop your skills and experience working alongside a multi-disciplinary team. 

Unfortunately due to the nature of this role we are unable to support Tier 2 Sponsorship Visas.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/OUTCOMES: 

Professional

1.    Acts in accordance with the NMC Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses, Midwives and Nursing Associates, departmental and trust policies, British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and the Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (JAG) guidelines. 
2.    Accountable for own professional actions. 
3.    Updates and develops specific knowledge in the field of practice by attending study days, courses, conferences and reviewing current literature.
4.    Responsible for own record keeping.
5.    Maintains good working relationships and collaborative working with the multidisciplinary team within the unit and across the trust.

Clinical 

8.    Demonstrates the ability to concentrate and perform with dexterity and physical effort on clinical procedures in the endoscopy environment for long periods of time with an unpredictable workload.
9.    Recognises adverse situations that arise in the endoscopy environment and demonstrates the ability to analyse and manage distressing situations that arise with patients or colleagues.
10.    Care of both sedated and unsedated patients during and after endoscopic procedures.
11.    Participates in the safe custody, checking and administration of all drugs working within national and local policies and procedures.
12.    Adheres to the hospital infection control measures at all times.
13.    Assesses, develops and delivers skilled individualised patient care. 
14.    Alerts medical team/endoscopist of need for review if the patient’s condition deteriorates.

Communication

15.    Uses clear communication skills with patients before, during and post procedure, demonstrating empathy and reassurance.
16.    Communicates in a manner that is perceived as being constructive and helpful by patients, relatives, carers and junior staff. 
17.    Able to maintain effective communication whilst participating in both emergency and unexpected situations, with frequent interruptions.
18.    Communicates information to patients in relation of their investigation.
19.    Obtains verbal informed consent from patients.
20.    Ensures that written and electronic records and documentation are accurately maintained.

Clinical Governance

21.    Possesses the ability to work in a stressful and rapidly changing environment.
22.    Contributes towards the smooth and efficient running of the Endoscopy Unit.
23.    Ensures that any incident or other undue occurrence is handled and reported in accordance with trust policy.
24.    Ensures, as far as is reasonably practical, a safe environment is maintained for patients, staff and relatives.
25.    Assists and contributes in the implementation of the department’s strategic objectives and business plan, taking on specific areas of responsibility.
26.    Ensures all specialised equipment is maintained and cleaned in accordance with manufacturers and BSG guidelines, taking the necessary action required to ensure faults are identified and rectified.
27.    Works in a responsible manner and is aware of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and Health and Safety legislations.
28.    Monitors cleanliness within the clinical area and takes action to remedy problem areas.
29.    Maintains an adequate stock level according to service needs.
30.    Uses specialised technical equipment specific to area of work and competent to troubleshoot, take remedial action and escalate repairs/replacement.

Education and Training/Self-Development

31.    Identify own training and development needs and undertake appropriate training/education as required.  
32.    Participate in an annual individual performance review process where objectives will be agreed, performance monitored and personal development needs discussed. 
33.    To attend all statutory and mandatory training as and when required to do so.
34.    Act responsibly in respect of colleague’s health, safety and welfare following safe work practices and complying with the Trust’s Health and Safety Policies.  
35.    Adhere to all Trust Policies as applicable. 

 

If you would like more information please let us know at jordan.aryee@bankpartners.co.uk

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.