Maternity Scrub Nurse - Portsmouth

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Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England. With strong local ties and serving around 675,000 residents in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, they pride themselves on providing comprehensive acute and specialist services.

The Trust has one main site, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, and looks after six peripheral community sites for outpatient activity.

Here at Portsmouth Staff Bank, we support the Trust with temporary staff in all staff groups. We offer our workers an excellent service that allows them to work flexibly whilst enjoying several benefits including:

  • Online timesheets

  • Weekly pay

  • Priority over agency workers

  • Supportive on-site teams

  • And many more

    To make sure that our bank workers are fully supported we have a dedicated recruitment and compliance team. They work hard to ensure that our workers can start booking shifts as soon as possible. In addition, a helpful bookings desk and on-site team are there to assist them and answer any questions.


Key Responsibilities:
• Promote and set high standards of nursing care and maintain the delivery of quality care within the trust policies, protocols and guidelines.
• Provide and deliver a high standard of evidence based nursing care through the assessment, planning, and evaluating of individual patients needs based on evidence. Initiate and co-ordinate care in the clinical area for a specified groups of patients.
• Recognise and respond to a change in patient status undertaking first line interventions within scope of practice and refer on to the appropriate clinician as required.
• Actively promote safe and effective working practices to prevent harm to the patients within your care and take part in safety audits to maintain high quality standards.
• Communicating and working with the multidisciplinary team to improve quality of care, and informed clinical decisions. Promote innovation and share any new ideas to improve patient care.
• Participate in the allocation of workload and ensure efficient bed management and effective patient flow.
• Coordinate care for a clinical area once deemed competent to do so.
• Liaise, report and document any relevant nursing/patient needs with other health care professionals with on-going responsibility for patient care, communicating changes as they occur.
• Ensuring that accurate and timely patient records are maintained.
• Implement the trust ‘values and beliefs’ ensuring they are embedded into everyday practice and evaluate their impact on the patients’ experience.
• Engage and interact with carers/family encouraging them to be actively involved in patient’s care planning care as outlined in the ward/departmental philosophy.
• Ensure concerns raised by patients and their families are escalated and dealt with in an open, honest and transparent way, in line with trust policies, procedures and Duty of Candour legislation.
• Maintain and continually develop in-depth specialist knowledge of nursing practice relevant to the individual clinical area.
• Achieve competence in the use of medical devices/equipment by accessing training and maintain these.

Qualifications and Experience

• Current RN/AHP, registration with NMC/HcPC any other relevant post registration qualifications
• Evidence of study at Degree level /Experience in relevant field
• Evidence of recent CPD
• Managing resources and contributing to departmental budget
• Evidence of developing policy, guidelines and managing resources
• An awareness of research and evidence based practice relevant to clinical area

• Must be a band 5 Registered Scrub Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) with scrub skills
• Specific skills must include elective and emergency obstetric scrub, with general knowledge of gynae and urology scrub


• Computer literate, knowledge of patient administration system

Skills and Knowledge
• Clinically competent at Band 5.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Teaching and mentoring skills
• Team building skills
• Ability to prioritise workload, instruct and direct others
• Organisational skills and able to work as part of a team
• Able to support development of others
• Articulate and knowledgeable of current professional nursing issues
• Health promotion
• Advocacy skills
• Strong customer service skills


• Ability to adapt to change within working situation
• Intravenous Therapy Skills
• Mentors Course

Please note flexible shifts are available.

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.

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