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Senior Registered Cardiac Nurse

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Recruiter
BMI Healthcare.
Posted
28 November 2013
Closes
26 December 2013
Ref
SYS-5614-111
Location
Job Type
Salary
Market related

Further information

Senior Registered Nurse Cardiology required for the London Independent Hospital in Stepney Green.

Duties

  • Caring for patients on Ward 113 Cardiology
  • To ensure that standards of customer care are consistently maintained at all times in accordance with agreed operational policies and procedures as a skilled member of the department team.
  • To promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of all customers, employees and visitors.
  • To assist Senior Staff in their management of the department and to provide effective leadership and management in their absence.


Key Requirements

  • 3 years Nursing experience preferably gained in Cardiology
  • ECG course or Cardiac Advance course 1 or 2*

(Development opportunity within the department to take advance course 2 if not held)*

Shift Patterns

  • Shifts are on a 12 hour basis.
  • Days 8am to 8.30pm and nights 8pm to 8.30am
  • The role is a combination for both days and nights:
  • 8 days and 8 nights each or 14-15 shifts per month.
  • There is a requirement to work 2 weekends per month.  
  • Overtime is available at a variable rate. 

    Core Responsibilities:
  • To take charge of the department as and when required.
  • Provide support and guidance for junior members of staff.
  • Ensure that department operational policies are maintained and complied with; to advise senior staff of any amendments considered desirable.
  • Participate in a programme of Quality Assurance as directed by Senior Staff.
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety and COSHH policies and procedures are read, understood and complied with as far as reasonably practicable.
  • Act as a resource for all staff as necessary and ensure full understanding of Health & Safety and COSHH requirements.
  • Exercise economy in the use of drugs, dressings and equipment, providing a safe and cost effective service.
  • To conduct yourself professionally within the standard and framework provided by the NMC "Code of Professional Conduct".
  • To work within the principles and framework provided by the NMC "Scope of Professional Practice".
  • To actively participate in clinical teaching in the department under the direction of Senior Sister and Ward Manager.
  • To work with ward manager/senior sister to ensure the department environment is conducive to satisfactory and continuing education and training programmes.
  • To participate in the induction programme for all newly appointed staff as required.
  • Keep up to date with clinical and professional developments in nursing and to attend relevant study sessions in accordance with NMC PREP guidelines.
  • Ensure that appropriate systems for the recording and distribution of information relating to customer charges and billing are maintained.
  • Assist the ward manager/senior sister in monitoring stock levels of medications and consumables.
  • Report customer and staff accidents, incidents and complaints.
  • Work as a team member thus promoting the concept of team nursing.
  • Close liaison with co-operation with other departments and hospitals.
  • To act as advocate to all customers, ensuring a customer orientated approach to the service delivery.
  • To facilitate daily communication of daily activity.
  • Liaise with consultants with regard patient management.
  • Sensitive handling of customers, providing reassurance as required.
  • To attend hospital mandatory training sessions.
  • Support the cardiac team and lead in the daily care of cardiac patients on the ward, update policies and procedures if needed
  • Weekends/nights(out of hours)-Bleep 21 holder and charge of unit(ward)

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Regular audit of consultant satisfaction.
  • Satisfactory audit of department.
  • Satisfactory feedback on performance from Manager - ongoing appraisal.
  • Ability to meet objectives of last appraisal.
  • Satisfactory patient questionnaire feedback

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications:

  • Up to date knowledge in ambulatory patient care
  • Aware of NMC code of accountability
  • Department management
  • Excellent communication skills

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