Bank Pre-assessment Nurse

West Midlands
Market related
06 Jan 2014
03 Feb 2014
Job Type

BMI The Meriden Hospital welcomes applications from Pre-assessment Nurses to join their bank.

Role Purpose:

  • To assess and plan quality planned care for patients during their stay and visit.
  • To ensure that all queries patients have will be answered effectively with the aim of empowering patients to actively participate in their plan of care.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning of patient care and the delivery of an efficient nursing service
  • Contribute to quality improvement
  • Develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self
  • Promote best evidence based practice within own scope of practice
  • Apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly.
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs.
  • To accept delegated responsibilities from senior team members within your scope of practice.
  • To periodically deputise for the team leader in his/her absence.

Key Accountabilities:

  •  Act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of outpatients standards and participate in audit process.
  • Ensure accurate documentation of patients’ medical and social visitors.
  • Be conversant with and comply with local and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Maintain good communication and excellent working relationships within the department, hospital and outside agencies.
  • Participate in the ordering and maintenance of Outpatient stores and utilise effectively.
  • Accept delegated responsibilities from senior staff in their absence and at other times as required.
  • Perform any other relevant duties after a suitable training period in compliance with the NMC Scope of Practice and your sphere of competence.
  • Ensure compliance with health & safety legislation.  Document fully and inform management of any accident or complaint and ensure that steps are taken to prevent recurrences.
  • Attend all mandatory training sessions throughout the year.
  • Take responsibility in liaison with other staff for health & safety issues, e.g. infection control/COSHH.
  • Ensure safe handling and maintenance of equipment.
  • Store, administer and document all medications in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Revenue capture.
  • Link Nurse Role in a specialised area.
  • To do yearly update in mentorship training and mentoring students and new staff.
  • Proactively monitor the patient’s level of discomfort/pain and take appropriate actions to ensure the patient is comfortable.
  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient
  • Monitor, order, receive and check stock items including consumables, equipment and drugs.
  • Act as a role model and mentor to junior staff.
  • Promote and ensure an environment conducive to the continuing prevention and control of infection for all staff, patients and visitors.
  • Be aware of and comply with all infection prevention and control policies and ensure best practice is maintained to ensure low infection rates.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Consultant and patient satisfaction
  • Clinical quality indicators (such as infection rates)
  • Outpatients standards audit

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications:

  • Registered nurse with current NMC Registration
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  •  Experience of applying clinical reasoning skills across a range and varied patient case mix
  • ENB 998 and/or mentorship course (desirable)
  • ILS (desirable)
  • Administration of Intravenous (desirable)
  • Phlebotomy competency (desirable)

 To apply for this position please complete the online application form.