Senior Staff Nurse-Renal Unit/Haemodialysis
Senior Staff Nurse-Renal Unit/Haemodialysis
Employer: Department for Health and Social Services
Job number: SOJ04647
Post requires 5 years residency: No
Post requires Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance: Yes - Enhanced
Contract type: Permanent
Full time or part time: Full Time
Term time only: No
Working hours: 37.5 Hours per Week
Shift details: various between 8am-8.30pm
Dynamic individual required to work in a busy renal unit providing a variety of renal services. Mainly heamodialysis, some peritoneal dialysis experience preferred but not essential.
For an informal discussion please contact Ann-Marie Martland on 01534 442125
The post holder will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the guidelines of the NMC Code (2015) and/or HPC Code and apply these to maintain trust and credibility with patients, carers and colleagues.
The post holder will keep fully up to date with developments within own professional discipline and maintain an adequate awareness of developments in clinical and nursing practice and will share clinical knowledge and experience.
The postholder will contribute to the development of a philosophy of care which encourages the creation of a therapeutic environment for patients.
The post holder will maintain a professional portfolio which demonstrates the continuing acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and achievement.
The postholder will co-ordinate the care for specified individual patients or patient groups by consistently compiling care plans which meet identified treatment goals resulting in high quality patient care.
The postholder will demonstrate enhance nursing practice by acquiring knowledge and skills in reading, interpreting and evaluating research to pursue evidence based practice.
The post holder will contribute to setting standards and will maintain standards in the clinical area. The post holder will participate in clinical audit and will enhance nursing care by acting as a role model in terms of own care delivery.
The postholder will demonstrate proficiency in performing investigations and treatment in accordance with defined standards.
The postholder will demonstrate effective infection prevention and challenge poor practice.
The post holder will consistently provide high quality advice to patients, carers, colleagues and will act as health promoter, incorporating health promotion themes into nursing practice.
The post holder will maintain accurate patient documentation and produce high quality patient information.
Team Management, Building and Working
The post holder will demonstrate the ability to lead and direct nursing team when required to do so. He/she will work collaboratively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, demonstrating well established networks and developing team building skills.
The post holder will understand and promote team goals and will demonstrate effective supervision of junior staff.
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Job context / dimensions
This role operates across a range of clinical areas within the acute and community setting. Individuals at this level will be able to plan and deliver care for complex or high risk patients within their caseload and will give guidance and support to less experienced staff. They may be required to take charge of the ward or team and will be able to lead with confidence.
1ST Level Registered Nurse
2 years post qualifying experience preffered but not essential
Skills, knowledge and competency requirements
Some renal experience preffered but not essential. An interest in peritoneal dialysis would be desireable.
The postholder will develop and maintain awareness of strategy and business planning process, contributing to the development of the business plan for the clinical area.
The postholder will demonstrate awareness of the ward/departmental budget and the factors which contribute to over/under spending.
The post holder will act in a cost conscious manner and make significant contribution to controlling expenditure within area.
Training and Development
The post holder will seek opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and experience and will participate constructively in Performance Review and Appraisal System, taking responsibility for life-long learning.
The post holder will assist junior staff to identify and meet learning objectives by using the principles of teaching and learning.
The post holder will make a significant contribution to the overall physical environment and also contribute to the development of the Risk Management Plan for the area.
The postholder will contribute to the ongoing audit of infection control within the clinical area.
The post holder understands and promotes all health, safety and security measures in line with H&SS policies.
The above does not purport to be an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to indicate the range and type of duties required. The duties of the post may alter to reflect changing practices within the service.