Job Title: Senior Staff Nurse - Aubin Ward 

Post requires candidate to be entitled for work: Yes 

Salary Range: £52,905.57  to £59,717.35 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Full time/Part Time: Full Time 

Term Time only post: No 

Advert Closing Date:22/07/2024 

 

 

Whatever you want from your career, you have the scope to find it here. We foster a work approach based on mutual support and collaboration, where everyone feels empowered to empower others. You’ll find countless opportunities to learn, develop and grow a rewarding career where we recognises the importance of your personal and professional well-being. By considering moving internally across the Public Service, you'll be proud of what you can achieve – both for yourself and the people of Jersey.

Job Overview

The Endoscopy Unit has an exciting opportunity for a full-time staff nurse. This is a busy unit that requires excellent communications skills and adaptability to work in all areas of the department including the decontamination rooms. Whilst some endoscopy knowledge is desirable, training will be provided for the right candidate.

 

The post-holder will be required to take part in an on call emergency rota.

Job Purpose

This role operates across a range of clinical areas within the acute and community services. You will plan and deliver an effective and competent level of care, be fully aware of the needs of the patients and drive the standard in patient care.   

Working collaboratively with colleagues across other department to ensure the continuity in patient care, acting as a role model for colleagues, patients and relatives.  Supervise the care given by Healthcare Assistants and provide guidance and training as appropriate. 

Job Specific Outcomes

The post holder will:

 

- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the guidelines of the NMC Code (2018) and apply these to maintain trust and credibility with patients, carers and colleagues.   

- 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. 

- Contribute to the development of a philosophy of care, which encourages the creation of a therapeutic environment for patients. 

- Maintain a professional portfolio, which demonstrates the continuing acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes, understanding and achievement. 

- 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.  

- Demonstrate enhance nursing practice by acquiring knowledge and skills in reading, interpreting and evaluating research to pursue evidence based practice. 

- Contribute to setting standards and will maintain standards in the clinical area.   

- Participate in clinical audit and will enhance nursing care by acting as a role model in terms of own care delivery. 

- Demonstrate proficiency in performing investigations and treatment in accordance with defined standards. He/she may be required to act in the capacity as an independent and supplementary prescriber within specific clinical areas agreed by the organisation. 

Job Specific Outcomes

The post holder will:

 

- Demonstrate effective infection prevention and challenge poor practice. 

- Consistently provide high quality advice to patients, carers, colleagues and will act as health promoter, incorporating health promotion themes into nursing practice. 

- Take responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of all children, adults and/or families within their care and contact. He/she shall be aware of and comply with all safeguarding policies and procedures  

- Maintain accurate patient documentation and produce high quality patient information.

- Demonstrate the ability to lead and direct the 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. 

- Understand and promote team goals and will demonstrate effective supervision of junior staff. 

- Seek opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and experience and will participate constructively in Performance Review and Appraisal System, taking responsibility for lifelong learning.  

- Assist junior staff to identify and meet learning objectives by using the principles of teaching and learning. 

- Make a significant contribution to the overall physical environment and contribute to the development of the Risk Management Plan for the area. The post holder will contribute to the ongoing audit of infection control within the clinical area. 

Endoscopy Specific

The post holder will:

 

- Be required to participate in all aspects of flexible scope decontamination as per decontamination policies.

- Be required to perform telephone and face-to-face pre-assessments for patients who are booked for an endoscopic procedure. They will be responsible in the accurate taking of full medical and social history.

- Liaise with team members to co-ordinate patient pre-procedure care and follow pre-assessment guidelines and policies as per BSG and JAG. 

 

The role requires that the post holder work within the endoscopy theatre in various roles, using specialist equipment to ensure safe patient outcomes. The post holder will be required to participate in any emergency on call rota.

NB: 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 practice or demands of the service.  

Qualifications

Essential

 

- 1st Level Registered Nurse with NMC Registration 

 

Desirable

 

- Health Care Degree 

- Teaching and Mentorship qualification 

 

  

Knowledge

Essential

 

- 2 Years Post qualification experience working across general nursing. 

- Thorough knowledge of NMC Code (2018) 

 

Desirable

 

- Endoscopy experience would be desirable

Technical Work Based Skills

Desirable

 

- Ability to manage risks and complaints  

General skills / attributes

Essential

 

- Excellent communications and  team working skills 

- Basic Keyboard skills  

 

Experience

Essential

 

- 2 Years Post qualification experience working across general nursing. 

- Thorough knowledge of NMC Code (2018)  

 

Across the Jersey public service, the scope of our work means our people enjoy a wider range of opportunities – to work with recognised experts across teams, learn new skills and develop their careers. We actively look to recruit people from different backgrounds, with diverse perspectives. This creates a richer, more varied environment, where you’re exposed to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new opportunities, so you can develop an exciting and rewarding career.

 

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