Band 6 Sister Respiratory | Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 27-Mar-23

Closing Date: 26-Apr-23

Location: Frimley, GU16 7UJ

Salary: Not specified

Band 6 Sister Respiratory | Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

This role is for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse with a minimum of two years general nursing experience, preferably within respiratory medicine. F15 is a 14 bedded ward with two bays and three side rooms. We care for respiratory and general medical patients.

You will be able to lead the staff on duty ensuring the best quality care is delivered and being able to facilitate safe patient discharge.

This job involves looking after complex frailty patients working closely with the discharge team to facilitate safe ,effective and timely discharges

The job will also involve looking after acutely unwell respiratory patient and you will be required to ensure recognition of the deteriorating patient and appropriate escalation of those requiring a higher level of care.

The post will also requiring taking a PD role and supporting the new starters and students and ensuring they are getting the education and support needed and attending necessary training.

You will also be expected to deputise when the senior sister is not around.

This role will involve being in charge of shifts and ensuring they run safely and effectively.

We are looking for someone with experience in discharge planning and respiratory medicine.

• Work as part of a Multidisciplinary team
• To be responsible for the development and leadership of the clinical nursing team to ensure the highest standard of care is met in line with local and national recommendations

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals – Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital’s NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

• To take leadership of the responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care within the nursing team on a shift to shift basis, responding in an advisory capacity to acute changes in patient condition.
• To act as a credible clinical role model promoting a patient-centred approach to care, demonstrating advanced clinical practice skills and theoretical knowledge in caring for the complex needs of the critically ill patient.
• To develop standards of patient care based on sound research findings.
• To undertake the audit and evaluation of nursing care within the unit.
• To make a specialist contribution to teaching of nurses and other health care professionals, demonstrating collaborative working and understanding of the practice development strategy.
• Demonstrate a sound knowledge of infection control standards and promote these within the unit environment.
• Provide legible and comprehensive patient records to agreed Trust and NMC standards and guidelines.
• To deal with, in conjunction with the Senior Nursing Team, untoward incidents, complaints and team/staff issues. Actioning plans to prevent reoccurrence.
• To act in accordance with trust policies and nursing procedures.
• To maintain own personal profile.
• To support and provide leadership to all team members when dealing with complex, difficult and traumatic situations.

Human Resources:
• To manage and organise staff shift rotas according to competence and patient needs.
• Identify staff training and development needs through appraisal.
• Act as a mentor to all staff and lead in the induction of new staff to the area both trained and untrained. Actively promoting an environment conducive to learning.
• To support and maintain the nursing team, promoting good working relationships within the multi-disciplinary team and other internal and external contacts
• To attend mandatory updates in fire, CPR, manual handling, blood transfusion, medical devices and risk management.
• To attend appropriate Trust Senior Nurse Forums meetings and generate new ideas/initiatives.
• To work with the Senior Nursing Team in reviewing staffing levels/skill mix.
• To participate in the recruitment and selection process.
• To show a commitment to clinical supervision and be actively involved in Clinical Governance.

Financial Responsibilities:
• Liaise with Clinical Matron on budgetary matters.
• Ensure staff are aware of budgetary issues pertinent to their role.

General Responsibilities:
• To deputise for Team leader as required.
• To comply with the Trust’s fire precautions and procedures for evacuation
• To ensure confidentiality of information regarding patients, families and friends at all times.
• To promote people’s equality, diversity and rights.

This advert closes on Monday 10 Apr 2023

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