Band 5-Staff Nurse, Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)
Band 5 - Staff Nurse - CCU
We are looking for proactive, highly motivated, enthusiastic staff nurses to join our friendly cardiology team within the cardiology unit.
CCU is a 24 bedded cardiology ward with a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled and motivated staff, who provide high quality care to patients requiring a variety of specialist cardiac investigations such as interventional cardiology, EP ablations, right/left heart studies and insertion of pacemaker. We also provide specialist care for both heart failure and cardiac rehab for post procedure patients.
You will support the Ward Manager and your colleagues to achieve a high standard of patient care and take charge of the ward on a regular basis. We’ll also look to you to act as a role model in supporting and developing junior members of the team.
Fixed Term dates:
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to the care of patients and the public, whilst also possessing the ability to ensure robust clinical operational demands are met. The varied and complex case mix plus a commitment to role development in a visionary manner makes this an excellent opportunity.
Working for our organisation
There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.
There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
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We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The Registered Nurse (Staff Nurse) is required:
- To provide a high standard of individualised care to patients, whilst maintaining at all times their privacy and dignity.
- To assess care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care
- To contribute to supporting the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse
- To support the maintenance of high standards of cleanliness in their own clinical area
Applications are shortlisted against the person specification
- 0 – does not meet the person specification, 1- reserved meets some person specification requirements 2 – Meets all person specification requirements.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Janice Ancheta
- Job title
- Ward Manager – Cardiac Care Unit
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01923 217159
If you have problems applying, contact
- 01923 436258