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Job summary

Main area
Cardiology
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
287-SMED-299-22
Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Liverpool University Hospitals
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/07/2022 23:59

Employer heading

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Staff Nurse in Cardiology

Band 5

Job overview

We are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to join our cardiology team in the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. If you are passionate about providing the highest standards of care to patients and if nothing but the best will do we want to hear from you.

Ward 3a is a 25 bedded acute cardiology ward consisting of 4 bays and 5 side rooms. It often has telemetry monitored patients which require closer observation for abnormal heart rhythms. It is a face paced ward with many variations of different cardiac conditions. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic nurses to join our team to deliver the highest standards through using great communication and prioritising skills. The trust delivers a cardiac care study day targeted at improving nursing knowledge for ECGs which each nurse on the ward completes as part of their cardiac competencies. The cardiac care study day also allows for a days rotation to the Acute Cardiac Unit to allow to complete ECG practise alongside the chest pain specialist nurses.

Cardiology experience is desirable but not essential. Newly qualified nurses welcome to apply. We offer a full preceptorship in which an assigned preceptor will help you enhance your journey into nursing.

Main duties of the job

To ensure the safety, privacy and dignity of patients at all times.

Take responsibility for a group of patients and be their named nurse.

Able to complete ECGs for the patients.

Able to or willing to expand on your skills and be able to complete venepuncture, cannulation, catheterisation and arterial blood gases.

Able to complete simple audits on the ward to ensure the highest standard of care is being delivered to the patient.

Willing to support students in developing during their placements on the ward and acting as there supervisor.

Act as a champion for an area of nursing, for example tissue viability, dementia, ANTT, and attend study days to feedback information to the ward staff.

Working for our organisation

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.
The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.
To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf 

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Participate in maintaining a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for all patients and carers and maintain agreed standards of nursing care.

Determines nursing priorities and plans patient care. Informs the nurse in charge when changes in circumstances may affect patient care.

Maintain nursing records in accordance with the NMC and Trust guidelines.

Maintain and improve quality of patient care through contribution to the development of Essence of Care and clinical benchmarking within the unit

Ensure due regard is given to customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients.

Providing information and support to patients/carers, and ensuring all those involved in the care are aware of changes in the patients’ condition.

Assist in the safe custody, checking and administration of drugs

To develop the clinical knowledge and skills to care for acutely ill patients admitted via both planned and unplanned routes.

To undertake expanded practice, under supervision, in order to optimise patient care and in accordance with ward/department and Trust policies.

Involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care

Ensure effective lines of communication within the ward/department multidisciplinary team

Please see attached job description for full list of responsibilities as per the NMC.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse, current NMC registration
  • Diploma in Nursing
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship/teaching qualification
  • Post registration qualification in relevant specialty

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Post registration experience and successful completion of band 5 foundation gateway competencies
  • Experience within relevant clinical setting
  • Evidence of maintaining a clinical learning environment.
  • Evidence of working with students
Desirable criteria
  • Recent acute hospital experience [including as a student nurse]

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current nursing issues and clinical governance
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to support less experienced staff
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing

Other

Essential criteria
  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Ability to work in changing environments
  • Committed to high standards of patient care.
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Maintain both personal and professional development
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant 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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Heather Wright
Job title
Ward Manager of 3A
Email address
heather.wright@liverpoolft.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0151 706 2333
Additional information

If you would like any further information please contact the Ward Manager Heather Wright on 0151 706 2335 or 0151 706 2333 or email on heather.wright@liverpoolft.nhs.uk for further discussion or to arrange an informal visit.