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Job summary

Main area
Acute General Medicine
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
321-MRC-4233577-B2-A
Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
John Radcliffe Hospital
Town
Oxford
Salary
£18,870 - £19,918 per annum/ pro-rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Nursing Assistant

Band 2

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

 

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

 

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

 

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


 

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 2  Nursing Assistant to work on WARD 5E/F within Acute Medicine.

If you enjoy working in a short stay ward setting and have the relevant skills in accordance with the job description and person specification, then this is the role for you.

As a member of the team in this enhanced role support and work closely with registered practitioners to deliver a high standard of care to patients, families and their carers in a safe and supportive environment
without the need for direct supervision.

To work as part of the wider team in developing and maintaining services provided to patients and contribute to the safe, efficient and smooth running of the ward/clinical area or department.

This will be undertaken whilst maintaining the dignity and privacy of all patients and respect their right to confidentiality.

Main duties of the job

 

Overall, you will be helping to maintain the fluidity and efficiency of the service. This is a fast paced area and it may be stressful at times, but the MDT collaborative work is also rewarding. 

You will also be involved in facilitating patient referrals for clinics, treatments and patient care such as toileting.

Working for our organisation

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here  www.ouh.nhs.uk

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe HospitalChurchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update: There has been a national announcement that COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for all patient-facing staff from 1 April 2022. This role could be affected by this, we therefore urge all applicants to consider this before applying.  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As a member of the team in this enhanced role support and work closely with registered practitioners to deliver a high standard of care to patients, families and their carers in a safe and supportive environment without the need for direct supervision.

To work as part of the wider team in developing and maintaining services provided to patients and contribute to the safe, efficient and smooth running of the ward/clinical area or department.

This will be undertaken whilst maintaining the dignity and privacy of all patients and respect their right to confidentiality.

To complete and maintain on an ongoing basis a generic and specific portfolio of clinical competencies and/or Care Certificate as required. 

Patient Care
• Undertake a range of delegated and specific clinical skills for patients that demonstrate an enhanced level of competency /technical expertise documented in the plan of care (see specific clinical skills).

• Prepare patients, families/carers and the environment for clinical activities supporting and reassuring patients and their families/carers and preparing specific equipment as necessary. 

• Monitor closely patients having undergone a clinical activity ensuring their safety, comfort and well –being.

• To assist all patients of all genders with their personal care needs, empowering patients, and/or families/carers and actively encouraging participation. This may involve maintaining hygiene needs for individuals such as helping patients to wash and dress themselves and assisting with toileting needs, maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.

• To asses and monitor the patient’s skin integrity and to report and document immediately any changes or concerns in their condition. 

Communication
• Communicate effectively with patients, families/carers, recognising there may be a need to utilise alternative methods of communication. Where there are barriers to understanding, as required arrange access to information, support and other services to aid effective communication. 

• Greet all patients and visitors to the department with courtesy and respect, being mindful of age specific body language and tone of voice. Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy. 

• To help patients, families/carers and visitors orientate themselves to their surroundings when admitted to the ward specific to their needs providing written and verbal information. 

• To answer telephone calls  appropriately and efficiently, accurately relaying messages to both colleagues and patients using SBARR as appropriate. 

 

Person specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • To demonstrate literacy and numeracy.
  • Willing to undertake self-development activities to improve clinical effectiveness.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of Level 2 Diploma or Apprenticeship in Health related subject or willing to work towards
  • Evidence of the Care Certificate and understanding of the Code of Conduct for Health Care Support Workers and Adult Social care workers in England.

Clinical Practice

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of care for patients and always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation.
  • E Able to undertake specific procedures involving physical skills and prolonged moderate physical exertion commensurate with practice area and level of competence.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of the NHS and /or health care requirements
  • Knowledge of personal care and related procedures

Planning & Organisation

Essential criteria
  • Flexible approach to shift patterns and unit needs which may involve working in different areas or cross site working
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety.

Improving Quality

Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge practice in a constructive way so that standards of patient care are continually evaluated and improved.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantFair Train work experience quality standard - gold standardApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Embracing Equality Diversity Inclusion

Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Kathleen Francis
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Kathleen.Francis@ouh.nhs.uk
Additional information

Manu Thomas 

Email - manu.thomas@ouh.nhs.uk

Tel : 01865(2)20417