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Job summary

Main area
Bone Infection Unit
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
321-NOTTS-4271239-B2-A
Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Bone Infection Unit- Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Town
Oxford
Salary
£20,270 - £23,177 Per annum, Pro Rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/12/2022 23:59

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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Foundation Nursing Assistant

NHS AfC: 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 individual to work as a Band 2 and 3 Nursing Assistant (dependant on experience and skills). Full or part time permanent positions available on the Bone Infection Unit (BIU), which is a ward at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. 

Main duties of the job

The role requires an enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible person, with excellent communication skills. This would enable you to be involved with and undertake a variety of tasks to assist with the smooth delivery of care to ensure the best outcome for our patients. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate compassion and commitment to deliver high standards of care.

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 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Assist to use a commode, including hand hygiene for patient
Strip, clean, label commode
Assist with toileting needs
Assist patient to eat and drink
Fluid balance and food chart recording
Assist patient with personal hygiene, bed bathing, showering and bathing including eye, mouth care (including dentures) and shaving
Promote skin care to maintain skin integrity
Clean and prepare a bed space ensuring appropriate safety equipment is available and in working order
Measure height and weight and carry out accurately Body Mass Index
Carry out basic life support
Obtain and make explicit verbal consent.
Promote FALL safety
Support patient with cognitive impairment
Support the admission of patient obtaining key information
Report incidents using DATIX
Escalate concerns
Resuscitation trolley and defibrillator checks, experienced staff trained by resus team and monitored by ward manager
Follow and escalate changes to plan of care

Contribute to evaluation of care
Removal of peripheral cannula
Collect and receive medication from pharmacy
Put away medication and replenish stocks levels
To collect and receive blood products
Routine stoma care
Redress supra-pubic catheter site
Urinary Catheter – general catheter care and bag changing
Sheath application
Blood glucose and ketone monitoring
Obtaining specimen collection – urine (mid-stream urine and catheter stream urine), stool, sputum, MRSA and urinalysis
Care of PEG site and care of Jejostomy site
Assist Registered Nurse with last offices and provide support to patient and family
Complete accurate documentation with counter signatures if required including EPR (Electronic Patient Record)
Perform 12 lead ECG
Escort patients
Specialising patients (enhanced observation)
Care of nasogastric tube - To monitor pressure areas and skin checks maintain personal hygiene
Thrombus Embolic Deterrent (TED) stockings

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • No
  • Maybe
  • Yes

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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
Helen Eustace
Job title
Admin Manager
Email address
Helen.Eustace@ouh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01865 737663