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Senior Staff Nurse - Elderly Medicine

Band 6

Main area
Medical Specialties
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
309-NAT6MB011-YV
Site
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
Town
London
Salary
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum inclusive
Closing
19/07/2019 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

T07 - Acute Elderly Medical Unit –Senior Staff Nurse-Band 6

Are you an experienced and dynamic staff nurse who is looking at taking the next step in their continuing professional development by taking on the exciting and challenging role of a being a Senior Staff Nurse? Do you enjoy making a difference to patients’ lives? Are you committed to supporting colleagues in providing high quality person-centred care? Do you thrive under pressure; act as a role model for junior colleagues and the other MDT members that form part of our hard working, committed and friendly team? 

If so, this may be a great opportunity for you to develop your career within the rapidly developing speciality of Elderly Medicine. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Nurse who is able to consistently support the ward sisters in providing excellent nursing care in what is an interesting, at times challenging, but ultimately rewarding speciality.

T07 is a 38 bedded acute medical ward that specialises in providing specialist care to older adults whom have a variety of complex nursing, medical and social needs. Experience and competence is required in leading the care of the acutely deteriorating patient. Our patient group typically have multiple co-morbidities, and you will develop your knowledge, skills and competency related to a wide-range of conditions including renal, cardiac, respiratory problems, dementia and or delirium. You will also gain a depth of experience in complex discharge planning and work alongside our expert discharge team, social services and community multi-disciplinary teams.

As a Senior Staff Nurse, you will take on ward management tasks and be responsible for ensuring the highest standard of care is provided to our patients and that hospital-acquired harms are prevented. The role provides exciting opportunities for you to engage in audits and research, and drive forward quality improvement. You will be working as part of a passionate, dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team where ideas for new ward services are encouraged.

This role will offer huge potential to further develop your nursing career by supporting you to build upon your existing clinical, leadership and management skills. Applicants must have proven post registration experience in an acute hospital setting and possess a real passion and commitment for nursing older adults within the medical ward environment. It is essential that candidates possess an enthusiastic and friendly attitude alongside excellent written and verbal communication skills.  The post holder will have an NMC approved teaching course and either possess, or be working towards, a relevant nursing degree.

We receive very positive feedback from patients, their relatives and external healthcare professionals. We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team and welcome new staff members. If you are passionate about providing the highest level of care to elderly patients, enthusiastic about service improvement, keen to learn and develop

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

For further information, please contact: Rebecca Maud r.maud@nhs.net