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Staff Nurse - Elderly Medicine

Band 5

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Elderly Medicine
Band 5
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£29,057 - £36,134 per annum inclusive pro rata
23/07/2019 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.

Elderly Medicine Staff Nurses: BAND 5

University College Hospital in London is looking for enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 nurses to work in our inpatient elderly medicine service.

Do you have a passion to work in this exciting specialty? Would you like to work in an environment that is designed to meet the needs of older people? Come and join a great team of staff who pride themselves in the care they provide to this vulnerable patient group.

Speciality information: We have 3 elderly medicine wards here at UCLH. Our wards are seen as the experts in providing top quality care to older people here at UCLH. We have had many exciting initiatives come to fruition over the last 2 years including making all the ward environments “Dementia Friendly” and the launch of our Reminiscence room at the main site. We also provide activities on both sites for our patients including arts and crafts, pet therapy and interactive music sessions.

T7 ward at UCH consists of 38 beds (21 female and 17 male). T10 Ward has 14 beds and flexes to male and female as required. These wards care for acutely ill older adults. Many of these patients will have a diagnosis of dementia along with complex medical problems and long term condition management. Our patients are very dependent and rely on us to provide them with the highest standards of care to prevent such patient harms as pressure ulcers and falls.

Evergreen Ward is a 17 bedded ward which caters for patients who no longer need a bed on the acute ward but still have needs around their discharge destination, complex care needs or further therapy input. These patients are vulnerable to hospital acquired harms and we pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of care to prevent these. The ward has a dining area and living room area and is able to offer patients the chance to rehabilitate in an environment that is a step closer to their discharge destination.

All three wards offer full orientation and development for staff. There are opportunities for staff to pursue academic courses at university.

This is an exciting time to be part of this great team. The expectation is that staff will rotate between all 3 areas to enhance and consolidate their learning and knowledge of the patient journey.

We are looking for committed and dynamic nurses with excellent communication skills and above all a real desire and passion to work with older people. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and learn about a wide variety of medical problems including diabetes, renal, cardiac and respiratory. We offer training in IV therapy, cannulation, phlebotomy and male catheterisation with the addition of advanced delirium and dementia training and enhanced discharge planning skills. We have a dedicated Clinical Practice Facilitator to support you with your learning.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about medical and elderly nursing within both acute and convalescing environments, about delivering high standards and ensuring that our patients have a good experience whilst under our care. Newly qualified and nurses from non-acute backgrounds are welcome to apply.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills as a professional nurse in a friendly and forward-thinking environment.

Please make sure you are available for the upcoming assessment day:

Date: 1st August 2019

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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

 Mary Callaghan on email: mary.callaghan@nhs.net