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COVID-19 Vacancy Bank Nurse - ICU

Competitive - Hourly Rate

Main area
Bank - ICU
Grade
Competitive - Hourly Rate
Contract
Bank
Hours
Flexible working - Various
Job ref
339-22-NBTX-RN-ICU-0922
Site
Trustwide
Town
Bristol
Salary
£18.12 - £28.99 £18.12 - £28.99 Per Hour*
Salary period
Hourly
Closing
31/10/2022 23:59

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


 

Job overview

So, you’re eager to learn more about working within our bank team as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at North Bristol NHS Trust?  

 Here are some of the reasons we’re unique... 

  • Our Intensive Care Unit is a purpose built 48-bedded unit in one of the UK’s first £450 million super-hospitals, achieving excellent outcomes including some of the highest trauma survival rates in the country. 
  • Our Intensive Care Unit is within a Major Trauma Centre, providing regional care for major trauma, neurosurgery, vascular, surgery, renal transplants, burns and plastic surgery, as well as complex elective surgery and medical patients. 
  • Based within our award-winning Brunel building, which has previously won Best Healthcare Design over 25,000sqm at the European Healthcare Awards 

 Our Trust bank team, NBTeXtra, are innovative, impressive and inclusive. Let us tell you a little more…  

  • Our NBTeXtra nurses are valued members of our team and have access to exceptional benefits; access to the NHS Pension scheme, free DBS and full training, induction and revalidation support.  
  • We have competitive rates available for shifts Trust-wide 
  • 18.92* per hour – Week Days 
  • £24.60* per hour  - Nights and Saturdays 
  • £30.27* per hour – Sundays and Bank Holidays

                                      *All rates are inclusive of annual leave allowance 

  • We also offer paid orientation and induction (2 days on site induction (social distancing observed) and e-learning accessible from home). 

Main duties of the job

As a Bank Registered Nurse, you will increase your skill set by working with multidisciplinary teams to deliver all aspects of patient care. Your main duties will include:  

 Supporting all clinical areas of the Trust as and when required.  

  • Taking personal responsibility and accountability for ensuring that Trust and local policies and procedures are known and followed and ensuring duties are carried out in accordance with the advisory guidelines and 

practice set out in the NMC code. 

  • Being responsible for assessment, planning, Implementation and Evaluation of patient care. 
  • Taking responsibility for the supervision and guidance of other staff including health care assistants and students as required. 

 

Successful applicants for this role will: 

 Hold RN (Adult) Registration with current NMC license to practice. 

  • Have recent acute hospital experience within the last 18-24 months, including experience working in an Intensive Care Unit. 
  • Have a drive to work hard, enthusiasm and the ability to commit to a two week induction programme if successful. 
  • Have Right to Work in the UK (with relevant Adaptation/ONP if applicable).  

Working for our organisation

NBTeXtra is the temporary bank of staff that supports the running of one of the South West’s largest hospitals.  

 North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead.  We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered. 

 

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services. 

 North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a full overview of the Job Description, please refer to the PDF Job Description attached as an additional document to this advert. 

 Knowledge. Training, Experience and Skills Required 

 Registered nurse with relevant and valid NMC licence to practice. 

  • 1 years’ experience relevant to the role  
  • Evidence of continued professional development and continued learning relevant for their revalidation. 
  • To have achieved a recognised teaching & assessing qualification. 
  • Completion of training for additional clinical skills required in the ward/department i.e. IV drug administration/cannulation & venepuncture/male 
  • catheterisation/training to monitor and change syringes for epidural & PCA syringe drivers. ECG training. 
  • Green card training for the use of pumps or machinery relevant to the ward or department. 
  • Evidence of attendance at mandatory training appropriate to the role. 
  • Competence in the use of computers and electronic communication systems or expectation to develop existing skills further as the needs of the service dictate. 
  • Evidence of an ability to critically appraise and utilise research to maintain and improve patient care. 
  • Sound knowledge of health promotion issues to ensure junior staff, patients and carers are provided with education, support and advice as required. 
  • Evidence of experience and knowledge of the importance of resource management including protocols for staff utilisation, equipment and products for clinical care. 
  • Registered nurse with current NMC licence to practice. 
  • Evidence of continued professional development i.e. a professional portfolio and participation in appraisal and development review. 
  • To have achieved a recognised teaching & assessing qualification. 
  • Completion of training for additional clinical skills required in the ward/department i.e. IV drug administration/cannulation & venepuncture/male catheterisation/training to monitor and change syringes for epidural & PCA syringe drivers. ECG training. 
  • Green card training for the use of pumps or machinery relevant to the ward or department. 
  • Evidence of attendance at mandatory training appropriate to the role. 
  • Competence in the use of computers and electronic communication systems or expectation to develop existing skills further as the needs of the service dictate. 
  • Evidence of an ability to critically appraise and utilise research to maintain and improve patient care. 
  • Sound knowledge of health promotion issues to ensure junior staff, patients and carers are provided with education, support and advice as required. 
  • Evidence of experience and knowledge of the importance of resource management including protocols for staff utilisation, equipment and products for clinical care. 
  • Maintain all mandatory and statutory learning 

 Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Post 

  Organise and participate in the delivery of high standards of evidence based nursing care. 

  • Take regular responsibility to carry out required planned, direct patient care to a high standard without direct supervision in accordance with established nursing 
  • procedures and policies. 
  • To report to the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team any significant changes in a patient’s condition or situation. 
  • Responsible for taking charge of the ward/department on a regular basis in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility. 
  • Take personal responsibility as a team leader for the delivery of care of patients in a defined area. 
  • To contribute towards health promotion for all patients by providing education, support and advice, as necessary Ensure referral to appropriate professionals or agencies as required. 
  • Ensure the safe ordering, administration and custody of patients’ medication according to Trust policies and procedures. 
  • In the absence of senior staff be responsible for delegation and supervision of appropriate work to other qualified staff, health care assistants and students 
  • Where relevant to be responsible for and assist in co-ordinating discharge planning in partnership with the multidisciplinary team 
  • Where relevant, responsible for the admission, assessment and preparation of patients undergoing treatment or investigations. 
  • Escort patients to other wards or departments as required. 
  • To take personal responsibility for ensuring that patients are treated with courtesy at all times, the individual needs of patients are respected and confidentiality is maintained at all times. 
  • Liase effectively with other disciplines or departments as appropriate. 
  • To be able to act in emergency situations and to be familiar with emergency procedures including fire and resuscitation. To be responsible for the support and direction of junior staff in such situations according to Trust policy. 
  • To be responsible for ensuring provision of a safe and therapeutic environment for all patients, relatives, visitors and colleagues. 
  • Ensure the readiness for use of special equipment and the availability of nursing supplies in conjunction with the senior ward nurses. 
  • Ensure the safe custody of patients’ valuables and property according to Trust policies. 
  • Report to nurse in charge/line manager all complaints, incidents or accidents involving self, staff, patients, visitors and complete relevant documentation according to Trust procedure. 
  • Be responsible for reporting and documenting any broken or damaged equipment according to Trust policy. 
  • To have detailed knowledge of Manual handling regulations particularly with regards to the moving and handling of patients.  
  • To be responsible for ensuring that assessment of patients’ manual handling needs are carried out and ensure junior staff and students follow these requirements in the course of care delivery. 
  • Ensure safe storage and disposal of substances hazardous to health in accordance with Trust policy. Ensure availability of facilities for disposal of sharps, toxic/cytoxic waste in accordance with trust policy. 
  • In support of senior staff or ward manager assist with monitoring and report to ensure stock levels are maintained and that the correct quantities are in supply. 
  • Monitor the use of supplies by junior staff to promote efficient use of all supplies. 
  • To be aware of the directorate bleep holding function. 
  • To have an awareness of the requirements for staffing the ward or department. 
  • Undertake aspects of ward administration as agreed by the ward /department manage. 
  • Report reliably any episodes of sickness for self or that are reported to you to the Registered nurse in charge to enable skill mix to be maintained. 

 

Person specification

Education/Training/Qualificati

Essential criteria
  • RGN with current live NMC Registration
  • Teaching and assessing qualification (998 or equivalent)

Work Experience

Essential criteria
  • Candidate will have undertaken training for extended roles required by the ward / department. i.e. IV drug administration, Cannulation, venepuncture, ECGs, male catheterisation, PCA and Epidural training.
  • Candidate will have been working in a hospital setting within the last 2 years, as a Registered Nurse

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Ability to undertake shift work (flexible options available)
  • Basic computer / IT skills and expectation to develop these in line with the needs of the service i.e. IHS, Acis, Email use.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of Broad Acute experience

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Victoria Elnagar
Job title
NBT eXtra
Email address
NBTeXtra@nbt.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0117 4146000
Additional information

Contact us to find out more: NBTeXtra@nbt.nhs.uk or 0117 414 6000