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Critical Care Support

Band 2

Main area
317 Ward 21 Cardiothoracic ITU - FH
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week)
Job ref
317-2022-25-32-DR
Site
Freeman Hospital
Town
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary
£18,870 - £19,918 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
12/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

Our purpose built Critical Care Units have state of the art equipment:
Ward 21 Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit based at the Freeman Hospital is a 16 bedded ITU and 6 bedded HDU.  We care for patients following heart and lung transplantation, routine and emergency cardiothoracic surgery and patients following cardiology procedures.

  • Interview Date 12/07/2022
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 



Main duties of the job

Post holder will be expected to contribute to housekeeping and other ward/
department duties as required, e.g. general tidiness, re-determined stock levels are met and clinical equipment is clean, working and stored correctly.

This role incorporates equipment maintenance, monitoring and ordering of department stock items, assisting registered nurses with the provision of patient care, assistance in administration and clerical duties.

We can offer an excellent structured preceptorship supported by supernumerary period.

Friendly and supportive workplace.

 

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Post holder will be expected to contribute to housekeeping and other ward / department duties as required, e.g. general tidiness, re-determined stock levels are met and clinical equipment is clean, working and stored correctly.
  • To abide by Trust policies and procedures.
  • To assist the registered nurses (or other healthcare practitioners) in providing high quality patient care and report any concerns regarding the patient’s condition to the qualified nurse.
  • Maintain patients’ privacy and dignity at all times and provide care in a compassionate and sensitive manner.
  • Be an effective part of the multi-disciplinary team contributing to the departmental objectives.
  • Maintaining a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the patients, their families and visitors.
  • Actively contribute to the provision of nutrition of the patients on the Ward / Department.
  • Assist with admin & clerical duties as required. 

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Ability to maintain and improve knowledge, skills and competence to ensure high standards of patient care
  • Ability to meet basic care needs of patients.
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Basic knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of basic food hygiene concepts
  • Understanding of basic safeguarding
  • An understanding of working in the NHS

SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to be responsible for own development, identifying training needs, set personal objectives and attend appropriate training as agreed by line manager
  • Ability to initiate emergency action when required e.g. Cardiac arrest, Fire.

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Ability to plan, prioritise own and delegated work tasks and activities.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of caring in a health care setting

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 2 in appropriate subject (or on pathway) or equivalent qualification / experience in care or domestic work
  • GCSEs in English and Maths at Grades 3-1 (or D-G or Level 1 Functional/Key Skills)

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

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
Amanda Vickers
Job title
Matron
Email address
amanda.vickers7@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2448397