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Nursing Associate

Band 4

Main area
317 Ward 13 Elderly Care - FH
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
Job ref
317-2022-24-13-DR-A
Site
Freeman Hospital
Town
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary
£22,549 - £24,882 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
14/07/2022

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

The Medicine Wards at Freeman Hospital are looking for Nursing Associates who are committed to compassionate and facilitative care, with a passion for caring. Nursing Associates who thrive on really knowing their patients’ and providing a holistic approach; to ensure that our patient’s feel safe and cared for. Who feel rewarded by being involved in life-changing rehabilitation which can support patients to a safe discharge. Nursing Associates with fantastic communication skills, who can engage with patients whose communication may be challenged by dementia, delirium, or stroke. Nursing Associates that will flourish within a large multi-disciplinary team, gaining knowledge and expertise while working together. Who have high clinical standards and a desire for learning to enable excellence in care.

We have vacancies in the following wards, full and part time hours considered.

  • Interview Date 14 July 2022
  • Full & Part Time Hours/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.

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

Ward 9  Stroke Rehabilitation

This 30 bedded ward, specialises in caring and providing rehabilitation for patients who have a stroke, and also caring for patients with acute medical conditions. Working in this ward means that you will enjoy being part of a large multi-disciplinary team. While in this role, you will become educated about stroke and its associated clinical skills, while playing a central role in patient’s potential transformational recovery.

Ward 13 Acute Older People's Medicine Ward

This is a 30 bedded ward, caring for patients with acute medical conditions. Working with elderly patients is emotionally rewarding and can lead to professional and personal growth. This ward combines care of acute medical patients and rehabilitation, giving balance and variety to your working day, which can be extremely satisfying. This would be an ideal post for a nursing associate who enjoys caring for patients with complex needs. It is the perfect job to build a sound base of knowledge and skills in all areas. 

Ward 16 Hepatology and Gastroenterology

A highly specialised 30 bedded ward, caring for patients with liver and gastric problems and people with substance misuse problems. This ward cares for patients who have complex and often long-term conditions. We are currently developing bespoke, specialist training to be delivered to our team, giving you the chance to develop highly specialised knowledge. You will also be given the opportunity to develop your clinical skill-set.

 

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

  • Deliver high quality, compassionate care under the direction of a Registered Nurse (or other registered care professional dependent on setting) with a focus on promoting health and independence
  • Exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To contribute to all nursing care, providing care for people including those with complex needs.
  • To abide by the Trust policies and procedures
  • Have proficient attitudes and behaviours compatible with NHS Values
  • Work as part of a designated clinical and care team delivering care that focuses on the direct needs of the individual
  • Carry out specific delegated clinical and care tasks and responsibilities to a high standard and competency, under the supervision of a registered nurse or other registered care professionals dependent on setting
  • Have the ability to work without direct supervision, at times delivering care independently in line with the individual’s defined plan of care, within the parameters of practice of the Nursing Associate role, accessing clinical and care advice when needed

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.

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nursing Associate
  • Current NMC registration
  • Nursing Associate Foundation Degree qualification

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of adult/child Safeguarding processes
Desirable criteria
  • Programme of study relevant to speciality
  • Previous experience in speciality
  • Evidence of on-going professional development

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective record keeping
  • Effective organisational and time management 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

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
Lindsey Cooper
Job title
Matron
Email address
Lindsey.Cooper7@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2448613