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Nursing Associate

Band 4

Main area
317 Ward 2 Urology - FH
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent: 1.00 wte Ward 2 / 1.00 wte Ward 3
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-19-37-DR
Site
Freeman Hospital
Town
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
05/07/2022

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

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated Nursing Associates to join our team within the Urology Department , Freeman Hospital. 

You will be based on either Ward 2 or Ward 3 and work within the nursing team to deliver evidence based, patient centred care which is of a high standard. You will be caring for both emergency and elective patients with a wide range of urological needs.

  • Interview Date 05/07/2022
  • 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

Your main duties will include;

Caring for pre and post operative patients, sharing knowledge and understanding of both their physical and physiological needs

Be a team player who is able to work within a busy environment, supporting all colleagues to provide the best care for our patients.

Be caring and empathetic with excellent communication skills. 

Communicate and interact with all members of the MDT

Develop appropriate clinical skills to deliver safe, high quality care.

In return, we will offer you a supportive environment where you will be encouraged to develop your knowledge and skills.

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.

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
Sarah Walton
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
sarah.walton17@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2137003