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Staff Nurse Continuing Care Services


Staff Nurse (Band 5)

Salary grade £28,672-37,248 per annum

Department/ward Continuing Care

Founded in 1854, the RHN is a well-respected, national charitable hospital and research centre, providing services for adults with acquired brain injuries and neurological-conditions. We provide specialist care, therapies and innovative technologies to meet the complex needs of people with profound disabilities. We pride ourselves on caring for patients as individuals, offering hope, as well as practical and emotional support, to them and their families.

The Registered Staff Nurse will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver a high standard of care to the patient and residents of the hospital. You will be responsible for the assessment of patients care needs and for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate an awareness of RHN’s objectives and contribute to achieving them appropriately.
  • To actively contribute to creating a culture where quality is at the centre of everything we do and is delivered on all occasions to the highest level, in accordance with the appropriate CQC regulations and professional standards including the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code.
  • To deliver a high standard of care to the patient and residents of the hospital.
  • To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for:
    • Protecting and supporting the health of individual patients and residents
    • Assessment of care and health and social care needs
    • Development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for individual patients and residents
  • Within a model of clinical supervision, to gain experience and skills in:
    • Clinical practice
    • Facilitation and teaching
    • Management and leadership
  • To work in accordance with RHN Nursing and Midwifery Strategy and RHN values and contribute towards achieving the RHN’s strategy
  • To maintain effective communication with patients, residents, families/carers and staff
  • To provide a high standard of holistic patient and resident centred care
  • To take charge of the ward/department in the absence of senior nursing staff when agreed competencies to do so have been fully attained.

Person specification

  • Registered Nurse with the NMC E
  • Evidence of continuing professional development E
  • Clinical knowledge and experience of nursing in Brain Injury population D
  • Ability to negotiate and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team E
  • Demonstrable clinical skills and good practice skills E
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal presentation skills & report writing. E
  • Good understanding of relevant compliance standards, codes of practice, and statutory and professional regulations E

Continuing nursing care

The RHN has a capacity of 230 patients and residents. 107 of these are cared for in the Continuing Care services in the specialist nursing home. We provide short and long-term specialist services for adults with profound or complex neurological injuries. We have 4 specialist continuing care wards which range in different skills and areas of expertise such as PDOC (prolonged disorders of consciousness), respiratory and slow stream rehabilitation. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills by rotating through the services to learn new skills if desired and will be working in a strong team of professionals.

Under new leadership, continuing care services are seeking motivated nursing staff who are eager to learn much sought after clinical skills, while identifying and creating new and innovative ways to adapt our services to meet the continuing needs of our residents. You will be working as part of an Interdisciplinary team with doctors, therapists and many specialists to provide assessments and care for our residents under the support of charge nurses, managers and matrons.

This specialist service combines general acute care skills with a homely environment, providing daily activities and trips out with the residents to ensure our residents care needs are delivered as effectively as possible whilst ensuring individuality. You will be able to learn and provide rehab and ITU skills within the comfort of a calm, homely environment.

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Apply for this role

Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability will be expected to have received their vaccination against the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) as part of our pre-employment process before commencing employment at the RHN. Please let us know if you have not managed to arrange to receive the vaccine via other channels yet, as we are able to arrange the administration of the vaccine within the hospital. Please note that if you have a medical reason as to why you are not able to have the vaccine or you have any questions on the vaccination, please feel free to contact recruitment@rhn.org.uk.