A new and exciting opportunity has become available in Managed care. We are searching for a Band 6 Pre-assessment nurse to run a new service development initiative: Pre-assessment of patients having an elective endoscopic procedure.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Managed care prides itself in creating a nurse led, innovative, effective service that is devoted to both our patients and staff. Managed care is based in Victoria house infusion unit but we also have five beds on the surgical day unit.
The unit is currently open from 07.30 – 20.00 Monday to Friday. We roster staff on an early shift 07:30 – 15:30 or a late 12:00 – 20:00pm. We are closed weekends and bank holidays currently but this may potentially become a six or seven day service in the future.
We have been pre-assessing patients having an ERCP, TACE or biopsy for several years now but we are now branching out to include pre-assessments for patients having endoscopic procedures.
Managed care is now recognised for its efforts in admission avoidance. We are passionate about developing and redesigning our services to meet the growing demands of our patients with chronic illnesses. We have recently won Team of the month for teaching a patient with Chronic disease how to give her treatment at home. We have won various awards including for leadership, mentorship and service improvement through the years, and remain committed to patient care, safety and experience.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
We are looking for a band 6 to continue developing the role of a telephone pre-assessment for patients having a surveillance colonoscopy and support patient pathways relating to endoscopic procedures.
The pre-assessment will involve:
Organising and prioritising care in conjunction with the multi- disciplinary team, delivering a high level of care and an informative service to patients
Screening the referral to check that the surveillance interval meets national guidelines and that there has not been any significant changes to the patient’s medical history since the patient was referred, which would now render them as unsuitable for surveillance.
To facilitate effective communication between all members of the multidisciplinary team and associate departments, possess excellent skills in providing the often sensitive and highly emotive information given to patients and relatives.
As deputy to the senior sister you will be instrumental in ensuring the application of effective clinical practice of all staff so patients receive the highest possible standard of care.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
An experienced nurse to practice advanced nursing skills e.g. history taking, physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning, venepuncture and cannulation, ECG’s, order and understand investigative tests, utilise patient group directives as indicated.
Extensive experience to include considerable experience at band 5 within an acute trust either within a surgical or medical setting.
Evidence of clinical leadership and managerial responsibility.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 04 September 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
For further details / informal visits contact:
02381 20 6963
Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.
GETTING TO WORK
We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY
Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.
UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.
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