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Senior Staff Nurse – ICU

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Job Description

The main purpose of this role is to maintain a high stand of care and to give adequate support when necessary. To work with and be part of a valued team and to maintain a safe and pleasant environment for all being cared for.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

To act in a manner consistent with NMC Code of Professional Conduct 1992


To maintain eligibility to work by ensuring re-registration as required every three years


To maintain personal and professional educational development at all times, ensuring opportunities to access continuing professional education is sought and undertaken.


To make sure all statutory training is kept updated, especially in regards to Manual Handling, CPR and Fire.


To always work in an acceptable manner appropriate to the given environment.


To only undertake those assignments that match skill base


To maintain levels of confidentiality expected by company and client respectively at all times.


To ensure the correct procedures are followed in the event of an incident or accident involving clients or employees.


To maintain good levels of communication with the company


To promote the ideologies of the company by example and by encouraging others to behave similarly.


To abide by the rules of the company in relation to timesheet submissions and any payroll issues


To assist persons in reaching their maximum potential when caring for them directly and in supervising others when delivering care.


To accept the terms and conditions as set by the company and to abide by them.


To wear the correct company dress at all times displaying the company ID badge


To advise the company of loss or theft


To make available time to the company for carrying out work.


To be available to attend performance reviews as required by the agency.


To attend any disciplinary hearings as required.


To ensure that documentation is concise, clear and legible in accordance UKCC 1993 Standards of Records and Record Keeping (now known as NMC


To familiarise yourself with information regarding the working practice of the client. To abide by all policies and procedures in place, paying attention particularly to invasive and non-invasive procedures.


To maintain safe drug administration by following UKCC 1992 standards for the Administration of Medicines and Client Drug Administration Policy (currently known as NMC)

 

This is not an exhaustive or infinite list of duties and responsibilities; it only gives a general idea of the duties to be expected in this role.The definitions above can be altered at such time as is deemed to be appropriate.

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED

  1. Qualifications and experience in the nursing field
  2. To be registered with the NMC
  3. Ability to communicate with people at all levels
  4. Ability to work closely with the staff coordinator in a supportive role
  5. Reliability and punctuality
  6. Ability to remain calm under pressure and to be able to think laterally and logically
  7. Ability to adhere to legislations, especially in regards to policies and procedures as laid down by local authorities, the national minimum standards of care and the UKHCA code of practice.
  8. Ability to empathise with people.

 

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