Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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The post holder works under the indirect supervision of the Registered Nurse/ Midwife. They will work within the boundaries of their existing and developing skills at all times. The post holder isexpected to maintain high standards of care, managing their time, tasks and resources effectively. To work under the direct/indirect supervision of, and in support of the registered nurse, carrying out delegated nursing and patient centred cares.
Key working relation relationships
- ED nursing team
- RMN and mental health support workers
- OT/PT team
- ED medical team
- Admin staff
- Management team
- Admin and Reception
- Patients and their families
Main duties of the job
- To assist the registered nurses with direct & in-direct patient cares within all areas of the ED
- To report any concerns to the registered nurse relating to standards of cleanliness, hazards and patient safety within the clinical area
- To ensure the registered nurses are regularly updated on the patient's condition and progress and escalate any concerns
- To ensure the environment and equipment is clean and in good working order
- To work closely with the housekeeper to ensure stock levels are correct
- To demonstrate effective communication to ensure an effective handover of care
- To maintain patient confidentiality and act as an advocate for the patients
- Identify areas of audit in the department and be actively involved in quality improvement
- To ensure appropriate escalation of any patient safeguarding concerns
- To maintain a continuous professional development portfolio
- With appropriate training, perform and document patient observations and escalate any concerns
- With appropriate training, perform ECG's and venepuncture
- Assist in booking patient transport
- Assist the nursing team in caring for patients requiring mental health support
- Maintain a good professional working relationship with the ED multi-disciplinary team
About the Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.
We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.
We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff says they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment. Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.
Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate. We have recently completed a £30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious £60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex.
Please see attached ED HCA band 3 job description and functional requirements for more information.
The successful candidate will work in the Emergency Department and integrated Urgent Treatment Centre. They will accept delegated duties form the registered nurses working within the ED, Such as working in the ECG room, undertaking observations, tending to hygiene needs of patients, restocking - to name a few
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).