Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly dynamic Nursing Associate to join the trusts new Long Term Ventilation Ward (LTV), a 4 bedded unit on a medical ward that cares for long term ventilated child and young people that are fit for discharge.
You will work working closely with the senior nurses, ward staff nurses, education team, support workers and admin staff collaboratively with the multi professional team to assess, plan, organise and deliver clinical care in line with service and patient needs, as agreed with supervising clinicians.
This generic job description outlines the primary role and responsibilities of a Band 4 Nursing Associate. It is not an exhaustive as this contains core functions of the role, it is important to note that some Trust service areas may have additional skill requirements which are subject to competency-based assessments.
Open Day on Thursday 12th October 2023, at Ryegate Centre, Tapton Crescent Road, Sheffield, S10 5DD: 9:30 - 3:00pm, we look forward to seeing you there.
Main duties of the job
- The role of the Nursing Associate is to work collaboratively with the multi professional team and the Registered Nurse to assess, plan, organise and deliver clinical care in line with service and patient needs, as agreed with supervising clinicians.
- The Nursing Associate works independently under the leadership of registered nurses, working within the sphere of nursing care and within all aspects of the nursing process.
- The post holder will act professionally at all times and use their knowledge and experience to make evidence based decisions to solve challenges and problems.
- They recognise and work within the limits of their competencies and are responsible and accountable for their actions.
- The post holder will have some responsibility for supervising learners ie new starters and students during their placements once their preceptorship is completed, and they have completed any additional training required for their area.
- They will be expected to actively contribute to quality assurance processes and service development.
- Access to a car and a full driving licence.
Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.
We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision "to create a healthier future for children and young people."
- Outstanding patient care
- Brilliant place to work
- Leader in children's health
Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including; generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.
We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.
- Provide sensitive, compassionate, safe and effective care to support Children and Young People in a range of care settings, applying the principles and processes for making reasonable adjustments in line with the patients plan of care.
- Develop understanding of all elements of the nursing process and be able to work in collaboration with the Registered Nurse in the on-going assessment, planning, management and evaluation of care
- Perform record and interpret clinical observations including blood pressure, temperature, respirations pulse and neurological observations.
- Undertake clinical tasks including catheterisation, venepuncture and ECGs This is not an exhaustive list; additional competency based skills relevant to clinical area can be attained, once appropriate training is undertaken
- Accurately record patients nutritional and fluid intake as per plan of care.
- Ensure the privacy, dignity and safety of individuals is maintained at all times.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognise changing priorities seeking advice and guidance from the Registered Nurse or other Allied Healthcare Professionals as appropriate.
- To ensure that high standards of nursing care are given and maintained. To act and raise concerns when standards are not being maintained following local policy and procedures.
- Have demonstrated the proficiency to administer medications within local policy and procedure and in line with the NMC Standards of Proficiency, once oral medicines competency package is completed.
- To recognise changes in a patients condition which require the intervention of others and understand when to refer to the supervising Registered Nurse and other senior colleagues for reassessment of patient care.
- Carry out specific delegated clinical and care tasks and responsibilities to a high standard and competency, under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse or other Allied Healthcare Professional.
- Where appropriate, work without direct supervision, at times delivering care independently in line with the individuals defined plan of care, within designated parameters of practice of the Nursing Associate role, accessing clinical and care advice when needed.
- Will be expected to undertake a full variety of shifts including night and weekend work.
- Provide education in a range of clinical skills to a range of clinical environments and staff members including support workers, education provisions, parents/carers and also patients if appropriate.
Inclusive Recruitment & Selection
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.
We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager: Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net
We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net
The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
- Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
- Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
- Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
- Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care
Qualifications and Training
Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrates Trust Values
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).