Staff Nurse - Acute Medicine | Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

27 055 £
Date Placed 11 January


Come and join a fantastic ward at Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Tospitals.

We are looking for both experienced and newly qualified Nurses to join our well-established Diabetes Nursing team. Acute hospital experience is desirable although full support and training will be given. It is a great opportunity to dip your toes into the role of medical Nursing and to broaden your skills and knowledge and gain experience within this speciality.

You will be given a full development programme which will be provided to enhance your professional practice. Our commitment to you is to provide a supportive environment to enable this to happen. It’s hard to convey the skill set you will have chance to develop, not to mention resilience you will build – all of which will undoubtedly contribute to your nursing career path.

You will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating the personalised health and wellbeing care needs of patients, in line with the Trust’s Values & Nursing & Midwifery Professional Framework goals, for example: personal hygiene and comfort, vital signs and EWS, early recognition and management of acutely ill patients, safe transportation, last offices, fluid balance monitoring, enteral feeding/ meeting nutritional needs, ECG, wound dressings, removal of sutures/clips, catheterisation, venepuncture, cannulation, blood transfusion, palliative and terminal care, care of central lines, admission and discharge, nasogastric tube insertion & care, care of epidural and IV infusion pumps, psychological and spiritual support.

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You’ll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Please read the job description listed below:

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to meet patients’ needs in accordance with agreed local and national standards and evidence based guidelines.

Support and provide patient education and health promotion.

Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff.

Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Assist in setting, monitoring and maintaining standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care.

Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care.

Maintain accurate and complete records of all care activities, in a timely manner, adhering to local and professional standards for documentation.

Act as a role model, presenting a positive image of self, team and the organisation.

Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals.

Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness.

To participate in education and training of junior staff.

Maintain and develop own professional competence and seek to extend the scope of personal knowledge and skills within scope of role and professional practice.

Proactively engage with Trust wide or local changes and developments in nursing practice e.g intentional rounding, alcohol sc