ITU / HDU Nurse (RGN)

This is one of the most demanding roles in the hospital, ICU Nurses are responsible for continuous monitoring of patients in critical situations whose condition can degrade suddenly if not attended timely and properly.

Position ITU / HDU Nurse
Division General Nursing – Critical
Qualification RGN
Placement Agency – Days & Nights available
Salary scale £17 – £34 ph

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Job Summary

  • Assesses patients, plans and implements care in ITU/ HDU
  • Provides advice and maintains associated records
  • Carries out nursing procedures
  • May provide clinical supervision and managerial leadership to other staff, students
  • Works within codes of practice and professional guidelines

Working with

Patients in a hospital setting

Qualifications

Registered on the appropriate part of the NMC register for the assignment RN (Adult) / RN1/ RN2

Essential Skills & Abilities

  • Able to assess, plan, implement & evaluate programmes of care
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate within the interdisciplinary team and across disciplines and agencies
  • Effective communication skills (written, non-verbal & verbal)
  • Able to function effectively as a team member
  • Self-motivated, uses own initiative and will make decisions
  • Able to prioritise workload (self and others), allocate work and meet deadlines
  • Able to supervise and train junior staff
  • Time management and effective delegation skills
  • IT skills
  • Works well in stressful situations and able to respond effectively to challenging situations
  • Maintains clear and accurate records of  assessments made, nursing care and treatment delivered and how effective these have been
  • Competent and effective clinical nursing skills including;
    • Ability to record a 12 lead ECG
    • Ability to sample from arterial access IV cannulation, IV additives and administration of IV medicines (to have received appropriate training and assessment at the Authority where the assignment is taking place before being authorised to carry out these tasks at that Authority)
    • Able to demonstrate safe use of patient equipment including infusion devices
    • Able to care for ITU/HDU/dialysis patients under indirect supervision
    • Ability to deliver the full range of care to a ventilated patient under indirect supervision
    • Competent in basic life support
    • Effective wound care
  • Ensure all patients and relatives are treated with respect and dignity at all times

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for nursing care
  • Understand the principles of confidentiality and how to handle information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Knows when information given them in confidence must be shared with their manager or members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Awareness and knowledge of current issues, protocols and policies in relation to protection of vulnerable adults and children
  • Sensitive and responsive to the race, culture, religion, age, disability, gender and sexuality of the person receiving care, their relatives and representatives
  • Ensures that own actions support equality, diversity, rights and maintain quality
  • Understands and follows the Agency’s and Authority’s policies for reporting concerns, responding incidents, seeking guidance and complaints handling.
  • Complies at all times with Health and Safety regulations and takes responsibility for health and safety of self and others at all times.
  • Works according to the NMC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives.
  • Able to recognise and work within the limits of own competence and deliver care based on best available evidence or best practice

The Rewards

We like to think that our greatest benefit is the friendly, efficient and personal service we offer each of our agency employees, closely followed by the understanding of how important it is to have a work and home life balance, sourcing you work for the number of hours you need.

We offer some of the UK’s best rates of pay and extended employee benefits:

  • Top market rates rates of pay
  • Fast and efficient registration
  • Flexible hours and shift patterns
  • PAYE Weekly payroll + Ltd & Umbrella options
  • Pay advices with detail every shift
  • Discounted Mandatory Training
  • On-going training and personal development
  • Optional stakeholder group pension scheme
  • Your own online Care Online account, to fully manage your account 24/7

 

 

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