Band 5 Nurse (Maternity Cover – FTC 1 Year)

Contract: Full Time 37.5 hours per week (FTC - 1 year)
Salary: Band 5
Location: Fair Havens
Closing Date: Jul 17, 2022

At Fair Havens in Prittlewell, overlooking Priory Park, we’re looking for a Registered Nurse with palliative experience to work as part of our multi-disciplinary team providing holistic care within our new, modern In Patient Unit.

Our friendly and supportive team focuses on giving patients choice in their care, with time to have these conversations.

You’ll need a range of clinical and nursing skills including:

  • Intravenous infusions and transfusions
  • Managing chest drains and ascitic drains
  • Sepsis treatment
  • Bladder irrigation
  • Cannulation and phlebotomy
  • Using clinical skills to escalate palliative emergencies
  • Wound and seizure management
  • Diagnostics

You’ll be supported in your training and development too, with a dedicated Education Team and Clinical Practice Development Facilitator.

If you have a passion for palliative care, excellent clinical and communication skills, combined with compassion and a commitment to make a difference then we would like to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assessing and managing the needs of patients: assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care, following clearly defined policies, protocols, procedures, or codes of conduct
  • Ensure nursing care is delivered to the highest standard and reflects the needs of the patient
  • Ensure that, as far as possible, family and / or carers are included in guiding the care provided and can deliver care where it is safe, and they wish to do so
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Liaise with other professionals working within primary and secondary care settings, regarding care when require
  • Accountable for adhering to medicines management policy
  • Always act as an advocate for the patients
  • Provide support for families and other carers, prior to and following a death, involving other agencies or disciplines when appropriate
  • Assist medical staff in chaperoning patients, supporting discussions and management of their care
  • Participate in the education of other professional and non-professional staff
  • Be prepared to mentor students from educational establishments on clinical placements

Benefits for you:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee assistance Programme.
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)