Please note this post is subject to Agenda for Change banding confirmation.
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Hospital at Night team at SaTH. We are looking for a highly skilled, adaptable, organised, tenacious individual who wants to make a difference – could this be you?
Are you a person willing to drive change, who is adaptable to the needs of the service and enjoys working with teams in a fast paced, acute environment, delivering high quality care?
This team will be comprised of highly skilled staff – Nurse Practitioners, Trainee Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Support Workers managing/identifying the deteriorating patient out of hours alongside our doctors. We will provide training and education to fully equip you with all aspects of the job role.
We have a small but dedicated team that are excited to welcome you to our Hospital at Night family. Due to the nature of the role, we are looking for a candidate with substantial NHS experience in an acute setting. Our Matron is accessible for support, working shifts to ensure regular opportunities to catch up. We have monthly team meetings and an annual team study day.
The role will require cross site working and so it is essential that you can travel between both hospital sites.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information.
Main duties of the job
- The post holder will work independently.
- The principle role will be to provide professional, advanced clinical support and advice to the junior doctors, nursing staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team working within the Trust.
- The post holder will hold advanced physical assessment skills in order to assess patients primarily on the inpatient wards.
- The post holder will determine an appropriate course of action based on their assessment to prevent clinical deterioration of the referred patient.
- The post holder will be expected to contribute to the education and development of staff within the team and on the wards.
- The post holder will be expected to keep themselves up to date with mandatory training and self-roster their learning needs through the trust learning/booking diaries.
- The post holder will be able to identify a deteriorating patient as a priority in their workload.
- The post holder will be aware of the need to escalate and facilitate a patient to the appropriate level of care.
- The post holder will recognise the need to be flexible working across a trust which is based on two separate sites.
Working for our organisation
The Capacity Team are responsible for ensuring patient flow throughout the Trust is safe and effective at all times. The Team encompasses Clinical Site Managers, Hospital @ Night, and facilitating timely discharges from the Trust.
We are a highly motivated and cohesive team putting the patient at the centre of all our discussions. The Capacity & Hospital @ Night Team is a fast paced area, but ensuring patient safety in the Acute Trust setting is very rewarding. We pride ourselves on effective communication and team working to support each other and provide the best service we can.
The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.