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Job summary

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
321-NOTTS4750426
Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Town
Headington
Salary
£20,270 - £21,318 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
13/12/2022 23:59

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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Foundation Nursing Assistant

Band 2

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

 

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

 

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

 

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


 

Job overview

As a member of the team be able to prioritise and contribute to the delivery of high standards of care to patients, families and their carers in a safe and supportive environment under the direction of a registered practitioner. As part of the wider team assist in developing and maintaining services provided to patients and contribute to the safe, efficient and smooth running of the ward/clinical area/department. To maintain the dignity and privacy of all patients and their families and carers and respect their right to confidentiality.
To complete and maintain on an ongoing basis a generic core and specific portfolio of clinical competencies and/or Care Certificate as required. To be motivated to review progress with Manager at
regular intervals through the appraisal process. Understand own level of responsibility, scope of practice and accountability and at all times act within own capabilities.



Main duties of the job

 We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work as a Band 2/3 Nursing Assistant (dependant on experience and skills). Full or part time permanent positions available in our Orthopaedic Surgical Inpatient Wards.

You would be working as part of the ward team to provide high standards of nursing care to our patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

The role requires an enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible person, with excellent communication skills. This would enable you to be involved with and undertake a variety of tasks to assist with the smooth delivery of care to ensure the best outcome for our patients. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate compassion and commitment to deliver high standards of care.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate, and have many more opportunities to develop skills to progress in your career.

All new in role, Nursing Assistants, Theatre Support Workers, Maternity Support Workers an Assistant Practitioners will be expected to achieve the Care Certificate within the first 12 weeks of
employment if they have not already done so through previous employment. The Care Certificate consists of 15 standards that set out explicit learning outcomes, competences and standards of behaviour that are expected of a Nursing Assistant. The Oxford University Hospitals Support

 

 

Working for our organisation

Ward F - Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

We are an adult in-patient surgical ward, treating patients for joint replacements and specialising in the treatment of Sarcoma (bone or soft tissue cancer) in conjunction with other specialist teams.

 

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here  www.ouh.nhs.uk

 

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

 

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To undertake the following duties under the supervision of a Registered Nurse-

Patient Care
• To assist all patients with their personal care needs, empowering patients or families/carers and actively encouraging participation. This may involve maintaining hygiene needs for individuals such as helping patients to wash and dress themselves and assisting with toileting needs, maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.
• To perform clinical observations (following appropriate assessment of competence and under the direction of a registered practitioner where agreed.) accurately record using agreed electronic National
Early Warning Signals such as SEND and report and escalate any concerns appropriately by reporting to the registered practitioner immediately.
• Prepare patients, families/carers and the environment for clinical activities supporting patients and their families/carers and preparing specific equipment as necessary.
• Participate in the initial assessment of patients’ needs, under the direct supervision of a registered practitioner.
• Observe and report the patient’s condition to a registered practitioner as required.
• Monitor closely patients having undergone a clinical activity ensuring their safety and well –being and reporting to a registered practitioner as required.
• To assess and monitor the patients skin integrity and to report and document immediately any changes or concerns in their condition.
• To assist patients to meet their food and fluid intake giving attention to special diets, supplements and cultural requirements. In order to avoid malnutrition, ensure an age appropriate nutritional assessment is undertaken (e.g. MUST or STRONG) All food, nutritional supplements and fluid intake to be recorded
accurately as required.
• To actively encourage all patients, families/carers to share to share the responsibility for the maintenance of their health and to promote healthy living where appropriate and identified as part of the
care plan.
• T assist patients to mobilise safely, taking account of development/physical needs using equipment and
techniques as prescribed and recorded in the plan of care and contribute to the falls and moving and handling risk assessment. Undertake patient transfer and escort duties between departments as appropriate and as per policy.
• Recognise when a patient’s condition changes and seek advice and expertise from registered practitioners in accordance with Trust policy.
• To assist in the care of a patient requiring end of life care in accordance within their spiritual and cultural
needs.
• Assist as appropriate in the support of families/carers of patients receiving end of life care.
• Assist with the collection of specimens as requested such as mid-stream urine, stool, sputum, Urine
analysis and hospital acquired infections ensuring a

Person specification

Education, training and qualif

Essential criteria
  • To demonstrate literacy and numeracy.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of Level 2 Diploma or Apprenticeship in Health related subject or willing to work towards
  • Evidence of the Care Certificate and understanding of the Code of Conduct for Health Care Support Workers and Adult Social care workers in England.

Planning and Organisation

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of working in a busy and variable environment
  • Evidence of working with the general public as part of a team.

Personal Qualities and Physica

Essential criteria
  • Essential IT skills in order to access required systems such as electronic patient records.

Clinical Practice

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of the NHS and /or health care requirements

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantFair Train work experience quality standard - gold standardApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Embracing Equality Diversity Inclusion

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Helen Eustace
Job title
Admin Team Leader
Email address
helen.eustace@ouh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01865 737663
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