Staff Nurse - Band 5

Job type Permanent
Salary £39,560 per year
Reference 157673

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a locum vacancy for a Band 5 Staff Nurse to work based in Guernsey, within the Medical/Surgical Wing.

The salary for this permanent Staff Nurse job is £39,560 per annum.


  • Assist newly appointed nursing staff to progress to the same level of competence as them
  • Be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care for patients
  • Deliver care in accordance with current ward philosophy
  • Adhere to policies, procedures and guidelines contained within the Health and Social Services Policy Folders
  • Under the direction of the nurse in charge regularly act as ward co-ordinator
  • Take charge of the ward and supervise nursing staff on a regular basis
  • Act as a clinical supervisor and preceptor to develop skills of first and second level nurses, and nursing auxiliaries
  • Act as a key figure in assisting new staff complete orientation and induction programmes
  • Understand and adhere to the principles contained within the ward philosophy
  • Show awareness and work towards meeting the agreed aims and objectives of the ward
  • Put into practice the theory and principles of the agreed nursing model
  • Manage total care of a group of patients within sphere of competence
  • Supervise the practise of newly qualified and unqualified staff
  • Ensure communication given to and received from other members of the multi disciplinary team is effective
  • Ensure positive outcomes by putting into everyday working practice the structure and process to meet agreed standards for nursing care
  • Be conversant with and adhere to Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct
  • Undertake nursing procedures in accordance with the Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures
  • Provide direction by acting as a named assessor facilitating junior staff nurses and learners to complete approved competency programmes
  • Act as facilitator to qualified and unqualified nursing staff providing them with the opportunity to achieve objectives of learning contracts to attain specific competences
  • Maintain and develop own skills to promote evidence based practice
  • Supervise patients in all aspects of their care giving professional advice and guidance where needed
  • Recognise own limitations by referring when necessary to other more experienced nurses
  • Participate in clinical supervision
  • In the absence of the Team Leader, co-ordinate and provide leadership to the team
  • Demonstrate an understanding and provide professional support to key members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Take all possible steps to safeguard the welfare and safety of patients, staff and personal self in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (General) Guernsey 1987 document
  • Report accidents and untoward incidents to appropriate personnel and complete relevant documentation
  • Observe safe moving and handling policies, procedures and guidelines including location and effective use of equipment
  • Safely undertake approved moving and handling techniques
  • Pay due regard to fire safety regulations and content of Health and Social Services policies including location and effective use of equipment
  • Ensure safe use and maintenance of ward equipment giving due regard to associated risk, health and safety and decontamination procedures
  • Attend mandatory update sessions for Fire Safety, Basic Life Support and Safe Moving and Handling as defined in the appropriate policies
  • Adhere to the Council's requirements for Revalidation
  • Proactively manage all aspects of your Revalidation requirements including keeping an up to date portfolio and proactively seeking out opportunities for reflection, continuing education and professional growth
  • Assist colleagues with relevant aspects of their Revalidation
  • Teaching, providing support and opportunities for Facilitated Reflective Practice, participating in professional discussions and providing constructive feedback
  • Act as a Confirmer
  • Maintains high professional and personal standards
  • Maintains patient confidentiality

Requirements of the Staff Nurse:

  • RGN qualified
  • Active NMC Registration
  • Able to supervise and participate in the professional and skills development of qualified and unqualified nursing staff
  • Knowledge and competence in relation to firmly established procedures and policies
  • Comply with the locally agreed framework for scope of professional practice
  • Understand the content and principles contained within the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Do Not Resuscitate Policies
  • Be proficient in basic life support techniques and know the location and effective use of resuscitation equipment
  • Understand and comply with the policies and procedures laid out in the approved Infection Control Manual
  • Understand the purpose of the Major Incident Procedure and in particular the role of the nurse in charge of own work location
  • Be proactive and cooperative in the appraisal and confirmer processes
  • Completed an approved mentor course at level 2 or equivalent
  • Competence in intravenous drug administration
  • Portfolio of evidence to meet KSF agreed criteria
  • Experience co-ordinating ward activities, delegating appropriately
  • Evidence of effective communication skills; with particular reference to Multidisciplinary team working, service users, carers and managers
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • Understanding and ability to apply evidence based care
  • Evidence of self and professional development
  • Professional approach to work
  • Enthusiastic, Motivated, with a positive attitude
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Credible and Trustworthy


This Staff Nurse job is advertised by Craig Osborne; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

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