Come and join our amazing team, Ward C5 at Russells Hall Hospital Dudley for this exciting opportunity to develop your skills in a dynamic respiratory ward/enhanced care setting.
We provide training to nurses to become competent in managing acutely unwell adult patients requiring non-invasive ventilation, chest drains, CPAP, high flow nasal oxygen and tracheostomy care through our in-house training courses once available.
You will also be trained in chronic lung conditions such as COPD, neuromuscular disease, lung cancers, asthma, arterial blood gas interpretation and end of life care.
Ward C5 is a 48 bedded unit divided in to C5a and C5b each having a designated full time lead nurse and more recently having 2 full time clinical lead nurses and 1 full time Professional Development Nurse.
You will work at completing your CCN 1 books which is a recognised national competency.
You will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development and implementation and evaluation of programmes of care.
You will be expected to gain a more comprehensive understanding into disease pathophysiology/management and interventions. You will use current research, evidence and guidelines to further your understanding, decision making and help aid autonomous practice within your scope of limitation.
You will be involved in a variety of MDT meetings. You will work alongside physios, respiratory physiologists and consultants.
You will assist with ward reviews and be involved in recommending treatment changes and delivering education.
At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.
We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.
We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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.
Elaine Foster Lead nurse C5 B. ext. 2560