Nursing Associate in General Practice - #35428

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust

Date: 1 week ago
City: Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: £25,147 - £27,596 per year
Contract type: Full time
1. ClinicalThe following list is indicative as tasks and responsibilities will vary depending on the care setting the Nursing Associate is working in.1.1 The Nursing Associate will: * Have an understanding of all elements of the nursing process and be able to assist the registered nurse in the on-going assessment, planning, management and evaluation of care.* Support individuals with all aspects of care including daily living, providing person-centred care and promoting health and independence through awareness raising and care navigation to other professionals as appropriate.* Perform and record clinical observations including blood pressure, temperature, respirations, pulse.* Undertake clinical tasks including cannulation, venepuncture, ECGs.* Accurately record nutritional and fluid intake.* To administer and manage medicines according to policy and local protocol.* Ensure the privacy, dignity and safety of individuals is maintained at all times .* Demonstrate the ability to recognise changing priorities seeking advice and guidance from the Registered Nurse or other registered care professionals as appropriate .* Report back and share information with the registered nurses on the condition, behaviour, activity and responses of individuals .* Recognise issues relating to safeguarding vulnerable children and adults and report any problems or raise concerns to the appropriate registered care professionals.* Assist in the assessment of and contribute to the management of risk across several areas within the environment where care is being administered.* Assist in the implementation of appropriate action to meet the specific physical, emotional and psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of individuals and carers .* Contribute to maintaining a therapeutic environment and the structure of the patients day, ensuring that all activity is appropriate to the needs of the patient group, the function of the clinical area and the time of day at which it takes place.* Contribute to the delivery of complex care as prescribed by the registered nurse.* Develop understanding of caring for individuals with particular conditions for example dementia, mental illness, learning disabilities.* Develop skills in relation to coaching/teaching individuals/carers/other staff .* Contribute with the implementation and monitoring of clinical standards and outcomes.* Develop a working knowledge of other providers resources and referral systems to ensure individuals needs are met, within parameters of practice.* Engage in reflective practice including management of self and reflection on own reactions, asking questions and reflecting on answers given.* Demonstrate good understanding of principles of consent and ensure valid consent is obtained prior to undertaking nursing and care procedures.* Demonstrate good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act / Deprivation of Liberties and applies principles to everyday practice seeking advice / guidance from the Registered Nurse or registered care professional as required.* Under the guidance of a supervisor provide reports both in written and verbal formats as requested e.g. for a service user Mental Health Act Tribunal or Managers Hearings.* When required, undertake the physical restraint of patients using approved techniques and following the recognised Trust training programme. At the same time the post holder will be required to practice in a manner that promotes a reduction in all areas of restrictive practice.

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