Senior Staff Nurse
Grade: Band 6 - £31,531 - £42,715 per annum
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for the critically ill
To autonomously initiate urgent interventions as patient/client condition dictates. Correctly
interpreting changes in patient status and implementing prescribed plans of care
To provide prescribed nursing care without supervision, within the level of the post-holder's
experience, referring to a more senior nurse when necessary.
To participate as team member, including supporting relatives and friends of patients/clients
together with providing support for other patients/clients.
To maintain accurate records, both electronic and paper, of the care given in accordance with
To act in accordance with the NMC Code.
Independently liaise and communicate effectively with members of the nursing staff,
multidisciplinary team and other associated agencies.
Demonstrate evidence-based practice.
Administer emergency interventions in accordance with Resuscitation Council UK, Advanced
Life Support Guidelines
TRAINING AND EDUCATION:
Participate in contributing to the continuing development of the department's philosophy,
To undertake in-house annual mandatory training relevant to maintain clinical competency in
accordance with requirements of IHSCS.
To undertake the role of health promoter and educator for patients/clients and their
To maintain and develop own skills to promote evidence-based practice, within the role of
To participate in clinical supervision.
To assist in the learning, development and assessment of unqualified staff, junior staff and
To undertake a formal mentorship role if an appropriate qualification is held.
In liaison with team leader, gain experience in providing leadership to junior staff.
To co-ordinate complex discharge arrangements through communication with
multidisciplinary team members and associated agencies.
To give due consideration to language and cultural differences of both
patients/clients/relatives/significant others and colleagues.
To communicate effectively with patients/clients and significant others. This could include
patients/clients with reduced consciousness levels (including intoxication and trauma), violent
and aggressive behaviour and support the bereaved. Provide appropriate information,
reassurance and support to the relatives of the critically ill
Organise emergency transfer of critically ill patients to tertiary referral centres.