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Senior Staff Nurse

  • £31531 - £42715 per annum
  • Guernsey
  • Posted: 04/06/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: V49101611

Job Details

Senior Staff Nurse

Grade: Band 6 - £31,531 - £42,715 per annum



 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

agreed standards.

 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


 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

families/significant others.

 To maintain and develop own skills to promote evidence-based practice, within the role of

critical care

 To participate in clinical supervision.

 To assist in the learning, development and assessment of unqualified staff, junior staff and

adaptation nurses.

 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.