Careers at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust

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Staff Nurse - Diabetes, Endocrinology and Acute frailty Medicine

Band 5

Main area
Ward 14 - Diabetes, Endocrinology and Acute frailty Medicine
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum plus HCA
20/11/2019 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 526,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals – University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

Are you up for a challenge and want something fulfilling? Are you one of those few who can push yourself to the limit and are not afraid to go beyond your comfort zone? Are you one of those dedicated nurses who want to make a difference to the lives of the people around you? If you say yes to all of them, we are looking forward to meet such an amazing person to join our amazing team in Ward 14.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic staff nurses to join the team of highly motivated and committed nursing staff within Diabetes and Endocrinology and acute elderly.

Ward 14 is a 39 bedded specialist medical ward divided in delivering acute care to patients with conditions relating to diabetes , endocrinology and acute fraility. We specialises in diabetes and endocrine management with emphasis on Diabetes ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state management, T1DM and T2DM management, diabetic ulcers and complex wound management.

We also deal with frail, elderly patients with very complex needs. Along with our diabetes/endocrinology as well as our geriatric consultant, we are able to positively impact the outcome of both our young and old service users. In addition to this, our collective and amazing multidisciplinary team work will greatly affect the lives of all patients under our care ensuring that patient’s length of stay is reduced, and services in the community are maximized for support.

There is also an excellent preceptorship programme designed to facilitate efficient development of competence, confidence and expertise. Support will be given at a clinical level by 2 ward managers, 4 ward sisters and nurse specialists in the ward. Also, there will be an opportunity to attend the Advance Diabetes course in the University of Greenwich to fully equip you with necessary skills to become future diabetes specialist nurses.

Given the complexity of diabetes and acute elderly care, you will be far more equip with complex wound assessment and management as well as pressure care assessment, continence care, insulin management, diabetes emergencies and many exciting experiences.

There is also the guidance and support from a Clinical Practice Development nurse whom will provide individualised support in clinical practice/skills for all new nurses to the trust, new nurses to the specialist area and for newly qualified nurses, directing all learning and development needs in agreed plans ensuring needs are met in a timely fashion.

Interview date: Thursday, 28th November 2019, 08:45am - 2pm at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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