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Are you a registered nurse whose practice meets current NMC registration requirements? If so NHS Orkney wishes to increase the registered nurse bank and would like to hear from you. As part of the multidisciplinary team post holders will have responsibility for assessment of care needs, ensuring the delivery of high quality of care to patients. They will also undertake or assist patients with personal care, washing, bathing or toileting etc, maintain effective communications with patients, relatives and other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure that appropriate information is shared and patient needs are met, supervise less experienced staff/students/carers/families that are providing care to patients. Additionally, post holders will be responsible for maintaining accurate patient records and legal documentation within agreed standards, administration of medicines as per NHS Orkney Administration of Medicines Policy and a range of clinical duties including wound dressings, suture and clip removal, urinary catheterisations and parenteral feeding. Ideally you will have a minimum of basic life support training, recent nursing experience, a range of clinical skills and the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a multidisciplinary team. You should also have good interpersonal and communication skills, good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise your workload. Successful candidates should have record keeping experience, be able to demonstrate IT literacy and have knowledge of infection control. It is essential that the successful candidate understands the importance of confidentiality.
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