Band 5 - Staff Nurse, Bluebell Ward - Frailty Unit

Band 5

Main area
Frailty Unit
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Watford Hospital
Watford Hospital
£23,234 - £30,183 pa inc HCA
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Bluebell Ward is a 16 bedded Dual Frailty Unit at Watford Hospital, comprising of 8 female and 8 male patients.

Patients that are admitted to this ward will have an impaired cognition and/or delirium. Patient behaviours can be challenging at times due to this, and therefore may require an applicant that can demonstrate a calmness and be focused, in the event of such a situation.

We are a small but spacious unit with a friendly and welcoming team, who are caring and compassionate towards the needs of our patients and to that of their relatives. We ensure the very best care for our patients every day, and strive to work as a team.

We have an Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist assigned to Bluebell who work closely with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team, for continuity of assessment and care for our patients.

Our Activities Co-ordinator works Monday to Friday and ensures activities that facilitate group or individual participation. This may range from an exciting game of skittles to quiet time reminiscing, of which our garden can be the opportune place to do this. A charity called 'Kissing it Better' provides us with a singer once a month to encourage a good old sing along.

We also have a designated Geriatric Psychiatrist who works alongside our dedicated team of Doctors to provide specialist knowledge and education .

In 2014 we were extremely proud to receive the 'Compassion in Practice Award' which was presented to our resident Consultant. More recently we have been recognised by the Care Quality Commission and other Hospital Trusts for our Delirium Recovery Programme. This programme aims to discharge patients that still have a delirium, back home with a live in carer for a set duration to support the patient with tasks and familiarity.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Senior Sister Lesley Thompson 01923 436231

If you have problems applying, contact

01923 217453
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