Nursing Associate

University Hospital Southampton

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As part of this role you will be responsible for:

•     Participate in patient assessment e.g., initial information gathering from the patient related to physical conditions and     social situation.
•    To be involved in risk assessment of patients as appropriate, including falls, acuity, nutrition, pressure ulcer prevention,     infection control and manual handling.
•    Ensure accurate and timely recording of all observations and report any abnormal findings to a Registered Nurse
•    Document all care given and any other patient contact in nursing notes in a comprehensive and concise manner, adhering     to the NMC guidelines for records and record keeping.


As well as being  a Registered Nursing Associate on the NMC register OR Associate Practitioner with a health-related Foundation Degree e.g. Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care. You will need to be able to show: 

•    Assessed as competent to administer medications.
•    Extended clinical skills e.g. venesection/cannulation is desirable.
•    Knowledge of nursing procedures and practices in an acute hospital setting.
•    Ability to lead, motivate, delegate and to be a team player.

You will be expected to be flexible in your working including day and night shifts and weekend work. 

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