ICU Registered Nurses - Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Could you bring your valued ICU experience as a Registered Nurse to support patients at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust?
Here at NHS Professionals, we’re with you. When you want to work. How you want to work. Supporting your lifestyle.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for experienced Registered ICU Nurses to join the NHS Professionals staff bank, to support a wide range of flexible shifts covering days, nights, and weekends.
A little about the Trust
Rated ‘Good’ in their most recent CQC report, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of acute, surgical and specialist services (including cancer, dialysis and eye surgery) to Reading, Wokingham and Berkshire.
As one of the largest general hospital foundation trusts in the country, the Trust offers staff a range of benefits including local discount schemes, a free shuttle bus from Reading train station and more. Based in and around Reading, there is plenty of leisure activities to get involved in, with excellent transport to surrounding areas and London.
Popular shift patterns are available, such as 07.30 – 15.30 and 20.45 – 07.45, but our Trusts are open to different start/finish times and lines of work (e.g. short-shifts during school hours).
Days: £35.00 per hour
Saturdays/Nights: £35.00 per hour
Sunday/Bank Hols: £35.00 per hour
*Pay rates may vary depending on Trust, experience, any incentives that are running, and are subject to change.
Supporting our NHS
Not only are we with you, but we’re also helping to support our NHS. As winter draws ever closer, demand for additional support in our NHS is increasing. Everyone’s efforts are truly appreciated, whether you can work a small number of shifts or longer-term block bookings, we have a wide range of shifts through the bank available to suit you.
What will be your main responsibilities?
The role will involve, but not be limited to you performing the following:
- Assessing and monitoring patient conditions
- Checking symptoms and vital signs and arranging diagnostic tests
- Recognising, responding to, and managing emergency situations
- Supporting, advising, and educating patients and their families
- Plan, deliver and evaluate standards of evidence-based nursing care
- Administering intravenous drips or different types of medication
- Recognising deterioration in the physical or mental condition of a patient and taking appropriate action / escalation
- Checking and using specialised equipment such as monitors and ventilators
- Displaying excellent analytical ability and sound decision making in changing clinical situations
- Recognising limitations and escalating concerns
- Assisting in the development of new staff, students, and colleagues
- Working as an effective team member and promoting team and interdisciplinary relationships
To apply for this post, you will/have:
- A minimum of 6 months paid experience in ICU within the last 2 years
- Comply with NMC Professional Registration and keep up to date with current nursing practices
- Undertake nursing assessment and evaluation to enable development of appropriate plans of care based on the needs of the individual
- Be able to work under own initiative and without direct supervision
- Be proficient in the delivery of care to patients
- Ensure safe administration of drugs in accordance with NMC and CHS policies
- Ensure accurate records are kept in accordance with CHS policy and NMC guidelines
- Carry out nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed policies and standards
- Undertake regular mandatory training*
*Depending on the Trust, you may require variable additional certification and skills.
In return for your hard work and commitment, NHS Professionals (NHSP) offers you some fantastic benefits:
- Competitive pay rates – work this week, get paid next week!
- First choice of shifts or placements at your Trust– access before they are made available to agency
- Varied working options to suit your lifestyle– access to the Bank gives you options of ad hoc shifts or fixed term placements
- Training and development opportunities
- Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
- Manage your shifts and timesheets on the go– access your “My Bank” shift portal anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone
- Essential support when you need it – 24/7 365 days –Call us anytime
- Stakeholder pension scheme available
Who are NHS Professionals?
We are owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), running England’s largest NHS staff bank, with over 50 client Trusts. We specialise in flexible working, which means giving our members greater access to shifts, in line with their qualifications and training. Every year we help thousands of dedicated candidates and highly skilled NHS workers enjoy better career opportunities, access to more shifts and a healthier work-life balance, giving more choice and control to our members.
Right now, we have members across England registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS millions each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS to provide better patient care.
Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.