Medicine

Acute Respiratory Care (Ward 40; 30 bedded ward)

If you join our team you will have the opportunity to gain experience and the skills required in acute respiratory nursing.  You will develop skills in NIV (non-invasive ventilation), tracheostomy & laryngectomy care, chest drains, acute illness management and much more. Our senior nurses will be there to support and guide you to develop in these new skills and work within the multi-disciplinary team.

Your personal development is important to you and paramount to us to ensure that we deliver the highest quality care to our patients.  We will support you in your development and journey of lifelong learning, whether you are in your first post upon qualification, or whether you are an experienced practitioner joining our team.

If you are an experienced nurse looking for a change in career direction; newly qualified or about to qualify; and have an interest in developing skills and experience in an acute setting, then we would love to hear from you.

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Gastroenterology  (Ward 42; 30 bedded ward)

Ward 42 cares for short term and long term patients with complex liver and gastroenterology conditions. It is a fast paced ward providing supportive care to our patients in a compassionate and sensitive supportive team approach.

Staff who work with us will gain experience of working alongside a dedicated medical team, together with specialist gastroenterology nurses, palliative care teams and the Hospital Alcohol Liaison Service, who all create a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient and family centred care delivery.

As part of your development you will receive full training and support including skills in venepuncture and cannulation; IV therapy, blood administration and planning the care of patients with complex needs. Your development will be supported by the friendly enthusiastic ward based team.

 

Stroke Ward – Ward 45 

Ward 45 is a 30 bedded ward caring for patients who have had a stroke. The acuity of the patients range from those who are extremely sick to those patients who are coming to terms with a stroke and require clear rehabilitation goals and support to enhance their health and wellbeing and to support them to a life that is fulfilling.

The ward team comprises of nurses, doctors, therapists and is an award winning stroke team with a very open and positive culture. They work very closely with the Stroke Association whose presence is very visible on the ward supporting patients, families and carers as they come to terms with the diagnosis.

As part of your development you will receive full training and support including skills in venepuncture and cannulation IV therapy, blood administration and planning the care of patient with complex needs. This includes working with our outreach team supporting patients who are medically complex and unstable to the patient who requires patience, compassion and a very caring approach as the reality of living with the frustrations that having a stroke can bring.

They are a very motivational team and this is reflected in the culture and atmosphere on the ward. Your development will be supported by the friendly enthusiastic ward based team and you will have the opportunity to work with the Stroke Specialist Nurses and therapists together with the discharge team around planning complex discharges.

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Dementia Friendly Wards (Ward 41 & Ward 44)

Ward 41 is a 30 bedded ward and ward 44 is a 24 bedded ward caring for patients who require support around general medical conditions with a larger majority of the patients having dementia.

The environment is dementia friendly, and subscribes to John’s Campaign ensuring both patients their carers and their families are supported in living well with dementia.

The ward team comprises of nurses, doctors, therapists and is supported by Consultant Admiral Nurse – the first appointment in an acute hospital. We also have both RNs and RMNs working alongside each other making sure the physical and mental health of our patients is supported, managed and cared for in a compassionate and caring way.

The wards use both medical therapies but also psychosocial interventions to assist in caring for patient, which includes the use of doll therapy and twiddle muffs. Both wards have an environment where reminiscent rooms are available where activities are held to support our patients whilst in the acute hospital.

As part of your development you will receive full training and support including skills in venepuncture and cannulation IV therapy, blood administration and planning the care of patient with complex needs. Your development will be supported by the friendly enthusiastic ward based team and you will have the opportunity to work with the Consultant Admiral Nurse and visit our Forever Friends Café held monthly in the hospital.

Interested in joining Team Tameside?

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