Respond and manage emergency calls/incidents whilst attending events as an Event Nurse. Provide specialist, clinical, social and holistic care and undertake clinical assessment and interventions in the out of hospital environment, which may include venues such as stadia, concert halls, motorsports tracks, road races etc. Will mainly involve working in treatment units or temporary event medical centres.
Expected time commitment:
Evenings, weekends, or some daytime as available
Line managed by:
Professionally responsible to:
District Nursing Officer
What you would be involved in (duties & responsibilities)
- Attend events and undertake clinical responsibilities as an Event Nurse in the out of hospital environment.
- Maintain professional registration as a nurse or midwife and undertake continual professional development relevant to the role; maintaining skill levels and knowledge to enable you to carry out procedures in accordance with your training and SJA NI policy.
- Undertake clinical supervision and mentor new and junior personnel, providing feedback on performance in a constructive and non-threatening manner.
- Carry out duties involving the care and maintenance of equipment and premises. Be responsible for ensuring that all defects and deficiencies of equipment are reported using the correct documentation.
- Ensure equipment is ready for immediate use at all times and champion responsibility for the cleanliness of patient environments which are maintained to a high standard in line with current DoH and SJA NI IPC recommendations and policy.
- Maintain accurate patient documentation including confidential details whilst remaining sensitive to the confidential nature of the information being recorded.
- Conduct dynamic risk assessments when responding to incidents for protection of yourself and others, recognising that the out of hospital environment is often unpredictable and can pose a variety of threats to welfare (physical, environmental and emotional).
- Adhere to the policy and procedures of SJA NI, including specifically an awareness of the limits of both training and authorisation (including insurance) for additional skills authorised to be used.
- Ensure appropriate and timely referrals are made to other agencies (including non-clinical referral relating to safeguarding) utilising agreed procedures.
- Perform any other duties commensurate with these responsibilities, the management level of the post and skills and qualifications of the post-holder.
Who we are looking for (personal specification)
- Registered nurse with the NMC, without cautions or restrictions and evidence of CPD activity within the previous 12 months. Required
- Immediate Life Support skills, basic First Aid skills to the level of an Advanced First Aider and have evidence of current revalidation. Required
- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Required
- Decision making capability, both when working alone or working as part of a team. Required
- Able to work alone or as part of a multidisciplinary team. Required
- Commitment to giving high quality care. Required
- Able to effectively communicate with others, whilst paying due regard to patient confidentiality. Required
- Able to produce timely, accurate, and legible records relating to patient care. Required
- Displays an even temperament and resilience to pressure. Required
- Smart and professional appearance. Required
- Displays an ability and willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the role. Required
- ALS/APLS/ATLS/ATT/PHTLS qualification. Desirable
- Clinical trainers or mentorship qualification. Desirable
- Experience of mentoring students/others. Desirable
- Experience of working in non-traditional nursing roles (i.e. crowd / event medicine). Desirable
- Experience of accessing alternative care pathways. Desirable
- Experience of leading a small team of clinicians (including non-registered colleagues). Desirable
What you will get from this role
- Ability to develop clinical mentorship of lay responders and junior nurses.
- Sense of satisfaction and pride through delivering an essential service with a great team.
Role specific expectations
- This role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act.
- Be a registered nurse or midwife with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
- Be competent in basic first aid skills (Advanced First Aider role or equivalent) and a minimum of Immediate Life Support training.
- Be able to provide evidence of training and experience in relevant out of hospital care setting.
- Maintain and can produce evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
- Must work to the NMC Code and standards at all times.
- Physically fit enough to complete a minimum of four minutes of CPR on a manikin on the floor and carry equipment such as first aid bag and oxygen cylinders.
- Undertake an annual clinical competency assessment including knowledge and practical elements or claim exemptions through the District Nursing Officer or designate.
Screening requirement for role (category one)
This role requires the following pre-volunteering screening checks:
- An enhanced Access NI check.
- Health assessment for fitness for role.
- Two or more factual references (depending on work history).
- Right to volunteer and identity check.
- A professional pin check.
Training & support provided
The training we will provide for you in your first few months is as follows:
- The welcome (induction) programme including health and safety briefing.
- Introduction to safeguarding session.
SJA will provide workwear (a uniform) appropriate to the role excluding footwear and you will wear a "Nurse" role bar when undertaking this role.
This role requires the volunteer to embrace the organisation's vision and values, which are:
'Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.'
Treating others with compassion and respect
Pride in doing an excellent job
Delivering what we promise
Continuously learning and improving
Working together effectively
This role description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of St John Ambulance. It is expected that the post holder will be as positive and flexible as possible in using this document as a framework.