Joseph - Nurse

Who’s this?

Joseph is a Staff Nurse working as part of the team on the Medical High Dependency Ward at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT)

How long have they worked for the NHS?

Joseph has worked for the NHS since qualifying as a nurse in 2013, securing his first position in the area of respiratory, as he gained a keen interest in this area whilst doing a placement during the second year of his degree and has since moved to the High Dependency Unit to broaden his skills set and progress in his career as a nurse

What do they do?

Joseph looks after patient’s that require level 2 care; level 2 care is defined as single organ failure. The patient’s he cares for are often very ill requiring nurses on this unit to work on a two patient to one nurse ratio. Joseph’s daily duties include washing patients, administering medications, taking routine blood tests and performing regular observations. Joseph also provides respiratory and renal support as well as complex medication administration

What’s the best thing about their role?

Joseph loves the interaction with patients and families the most and really appreciates when people are grateful and thankful for the care he has provided. He likes caring for people and building a rapport with them, he feels privileged when caring for patients and families in end of life care, giving them dignity and respect when they reach the end of their lives

What is the best thing about working for SRFT?

How does a role like this pay?

The role of Nurse normally starts at a Band 5 on the Agenda for Change Pay Scale.

The National Careers Service have a section for Nurse where you can find out information about the average pay for the role as well as information about the job and its responsibilities.

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. If you have questions then feel free to contact us.

You can find out more about this role by visiting the Nurse section of the Health Careers website. The site gives information about the role and responsibilities, pay and conditions as well as any qualifications that are required and what the relevant courses or entry requirements are.