Aimie - Nurse

Who’s this?

Aimie is a staff nurse working within the team of the Intestinal Failure Unit at Salford Royal Hospital – Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

What’s the main purpose of their role?

The Intestinal Failure Unit is one of only two designated Centre’s in the UK for the treatment of complex intestinal failure patients. The unit provides parenteral nutrition and home parenteral training to patients with intestinal failure referred from hospitals throughout the UK. The main purpose of Aimie’s role is to assist and support patients with complex wounds and stoma care

What do they do?

Whilst caring for patient’s on this 21 bedded specialist unit, Aimie’s role is really varied. Her duties include accessing central lines to administer total parental nutrition, assisting patients with mobilizing and personal care, administering oral and intravenous medications, monitoring patients’ blood sugars and completing patients nursing evaluations and pathways

What’s the best thing about their role?

Aimie really loves her job! Especially enjoying the help and support she gives to patients throughout their patient journey, supporting them in returning to their homes as soon as possible

Where are they going from here?

Aimie’s career plans for the future are to continue to grow in confidence and progress to higher bands in her current clinical area. Aimie is really enjoying working on the Intestinal Failure unit and has career aspirations to eventually become a practice nurse there

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.