Outpatient Nurse - Orthopaedics

Location City of London
Discipline: Theatres
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £36,000
Contact name: Eivar Zand

Contact email: E.zand@t2healthcare.com
Job ref: EZ - 033
Published: about 2 months ago

Our client is looking for an experienced and talented Outpatient Nurse to join their vibrant and dynamic team in London!

The successful candidate will work effectively as a member of the clinical nursing team to ensure the provision of the highest standard of patient and customer care, accepting delegated responsibility for specific activities from the Outpatient Sister.

Duties

  • Deliver skilled practical nursing care and participate in the monitoring of planning, delivery and evaluation of individualised patient care in relevant areas of practice.

  • Prepare and maintain clinical records of patient care in line with NMC standards for records and record keeping.

  • Administer treatments and care to patients following company policies and in accordance with Consultant protocols.

  • Meet legal and statutory requirements e.g. Health and Safety, COSHH Regulations, Manual

  • Handling and the control of drugs.

  • Participate in the implementation and evaluation of standards of care within the department.

  • Provide support and training to other members of staff, such as staff orientation and procedures and equipment handling.

  • Continue to develop clinical knowledge and professional skills of practice

  • Ensure completion of mandatory training within 3 months of start date.

  • Report to Outpatient Sister any complaints, accidents, incidents and near misses both verbally and in writing.

  • Monitor and maintain clinic equipment and manage any deficiency in services.

  • Adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

  • Undertaking any other duties as required by the line manager.

  • Take ownership for the delivery of patient care for outpatients.

  • Take charge of the nursing department in the absence of senior staff.

  • Be able to prioritise a constantly changing workload along with meeting patients' demand ensuring both clinical care and the safety of patients are not compromised.

Requirements

  • RGN

  • A minimum of 2 years post-registration experience

  • Undertaken a relevant phlebotomy course and current clinical practice in this area

  • Evidence of continuous professional development

  • Relevant orthopaedic experience

  • Good IT skills and ability to use clinical data systems

  • Basic understanding of patient care issues in day surgery.

  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of NMC professional code of conduct and its application.

  • Understanding of fundamentals of nursing care and ability to deliver a high standard of individualised care.

  • Up to date clinical skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team and some experience of managing a small team.

  • Ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits

  • Comprehensive private medical and dental insurance with Bupa upon passing probation

  • Lifestyle and wellness benefits with Perkbox upon passing the 3-month probationary period.

  • Cycle to work, Gym, and Season Ticket loan schemes upon passing probation.

  • 26 days annual leave rising by 1 day for every 2 years’ service up to 31 days + bank holidays.

  • 15 days paid company sick pay.

  • Optional overtime at enhanced rates.

  • Flexible shift patterns – 4 or 5 days per week.

  • Yearly pay review.

  • Pension scheme with Scottish Widows, with 3% employer contributions.

  • Workplace nursery benefit.

Our client promotes a safe and healthy work environment through the following:

  • Equality & Diversity

    • All employees must have respect for every individual, treating everyone with dignity, courtesy, fairness, and consideration, and welcoming and accepting differences between people. It is the responsibility of every employee to work towards the elimination of all discrimination and prejudice.

  • Health & Safety

    • All employees have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. Employees are required to co-operate with management to meet the companies own legal duties.

  • Infection Control

    • It is the responsibility of all staff to recognise their role in maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff to minimise the risk of avoidable Healthcare Associated Infection. Employees are responsible for ensuring that they are fully aware of the Infection Prevention and Control policies.

  • Quality Governance

    • All employees must adhere to policies and procedures and seek advice on these when in doubt as to their scope and applicability. Employees are specifically reminded that they must respect the confidentiality of all information they have access to during their employment including personal data.

  • Value

    • All staff are expected to display and aspire to the companies Values.

  • Making it Happen

    • Be proactive in keeping the service under review, making recommendations, and implementing changes to continuously improve the patient journey

  • Stronger Together

    • Work in partnership with the multidisciplinary team to challenge and influence clinical and managerial decision making

  • Personalised Service

    • Deliver a patient-centred specialist nursing service for patients admitted to the ward, provide patients with information regarding their care and treatment 

If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, then please apply, we will take care of the rest!