NL-Out-SJE
£34,000 - £36,000

Interested in Outpatients?

Take a look at this exciting new opportunity at a top private hospital! 

Our client in North West London is looking for a new Staff Nurse to join their busy Outpatient Department. The Outpatient Department provides services for a variety of specialties including orthopaedics, ophthalmic, urology, obstetrics-gynaecology, dermatology, plastics, rheumatology, neurology as well as a nurse led pre-assessment clinic.

Located in leafy St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, their luxury private Hospital has an international reputation for providing the highest quality of care to patients and is unique in that all profits fund their onsite Hospice, St John’s.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure documentation is completed accurately and within agreed timescales using Hospital approved documentation, in line with NMC and Hospital guidelines.

  • To ensure the provision of excellent, evidence-based nursing care for patients.

  • Ensure that each patient is assessed, and that their care is planned, implemented and evaluated, and that this is accurately documented.

  • Ensure the provision of a welcoming, caring and safe environment for patients and their families.

  • To communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.

  • To develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence-based nursing care. This includes completion of training and development identified as part of appraisal and personal development (PDP) planning.

  • To be competent in the administration of medication

  • Communicate effectively, promoting open and trusting relationships.

  • To be aware of the uses, safety precautions and handling of equipment in the department.

  • Participate in effective communication between all members of the multidisciplinary team, other hospital departments, relatives and visitors.

  • Ensure quality care is given, by being familiar with agreed standards of care and to inform seniors, if the required standard cannot be reached.

  • Assist in ensuring the safety of the department, and the risk management process by actively participating in clinical audit, clinical risk and quality issues, including reporting of incidents.

  • Be aware of how to access Hospital policies and clinical procedure guidelines and that staff always adhere to these 

  • Act as a team leader for Health Care Assistants, acting as a mentor/preceptor, and facilitating their development.

  • To actively participate in the practical training at every opportunity, through formal and informal teaching.

  • Supervise and orientate temporary staff and staff new to the area.

  • To act as a preceptor for Health Care Assistants.

  • To participate in audit relating to nursing and multidisciplinary care.

  • Maintain own professional development and mandatory training

Requirements

  • Previous relevant experience working in a similar healthcare environment

  • Excellent people skills, good communication and observation ability

  • To have sound knowledge and experience within the various clinical specialties

  • Demonstrable experience in mentoring junior staff

  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct for Nursing and the Data Protection Act

  • Ability to work under pressure and with high volumes of work during peak times

Benefits

  • Competitive pay with progressive band structuring, as well as generous unsociable hours enhancements (if applicable)

  • For employees joining us from the NHS, we can provide continuation of your NHS pension

  • Contributory pension schemes to suit all pockets.

  • Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year

  • 27 days annual leave

  • We can provide short-term accommodation for new starters at The Hospital

  • Ongoing training and development programmes

  • Discounts at local, national and online shops

  • Interest-free season ticket loans

  • Cycle to work loan scheme

  • Employee “Service Excellence” recognition rewards

  • Childcare vouchers

  • £1,000 Refer a Friend scheme