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Lead Scrub Practitioner

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Think you have what it takes to be a Lead Scrub Practitioner?

This might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Our client in Orpington is looking for a Lead scrub practitioner to take charge of their theatre department. You will be assisting with the management of their 3 state of the art theatres.

Your role will be to plan the specialist service for both inpatients and outpatients. Promoting and maintaining high professional standard of nursing; meeting the needs of patients in all aspects.  To take the lead across specialist services in agreement with Executive Directors and Directors of Clinical services on initiatives to develop and modernise effective patient centred pathways from diagnosis to discharge.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the team to deliver care that helps improve the health of the individual and wider community.

  • Support the team in demonstrating compassion through effective relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity.

  • Develop own competence to deliver effective care and treatments through improving clinical/technical knowledge / skill, and expertise. 

  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient.

  • Act as an advocate for safeguarding patients; demonstrate courage to speak up when there are concerns about care. 

  • Demonstrate commitment to improving care and the patient experience.  

  • To provide a high-profile commitment to professional development, teaching and education for all levels of nursing staff in the hospitals.

  • The post-holder will actively participate in the hospitals 24-hour speciality helpline rota.

  • To participate in MDT and ensure all patients are discussed to maintain rigorous health and safety standards to ensure all procedures at ward and unit level are consistent with set policies.  Adhering to national guidelines, corporate and hospital protocols.

  • To ensure a robust communication system is in place to disseminate information to essential staff and outside agencies.

  • To ensure all patients attending the hospitals receive high quality care.

  • To deal with any verbal or written complaints in a timely manner, acting as required to address any deficiencies highlighted.

  • To act as role model to staff by participating in clinical procedures and demonstrating a high level of knowledge and competence in the delivery of nursing care. To include: Administration of specialist medication as required. Administration / management of other supportive therapies.

  • To participate in nursing/clinical audit to ensure development of a quality service is achieved.

  • To maintain links with specialist Network and other NHS Trusts to raise hospital profile and ensure clinical practice and patient information mirrors national and locally agreed guidance.

  • To be responsible for own development, regularly updating own knowledge and communicating to team members.

  • To participate in the education programme for the hospital – this will include organisation of study days as required, in liaison with the Practice Development and Training Departments.

  • To liaise with team leaders of non-clinical staff in the hospital regarding care of specialist patient’s needs.  This includes communicating information on personal health and safety.

Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organisation and multitasking skills required.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Motivated and enthusiastic.

  • Understanding on workload and shift management.

  • Patient and caring approach to customer care.

  • Studies Registered general nurse level 1. 

  • Experience working within a team model of nursing.  

  • Previous experience working within the acute healthcare sector. 

  • 18 months post registration experience.

  • Experience of customer care,

  • Registered Nurse Level 1 / Diploma / BSc in Nursing. 

  • Evidence of relevant clinical professional development preferably evidenced by certification RN with valid NMC Registration.

  • Excellent clinical applied knowledge which is evidenced based and takes account of national best practice standards. 

  • Basic workload / shift management skills.

  • Mentorship Qualification (ENB 998 or equivalent). Up-to-date knowledge in area of practice. Awareness of NMC Code of Accountability.

  • Awareness of NMC Standards for specialist education and practice.

  • Maths, English GCSE at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2 evidence.

  • Proficient in the use of a PC, including the use of software and systems. including interacting with challenging customers and situations.

Benefits

  • Annual leave

  • Pension

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Everyday discounts

  • Employee Assistance program

  • Life Assurance

  • Health Assessments

  • Long Service Awards

  • Fitness Discounts

  • Family and Friends discount

  • Paycare cash plan

  • Eye care Vouchers

  • Tastecard

  • Pennies from heaven

  • Season ticket loan

  • Annual Flu Vaccination

Lead theatre practitioner - Scrub

Do you want to work within the largest provider of independent healthcare?

If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
A new position has just been released for an experienced scrub nurse to join one of the leading Private Hospitals in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of their advanced Theatre department.

Would you like to work a team that Focuses on the needs of customers, primarily our patients and consultants? Identifies and prioritises the customer’s needs. Understands situations from the customer's perspective, and provides solutions, which fit the customer's needs. Focuses on customer service and care and takes a proactive approach to their needs and ownership of their issues.

The hospital aims to plan the specialist service for both inpatients and outpatients. Promoting and maintaining high professional standard of nursing; meeting the needs of patients in all aspects. To take the lead across specialist services in agreement with Executive Directors and Directors of Clinical services on initiatives to develop and modernise effective patient centred pathways from diagnosis to discharge.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To have shared responsibility for the leadership and operational management of the Theatre Department.
  • As a skilled member of the senior theatre team, to deliver and ensure that standards of patient care are always consistently provided and maintained in accordance with agreed operational policies
  • To assist with the management of the theatre department under the direction of the Clinical Service Manager: Theatres.
  • Responsible for co-ordinating and leading a team of staff in Theatres to deliver skilled and high-quality peri-operative care.
  • Check Operating lists and booking forms in advance to organise any special equipment required. Liaise with Consultants and companies to ensure correct instruments and implants and equipment is ordered and received
  • Appropriately allocate staff to meet the activity. This will involve looking at the off duty, working closely with staff and making changes when and where possible.
  • To book and effectively utilise bank and agency staff ensuring minimum use of temporary staffing.
  • Plan and organise operating lists with Consultants and secretaries
  • To undertake scrub and circulating duties with theatres
  • To work within the role of Advanced Scrub Practitioner with extended skills
  • To participate in the theatre ‘on call rota as required
  • To teach, nurture, supervise and co-ordinate the work of junior staff.
  • To take responsibility for all theatre activities as required.

Requirements:

  • RGN/ODP
  • Mentorship in Practice or equivalent
  • Experience in a senior theatre role.
  • Experience in orthopaedic, gynaecology and general surgery at a senior level
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Good mentor/coaching skills.
  • Application of knowledge of specialised procedures and equipment used in the Operating Theatre

Benefits:

  • BMI Healthcare Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per annum

Fertility Nurse

Do you want to work within the largest provider of independent healthcare?

If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

A new position has just been released for an experienced Fertility Nurse to join one of the leading Private Hospitals in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of their advanced team.

Would you like to work a team that Focuses on the needs of customers, primarily our patients and consultants? Identifies and prioritises the customer’s needs. Understands situations from the customer's perspective, and provides solutions, which fit the customer's needs. Focuses on customer service and care and takes a proactive approach to their needs and ownership of their issues.

The hospital aims to plan the specialist service for both inpatients and outpatients. Promoting and maintaining high professional standard of nursing; meeting the needs of patients in all aspects. To take the lead across specialist services in agreement with Executive Directors and Directors of Clinical services on initiatives to develop and modernise effective patient centred pathways from diagnosis to discharge.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Embryologist and Fertility specialists to ensure excellent patient care.
  • You must be an NMC registered nurse with recent fertility experience. We are committed to personal development; therefore, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to attend national and international conferences and take part in the nurse’s ultrasound scanning training program.
  • This position will require some weekend work and out of hours on call support on a rotational basis.
  • Demonstrate awareness of regulatory requirements, taking appropriate action to ensure these requirements are implemented and adhered to.
  • Ensure compliance with all Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures understanding your role in the prevention of infection in patients and staff.
  • To be aware of your responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
  • To ensure you are aware of your responsibilities, supporting policies and undertake the appropriate level of training for your role.

Requirements:

  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Good organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Caring and Professional nature
  • Drive and enthusiasm Experienced in acute nursing care
  • Minimum two years’ experience in in the field of infertility

Benefits:

  • BMI Healthcare Scheme
  • Staff Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per annum

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