Surgical Ward Nurse
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Surgical Ward Nurses - elective day surgeries - Inpatients & Outpatients positions available
Be a part of an organisation that genuinely cares for its staff, offers a unique work life balance and a supportive working environment.
This is a private healthcare organisation, serving NHS patients. With exceptional standards and results they deliver excellent, high value patient care on behalf of the NHS for over eight million patients across England.
Working with the NHS they deliver high quality healthcare services, reducing waiting times and giving the patient a greater level of choice.
Conducting basic surgical ward duties as allocated by the Ward Manager, Shift Leader or the Senior Nurse on Duty to meet the standards required by the Company in providing a high quality service to patients.
• Ensure that all treatments given meet individual patient needs, reflect good practice and are provided by means of appropriate equipment, within the agreed patient care pathways.
• To be responsible for the admission of any new patient to the centre including establishment of a good mutual relationship completing all relevant documentation – identify and introduce named nurse/key worker.
• Be responsible for maintaining high standards of clinical practice and patient care by the use of clinical example and leadership skills.
• Monitor the quality and cost-effectiveness of service delivery from sub-contractors e.g. catering, cleaning through the liaison person on site and report to the Ward manager on issues of concern.
• Participate in health and safety and infection control in the ward.
• Assist with the investigation of complaints, accidents and critical incidents in accordance with agreed procedure.
• Monitor and report on outputs in radiology, pathology, occupational therapy, out-patients and physiotherapy that impact on compliance with clinical pathways.
• Participate in audits carried out on a monthly basis
• Provide motivation, leadership and regular supervision to the Healthcare Assistant staff.
• Participate in induction and foundation training for all new staff as well as mentoring of new staff and junior staff.
• To liaise with members of the medical and associated professions and ensure that prescribed or recommended treatment is carried out.
• Comply with CQC, CNST and other audits.
Essential skills & experience
• NMC registered Nurse
• At least 2 years post qualification (basic) experience
• Up to date sound clinical knowledge
• Good verbal / written communication skills
• Awareness of legislative requirements with regard to H & S
• Knowledge of Infection control policy and procedures.
- £ 26000 - 28500 Per year
- Full time, Part time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff
Posted 12 Oct 2017
Closes 12 Nov 2017
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