Band 5 Staff Nurse/ODP - Tower Wing/Lambeth Wing/Nuffield Theatres

London, Greater London, England
EC2V 8AF
Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust £ 30.786 - 37.841 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 30.786 - 37.841 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
11 Jan 2022
Closes
10 Feb 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Responsible for carrying out clinical practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.
  • Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
  • To ensure that patients' receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
  • Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.
  • Recognise the significance of observations made, and use them to develop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.
  • Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a person's nursing requirements.
  • Will ensure that all patients will have a discharge plan that is safe and appropriate for their needs.
  • Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, checking on and maintaining the highest possible standards.
  • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team to ascertain treatments and advise on nursing priorities.
  • Take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health and wellbeing and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.
  • Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height, and report exceptions appropriates.
  • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication including transfusion of blood and blood products.
  • Is wholly accountable for his / her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his / her knowledge and professional competence.
  • Will be familiar with the Health and Safety at Works Act, and be aware of its implications and ensure that local unit and departmental policies are followed.
  • Will adopt a patient orientated approach to work
  • Will be familiar with the ward's fire, manual handling and C.O.S.H.H. policies and ensure that all nurses in the ward are aware of the policies.
  • Will be responsible for the provision and receipt of complex, sensitive or contentious information related to patients, patient care, relatives, staff and other multidisciplinary colleagues.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the multi- disciplinary team regarding patient care.
  • Will communicate with patients and relatives, making reports and liaising, as appropriate; with medical staff other members of the care team and management.
  • Will give and receive day/night reports. Acting as team leader/member/coordinator as necessary.


Person specification

Qulaifications
Essential criteria
  • NMC Level one Registration or recognised qualification in Operating Department Practice registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


Desirable criteria
  • SSSA (Teaching and Assessing qualification)
  • Successfully completed or working towards completing Peri-Operative post registration course
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge within the Peri-operative environment


Skills
Essential criteria
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively
  • Up to date IT skills


Desirable criteria
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation
  • Clinical skills experience within the peri-operative setting


Experience
Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates an awareness of clinical governance and how this affects their role and department
  • An understanding of professional accountability


Desirable criteria
  • Recent experience in Theatres - Anaesthetic, Scrub, or Recovery
  • Experience of working on own and in a team
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff


Guy's and St Thomas'celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or study's at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity , gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a dis

Ref: TAP0066

Job Details

Band 5 Staff Nurse/ODP - Tower Wing/Lambeth Wing/Nuffield Theatres

London, Greater London, Englandd Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 30.786 - 37.841 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
11 Jan 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
10 Feb 2022

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