Senior Outpatient Nurse - Berkshire
We're looking for an experienced Band 6 Nurse specialist for a state of the art clinical facility in Berkshire. The ideal candidate will have experience within an outpatient setting.
- To ensure the provision of high quality evidence-based nursing care in a clinic setting with a focus upon the implementation of smooth and efficient outpatient clinics
- Be a willing and flexible team leader/player, playing a hands-on clinical role that carries with it an opportunity to introduce new services and development of the clinical team in line with service growth
- Implementing and maintaining the highest standards of evidence based clinical care
- Ensuring all care is given in accordance with agreed protocols
- Working in line with and contributing to local delivery of national care standards
- Delivering a seamless service through the development of enhanced communication with key stakeholders and patient care contributors
- Maintaining equipment in line with manufacturer's instructions
- Maintaining clinic rooms to a high standard of cleanliness and stocked to the appropriate levels
- Undertaking chaperone duties
- Assisting the consultants during consultations and with minor operations and procedures
- Carry out diagnostic procedures - such as ECG, swabs, blood tests etc.
- Be proficient in cannulation and venesection as required
- Carrying out nursing procedures including dressings, removal of sutures etc.
- Working with consultants, secretaries and extended members of the multi-disciplinary team to develop clinic records
- Ensuring notes are available for clinics including any results for imaging or blood tests
- Be trained to intermediate life support (ILS) level and to act as a key member of the centre's resuscitation team
- Supporting colleagues in other departments as necessary
- Promoting a culture of learning and continuous quality improvement within the department
- Ensuring all patients are fully informed of the risks and benefits of proposed procedures
- Produce and provide all patients with relevant and accessible written information regarding their procedures
- Support the development of nursing practice within the team
- Contributing to provision of evidence based practice and clinical audit within the outpatient service, raising the profile and enhancing the contribution of nursing to patient care
- Utilising up to date research/evidence to deliver patient care and to disseminate this knowledge to all members of the multi-professional team
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Team player attitude
- Advanced problem-solving skills
- Interpersonal and communication skills, able to confidently and diplomatically deal with doctors and colleagues when issues arise
- Ability to teach and train others
- Registration with the NMC
- Familiar with treatment planning systems, electronic patient's systems and possess Advanced Microsoft Office skills
Please reach out to Emma Gorman for more information.
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