Staff Nurse - Outpatient
Staff Nurse - Outpatient
Salary:£30,000 (dependant on experience)
Contract type: Permanent
We are looking for a new Staff Nurse to join our busy Outpatient Department. The Outpatient Department provides services for a variety of specialities including Orthopaedics, Ophthalmic, General Surgery. Cosmetic, ENT, Urology, Gynaecology and many more.
These role would ideally suit an experienced Staff Nurse who can support a range of clinical specialities, contributing to the delivery of an effective, efficient and responsive outpatient service. You will participate in the Governance of the department; including Risk Management, Health and Safety and Audit activities.
Your key 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 adhere to these at all times
- 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
If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then I would love to hear from you.
Please contact Charlotte Pinkus on or send a copy of your CV to . All applications are completely confidential.
If this role isn't for you but you know somebody else who could be suitable please refer them to us. If they get the job we will send you £100 as a thank you! (make sure they give your name when they contact).
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