Scrub Nurse

  • Location

    South West England, England

  • Sector:

    Panoramic Nursing

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  • Salary:

    £36000.00 - £44000.00 per annum + 33 Day Holiday (Inc Bank Holidays)

  • Contact:

    Sam John

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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My client is one of the leading providers of NHS-funded ophthalmology services in England. They provide services for NHS CCGs, NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, and other providers of NHS funded services. They deliver over 125,000 patient interactions annually, including outpatient appointments, diagnostic testing, and eye surgery. Their services are delivered through a variety of models including Managed Services and Ophthalmology Joint Venture (OJV) Partnerships.

Role Summary

To provide a competent Nurse provision in the services Theatre.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities for Clinics:

  • Up to date proficient Scrub skills for high volume cataract surgery.
  • Full understanding of Phaco Machines/Instrumentation and set up
  • Full knowledge of the eye and understanding of Biometry/Lens bank/Implants
  • Working as part of a theatre team
  • Ability to support the surgeon anticipating any potential problems in theatre and resolve them

Administrative Duties:

  • To keep accurate patient health records, updating electronic patient records or completing handwritten clinical notes.

Professional Duties:

  • To work within the requirements of the code of practice and standard of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • To be responsible for and demonstrate commitment to Continuing Professional Development and Clinical Governance.
  • To participate in training and development of clinical and other groups of staff.
  • To participate in clinical audit and research projects, as required.

Education & Qualification:

  • Nursing degree or equivalent qualification essential.

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Theatre training /substantive experience required.
  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council essential.
  • 3 years or more hospital eye service experience expected.
  • Knowledge of clinical practice and demonstrable knowledge of developments in Optometry required.
  • Experience of and commitment to medical audit.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office products and using computerised systems for data input/output and review.

Skills & Personal Attributes:

  • Enjoys the routine and rhythm of a process driven environment.
  • Ability to work in different theatre environments adapting to different surgeons
  • Able to balance working independently with appropriate escalation and delegation.
  • Committed to deliver consistently high standards of care to patients.
  • Seeks continuous professional development.
  • Self-motivated to provide an excellent level of communication and individual care for patients.
  • Comfortable making a significant contribution, including teaching and training, in a small multi-disciplinary team.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Actively promote, market and present a positive image of the Company and its activities both within and outside the Healthcare environment.
  • Ensure the quality standards and performance measures applying to the work of the section are met and facilitate continuous improvements in all aspects of the post.
  • Undergo any self-development and training as necessary for success in the role and provide support and development for others where appropriate.
  • Carry out any duties at all times in accordance with the Company's policies including Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.
  • Promote by positive example both internally and externally, the purpose and vision.
  • Undertake all responsibilities in adherence with Policies and Protocols for Infection, Prevention and Control.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities commensurate with the grade of the post, which the Principal or their senior management representative may from time to time require.