The post holder will be responsible for providing a high standard of evidence-based care topatients throughout their operative journey, within the guidelines of the Trust, the HCPC andthe NMC.The post holder will provide support and guidance to the theatre team within the clinicalarea, and will assist with the training and development of junior staff and students.The post holder will take responsibility for running operating lists in conjunction with and inthe absence of a Senior Theatre Practitioner.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for providing a high standard of evidence-based care to patients throughout their operative journey, within the guidelines of the Trust, the HCPC and the NMC.
The post holder will provide support and guidance to the theatre team within the clinical area, and will assist with the training and development of junior staff and students.
The post holder will take responsibility for running operating lists in conjunction with and in the absence of a Senior Theatre Practitioner.About us
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley. With a turnover of around �700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.
As an organisation, we've made significant improvements for patients and staff in the last two and-a-half years. This is reflected in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection (from February 2020), which found improvements across the organisation and gave us an improved rating of \Good in the Well-Led and Effective domains, in addition to the rating of \Good that we had already achieved in the Caring domain. Our staff culture change programme has been key to the Trust's improvement journey, as we've stabilised our workforce by reducing vacancy rates and improving staff retention. We've also significantly increased the representation of minority ethnic leaders across our clinical and corporate teams.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The post holder will provide support and guidance to the theatre team within the clinical area, and will assist with the training and development of junior staff and students.The post holder will take responsibility for running operating lists in conjunction with and in the absence of a Senior Theatre Practitioner.
As a member of the team, participates in establishing a positive working environment in which patients receive a high standard of care delivery.
Personally deliver a high standard of care to patients and participate in assessing, planning and evaluation of individualised patient care.
Act as team leader where required and clinical role model at all times.
Ensure that all patients are cared for in a safe environment and maintains the safety and well-being of patients, staff and visitors in line with Health and Safety guidelines.
Personally acts within and ensures adherence to all Trust and Departmental policies and procedures.
Participates in the care, custody and administration of medicines in accordance with Trust and local policy.
Assist in developing the department philosophy and framework of care in line with unit/organisational and beliefs/values.
Ensure the provision of advice, support and health information to patients and their carers in order to promote a health-based service.
Ensure workload of colleagues does not jeopardise safe standards of practice and initiate action if necessary.
Participate in the daily checking and maintenance of essential equipment.
Transports/manages people and/or items such as equipment or specimens safely and to time consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.
Maintain accurate and legible records of all clinical and legal documentation to include accident / incident reporting, with regard to HCPC/NMC statutory and Trust polices.
Ensures all aspects of clinical care including interventions and investigations are performed, assessed and reported upon in a timely fashion and in a manner consistent with legislation, policy and procedures.
Liaise with all members of the multi-professional team to ensure that care is assessed, planned, delivered and evaluated within a multi-professional framework, in the interestsof the patient, and that care is communicated to all team members.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- NMC Level 1 Registration/ODP City & Guilds 752 or NVQ3 in ODP Practice.
- Experience of working in the appropriate care setting as a qualified or student nurse
- Ability of caring for the ill in a variety of settings as a qualified or student nurse
- Relevant specialist course
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to solve day to day problems
- Ability to develop own clinical skills and widen theoretical knowledge
- Evidence based knowledge of essential methods of care
- Interest in developing teaching skills
- Willingness to develop teaching skills, formally and informally
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