Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking to recruit a forward-thinking, proactive, highly-motivated individual to join the Ambulatory gynaecology service at Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust. This multi-disciplinary team of Nurse and Consultant Hysteroscopists provides services across our three hospital sites Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Treatment Centre and The Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and committed nurse with a passion for women's health issues. You will be supported professionally by the Gynaecology Clinical Specialist Nurse team to provide clinically excellent, compassionate care.
As the successful candidate you will combine strong clinical credibility and the ability to inspire and influence change with patient outcomes, patient experiences, quality, safety and risk management.
We require that the successful candidate holds current post graduate Hysteroscopic qualification and relevant current practice experience. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills to engage with patients and colleagues at all levels.
If you are interested and would like further information or an informal visit, please contact Helen Greenham (Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist) on 01905 733254, or Emily Lynott (Nurse Hysteroscopist) on 01527 503030 Extension 44065.Main duties of the job
- Act as an autonomous practitioner using advanced specialist skills to investigate, assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of own case load of patients presenting to the Post Menopausal Bleeding (PMB) and Outpatient Hysteroscopy (OPH) service in line with agreed protocols, guidelines and patient group directives (PGDs).
- Provide evidence based, high quality and safe standards of care.
- Provide expert advice relating to PMB and OPH to patients, their relatives, and Oncology/Gynae multidisciplinary team members, medical staff, patient representative groups, trainees and students.
- Provide specialist support, advice and information to patients and their families undergoing investigations for suspected cancer
- Provide specialist advice and clinical care for women and their families, in partnership with other specialised services to facilitate a collaborative approach to patient care
- In collaboration with the Lead For Ambulatory Gynaecology Services, develop and review protocols and guidelines for the OPH and PMB services.
- Be involved in and support the Directorate Management Team in strategic reviews and service development plans for PMB and OPH services
- Develop and lead audit and patient satisfaction surveys for the PMB and OPH services
Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.
The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester
Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.
We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.
Our objectives are simple:
- Best services for local people
- Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
- Best use of resources
- Best people
Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
As an autonomous practitioner, provide assessment, planning, investigations, diagnosis and treatment for women requiring outpatient hysteroscopy, within own competence, skill and qualifications
Carry out diagnostic and therapeutic outpatient hysteroscopy procedure as an autonomous practitioner within own competence, skill and qualificationsWorking as an autonomous practitioner, plan and organise workload effectively and be accountable for the quality and standard of work performedProvide a high level of clinical expertise and leadership in the unit and ensure the delivery of patient care in accordance with national and local guidelines, policy and procedures ensuring best standards of practice, the NMC code
Support both medical and nursing staff in the delivery of high quality care that is safe, clinically effective and takes into account the patient experienceContribute to the formulation of patient information leaflets and clinical/departmental guidelinesAct as a professional role model to all staffBe a contact/resource for GPs and other healthcare professionalsCommunication and Relationships
Take delegated and non-delegated consent for investigations, procedures and treatments within own sphere of competence and adhering to local guidelinesLiaise with the multi-disciplinary team both within the organisation and with outside stakeholders, to ensure high standards of care are maintained.Communicate proactively with all staff on the clinical condition and treatment/discharge plans of patients and ensures accurate and contemporaneous nursing records are maintainedEnsure excellent communication between patients, their relatives/carers, the multi-disciplinary team and GPsEnsure high standards of written and verbal advice are available to patients, relatives and carers
Actively involve patients, relatives and carers in investigation/treatment choicesEnsure the unit works collaboratively with other departments, in particular the ultrasound scan departmentActs as a role model/ ambassador for the organisation and the nursing professionEnsure clinic outcomes are recorded and waiting list forms/referrals are processed in keeping with local proceduresEducation and Training
Continually develop specialist knowledge, advanced practical skills and competence by regularly undertaking literature reviews, attending BSGE scientific meetings, adhering to current and changing BSGE requirements, and keeping up to date with RGOG guidelines and trends ensuring delivery of best evidence based practiceAttend relevant courses/conferences/lectures to keep up to date with current best practice standards and recommendations, as required by the needs of the service/role and meet the Trust mandatory training requirementsUtilise and disseminate new knowledge and skills appropriatelyBe involved in the training of medical staff, general practitioners, community gynaecologists and qualified nurses in outpatient hysteroscopy and related procedures eg. vaginal examination, passing speculum, endometrial biopsies, diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy procedures including endometrial polypectomyTeach undergraduate medical and nursing students in the management of abnormal uterine bleedingBe actively involved in internal/external, formal/informal teaching for health care professionals, patients and their relatives/carersPerform clinical and non-clinical audit, patient satisfaction surveys and development of the serviceBe involved in research pertaining to the PMB and OPH service/ Nurse Hysteroscopist roleBe actively involved in looking for quality improvement projects pertaining to the PMB and OPH servicePractice & Proffesional Development:
Ensure nursing practice is in keeping with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code and the NHS values
Receive and provide regular clinical supervision with and for other nursing staff using the reflective practice processKeep up to date with professional issues and ensure they are reflected in practice
Develop links and collaborate with other health care professionals to share good practice and innovations with colleagues locally, regionally and nationally
Be fully conversant and compliant with all relevant Trust policiesTo participate in personal objective setting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan at annual performance review.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Nurse with current NMC registration
- Nursing degree
- PG Certificate in Diagnostic Hysteroscopy and Therapeutic Management
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
- Holistic Health Assessment / Physical Examination module
- Non medical prescriber (V300 qualification)
- Counselling module
- Diagnostic ultrasound qualification in gynaecology
- ALERT / ALS provider
- At least 5 years post registration experience in gynaecology at Band 5 and above in a ward / outpatient setting
- Experience of facilitating nursing / medical student learning
- Experience in delivering inhouse training
- Clinical audit activity
- Managing clinical risk and incidents at department level
- Evidence of management experience
skills and knowledgeEssential
- Carrying out risk assessment
- Carrying out staff PDRs and professional development plan formation
- Sickness absence / performance management
- Complaints handling
- Experience and advanced clinical knowledge within Gynaecology
- Able to take delegated and non-delegated consent
- Awareness of MCA/DoLs and experience in assessment
- Proven ability to communicate complex clinical information
- Able to break bad news / poor prognosis with empathy
- Able to communicate with parents, relatives peers and other professionals
- Clinically credible
- Evidence of teaching and presentations skills
- Proven ability to be organised and manage own time / workload
- Awareness of health and safety issues and management of them
- Able to prioritise and use of initiative
- Fully aware of principles of infection control
- Able to produce written reports and articulate concerns regarding patient care / safety issues
- Computer literate
- Evidence of being up to date with current NHS / professional issues
- Bi-manual examination
- Chronic disease / pain management
- Project management skills
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- Evidence of adherence to the NMC Code
- Evidence of delivering person centred care
- Promoting peoples equality, diversity & rights
- To ensure actions contribute to quality
- Knowledge of the ageing process and related mental and physical health problems
- Knowledge of clinical governance including audit and a commitment to clinical supervision
- Knowledge of the individuals responsibility towards health and safety
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