We are looking for a dynamic registered nurse to work in our Eye Department at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup. The department offers a comprehensive eye servicethat gives the post holder an opportunity to learn a new and interesting speciality orprogress their current ophthalmic role, skills and knowledge.
We are looking for someone who embraces change, while working with the care group to implement new ways of working who always has the patient at the centre of all they do
You will care for patients attending their eye appointment or procedures, coordinate clinical activity, complete various diagnostic eye tests, assist with ocular procedures and use their holistic knowledge to develop pre-assessment and rapid access assessment skills andmuch more.
You will demonstrate caring qualities,with excellent communication skills,and work well in amulti-professional team so patients are supported and move through the department in a timely and safe manner through high quality care.
If you are motivated,with Ophthalmology experience or willing to learn this speciality, and interested in progressing theirmanagerial and leadership abilities then please apply. Queen Mary's Eye Department is a 7 day service outpatient service and at times you will be asked to work at Orpington Hospital Eye Clinic or other Care Group Clinics.Main duties of the job
As a NMC registered nurse and bound by the NMC Code of Professional standards, practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, which presents the professional standards that nurses must uphold in order to be registered.
At Kings, emphasis is put on the need to ensure that all staff recognise their responsibility to deliver services in a high quality, courteous, patient focused manner maintaining patient confidentiality at all times. They work and behave in line with the Trust values: kindness, respectful and a team to ensure the safety and wellbeing of service users
- To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide high quality nursing care to patients and support relatives.
- To work with support, within a multi-disciplinary team to provide continuing care to a specified group of patients.
- To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as appropriate.
To obtain ophthalmology care group knowledge and skills and maintain own personal developmentAbout us
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.
We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.
King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please refer to supporting document: job description and person specification.
The post holder must be a registered nurse and is therefore bound by the NMC Code of Professional standards or practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, which presents the professional standards that nurses must uphold in order to be registered. At Kings, emphasis is put on the need to ensure that all staff recognise their responsibility to deliver services in a high quality, courteous, patient focused manner maintaining patient confidentiality at all times. Job Summary
Main duties and responsibilities: Clinical Practice
- Adhering to NMC Code
- To be a safe and effective practitioner providing high quality nursing, evidence-based and patient focus care to patients
- To work with the multi-professional team to provide continuing care to a specified group of patients
- Involve and support patients, relatives, significant other, carers in the care process
- To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as appropriate.
- To maintain own personal development with support.
- Staff must recognise it is their responsibility to deliver services in a high quality, courteous, patient focused manner and maintaining patient confidentiality at all time
To practice within the NMC The Code: Professional Standards (2015) and adhere to this at all times
To assess, plan and evaluate individualised programmes of care for patients in partnership with the patient, their carers and the multidisciplinary team
To support and assist in the health education of patients and their families
To ensure care is delivered in accordance with latest evidence based practice guidelines
To ensure that patients and next of kin are informed as appropriate and as consented to by the patient themselves
To maintain up to date and comprehensive records of care in accordance with NMC and legal requirements
To maintain patient confidentiality at all times
To support junior colleagues, students, and visitors to the department
To demonstrate effective communication and customer care skills with patients and their relatives/carers, thereby acting as a positive role model for nurses and other staff
To act in a professional manner Education and Research
To assist in the teaching and practice development of junior colleagues and students Demonstrate the use of information and research findings to support and promote evidence based practice within the clinical area
To participate in research and audit within the unit
To support the use of Trust and local protocols and guidelines to enhance best practice
To participate in Trust and care group initiatives to develop nursing practice Management
To manage an agreed workload with support from colleagues and senior staff, as appropriate
To ensure that all Trust and local policies, protocols and procedures are adhered to by colleagues as appropriate
To work within and support the multi-disciplinary team
To maintain effective communication and professional relationships with all areas in the Division and with associated clinical areas within the Trust
To participate with the monitoring of standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the clinical
environment and associated areas in the department, and report as appropriate
To share knowledge and skills developed with other members of the multidisciplinary team
To participate in reflection & /or clinical supervision sessions
To take personal responsibility for resource management
To observe a general duty of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of self, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management associated with this post Personal Professional Development
To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required within the Trust and local to Ophthalmology
To maintain your own personal and professional development in accordance with CPD requirements, attending mandatory training sessions as required
To undergo and actively participate in your own yearly performance appraisal
To keep up to date with NMC & Trust guidelines and protocols
To adhere to the NMC Code (2015) working within and accepting responsibility for maintaining agreed levels of competence GENERAL
To maintain strict confidentiality of staff and patient records, in line with Trust Policy: any unauthorised breach of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action.
To ensure that acceptable standards of data protection are maintained, in accordance with the Data Protection Act. To observe the rules, policies and procedures in place at Kings College Hospital.
To carry out duties as an employee and service-provider with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.
To participate in team meetings as required by your team leader.
Under the Health & Safety at Work Act, the post holder has a general duty of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of oneself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
To undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade, this may be required from time to time.
You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.
To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
To be responsible, with management support, for your personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
All employees must hold an nhs.net account which will be the Trusts formal route for
email communication. You are therefore required to check this regularly and to deal with such communication promptly.
This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holder. Infection Control Statement
The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role. These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.Person SpecificationEducationEssential
Skills / ExperienceEssential
- Active UK NMC Registered Nurse (Adult)
- Experience to speciality being recruited to
- Verbal and written communication skills paying attention to accuracy and detail
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Acute ward experience in managing acutely ill patients and gain appropriate first and second line support
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Queen Mary's Hospital
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