This post is based at the Ealing satellite site Daycare and Outpatients within the Northwest Directorate. Moorfields is one of the world's leading eye hospitals, providing expertise in clinical care, research and education. PROBATIONARY PERIOD
This post will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
During the probationary period, your suitability for continued employment will be assessed and provided a satisfactory standard is achieved and maintained, your employment will be confirmed.The probationary period may be extended or your employment terminated either during or at the end of probation, in line with the trust Probationary Policy. For the duration of the probation period, the notice period will be in line with contractual obligations on either side.Main duties of the job
The post holder is responsible for assessment of care needs of patients, planning programmes of care, implementation and evaluation of these programmes with direct supervision.
At times they will have leadership responsibility for being in-charge of the ward and supervising junior members of staff. The post holder will be a key member in relation to the development of practice on the ward. They will be working independently/autonomously and at times without direct supervision, accountable for their own professional actions.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of service users, and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centred care principles.About us
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This post is to work at Ealing satellite including Outpatients, Day Ward and Injection Suite.Moorfields is one of the world's leading eye hospitals, providing expertise in clinical care, research and education.Our main focus is the treatment and care of NHS patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions which require treatments not available anywhere else in the UK. We treat people at our main hospital base in London's City Road and at 19 satellite facilities in and around the capital, which enables us to provide expert treatment closer to patient's homes. Moorfields has contracts with more than 80 primary care trusts across the country, making us a truly national centre for eye care.We are also a major postgraduate teaching centre and a national centre for ophthalmic research involving, with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, the largest ophthalmic research programme in the world.The post-holder will be responsible supporting the clinical team in providing quality care to our patients who present with a wide variety of ophthalmic conditions also maintaining a safe and clean environment.
The Moorfields Values: Excellence , Equity and Kindness. We expect all applicants for our posts to commit to upholding these values.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesClinical and Patient Care
- Responsible for carrying out clinical ophthalmic practice within designated clinical areas, ensuring that high quality, current evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, implementation, interventions and evaluations for patients is provided from admission through to discharge.
- Will be responsible for the application of knowledge across the range of ophthalmic work procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
- To act as advocate for patients within the area, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.
- To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.
- Recognise the significance of observations made and use them to develop and initiate nursing assessments and devise a plan of care.
- Carry out those activities necessary to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a persons nursing requirements.
- Carry out ophthalmic nursing procedures and treatments, checking on and maintaining the highest possible standards.
- To take a clear and concise history from patients by assessing their health and well-being and complete documentation ensuring that all entries are accurate and legible and that all information systems are maintained.
- Undertake prescribed physical observations as follows measuring Intra ocular pressures after competency-based training.
- Performing Fundus fluorescein angiography and cannulation after being signed off competent to do so.
- To work in the Eye theatre reception, ensuring the surgical pathway is running smoothly and on the day cancellations are prevented. Keeping the patient experience and safety the key focus of your practice. Working alongside the theatre team to ensuring good communication. Liaising with the inpatient team to maintain up to date information is feedback to day-care team.
- Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication.
- Is accountable for his/her practice in line with the NMC code of professional conduct and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve his/her knowledge and professional competence.
- Will act in accordance with local, hospital and statutory guidelines and policies including health and safety initiatives.
- Will compile a personal & professional portfolio (in conjunction with the performance management process and the compilation of a Personal Development Plan.
- Will maintain a high standard of care and give courteous reception to all patients and visitors.
- Will practice in a cost effective and cost aware manner.
- Take all possible precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of staff, service users, visitors, and the public, by implementing all policies related to health, safely, security and risk.
- Will establish a relationship with a clinical supervisor.
- Provide specialised advice concerning the care and treatment of identified groups or categories of ophthalmic patients/clients.
- Communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding patient care.
- Will communicate with patients and relatives, making reports and liaising as appropriate with medical staff other member of the care team and management.
- Report to the Doctor/Charge Nurse/Sister and members of the multidisciplinary team on patients conditions, both verbally and in writing as required.
- Liaise with inter-hospital departments/personnel.
Education & Professional Development
- Attend and participate in ward meetings and help promote new ideas and methods and assist in their implementation.
- Act as a role model, giving guidance, counselling and support to unqualified staff and students.
- Actively contribute to the teaching programme within the ward.
- Act as a mentor and introduce new staff members to their role within the team.
- Act as a preceptor for newly qualified members of staff.
- Act as a mentor/assessor to unqualified staff.
Compliance and Governance
- Take every opportunity to maintain and improve knowledge and competence and take steps to keep up to date with clinical and nursing developments.
- Maintain clear and legible patient records in accordance with both Trust and professional standards for record keeping.
- In conjunction with the Ward Manager and other senior members of the multi-disciplinary team to develop a positive culture and environment for both staff and patients.
- In conjunction with other senior members of the multi-disciplinary team be responsible for and maintain a high standard of care within the service which is evidence based, consistent with legislation and embodies a recovery focus of care.
- Encourage service users in providing feedback on the quality of service provided on the ward both on a local and Trust level and provide leadership in implementing user focused quality improvement initiatives.
- To create an environment that fosters good communication between patient and health care professionals, that meets individuals needs.
- Be an effective communicator and be a role model in liaising with the community and other members of the health care team.
- To always comply with the requirements of the Health & Safety regulations under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and to take responsibility for the health and safety and welfare of others in the working environment ensuring that agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment.
- It is the responsibility of all employees to ensure compliance with the Health and Social Care Act, 2008, in preventing risk of infections to patients, visitors and other staff within the trust.
- All staff is required to implement infection control policies and practices, including hand hygiene, waste disposal, staff uniform and occupational health responsibilities, as detailed in the trust intranet.
- It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that they have evidence of annual/or otherwise infection control training.
- All staff is responsible for ensuring that equipment used in the patient environment is cleaned, decontaminated and maintained in line with trust policy.
- To comply at all times with the Trusts Data Security Policy. Also to respect confidentiality of information about staff, patients and health service business and in particular the confidentiality of electronically stored personal data in line with the Data Protection Act.
- Criminal Record checks are now a mandatory part of the NHS Recruitment process for staff, which, in the course of their normal duties has access to patients. Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having an unspent conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to the offence and the position you have applied for. Moorfields Eye Hospital is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. This means the convictions never become spent for work which involves access to patients. Failure to disclose any unspent convictions may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or if appointed could lead to dismissal. The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has published a Code of Practice for organisations undertaking CRB checks and a copy is available on request.
- The Trust has adopted a security policy to help protect patients, visitors and staff and to safeguard their property. All employees have a responsibility to ensure that those persons using the Trust and its service are as secure as possible.
- It is the responsibility of all trust employees to fully comply with the safeguarding policies and procedures of the trust. As a Moorfields employee you must ensure that you understand your role in protecting adults and children that may be at risk of abuse. Individuals must ensure compliance with their safeguarding training.
- The Trust is committed to policy of equal opportunities. A copy of our policy is available from the HR Department.
- The Trust operates a no-smoking policy.
- You should familiarise yourself with the requirements of the Trusts policies in respect of the Freedom of Information Act and comply with those requirements accordingly.
- The role description gives a general outline of the duties of the post and is not intended to be an inflexible or finite list of tasks. It may be varied, from time to time, after consultation with the post holder.
- All appointments within the National Health Service are subject to pre-employment health screening.
Person SpecificationKnowledge and SkilklsEssential ValuesEssential
- Any other duties as designated by your manager and which are commensurate with the grade.
- Evidence of teamwork and safe practice
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- Registered Nurse Level 1 (Adult)
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