Clinical Trauma Co-ordinator (Band 7 - indicative) St Helier site -Trauma and Orthopaedics
We are really excited about the Clinical Trauma Co-ordinator role that we have developed for our wards within our Surgical Directorate and Planned Care Division.
Are you a compassionate nurse? Enthusiastic, highly motivated, experienced and passionate about working in an Orthopaedic service? We are looking for an outstanding and committed Clinical Trauma Co-ordinator to work in partnership with the Clinical Matron and T & O Service Manager.
The Trauma Co-Ordinator will co-ordinate the care of all emergency patients, admissions in accordance with local guidelines and pathways ensuring the effect use of orthopaedic beds, and the optimisation of patients and utilisation of theatre lists to provide a comprehensive, high quality Orthopaedic Trauma Team Service.
They are to ensure all patients follow the correct orthopaedic trauma pathways.
To ensure theatre lists are managed well while liaising with the wider MDT.
To maintain quality communication between theatres, the emergency department, fracture clinic and other external agencies.
To attend daily trauma handover meetings at 8am Monday - Friday.
The Trauma Co-Ordinator must have an active and valid registration with the NMC.
The expectations within this job description will be met through professional leadership, clinical management, hands on clinical practice, education and training, and research.Main duties of the job
Attend trauma meetings and ward rounds, liaise with ED and confirm all Trauma patients admitted within the trust.
To be involved in assessing patients and liaise with all necessary parties to facilitate patients to be 'theatre ready'.
Ensure trust Nil-by-mouth policy is followed and ensure patients are given food and drinks if they are not listed for theatre of if they are cancelled.
Ensure excellent communication with patient, relatives, and the MDT to ensure smooth delivery of clinical interventions.
Escalate to Orthopaedic/Surgical Matron and Service manager when Trauma hours are elevated to ensure rapid intervention.
Co-ordinate in the utilisation of operating time and the admission of TCI patients.
Discuss all #NOF patients in the daily trauma meeting ensuring information is handed over to Ward staff.
Daily review of pre and post-operative hip fracture patients and ensure plans are in place, to include falls assessment, bone health assessment, AMTS and ortho-geriatric assessment.
Work flexibly with all staff Trust wide in coordinating Trauma Care ensuring a seamless service is provided to trauma patients.
Be responsible for ensuring a high standard of care is delivered across orthopaedics, surgery and the Directorates.
To act in accordance with the NMC or HCPC code of conduct at all times.About us
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.
We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.
The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached supporting Job description/Person Specification documents which contains more information about the rolePerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Mentorship or equivalent qualification
- Nursing related degree or diploma
- ENB 219 Orthopaedic course
- At least 3 years post Qualification experience
- Knowledge of the #NOF pathway
- the Knowledge of Trauma emergencies and pre, peri and post op needs
- Trauma co-ordinator
- National Hip database
- Relevant Knowledge and Skills at Senior Staff Nurse level or relevant to profession
- Need to demonstrate ability to manage staff and self effectively
- Work effectively as a member of the Multidisciplinary team across the trust.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Demonstrate leadership skills
- Ability to manage and prioritise own workload
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work flexibly
- Computer skills, excel and word
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
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