An exciting opportunity for an Orthopaedic Trauma Practitioner to support the orthopaedic department at the Royal free hospital.We are seeking an experienced, passionate, dynamic, and forward-thinking individual to support the orthopaedic and trauma department.To ensure quality and safety of patients within the service and to ensure that a high standard of clinical care is always delivered by the entire multidisciplinary team. You would work autonomously to deliver specialist clinical orthopaedic care appropriate to the needs of the patient group and based on principles that are research based and which enhance the quality of patient care. Responsible for the facilitation of the planning, delivery, and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients. Contribute to training and education within the services. Promote an innovative and progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through Clinical pathways and also reviewing the evidence base and embedding this in practice through engagement in research activities.Effective communication, a strong collaborative approach and the ability to engage the multidisciplinary team within an ever changing, ever challenging environment is essential. You will have to confidently juggle and deliver on priorities and projects.For further information please contact: Nick Garlick, CD for orthopaedics email@example.com
or Susan Tierney, Divisional Director of Nursing, firstname.lastname@example.orgMain duties of the job
- Work with all key members of the multidisciplinary team to advise and support colleagues in the delivery of specialised patient care across professional boundaries.
- Act as the patient advocate and facilitate closer liaison and negotiation with externa providers about facilitating appointments and diagnostics required in other organisations.
- Work autonomously to deliver specialist clinical care appropriate to the needs of the patient group and based on principles that are research based and which enhance the quality of patient care.
- Contribute to the facilitation of the planning, delivery, and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
- Contribute to training and education within specialist area.
- Promote an innovative and progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through reviewing the evidence base and embedding this in practice through engagement in research activities.
- Act as a visible role model and expert practitioner.
The clinical nurse specialist will assist medical colleagues in the care of trauma patients admitted to the trauma and orthopaedic department. They will support the nursing staff on the ward in the care of these patients.
They will be responsible for the post-operative follow-up of elective surgical patients following discharge from the ward.
We hope that the successful candidate will play an active role in helping to develop the trauma and orthopaedic department at the Royal Free HospitalJob descriptionJob responsibilities
- Support the management of trauma and orthopedic patients admitted to the ward as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Promote seamless care of orthopedic trauma patients.
- Help maintain the inpatient database.
- Support the nursing staff in the nursing care of patients admitted to the ward.
- Maintain the nursing equipment necessary for in patient care i.e., traction etc.
- The postholder will engage fully and proactively in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit. This will involve data entry to the National Hip Fracture Database and the National Joint Registry.
- Engage in continuing professional development.
- Collaborate on all aspects of quality management related to the nursing and clinical area.
Person SpecificationRoyal Free World Class ValuesEssential
- Assist in the evaluation of the service and patient care, including monitoring of patient experience.
- Lead the implementation of improvements in nursing/therapies practices within own areas of responsibility in line with local and national agenda and patient feedback.
- Have a thorough understanding of safeguarding procedures and knowledgeable with respect to safeguarding triggers and risks.
- Be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of their own clinical and professional activities.
- Recognise the limits of own clinical knowledge and skills and to seek medical support whenever needed to provide safe, effective, and timely patient care.
- Take account of national policy, to ensure that core, specialist, and advanced nursing practice is developed to meet service need, through the use of research and evidenced based practice, ensuring they are linked to the clinical governance and patient safety agendas.
- Contribute to the investigation of complaints and untoward incidents and ensure recommendations and related education/training programmes/action plans are implemented.
Education & professional QualificationsEssential
- Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values
- Registered nurse
- Undergraduate degree
- Recognised teaching or mentorship qualification
- Post registration qualification relevant to specialty
- Advanced assessment skills
- Masters degree or working towards
- Independent nurse prescribing course or willingness to undertake
- Substantial post-registration experience in area of speciality
- Previous experience of research and audit
- Evidence of teaching junior members of staff
- Proven evidence of improving the patient experience
Skills and AptitudesEssential
- Undertaken nurse led clinics
- Current experience of line management of staff
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Expert specialist skills for the post
- Knowledge of current advances and pathways of care relevant to specialty
- Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence
- Skilled in use of computer/keyboard
- Ability to problem-solve, prioritise and to work to deadlines
- Ability to motivate staff and improve individuals and team performance
- Ability to develop collaborative working relationships with multi professional teams
- Demonstrates evidence of knowledge and ability to undertake change management
- Able to manage stressful situations and challenge decisions to ensure that patient needs are met Able to lead, manage and motivate others in complex problem solving and assessment skills
Royal Free London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Royal Free Hospital
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