Staff Nurse - Mackellar & Sedgewick Wards

Employer
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 Per Annum, Including HCAS
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Our post surgical Mackellar & Sedgewick Wards are looking to recruiting a enthusiastic, competent staff nurse to join their close knit team.

You will assist the team in the patient focused care on the wards.

Main duties of the job

To assist the service as ophthalmic clinical practitioner and ensure excellent care are given to the designated patient group.

Demonstrate appropriate practice and specialist advice in the admission, planning, implementation and discharge of patients in the Ophthalmic Day Care and Observation Bay.

Assist in the provision of evidence based nursing practice.

To assist with the assessment of care needs, development, implementation and evaluation of high standards of nursing care.

Be conversant with Trust Policies and guidelines and ensure compliance.

Assist in the investigation of complaints within the service. Report information and findings back to the Senior Nurse.

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.

About us

Based in the vibrant and fast developing high tech quarter centred around City Road, Hoxton and Shoreditch, we have:
  • A lively working atmosphere
  • Easy and quick transport links
  • Affordable housing in the coolest new developments right on the doorstep
  • Career development opportunities for staff at all levels
  • A range of attractive benefits that include eye care, generous holidays, and an excellent pension scheme.


Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist the service as ophthalmic clinical practitioner and ensure excellent care are given to the designated patient group.

Demonstrate appropriate practice and specialist advice in the admission, planning, implementation and discharge of patients in the Ophthalmic Day Care.
  • Assist in the provision of evidence based nursing practice.
  • To assist with the assessment of care needs, development, implementation and evaluation of high standards of nursing care. Be conversant with Trust Policies and guidelines and ensure compliance.
  • Assist in the investigation of complaints within the service. Report information and findings back to the Senior Nurse.

Quality
  • Facilitate a high quality, cost effective specialist service through monitoring and audit and other quality initiatives agreed by the Trust.
  • Participate in key developments relating to the ophthalmic speciality so that high quality patient focused services are promoted.
  • Attend and participate in multi-professional team meetings.

Education and Leadership
  • To help ensure that the learning environment and specialist training is provided for the benefit of all staff and that evidence based practice is incorporated and utilised in the teaching environment.
  • To ensure mandatory training is kept up to date.
  • To assist with the development of junior nurses and others during their allocation to the service.
  • To act as an advisor to junior staff.
  • Support and participate in education and training programmes and assist in developing training programmes as required.
  • To assist the Nursing Management, Matron and Sister/Charge Nurse in developing a culture that is challenging, stimulating, rewarding and supportive.
  • To be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with Revalidation requirements and to maintain a professional profile.
  • To assist in undertaking annual appraisals for staff and ensure own appraisal and PDP is current.

Research and Development
  • Promote and participate in nursing research updating own knowledge to promote excellence in clinical practice.
  • To support the Practice Development Team in the development and implementing of evidence-based practice.
  • Utilise research findings in the delivery of specialist patient care, developing new ways of working and to disseminate relevant information to staff.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of nursing practice guidelines, standards and policies.
  • Participate and contribute to audit and research within the speciality in collaboration with colleagues.

Management and Leadership
  • Be a role model and demonstrate specialist knowledge and high standards of clinical practice and provide support or advice when necessary.
  • Develop the role according to patients changing needs and research findings, within the resources available.
  • Assist in providing specialist education to members of the clinical team, which facilitates learning and individual personal development.
  • Assist in the co-ordination of the day to day service, delegate duties and care appropriately.
  • Assist in ensuring the staffing and skill mix is maintained, at all times, to a level that does not compromise patient safety.
  • To be involved in the development, assessment and implementation of guidelines, protocols and pathways.

Compliance and Governance
  • Maintain clear and legible patient records in accordance with both Trust and professional standards for record keeping.
  • Take an active role in risk assessment, supporting implementation of strategies to minimise risk. Ensuring incidents and near misses are reported, through promoting a no blame culture.
  • Ensure staffs act in accordance with local, hospital and statutory guidelines and policies including health & safety initiatives.
  • Will work in accordance with corporate objectives and ensure that all staffs are aware.
  • 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, safety, security and risk.


Person Specification

Professional Registration

Essential

  • NMC Registration


Experience

Essential

  • Previous NHS Experience


Knowledge & Skills

Desirable

  • Ophthalmology Experience


Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

City road

London

EC1V 2PD

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273-DC-7127

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