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Senior Staff Nurse for Outpatient Clinics and Day-Care Ward

Employer
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year incl. HCAS
Closing date
20 May 2024

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This post is based at Bath Street and CCL, 55 Moorgate. Moorfields is one of the world's leading eye hospitals, providing expertise in clinical care, research and education.

The successful applicant will be responsible for assessment of care needs of patients, planning of care, implementation and evaluation of these without direct supervision, will need to be pro active and willing to develop their skills and knowledge further.

You will be a key resourceful member in relation to the development of practice on the ward.

You will be working independently/autonomously and at times without direct supervision, accountable for their own professional actions and keeping their registration up to date.

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.

Main duties of the job

To assist the service as an expert ophthalmic clinical practitioner and ensure staff have the appropriate skills necessary to care for the designated patient group.

Demonstrate appropriate skills in performing Ophthalmic assessment, history taking and performing Ophthalmic diagnostic examinations. Able to gather ophthalmic and general medical history.

Assist in the provision of evidence based nursing practice in other ophthalmic services as required.

Facilitate a high quality, cost effective specialist service through monitoring and audit and other quality initiatives agreed by the Trust

Attend and participate in multi-professional team meetings.

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 assist the Matron and Nurse Manager in developing a culture that is challenging, stimulating, rewarding and supportive.

Promote and participate in nursing research updating own knowledge to promote excellence in clinical practice

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.

About us

This post is to work at Moorfields Private Outpatient Clinic (MPOC), CCL-Moorfields, Private Day Surgery and Day Case Unit.

Moorfields Private is part of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education.

A few of the key benefits of working for us are:
  • 25% discount for you and immediate family on any hospital fees for private care, including refractive eye surgery
  • Salary including High-Cost Area Supplement
  • Opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free 24/7 independent counselling service
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Easy and quick transport links
  • A range of attractive benefits and discounts
  • Access to Blue Light Card and other NHS Discount Schemes
  • Free Pilates classes
  • Full support and training to develop your skills
  • Flexible working friendly organisation

Plus lots more listed on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical and Patient Care
  • To assist the service as an expert ophthalmic clinical practitioner and ensure staff have the appropriate skills necessary to care for the designated private patient group.
  • Demonstrate appropriate practice and specialist advice in the admission, planning, implementation and discharge of private patients. This includes history taking and the requesting of agreed diagnostic procedures/clinical investigations.
  • Assist in the provision of evidence based nursing practice in other ophthalmic services as required.
  • 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 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 Nurse Manager, 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 PREP 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 work with 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.
  • Contribute to the business planning process and budget management for the area.
  • 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 management of the 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 staff 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 staff 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.

Communication
  • 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 other members of the health care team.
  • Provide support mechanisms for sharing good practice within the department and Trust wide.


Person Specification

Values

Essential

  • Good written and verbal communication


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Ophthalmic qualification or extensive experience


Desirable

  • Evidence of Leadership in practice/ completed course


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Ophthalmic experience
  • Daycare and Outpatient experience


Desirable

  • Intravitreal injector


Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Moorfields Private

Bath Street

London

EC1V 9LF

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