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Deputy Sister Ophthalmology

Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 full time registered nurse vacancy within the Ophthalmology department in our Trust.

We are seeking an enthusiastic registered nurse with a 'can do' attitude to join our nursing team. The post holder will be required to cover all ophthalmic clinic sessions at Outpatient department and Macular service.

We are particularly interested in applicants who have extensive ophthalmology experience and commitment to develop our service. The successful applicant will be expected to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in the department to achieve high standards of care.

This role includes the coordination and provision of high standard patient care in OPD. This requires the post holder to assume responsibility for their own caseload of ophthalmic patients you will arrange further investigations/tests in line with agreed protocols and guidelines. Professional development will be supported in order to allow the successful candidate to undertake the full remit of the role.

The post holder will be required to work various shifts to support the needs of the service. This includes working weekdays, weekends, bank holiday days and varying hours with the earliest start time at 7:00am and latest finish time of 8:00pm. You are strongly urged to consider your suitability to meet the service requirements prior to applying for this post.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary, you need to familiarise yourself with the full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Ensure high quality, evidence-based care is offered to patients and, incollaboration with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, identify the common issues which affect the quality of care, devising clear action plans to address any shortcomings ensuring agreed action is undertaken.

In collaboration with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, ensure that the patient has a satisfactory experience by evaluating patient processes and redesigning the pathway of care.

Support the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse in ensuring clinical audit takes place in line with the Trust's requirements to improve practice.

Work with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse to identify hazards relating to clinical and non-clinical risks and undertake identified risk assessments. Ensure that junior staff also see this as important by maintaining a culture which will support the delivery of both clinical and non-clinical governance within the ward or department.

Along with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, support the ward or department team in completing appropriate risk assessments and develop action plans accordingly in order to provide a safe environment for the delivery of high quality patient care.

Ensure that all nursing documentation is regularly and appropriately reviewed and updated with changes implemented.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical Ensure high quality, evidence-based care is offered to patients and, in collaboration with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, identify the common issues which affect the quality of care, devising clear action plans to address any shortcomings ensuring agreed action is undertaken. In collaboration with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, ensure that the patient has a satisfactory experience by evaluating patient processes and redesigning the pathway of care. Improve and maintain standards of essential (basic) nursing care by working with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse and using tools such as clinical benchmarking. Support the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse in ensuring clinical audit takes place in line with the Trusts requirements to improve practice. During regular clinical sessions, act as a role model and teacher, working alongside other staff including visiting all patients in the ward in the absence of the Ward Sister. Work with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse to identify hazards relating to clinical and non-clinical risks and undertake identified risk assessments. Ensure that junior staff also see this as important by maintaining a culture which will support the delivery of both clinical and non-clinical governance within the ward or department. Along with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse, support the ward or department team in completing appropriate risk assessments and develop action plans accordingly in order to provide a safe environment for the delivery of high quality patient care. Ensure that all nursing documentation is regularly and appropriately reviewed and updated with changes implemented. Education Support of the Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse in: Undertaking a Training Needs Analysis within the defined clinical area, linked to the performance management process and collate the results on an annual basis to inform the training plan for the area. Involvement in a programme for performance management that ensures all staff within the clinical area assessed annually which includes ensuring that all staff have a Personal Development Plan. Identifying opportunities for staff to access appropriate education and training programmes, and other learning opportunities such as shadowing, mentoring and action learning, ensuring equity and fairness of access. Ensuring all staff in the defined clinical area are competent in the use of equipment and have access to appropriate training. Acquiring and maintaining an appropriate repertoire of management skills, engaging on continuing professional development appropriate to the field of practice andcontinue to develop competency in line with agreed personal development plans, including leadership skills and enable the empowerment of other members of ward teams. Delivering suitable induction and preceptorship programmes for staff. Encouraging a culture of learning where students receive quality clinical placements supported by mentorship, teaching and support from registered nurses. Ensuring that all staff within the ward or department undertake the required mandatory training including back care and handling, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and fire. Ensuring clinical supervision within the clinical area is actively supported and staff encouraged to avail themselves of it. Being a major contributor in maintaining an environment conducive to learning and development. Knowledge and Communication Support of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse in: Ensuring that best practice undertaken is shared with colleagues in the directorate, division and the Trust. Developing a culture that ensures the contribution to research and the use of evidence to support innovation and practice at ward/department level. Helping staff to use clinical information within the ward or department to help improve the quality of patient care. Encouraging staff to be involved in service changes and developments using processes defined within the directorate/division. Participating in a communication strategy which enables effective, two-way communication between the clinical area, the directorate and the division. Being able to demonstrate clear lines of communication within a defined clinical area which result in clear responsibilities being identified within the multi-professional team. Creating a culture where staff have appropriate authority over issues that contribute to the provision of essential care and enable them to secure and achieve the highest quality standards. Being a visible point of contact for patients, visitors, relatives and staff acting as a resource for problems and needs and able to clearly present the patients view to others. Participating in the development of patient care policies, procedures and guidelines. Assisting in the establishment, motivation and development of the clinical team with a clear focus and direction. Ensuring that the clinical team is kept informed of the policies, direction and strategy of the directorate and division. Providing an authoritative and credible source of knowledge and specialist clinical advice and support to the team. Taking an active role in self-development and identifying ones own needs, taking. Appropriate steps to meeting those needs. Cooperate with and participate in research in order to improve patient care. Lead and direct the implementation of relevant research-based practice. Use of Resources Support the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse in ensuring the development and on-going management of work rosters that provide appropriate safe staff cover. Participate in the recruitment and selection process for staff in collaboration with the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse as appropriate. Support of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse in the management of ward or department budget, to ensure effective use of resources and a balanced budget at the end of each year. Encourage ward/department staff to be involved in the management of resources, by effective use of clinical and non-clinical supplies and understanding of financial issues. Contribute to the work of time limited committees and project groups. Ensure that, where applicable, information is maintained and kept in an appropriate place and that accurate records are maintained and stored in accordance with Trust and national policy. Be a major instrument of change within the clinical area in response to clinical incidents and/or demands. Participate in acting-up rota as required, holding the directorate/floor bleep as necessary.

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Nursing Degree
  • Nursing diploma


Desirable

  • Ophthalmic course/module


Skills

Essential

  • OPHTHALMIC EXPERIENCE
  • Experience in Outpatients


Desirable

  • Ophthalmic course/module


Project management

Essential

  • ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF LOCAL OBJECTIVES


Desirable

  • evidence of implementation of change


Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Address

Queen's Medical Centre, NUH

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

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164-6270159

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