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Senior Anaesthetic Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner

Employer
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per Annum pro rata Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse, Theatre nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning and provision of specialist ophthalmic nursing advice in the ophthalmic theatre environment, specialising inanaesthetics and recovery. The post holder will provide supervision to junior staff, students and may undertake research, lead clinical audits in own specialist area. Ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person-centred care principles.

The post holder will be expected to provide clinical support to colleagues in the clinical setting and work effectively with the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

o Professionally accountable and responsible for the provision of high-quality care and a safe environment for patients within their delegated clinical area.o Organise all human and physical resources in the delivery of clinical care attempting to problem solve but being mindful of the need to escalate to the Theatre Manager as appropriate.o To lead and co-ordinate the clinical team, taking continuing responsibility for the management and organisation of the clinical area, in a courteous and patient focused manner.o To be a role model to junior colleagues in the delivery of patient care.o To be responsible for direct leadership of delegated staff, including but not limited to performing return to work interviews, appraisal of staff and escalating to senior colleagues' areas of poor conduct and/or performance and undertaking appropriate action to support improvement in poor conduct and or performance.o Maintain a professional profile and develop skills, knowledge and competencies adhering to the NMC and HCPC Codes of Professional Conduct and Trust Policies and Procedures.Act as an agent of change in achieving a culture that is flexible and responds positively to the needs of the service and our patients.o Actively develop positive team working between theatres and the surgical wards.o Support the theatre manager in all activities related to the improvement of theatre utilisation ensuring effective communication and flow.

About us

At Moorfields, we provide more than just an excellent career and great colleagues to work with. We also offer:

o Salary including High-Cost Area Supplemento Opportunity to join the NHS Pension Schemeo Free 24/7 independent counselling serviceo Learning and development opportunitieso Easy and quick transport linkso A range of attractive benefits and discountso Access to Blue Light Card and other NHS Discount Schemeso Free Pilates classeso Full support and training to develop your skillso Flexible working friendly organisation

And so much more! To see the full range of benefits we offer please see our Moorfields benefits document.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will act as clinical expert for their speciality. The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the theatre without direct supervision ensuring that the activity flows smoothly and without unnecessary breaks in care delivery. This is a mainly clinical role with first line management elements.
  • Professionally accountable and responsible for the provision of high-quality care and a safe environment for patients within their delegated clinical area.
  • Organise all human and physical resources in the delivery of clinical care attempting to problem solve but being mindful of the need to escalate to the Theatre Manager as appropriate.
  • To lead and co-ordinate the clinical team, taking continuing responsibility for the management and organisation of the clinical area, in a courteous and patient focused manner.
  • To be a role model to junior colleagues in the delivery of patient care.
  • To be responsible for direct leadership of delegated staff, including but not limited to: performing return to work interviews, appraisal of staff and escalating to senior colleagues areas of poor conduct and/or performance and undertaking appropriate action to support improvement in poor conduct and or performance.
  • Maintain a professional profile and develop skills, knowledge and competencies adhering to the NMC and HCPC Codes of Professional Conduct and Trust Policies and Procedures.
  • Act as an agent of change in achieving a culture that is flexible and responds positively to the needs of the service and our patients.
  • Actively develop positive team working between theatres and the surgical wards.
  • Support the theatre manager in all activities related to the improvement of theatre utilisation ensuring effective communication and flow.

MAIN RESPONSIBILTITES

Professional
  • To ensure that all departmental policies, procedures and guidelines, are adhered to.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanour.
  • Uphold the Trusts values and behaviours and behave in a manner befitting the leadership role, maintaining public and colleague confidence.
  • Maintain professional and courteous working relationships with staff and respect the equality and diversity of each and every person he/she comes into contact with.
  • Uphold the privacy and dignity of the patient and respect the equality of patients at all times.

Clinical Safety

The post holder has delegated responsibility for the day to day running of the theatres and recovery, ensuring that the systems and processes are in place, which ensures safe operative procedures.
  • Ensure that equipment is available and in good working order being mindful of specialty specific requirements, highlighting any deficits in a timely manner to the Theatre Manager.
  • Be the first port of call for anaesthetic requests and escalate to the Theatre Manager, if there is a financial implication or a potential for impacting the wider department.
  • Take responsibility for the running of the lists if necessary, ensuring a proactive approach to prompt starts, maintenance of flow and adherence to safer surgery guidelines. It is the responsibility of the post holder to take appropriate steps to ensure this is the case and escalate if this is being compromised.
  • Ensure the safer surgery checklist principles are adhered to, taking the lead if necessary ensuring the presence of the entire team. Be prepared to escalate non-compliance to the Theatre Manager.
  • Support the Theatre Manager in working collaboratively with Infection Control, Risk Management and corporate nursing to ensure actions from audits and incidents are acted upon and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Act in a link role e.g. Infection Control, Risk Management and Fire Safety. Attend meetings (i.e., 6-4-2), undertake role responsibilities and feedback education and learning to the wider team as required.
  • Monitor the delivery of mandatory training and highlight to clinical coordinators if this is becoming compromised.
  • Act as deputy for the Theatre Manager as necessary.

Clinical Leadership
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality evidenced based care within theatre and recovery.
  • Work to deliver a customer focused culture acting as a role model.
  • Participate in the management of the department in the absence of the Theatre Manager.
  • Manage and coordinate the efficient running of the theatre list.
  • To participate as a circulating member of the theatre team in surgical procedures and carrying out safety checks with regards to swabs, instruments and needles in conjunction with the scrub practitioner.
  • To prepare, check and make ready for use all anaesthetic equipment and supplies required for surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate assistance in anaesthetic care (pre, intra, and immediate post-op) and anticipating the anaesthetic needs.
  • Ensure written records are accurate and legible, enter data into theatre IT system, taking action in situations where the quality of the data may be affected. Supervise staff using the IT system.
  • Maintains personal contact with patients, relatives and visitors being sensitive to their needs for courtesy, dignity and privacy and ensuring an appropriate professional environment at all times.
  • Support the Theatre Manager in the delivery of Clinical Governance, Risk Management and Quality assurance initiatives.
  • Foster effective and efficient working relationships across the multidisciplinary team, role modelling excellent communication skills.
  • Is clinically and professionally up-to-date with current trends and developments in clinical speciality.
  • Work with the clinical educator to identify opportunities for training and teaching in the clinical area for all staff, including medical and student nursing colleagues.
  • Ensure that staff are up to date with new equipment and techniques and new starters are adequately supported.

Managerial and Professional Leadership
  • Encourage the staff and role model in terms of flexibility and adaptability in responding to changing demands identified by the Theatre Manager.
  • Monitor all patient related documentation in their theatres to ensure it is completed correctly, accurately and contemporaneously.
  • Maintain systems for transferring information between team members to ensure all staff are aware of any relevant situations or changes to the way of working.
  • Ensure that equipment requirements are coordinated and that equipment is used flexibly to ensure effective service provision.
  • Take responsibility for delegated tasks including maintaining stock levels of anaesthetic and recovery items.
  • Support the Theatre Manager in the implementation of new initiatives.
  • Working with colleagues across the Department, led by the Theatre Manager to implement Risk Management and Quality Assurance policies, to facilitate adherence to the Trusts clinical governance agenda.
  • Be a key participant, on initiatives such as the Moorfields way, the nursing strategy and the Theatre Improvement Project.
  • Support the Theatre Manager in providing a timely response to any complaints related to their area and ensure that any learning is shared and implemented.
  • Ensure that staff in their team are up to date with mandatory training.
  • Work with the Theatre Manager in the recruitment and selection of junior staff.
  • Ensure that all staff attendance and performance matters are dealt with promptly and efficiently, and escalate to the Theatre Manager if necessary.
  • Contribute and act as a senior member of staff in Departmental meetings.
  • Attend speciality meetings if appropriate.

Financial and performance management
  • Support the Theatre Manager in the management of the budget for Pay and Non Pay.
  • Act responsibly when utilising the Departments resources to ensure sound financial stewardship.
  • Have an awareness and understanding of the Departments budget and spend.
  • Support the division in the delivery of the Cost Improvement Programme.
  • Work with the Theatre Manager and the procurement team to ensure efficacious management of stock levels working towards a system of materials management.
  • Make sure all safety checks are carried out and signed for as appropriate. Any faults with equipment are acted on and reported appropriately and that these are carried out according to the manufacturers instructions.
  • Identify the need for new specialised equipment and support with the preparation of a business case.

Personal/ Professional Development

To ensure own professional registration is maintained and keep up to date with current requirements
  • Take responsibility for maintaining own professional growth, identifying training needs and maintaining a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development in keeping with the requirements for registration.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge utilising literature, journals and technical guides.
  • Complete mandatory training as required by the Trust and adhere to all local and trust policies
  • Exercise professional accountability at all times and to be aware of own development needs/ limitations and actively seek to address these and raise awareness in others.


Person Specification

Professional Registration

Essential

  • NMC/HCPC Registration (Anaesthetic Course for Nurses)


Qualifications

Essential

  • Teaching and Assessing Competency
  • Minimum 2 Years Anaesthetic and Recovery Experience
  • ILS Provider


Desirable

  • Leadership and Management Course
  • ALS Trained


Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Experience in undertaking Preceptor/Mentor role
  • Evidence of team coordinating and management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Desirable

  • Involvement in Nursing Audit and Research
  • Resource Management Experience
  • IT Skills (MS Office, Galaxy, OpenEyes)


Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Moorfields @ St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road, Tooting

London

SW17 0QT

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