Band 5 - Orthopaedics
Staff Nurse- Orthopaedics Located in the heart of London`s esteemed medical district, this newly-refurbished hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. Supported by world-class doctors from leading London teaching hospitals, the hospital has 120 beds, including a purpose-built intensive care unit, catering for Level 3 patients. The eight fully-equipped theatres include three laminar flow theatres for orthopaedic surgery, a hybrid theatre to enable complex vascular surgery, a robotic surgery suite along with some of the most advanced radiological diagnostic facilities in the country. As part of the facility you will have access to fantastic benefits. On top of this they`re very keen to promote from within their team and with a very clear structure, there`s a lot of scope to develop your career and learn new skills. Job Description As a Staff Nurse in our Orthopaedics unit you will have the opportunity to deal with a variety of cases and develop your existing experience. The Orthopaedics services provide a multidisciplinary approach and offer surgical interventions such as arthroscopies, joint replacements, ligament reconstructions and specialised repair to nerves to improve movement and decrease pain and deformity. As a Staff Nurse within the Orthopaedics department you will be required to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of nursing care to patients within a safe, caring and comfortable environment. You will work within the team, supervising and directing junior staff. Duties and Responsibilities To demonstrate good clinical practice at all times and to be accountable for own actions Assess, plan and deliver care to meet patient and family needs Undertake extended roles such as IV cannulation, phlebotomy Contribute to research based care and other practice development initiatives Contribute to the setting of clinical standards, policy and procedure Promote good communication channels amongst staff enhancing good team work To maintain a safe environment for patients and staff To deputise for senior staff in their absence, demonstrating leadership and management Skills & Experience Registered Nurse Level 1 NMC Registration and PREP requirements ENB course/experience relevant to specialist area desirable but not essential Knowledge of relevant HOSPITAL NMC/national guidelines, policies and procedures (Code of conduct) Health and Safety training Lifting and Handling Basic life support About the Individual The successful candidate will be confident in knowledge with a good approach to patients, and have the skill to explain complex procedures to patients clearly. The ability to work with a multi disciplinary team and facilitate change will be key to the success of this role. The successful applicant will also have a passion for customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience.