Senior Specialist Nurse - Hertfordshire

Location
Hemel Hempstead, England
Salary
benefits package
Posted
14 Sep 2016
Closes
12 Oct 2016
Ref
HBSSNDOCS
Contact
Zoe Allen
Nursing Field
Private Healthcare
Job Type
Permanent

Position - Senior Specialist Nurse - Private Medical Centre - Herts

Ref - HBSSNDOCS

Location - Herts

Salary - Dependent upon experience

My client Specialises in same day diagnostics and outpatient medical and dental services that deliver an extensive range of treatments at their state-of-the-art clinic in the Hertfordshire region.

Working with highly qualified GPs, medical consultants, dentists, support staff and the most advanced diagnostic and imaging equipment available in the industry enables us to deliver an exemplary standard of patient care in addition to an extensive range of medical and dental services and treatments all under one roof.

Scope of Role

The Senior Specialist Nurses is a predominantly clinical role combined with responsibilities to assist the Lead Nurse in the daily management of the nursing team to deliver safe and effective clinical and services.

This is senior role requiring outstanding customer service and patient relationship skills. The successful candidate will be a confident, articulate practitioner with a wide range of clinical experience in a primary care or outpatient setting.

Job Summary:

Maintain a visible presence with patients and staff, fostering an open culture that values high quality care and sound clinical outcomes. To manage and participate as part of the clinical nursing team to ensure exceptionally high quality bespoke care provided to our patients including treatment, preventative care, screening and patient education

Key Responsibilities

Management

Promote a collaborative, evidence-based service culture to foster continuous improvement and share good practice.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all key stakeholders including Consultants, GPs, Clinic staff and external partners.

Supervise and review the clinical skills of more junior members of staff and assist in their training and development.

Assist with the management of nursing workload and resources, on a daily basis ensuring appropriate levels of nursing cover are maintained at all times at safe levels.

To deputise for the Lead Nurse as required.

Clinical

Carry out clinical nursing including assessment, screening and treatment services and health education advice using sound clinical judgement and in line with company protocols.

Collaborate with other clinicians/agencies, regarding diagnostics and interpreting results.

Conducting consultations including taking a history, examination, differential diagnosis and treatment and refer to GP where necessary

Diagnosing, assessing and managing long term conditions

Carrying out effective telephone triage to assist with the effective planning of treatments and examinations

To undertake a wide range of clinical duties including:

Immunisations

Diet/smoking/lifestyle advice

ECGs, spirometry

Cervical smears

Other general nursing duties eg dressings, ear syringing, etc

Well man and women clinics

Assisting doctors as appropriate

Providing general and specific health screenings to patients within agreed protocols

Where appropriately trained and qualified independently prescribing medicines

Contribute to the development and improvement of patient pathways

Ensure all processes are following in relation to patient notes and all documentation associated with patient health care and monitor compliance on a regular basis.

Educational/Professional Qualifications

Registered first level nurse

BSc (Hons) or eqiv

Membership of a professional body

Clinical supervision training and experience

Management experience

Evidence of CPD

Experience and Knowledge

Substantial post registration experience

Primary nursing and out patients experience.

Management of minor illness, minor ailments and injuries

Nurse triage

Accountability and responsibility of team.

Knowledge of local and national health policy and the wider health economy

Knowledge of clinical governance issues

Knowledge of patient group directions and associated policy

For a full job description or to apply for the position please contact Zoe Allen on 0161 2454453/07918 720922 or email

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