Surgical Senior Staff Nurse

London (Central), London (Greater)
£35000 - £40000 per annum
02 May 2014
09 May 2014
Rebecca Garrie
Nursing Field
Hospital, Private Healthcare
Charge Nurse
Job Type
About Facility and Benefits:
This hospital is a prestigious private hospital in the heart of London's medical district and only a stone`s throw away from Harley Street. They offer the very highest standards of clinical skills and nursing care across a wide range of specialities. Theirs is a vibrant, professional and friendly environment. The technology and equipment available to you is second to none in the industry and some of the most advanced in the country and their employees take pride in being the very best at what they do.

Over the last 5 years there has been significant investment into the hospitals facilities to modernise it, this has created a space that is conducive to a calm and restful atmosphere for both the recovering patient and staff that work there.

Job Description:
The Senior Staff Nurse within the surgical department main purpose will be to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of nursing care. The Senior Staff Nurse will work within the day surgery team, supervising and directing junior staff and deputising for Sister in their absence.

General Surgery at the hospital involves a wide range of different surgical procedures performed by leading surgeons in their field of high acuity treatments. General Surgery focuses primarily on abdominal organs (e.g. intestines, oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. It also involves diseases of the skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Independently assess patient care requirements and agree with the patient the level of nursing care required involving the main carer where appropriate.
-Deliver nursing care and initiate change or decide upon new and complex care with appropriate supervision and acts as the patient advocate.
-Implement changes in care smoothly in consultation with patients / family / next of kin and care team.
-Work with HCA/students delegating and supervising care as appropriate.
-Evaluate nursing outcomes based on assessment and analysis of nursing interventions.
-Provide effective on-going evaluation of nursing care and interventions.
-Recognise and take appropriate action in emergency situations.
-Recognise deterioration in patients` condition at an early stage, including neutropenic patients

Skills & Experience:
-Registered Nurse Level 1.
-Good level of Experience
-NMC Registration and PREP requirements
-Experience relevant to specialist area
-Phlebotomy/ IV competency
-Ideally experience of Bladder irrigation, TPN, catheterization (male/female) venepuncture, cannulation, stoma care, NG tube placement, VAC dressing

About the Individual:
The Ideal candidate will be a Team player and be able to demonstrate professional, excellent customer care. They will able to demonstrate that they have the attributes to facilitate change.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information on 0207 861 8950 ext 1553 or email me by clicking on the blue link below