Private Clinic Nurse

30000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000/annum 22 days holiday plus 8 bank holiday
02 May 2017
30 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Surgical Nurse/ scrub/RGN
Location: Cardiff
Salary: GBP30 K
Hours: 37.5 hours a week, 1 Saturday a month offered a day in Lieu

Wells-Brooks Associates are seeking a Surgical Nurse for a brand new private surgical hospital in Cardiff. As a Registered Nurse you will be a valuable component within a multi-disciplinary team being required to oversee all aspects of the patient journey.

Key Responsibilities

Assess, plan, prioritise and deliver patient care requirements, both physical and psychological.
Seek advice and support from senior staff as required.
When undertaking preoperative assessments, ensure a holistic assessment is undertaken, following surgeon preferences.
Chaperone patients during examination by medical staff if required. Be mindful of culture and religion and ensuring privacy and dignity is maintained at all times.
In accordance with individual patient care, undertake and record patient's observations.
Ensure all needs of patients under your care are met in agreement with the patient and that it is thoroughly documented.
Provide advice and support to all patients and relatives with elements of their care, ensuring an empathetic approach in all situations.
Alert Patient Management Department about any urgent GP letters or similar.
Update relevant milestones and GP details during the pre-operative period
Upload patient pre and post-operative photographs to CRM.
Sign off any results each day and ensure that the milestones on the patient journey are updated.
On receipt of any results or investigations ensure clinical treatment plan is agreed and keep their surgeon informed.
Carry out clinical procedures as required, ensuring optimal recovery to health for patient.
Ensure patients are suitable for surgery, in accordance with protocols and guidelines.
Ensure surgeon's protocol, care pathway and directions are followed and report variance to surgeon.
Ensure correct garments are ordered for patients as per clinical guidance and company policy
Ensure appropriate consumables are readily available for procedures performed in that clinical area.
Following assessment of patients make referrals to other health professionals as required. This includes, GP and Specialist Consultants.
Perform CPR and assist/lead in clinical emergencies, in line with Basic Life Support national guidance.
Act as initial First Aider when on duty in the clinic.
Undertake monthly (minimum) stock take and document.

Career Progression

For those looking to expand and further develop their role as Clinic Nurses you may be interested in carrying some additional responsibilities such as Registered Clinic Manager, supervising laser treatments, particularly laser lipolysis (full training will be provided).

Skills and experience required

The Registered Nurse is expected to be fully conversant with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and associated national guidelines and abide by their guidance.
Take responsibility for personal and professional updating and development, including mandatory training.
Regularly assess and evaluate practice by audit and implement change in a
participative manner with nursing/business colleagues.
Maintain professional contemporaneous records at all times.
Participate in personal development review.
Maintain a high standard of personal behaviour and ensure effective communication with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, patients and relatives.
Have union/insurance cover - for example RCN membership.
Train for and take on Laser Protection Supervisor role for clinic (if appropriate).
The Registered Nurse is expected to be fully conversant with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and associated national guidelines and abide by their guidance.
Participate in personal development review.

All applicants must be qualified to RGN level, with a minimum of 1 years UK experience

Wells-Brooks Associates are specialist Healthcare Recruiters, if you would like to discuss your career in detail then please get in touch with Marie Wood our specialist Nursing Consultant who will be happy to help