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Bank Registered nurses – night duty (Chelmsford)


The Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford, Weymouth Street Hospital, 9 Harley Street and 25 Harley Street are part of the Phoenix Hospital Group. The Phoenix  Hospital Chelmsford, situated in Great Baddow is a modern short stay acute care hospital, registered for elective surgical admissions. The theatre and ward suite comprises 2 theatres with 8 day case units and 2 overnight rooms. The Out Patient services comprise 5 consulting rooms, treatment room and ultrasound room.

We are looking for experienced surgical nurses who can work confidently and independently during the night together with an onsite doctor and a healthcare support worker. We expect you to demonstrate a high standard of patient care together with good customer care skill set.

Our surgical services are primarily plastics and cosmetics, vascular, gynaecology, general, podiatric surgery and pain management procedures.

The outpatient facilities offer consultations and treatment by all our surgical consultants as well as dermatology, GP and ear micro suction.

Key Accountabilities & Output

  • Assess, implement and evaluate nursing care with an evidence based approach, providing a high standard of clinical and customer care to all patients
  • Assist with the creation and review of patient centered standards of care
  • Understand the role of the Ward Manager and to support them in achieving hospital business plan
  • Promote an environment receptive to change
  • Attend and participate in ward meetings
  • Participate in the mentorship of HCA’s and new starters
  • Provide a supportive environment staff
  • Support colleagues and work co-operatively to promote good team morale on the ward
  • Identify areas for personal and professional development plus that of junior staff
  • Maintain and expand professional knowledge participating in nursing / hospital educational programs
  • Be able to initiate hospital emergency procedures
  • Assist in the provision of a ward environment conducive to learning
  • Act as a professional and positive role model all to colleagues
  • Involve all staff in the ward team
  • Adhere to nursing and hospital policies
  • Complete an orientation program for new staff
  • Effective communication with team members and other colleagues in the hospital
  • Understand how your actions impact on the marketing of the hospital
  • Respond to telephone calls appropriately
  • Resolve patient / customer concerns where possible and escalate issues if not resolved
  • Promote cost effective utilization of resources
  • Become competent in the use of the in-house computer system
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as required and requested by the Ward Manager and other senior staff
  • Taking of blood samples as required
  • Post-operative dressings as required
  • Making appointments for radiology test as required
  • Chaperoning patients as required
  • Ensuring all charges are recorded and processed accurately and in a timely way
  • Support minor procedures i.e. ENT, dermatology and podiatry
  • Maintaining the consulting rooms and ensuring these are organized and welcoming to Consultants, patients and visitors

Qualifications / Skills & Knowledge / Qualities:

  • Registered Nurse with 2+ years post qualification experience
  • Presently working in an acute hospital environment – essential
  • Experience in a private hospital environment – desirable
  • Experience in mentoring colleagues and HCA’s Enthusiastic and committed, a team player, flexible, physically able to carry out the role, sensitive to patient needs

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