Bank Radiographers

Posted on: January 11th, 2021 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Operating in central London, Phoenix Hospital Group provides hospital and diagnostic services within the private healthcare market and is renowned for the quality and range of services provided.

We are currently looking for a Bank Radiographers to join our Radiology team.

Job purpose:

  • To provide a high quality radiographic service in a safe and efficient environment.
  • Promote continuing professional development and ensure that the quality assurance programme is maintained within the main x-ray, CT and MRI departments.
  • The performance of diagnostic radiographic techniques encompassing specialisation in one or more imaging modalities. The supervision and deputisation duties consistent with efficient service delivery ensure a high quality of patient care within the imaging department.
  • To participate in Saturday working

Main Duties:

  • Act independently in the assessment of referrals for x-ray examinations, taking full responsibility for the justification of general x-ray examinations in order to reduce unnecessary ionising radiation exposure to patients. This is done in accordance with departmental protocols and IR (ME) R 2000. Making informed decisions with regard to methodology and modification of technique taking into account the performance and limitations of available equipment to attain the best possible image. Advise lower grades in this process when required.
  • Prioritise workload depending on the severity of a patient condition and the direct impact on their management and organise radiographer cover appropriately.
  • Explain to the patient the methodology of the procedures to be undertaken and how to get results of their examination.
  • Analyse the radiographic image and provide opinion, occasionally verbal opinion may be provided to clinicians.
  • Acquire, provide and archive diagnostic images utilising best practice, and to use appropriate technology and equipment in order to maximise the diagnostic process. Liaise with fellow health care workers and referring clinicians to provide a high quality imaging service to patients. Work as part of a team to ensure effective communication and delivery of care.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all individuals by observing radiation safety by the correct use of personal dosimetry (Personal Radiation Dose Monitoring Badges), shielding equipment, and dose reduction techniques.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all individuals by observing the health and safety regulations and guidance disseminated from the health and safety department. Comply with local policies and procedures. Participate with the performance of risk assessments if required. Observe recommendations made and report incidents and near misses via the SENTINAL reporting system.
  • Collect, compile and record information accurately and effectively to facilitate the principles of data review with special regard to confidentiality, auditing effectiveness and highlighting irregularities to ensure the maintenance of professional standards.
  • To maintain and update the required skills, knowledge and technical expertise. Actively pursue continued professional development in all aspects of the radiographers’ role, and to record such instances appropriately. To facilitate the carrying out of existing and new techniques and to be actively involved in the training and advising of colleagues, thus ensuring up to date best practice.

Knowledge / Skills / Qualification:

  • DCR(R), BSc or recognised equivalent qualification in diagnostic radiography
  • Current HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) registration
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Computer skills
  • Current knowledge of modern imaging techniques and applied practice
  • Post qualifying radiographic work experience
  • CT experience
  • Evidence of CPD within speciality and beyond

Sufficient knowledge and experience to comply with:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • COSHH 1999
  • IR (ME) R 2000

Chief Financial Officer

Posted on: December 22nd, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Phoenix Hospital Group is a dynamic, fast growing independent hospital group which currently operates two hospitals in central London and Essex and two Harley Street outpatient and diagnostic centres. It has ambitious plans to grow and is now keen to appoint an exceptional Chief Financial Officer to support the next stage of its development.

Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Committee, the successful candidate will provide financial leadership and controls across the group including taking responsibility for all financial reporting, budget setting and management as well as participating at a senior level in the development and strategy of the group. The successful candidate is very likely to have previously worked within a healthcare environment and have experience within a strong reporting and performance measurement culture. The job holder will take responsible for all financial functions including billings and collections, treasury and accounts payable.  The successful candidate will be an excellent leader who is able to inspire as well as showing outstanding technical abilities. The job holder will be part of the leadership team building the group for the future.

Key Duties include

  • Present monthly financial board meeting pack to include detailed commentary, KPI and other ad hoc information as requested in a timely manner.
  • Produce the annual financial statements including liaison with auditors
  • Oversee Monthly management reporting, P&L, Balance Sheet, financial and margin analysis
  • Develop a broad set of KPI’s to drive financial performance.
  • Develop systems to obtain operational insight and efficiencies.
  • Oversee all functions such as billings, debt management, accounts payable and treasury initiating best practices and strong financial disciplines.
  • Manage a diverse finance team including mentoring and performance reviews.
  • Produce and analyse accounting information to provide insight and influence potential changes.
  • Manage working capital with a focus on cash flow
  • Manage the financial side of key projects and ensure effective capital expenditure processes including post expenditure audits
  • Manage financial elements of acquisitions, including the integration of new teams, ensuring merger benefits are realised
  • Leadership and development of the Finance team.
  • Maintain internal control safeguards and risk management.
  • Produce and maintain robust budget and forecast information.

Qualifications/Experience Required

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Excellent leader and able to inspire and mentor a team across all areas of finance
  • Experience of operating effectively in a senior finance leadership role
  • Experience of working in the healthcare sector is strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with exceptional numerical proficiency and technical ability
  • Excellent communication skills with credibility and integrity

Benefits

We value our staff members and want them to feel motivated and rewarded. We offer a competitive package of benefits to all permanent staff members of Phoenix Hospital Group including:

  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Subsidised restaurant at Weymouth Street Hospital
  • Season ticket loan
  • Employee discount at our health facilities
  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays) increasing with length of service
  • Annual summer and Christmas parties
  • Career development
  • Refer a friend scheme

Salary: Highly Competitive (dependent on experience)

Pre-Assessment Healthcare Assistant

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Phoenix Hospital Group is one of the UKs leading private healthcare providers with a state of the art hospital on Weymouth Street in central London, a new hospital in Chelmsford and prestigious consulting rooms at 9 and 25 Harley Street.

We are currently expanding the Pre-assessment team and looking for a Pre-Assessment Healthcare Assistant.

Role Purpose:

To assist the pre-assessment patient pathway ultimately ensuring patient safety, appropriate discharge planning and prevention of same day surgical cancellations. To support the Outpatient team in appropriate diagnostic testing where necessary and the development of referral pathways.

Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to

Clinical: To work closely with the pre-assessment nurse, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care within protocols

  • Undertake a risk assessment for the patient anaesthetically and surgically
  • Carrying a caseload and organise own workload
  • Assist patients in filling out the pre-assessment questionnaire
  • Implement intervention based on the results of the assessment and investigations in the pre-assessment of patients
  • Undertake MRSA screening according to infection control policy
  • Identify cultural requirements, communication and other special needs
  • Obtains further specialist advice as required
  • Undertake a role in health promotion
  • Advise patients on their pre-operative medication requirements after instructions from the pre-assessment nurse
  • Maintain accurate patient records, completing documentation to ensure seamless multidisciplinary communication
  • Ensure 100% compliance with hand hygiene and infection control policy and procedures.
  • Assist pre-assessment nurse in developing and implementing service protocols on nationally accredited guidelines and valid research from recognised bodies
  • Participate in continuous audit of the pre-assessment service
  • Compile reports as required to communicate efficacy and shortcomings of the service to the Senior Management team
  • Ensure adherence to requirements from external bodies such as PROMS, and the National Joint Registry Education
  • To support the wider nursing team when the need arises
  • Assist in phlebotomy and other pathology services
  • Proactively support external clinics/secretaries in booking their patients for any appropriate diagnostic tests and referrals within PHG
  • Identify any clinical/diagnostic gaps within PHG which would support patients and consultants and ultimately increase business revenue
  • Working closely with ward and theatre managers to ensure appropriate skillset within clinical staff to manage any individual patient cases
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as required and requested by the nurse Manager and/or Clinical Director

In addition:

  • Promote effective communication within all Phoenix departments
  • Adhere to the hospital/clinic and nursing/radiology policies, procedures and standards.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • Contribute to the achievement of the PHG budget by promoting the cost effective utilization of resources.
  • Ensure safety checks, consent forms and any other necessary documentation is completed appropriately.
  • Report to Clinical Manager if any queries or concerns.
  • Support colleagues and work co-operatively to promote good team morale within PHG
  • Respond appropriately to telephone calls.
  • Be able to initiate clinic emergency policies and procedures.
  • Participate and take responsibility in personal development, mandatory training and appraisal system.
  • Become competent in the use of the in-house computer systems
  • Show initiative and work as a team
  • Take a lead on problem solving when required.

Qualifications / Skills & Knowledge / Qualities:

  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a healthcare assistant within a surgical or a complex speciality.
  • Experience in a private hospital environment would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Ability to work confidently unsupervised
  • Enthusiastic and committed, a team player, flexible, physically able to carry out the role, sensitive to patient needs

Recovery Practitioner

Posted on: November 26th, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Phoenix Hospital Group is one of the UKs leading private healthcare providers with a state of the art hospital on Weymouth Street in central London, a new hospital in Chelmsford and prestigious consulting rooms at 9 and 25 Harley Street.

We are currently looking for a Recovery Practitioner to join our team at the Weymouth Street Hospital.

The Weymouth Street Hospital is currently undergoing expansion works which will result in 4 new state-of-the-art theatres.

The post holder will be based at Phoenix Hospital Group’s (PHG) Weymouth Street Hospital Theatres department and will:

  • Be a qualified nurse/ODP registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council/HCPC with an up-to-date PIN number.
  • Work in according with the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of conduct and other professional guidelines.
  • Assist in the routine daily planning and organisation of the theatres for clinical procedures and practice and participate in the department’s administration as required.
  • Be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development of programmes of care and their implementation and evaluation.
  • Contribute to the overall good of the organisation by being a positive role model and treat all staff, visitors, consultants and service users with courtesy and respect.
  • Undertake rotation across the specialities to cover the service where acquired skills allow.

It is expected that the post-holder will be able to carry out all of the duties listed in the main duty section below. The duties will vary from speciality to speciality and they may carry out other similar duties in support of the theatre environment that are not listed. No duties are to be undertaken by the post holder unless they have relevant experience or have received appropriate training.

Main Duties

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Maintain individualised nursing/ODP care according to guidance provided by the senior nursing/ODP staff, management and consultants.
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure continuity of clinical practice.
  • Acting as a member of the theatre team.
  • Providing assistance to the surgeon/anaesthetist/nursing/ODP colleagues as required.
  • Acting as member of the surgical scrub team either as a scrub or circulating practitioner.
  • Co-operating with appropriate surgical staff to ensure correct positioning of patient for operative procedure.
  • Co-operating with appropriate staff to ensure prompt collection and dispatch of specimens.
  • Checking, witnessing and administering controlled drugs.
  • Co-operating with appropriate departmental and ward staff in sending patients to the operating department and returning patients to their wards.
  • Participating in pre and post-operative visits when required.
  • Carry out nursing care to the highest possible standard according to PHG Policies and Practice and Clinical Guidelines.  This requires a thorough understanding of policies and guidance related to, for example, infection control, hygiene and individualised patient needs
  • The post holder will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to use equipment safely and effectively.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Exercise professional accountability as guided by the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of Conduct.
  • Act as an effective role model to student nurses/trainee ODP’s
  • Inform the Team Leader/Theatre Coordinator/Theatre Manager of any activity in the department, which affects patient care.
  • Report all incidents/accidents involving patients, visitors, consultants or staff, in accordance with PHG policy.
  • Report all complaints to the Theatre Manager.  In cases where investigation is required, verbal or written statements and any other evidence, such as copies of documentation, must be provided promptly and professionally.
  • Maintain effective communication with patients, relatives, the multi-disciplinary team, consultants and significant others.
  • Liaise, communicate and negotiate with colleagues of other speciality services and departments to ensure co-operation with achieving objectives, to promote good working relationships and to establish a team spirit.
  • Ensure that nursing procedures and policies are followed.
  • Participate in the induction / orientation of new staff.
  • Assist in providing support, guidance and counselling for trainee ODP’s, student nurses and HCA’s.
  • Demonstrate procedures and supervise qualified and unqualified staff.
  • To use resources both effectively and efficiently
  • Assist in the collection of necessary data using local I.T systems
  • Maintain accurate written documentation in relation to patient care
  • Practice in a cost effective and cost awareness manner
  • Actively participate in departmental audit and improvement planning
  • Promote adherence to and fully engage with the WHO Checklist and 5 Steps to Safer Surgery.

Personal and Professional Development

The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for their own professional development and revalidation, in line with the NMC/HCPC requirements.
  • Acquire new skills and knowledge to expand nursing practice. This will include computer skills and other initiatives to enhance patient focused care.
  • Participate in annual staff appraisal, staff development and in-service training activities.
  • Will be familiar with and work to PHG Policies and Guidance.
  • When representing the department, PHG or profession, the post holder will ensure that this is conducted in a professional manner.
  • Maintain an awareness of clinical and professional developments in nursing/Operating theatre practice and participate in audit and nursing research.
  • Assist in the teaching and supervision of learners entering the theatres including Student Nurses/ ATOs/HCAs.
  • Assist the Team Leader in ensuring that the Educational Environment is conducive to learning and work in conjunction with the appropriate training centres.
  • Monitor that training objectives are being met.
  • Assist in the Orientation/Induction Programmes for newly appointed staff, trainees and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

Additional Duties/Responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Wear uniform at all times, in accordance with the uniform policy.
  • Interact with patients, consultants, visitors to the theatre department, other members of the nursing team and managers in positive, supportive and co-operative ways.
  • Carry out such other reasonably related duties appropriate to the grade, as assigned by the Team leader for their area, the Theatre Manager or nurse in charge.
  • Be prepared to work across the theatre specialities including recovery and day surgery (acquired skills allowing), if required to do so, to meet the needs of the service.
  • Be responsible for reporting their sick and annual leave in line with PHG

Senior Theatre Practitioner (Scrub)

Posted on: November 26th, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Phoenix Hospital Group is one of the UKs leading private healthcare providers with a state of the art hospital on Weymouth Street in central London, a new hospital in Chelmsford and prestigious consulting rooms at 9 and 25 Harley Street.

We are currently looking for a Senior Scrub Practitioner to join our team at the Weymouth Street Hospital.

The Weymouth Street Hospital is currently undergoing expansion works which will result in 4 new state-of-the-art theatres.

The post holder will be based at Phoenix Hospital Group’s (PHG) Weymouth Street Hospital Theatres department and will:

  • Be a qualified nurse/ODP registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council/HCPC with an up to date PIN number.
  • Work in according with the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of conduct and other professional guidelines.
  • Provide expert, holistic care of the highest standard to both perioperative patients and their relatives within PHG.
  • Act as an expert clinical resource within theatres and across PHG.
  • Take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of or as delegated by a Team Leader, Lead Practitioner or the Theatre Manager.
  • Assist in the leadership and development of all theatre staff.
  • Will contribute to the overall good of the organisation by being a positive role model and treat all staff, visitors, consultants and service users with courtesy and respect.
  • Will undertake rotation across the specialities to cover the service where acquired skills allow.

 

It is expected that the post holder will be able to carry out all of the duties listed in the main duty section below. The duties will vary from speciality to speciality and they may carry out other similar duties in support of the theatre environment that are not listed. No duties are to be undertaken by the post holder unless they have relevant experience or have received appropriate training.

                                                                                                                                               

Main duties

Clinical Responsibilities

  • To adhere to the NMC / HCPC Code of Professional Conduct at all times.
  • Promote and maintain the highest standards of individualised nursing/ODP care according to PHG Policies and Practice, Clinical Guidelines and national standards.
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the needs of patients on an ongoing basis, co-ordinating the care given by all members of the clinical team.
  • To accurately assimilate and interpret clinical information about the patients’ condition, instigate appropriate remedial action and promptly report changes.
  • Act as an expert member of the Scrub team.
  • To act as a resource person to others, providing accurate information, advice and support to the multidisciplinary team, patients and their relatives.
  • To ensure that accurate records are maintained reflecting both changes in the patient’s condition and the treatment delivered.
  • To ensure that Clinical Guidelines are implemented and to be actively involved in auditing practice and developing action plans in conjunction with senior colleagues and the Clinical Governance Lead.
  • To ensure that practice is evidence based and with support assist in the development of policies and protocols within the clinical area.
  • To support the process of continuous quality improvement, assisting in audits etc to formally evaluate standards of care and assist in the implementation of changes in the light of such findings.
  • Promote adherence to and fully engage with the WHO Checklist and 5 Steps to Safer Surgery.

 

Managerial responsibilities

  • Exercise professional accountability as guided by the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of Conduct.
  • Assist in the management of department workload, effectively ensuring care is prioritised appropriately.
  • To contribute positively towards the delivery of a cost effective service, adjusting staffing levels to meet demand and assisting the Theatre Manager to keep within agreed resources.
  • To contribute to the ongoing organisation of the unit, including responsibility for a designated area of practice within department on a daily basis, to ensure optimal theatre utilisation at all times, facilitating timely admission and discharge of patients.
  • Actively promote the highest standards of client experience.
  • Report and contribute to the investigation of near misses and incidents involving patients, visitors, consultants or staff, in accordance with PHG policy.
  • Ensure the timely collection of accurate data using local I.T. systems
  • Ensure accurate written documentation in relation to patient care and service delivery
  • To develop own skills in recruitment and retention, sickness management and performance management as determined by senior colleagues and the Theatre Manager.
  • To actively support the process of risk management and health & safety  – upholding relevant policies to promote this and ensuring incidents, near misses and opportunities for learning are reported appropriately (on Sentinel) and helping to identify ways of preventing errors and accidents to patients, clients and staff.
  • To make a positive contribution to service development affecting the clinical area and positively influence other to adapt to change.
  • To assist with the monitoring of stock levels of clinical stores and technical equipment, resolving any shortfall as appropriate.
  • To maintain standards of hygiene and cleanliness within the clinical area, initiating remedy actions as appropriate and reporting deficits to the Theatre Manager or General Service Manager, as appropriate.
  • Deputise for Team Leader and support coordination of the department (this may involve carrying the department bleep and coordinators phone)
  • Escalate to senior colleagues or Duty Clinical Manager when indicated issues and events that require senior involvement or awareness
  • To assume Theatre Lead role take a leadership role of an individual theatre or are resolving problems as necessary and reporting to senior colleagues.
  • To maintain confidentiality with regard to personal information pertaining to staff and clients.
  • To attend and contribute to departmental meetings as required.

 

Education and research

  • To act as a mentor to junior staff members, responsible for the orientation, supervision and ongoing development of junior and student learners, in conjunction with colleagues and senior staff.
  • To act as practice supervisor / assessor, responsible for completing competency documents for junior staff within agreed timeframes.
  • To act as a mentor to students undertaking further education as requested, ensuring a positive learning experience and facilitating the development of their clinical skills.
  • To contribute to the wider learning of the department and PHG ensuring attendance at and contributing to the delivery of educational activities to the Multi-disciplinary team within the department and PHG.
  • To promote and encourage the application of research and of evidence based practices.
  • To participate in any research projects conducted in the clinical area as appropriate.
  • To act as a “link nurse” (i.e. for infection control, tissue viability) ensuring attendance at and contribution to relevant PHG meetings and responsible for ensuring dissemination of relevant information from these to all staff within the department.

 

Additional duties/responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Wear uniform at all times, in accordance with the uniform policy.
  • Interact with patients, consultants, visitors to the theatre department, other members of the nursing team and managers in positive, supportive and co-operative ways.
  • Carry out such other reasonably related duties appropriate to the grade, as assigned by the senior colleagues or management.
  • Be prepared to work across the theatre specialities including recovery and day surgery (acquired skills allowing), if required to do so, to meet the needs of the service.
  • Be responsible for reporting their sick and annual leave in line with PHG policy.

Salary: £37,000 – £42,000 per annum, depending on exeprience

Theatre Practitioner (Anaesthetic)

Posted on: November 26th, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Phoenix Hospital Group is one of the UKs leading private healthcare providers with a state of the art hospital on Weymouth Street in central London, a new hospital in Chelmsford and prestigious consulting rooms at 9 and 25 Harley Street.

We are currently looking for an Anaesthetic Practitioner to join our team at the Weymouth Street Hospital.

The Weymouth Street Hospital is currently undergoing expansion works which will result in 4 new state-of-the-art theatres in the autumn.

The post holder will be based at Phoenix Hospital Group’s (PHG) Weymouth Street Hospital Theatres department and will:

  • Be a qualified nurse/ODP registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council/HCPC with an up to date PIN number.
  • Work in according with the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of conduct and other professional guidelines.
  • Will assist in the routine daily planning and organisation of the theatres for clinical procedures and practice and participate in the department’s administration as required.
  • Will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development of programmes of care and their implementation and evaluation.
  • Will contribute to the overall good of the organisation by being a positive role model and treat all staff, visitors, consultants and service users with courtesy and respect.
  • Will undertake rotation across the specialities to cover the service where acquired skills allow.

It is expected that the post holder will be able to carry out all of the duties listed in the main duty section below. The duties will vary from speciality to speciality and they may carry out other similar duties in support of the theatre environment that are not listed. No duties are to be undertaken by the post holder unless they have relevant experience or have received appropriate training
                                                                                                                                               

Main duties

Clinical Responsibilities

  • To adhere to the NMC / HCPC Code of Professional Conduct at all times.
  • Maintain the highest standards of individualised nursing/ODP care according to PHG Policies and Practice and Clinical Guidelines.
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure continuity of clinical practice.
  • Providing assistance to the surgeon/anaesthetist/nursing/ODP colleagues as required.
  • Acting as member of the anaesthetic team.
  • Co-operating with appropriate theatre staff to ensure correct positioning of patient for operative procedure.
  • Co-operating with appropriate staff to ensure prompt collection and dispatch of specimens.
  • Checking, witnessing and administering controlled drugs.
  • Co-operating with appropriate departmental and ward staff in sending for patients to the operating department and returning patients to their wards.
  • Participating in pre and postoperative visits when required.
  • The post holder will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to use equipment safely and effectively.
  • Promote adherence to and fully engage with the WHO Checklist and 5 Steps to Safer Surgery.

 

Managerial responsibilities

  • Exercise professional accountability as guided by the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of Conduct.
  • Act as an effective role model to student nurses/trainee ODP’s
  • Inform the Team Leader/Theatre Coordinator/Theatre Manager of any activity in the department, which affects patient care.
  • Report all incidents/accidents involving patients, visitors, consultants or staff, in accordance with PHG policy.
  • Report all complaints to the Theatre Manager.  In cases where investigation is required, verbal or written statements and any other evidence, such as copies of documentation, must be provided promptly and professionally.
  • Maintain effective communication with patients, relatives, the multi-disciplinary team, consultants and significant others.
  • Liaise, communicate and negotiate with colleagues of other speciality services and departments to ensure co-operation with achieving objectives, to promote good working relationships and to establish a team spirit.
  • Ensure that nursing procedures and policies are followed.
  • Participate in the induction / orientation of new staff.
  • Assist in providing support, guidance and counselling for trainee ODP’s, student nurses and HCA’s.
  • Demonstrate procedures and supervise qualified and unqualified staff.
  • To use resources both effectively and efficiently
  • Assist in the collection of necessary data using local I.T systems
  • Maintain accurate written documentation in relation to patient care
  • Practice in a cost effective and cost awareness manner
  • Actively participate in departmental audit and improvement planning

 

Personal and Professional Development

The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for their own professional development and revalidation, in line with the NMC/HCPC requirements.
  • Acquire new skills and knowledge to expand nursing practice. This will include computer skills and other initiatives to enhance patient focused care.
  • Participate in annual staff appraisal, staff development and in-service training activities.
  • Will be familiar with and work to PHG Policies and Guidance.
  • When representing the department, PHG or profession, the post holder will ensure that this is conducted in a professional manner.
  • Maintain an awareness of clinical and professional developments in nursing/operating theatre practice and participate in audit and nursing research.
  • Assist in the teaching and supervision of learners entering the theatres including Student Nurses/ ATOs/HCAs.
  • Assist the Team Leader/Theatre Coordinator/Theatre Manager in ensuring that the Educational Environment is conducive to learning and work in conjunction with the appropriate training centres.
  • Monitor that training objectives are being met.
  • Assist in the Orientation/Induction Programmes for newly appointed staff, trainees and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

 

Additional duties/responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Act as a “link practitioner” for an area of clinical interest (i.e. for infection control, tissue viability) ensuring attendance at and contribution to relevant PHG meetings and responsible for ensuring dissemination of relevant information from these to all staff within the department.
  • Wear uniform at all times, in accordance with the uniform policy.
  • Interact with patients, consultants, visitors to the theatre department, other members of the nursing team and managers in positive, supportive and co-operative ways.
  • Carry out such other reasonably related duties appropriate to the grade, as assigned by the Team leader for their area, the Theatre Manager or nurse in charge.
  • Be prepared to work across the theatre specialities including recovery and day surgery (acquired skills allowing), if required to do so, to meet the needs of the service.
  • Be responsible for reporting their sick and annual leave in line with PHG policy.

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 per annum, depending on experience

Theatre Practitioner (Scrub)

Posted on: November 26th, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Phoenix Hospital Group is one of the UKs leading private healthcare providers with a state of the art hospital on Weymouth Street in central London, a new hospital in Chelmsford and prestigious consulting rooms at 9 and 25 Harley Street.

We are currently looking for a Scrub Practitioner to join our team at the Weymouth Street Hospital.

The Weymouth Street Hospital is currently undergoing expansion works which will result in 4 new state-of-the-art theatres in the autumn.

The post holder will be based at Phoenix Hospital Group’s (PHG) Weymouth Street Hospital Theatres department and will:

  • Be a qualified nurse/ODP registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council/HCPC with an up to date PIN number.
  • Work in according with the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of conduct and other professional guidelines.
  • Will assist in the routine daily planning and organisation of the theatres for clinical procedures and practice and participate in the department’s administration as required.
  • Will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development of programmes of care and their implementation and evaluation.
  • Will contribute to the overall good of the organisation by being a positive role model and treat all staff, visitors, consultants and service users with courtesy and respect.
  • Will undertake rotation across the specialities to cover the service where acquired skills allow.

It is expected that the post holder will be able to carry out all of the duties listed in the main duty section below. The duties will vary from speciality to speciality and they may carry out other similar duties in support of the theatre environment that are not listed. No duties are to be undertaken by the post holder unless they have relevant experience or have received appropriate training.

 

Main duties

Clinical Responsibilities

  • To adhere to the NMC / HCPC Code of Professional Conduct at all times.
  • Maintain the highest standards of individualised nursing/ODP care according to PHG Policies and Practice and Clinical Guidelines.
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure continuity of clinical practice.
  • Providing assistance to the surgeon/anaesthetist/nursing/ODP colleagues as required.
  • Acting as member of the surgical scrub team either as a scrub or circulating practitioner.
  • Co-operating with appropriate surgical staff to ensure correct positioning of patient for operative procedure.
  • Co-operating with appropriate staff to ensure prompt collection and dispatch of specimens.
  • Checking, witnessing and administering controlled drugs.
  • Co-operating with appropriate departmental and ward staff in sending for patients to the operating department and returning patients to their wards.
  • Participating in pre and postoperative visits when required.
  • The post holder will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to use equipment safely and effectively.
  • Promote adherence to and fully engage with the WHO Checklist and 5 Steps to Safer Surgery.

 

Managerial responsibilities

  • Exercise professional accountability as guided by the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of Conduct.
  • Act as an effective role model to student nurses/trainee ODP’s
  • Inform the Team Leader/Theatre Coordinator/Theatre Manager of any activity in the department, which affects patient care.
  • Report all incidents/accidents involving patients, visitors, consultants or staff, in accordance with PHG policy.
  • Report all complaints to the Theatre Manager.  In cases where investigation is required, verbal or written statements and any other evidence, such as copies of documentation, must be provided promptly and professionally.
  • Maintain effective communication with patients, relatives, the multi-disciplinary team, consultants and significant others.
  • Liaise, communicate and negotiate with colleagues of other speciality services and departments to ensure co-operation with achieving objectives, to promote good working relationships and to establish a team spirit.
  • Ensure that nursing procedures and policies are followed.
  • Participate in the induction / orientation of new staff.
  • Assist in providing support, guidance and counselling for trainee ODP’s, student nurses and HCA’s.
  • Demonstrate procedures and supervise qualified and unqualified staff.
  • To use resources both effectively and efficiently
  • Assist in the collection of necessary data using local I.T systems
  • Maintain accurate written documentation in relation to patient care
  • Practice in a cost effective and cost awareness manner
  • Actively participate in departmental audit and improvement planning

 

Personal and Professional Development

The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for their own professional development and revalidation, in line with the NMC/HCPC requirements.
  • Acquire new skills and knowledge to expand nursing practice. This will include computer skills and other initiatives to enhance patient focused care.
  • Participate in annual staff appraisal, staff development and in-service training activities.
  • Will be familiar with and work to PHG Policies and Guidance.
  • When representing the department, PHG or profession, the post holder will ensure that this is conducted in a professional manner.
  • Maintain an awareness of clinical and professional developments in nursing/operating theatre practice and participate in audit and nursing research.
  • Assist in the teaching and supervision of learners entering the theatres including Student Nurses/ ATOs/HCAs.
  • Assist the Team Leader/Theatre Coordinator/Theatre Manager in ensuring that the Educational Environment is conducive to learning and work in conjunction with the appropriate training centres.
  • Monitor that training objectives are being met.
  • Assist in the Orientation/Induction Programmes for newly appointed staff, trainees and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

 

Additional duties/responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Act as a “link practitioner” for an area of clinical interest (i.e. for infection control, tissue viability) ensuring attendance at and contribution to relevant PHG meetings and responsible for ensuring dissemination of relevant information from these to all staff within the department.
  • Wear uniform at all times, in accordance with the uniform policy.
  • Interact with patients, consultants, visitors to the theatre department, other members of the nursing team and managers in positive, supportive and co-operative ways.
  • Carry out such other reasonably related duties appropriate to the grade, as assigned by the Team leader for their area, the Theatre Manager or nurse in charge.
  • Be prepared to work across the theatre specialities including recovery and day surgery (acquired skills allowing), if required to do so, to meet the needs of the service.
  • Be responsible for reporting their sick and annual leave in line with PHG policy.

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 per annum, depending on experience

Rotational Radiographer

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

Operating in central London, Phoenix Hospital Group provides hospital and diagnostic services within the private healthcare market and is renowned for the quality and range of services provided.

We are currently looking for a Rotational Radiographer to join our Radiology team.

Job purpose:

  • To provide a high quality radiographic service in a safe and efficient environment.
  • Promote continuing professional development and ensure that the quality assurance programme is maintained within the main x-ray, CT and MRI departments.
  • The performance of diagnostic radiographic techniques encompassing specialisation in one or more imaging modalities. The supervision and deputisation duties consistent with efficient service delivery ensure a high quality of patient care within the imaging department.
  • To participate in Saturday working

Main Duties:

  • Act independently in the assessment of referrals for x-ray examinations, taking full responsibility for the justification of general x-ray examinations in order to reduce unnecessary ionising radiation exposure to patients. This is done in accordance with departmental protocols and IR (ME) R 2000. Making informed decisions with regard to methodology and modification of technique taking into account the performance and limitations of available equipment to attain the best possible image. Advise lower grades in this process when required.
  • Prioritise workload depending on the severity of a patient condition and the direct impact on their management and organise radiographer cover appropriately.
  • Explain to the patient the methodology of the procedures to be undertaken and how to get results of their examination.
  • Analyse the radiographic image and provide opinion, occasionally verbal opinion may be provided to clinicians.
  • Acquire, provide and archive diagnostic images utilising best practice, and to use appropriate technology and equipment in order to maximise the diagnostic process. Liaise with fellow health care workers and referring clinicians to provide a high quality imaging service to patients. Work as part of a team to ensure effective communication and delivery of care.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all individuals by observing radiation safety by the correct use of personal dosimetry (Personal Radiation Dose Monitoring Badges), shielding equipment, and dose reduction techniques.
  • Ensure the health and safety of all individuals by observing the health and safety regulations and guidance disseminated from the health and safety department. Comply with local policies and procedures. Participate with the performance of risk assessments if required. Observe recommendations made and report incidents and near misses via the SENTINAL reporting system.
  • Collect, compile and record information accurately and effectively to facilitate the principles of data review with special regard to confidentiality, auditing effectiveness and highlighting irregularities to ensure the maintenance of professional standards.
  • To maintain and update the required skills, knowledge and technical expertise. Actively pursue continued professional development in all aspects of the radiographers’ role, and to record such instances appropriately. To facilitate the carrying out of existing and new techniques and to be actively involved in the training and advising of colleagues, thus ensuring up to date best practice.

Knowledge / Skills / Qualification:

  • DCR(R), BSc or recognised equivalent qualification in diagnostic radiography
  • Current HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) registration
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Computer skills
  • Current knowledge of modern imaging techniques and applied practice
  • Post qualifying radiographic work experience
  • CT experience
  • Evidence of CPD within speciality and beyond

Sufficient knowledge and experience to comply with:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • COSHH 1999
  • IR (ME) R 2000

Healthcare Assistant – Outpatient Clinics

Posted on: September 18th, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

 

Operating in central London, Phoenix Hospital Group provides hospital and diagnostic services within the private healthcare market and is renowned for the quality and range of services provided.

We are looking for a Healthcare assistant to join our nursing team in our outpatient departments. Candidate must be bright, proactive and a great team player.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support consultants during clinics.
  • Assist with procedures and minor operations under LA within dermatology, gynaecology, plastic surgery and more.
  • Cover phlebotomy clinics.
  • Preparing and setting up for clinics. Taking part in stocking and stock take.
  • Taking part in doing audits.
  • Develop own knowledge and skills and that of others.
  • Contribute to quality improvement.
  • Promote people’s equality, diversity and rights.

 

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for a HCA who is positive, bright, proactive and a great team player. When you join The Phoenix hospital group you join a work family. You will work closely with consultants and all teams within the company: radiology, pathology/lab, theatre, reception, booking and more.

Essential:

  • Trained and experienced in phlebotomy
  • Experience within one or more of the following areas: Cosmetic surgery, wound care, theatre, dermatology, ENT, gynaecology.

Desirable, but not essential:

  • Experience from working within the private sector.

 

Benefits

We offer employees a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Employer and employee contributory pension
  • Life assurance
  • Social gatherings

 

We commit to our employees well-being through work life balance, on-going development, support and reward.

Salary: competitive and depending on experience

 

Registered Nurses – Ward/Outpatients

Posted on: September 1st, 2020 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

The Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford is part of the Phoenix Hospital Group. The hospital is a planned elective care hospital, with 10 beds, accepting planned and surgical admissions and outpatient and diagnostics patients. Consultants, patients and relatives need to be dealt with sensitively and efficiently in order to retain their custom.

We are currently recruiting for Registered Nurses (Ward/Outpatients) with surgical experience to join our team on bank or contract basis.

Role Purpose

  • To ensure that standards of patients care are consistently maintained at all times in accordance with agreed operational policies as a skilled member of the nursing team
  • To promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of all patients, employees and visitors
  • To ensure that the highest standards of patient and customer care are maintained at all times
  • To support the smooth running of the ward, out-patient and diagnostics department
  • To assist senior staff in the management of the hospital
  • To provide effective leadership and management in their absence

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
  • Promote an environment receptive to change
  • Attend and participate in department 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 clinical environment conducive to learning
  • Act as a professional and positive role model all to colleagues
  • Involve all staff in the clinical 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 line 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 a 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