Bank Registered nurses – night duty (Chelmsford)

Posted on: March 2nd, 2021 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

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

Theatre Practitioner (Scrub) – Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford

Posted on: March 1st, 2021 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

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.

The post holder will be based at Phoenix Hospital Group’s (PHG) Chelmsford 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 accordance 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 junior 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.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • 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