Recovery Practitioner

Posted on: March 5th, 2021 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

Ward Manager

Posted on: March 3rd, 2021 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. The Weymouth Hospital is a short stay elective hospital, registered for 17 beds, accepting planned and urgent surgical admissions, with a focus on Cosmetic Surgery, Gynae, Pain, Orthopaedics, Max Facs and General surgery to name a few. The Consulting and Diagnostic rooms at 9 and 25 Harley Street are part of the Phoenix Hospital Group. The Outpatient sites are closely affiliated with Weymouth Street Hospital and provide pre-operative consulting, minor procedures,  diagnostics and post-operative follow up care for patients.

Key Accountabilities & Output

  • Ensure the smooth running of wards at all times whilst ensuring all staff are delivering the highest levels of safety, care and customer service to both our patients and Consultants.
  • To establish and maintain highest levels of communication with patients, consultants and across other departments
  • To provide visible leadership, direction and effective communication to ensure high levels of nursing staff engagement across the teams
  • To develop own knowledge and skills and contribute to the development of others.
  • To ensure that the clinical skillset of staff maintained to the highest level to ensure a safe and quality service is delivered
  • To monitor and maintain health, safety and security of all patients and staff both on the wards and across the company
  • To contribute to the implementation of new services
  • To contribute to quality improvement.
  • To promote people’s equality, diversity and rights.
  • To lead others in the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice.
  • To plan, allocate, assess and provide feedback to team members.
  • To maintain and support the efficient use of physical and/or financial resources.
  • Managing and training of junior and nurse staff.
  • Working alongside other senior leaders and participate in the Duty Clinical Manager rota
  • Effective strategic resource management.
  • Supporting the implementation of local Clinical Governance Strategy.
  • Satisfactory completion of objectives as agreed at appraisal and monthly supervision.
  • Serious incident reviews and implementation of recommendations.
  • Demonstrates clear application of continuing professional development portfolio.
  • Providing strong and robust leadership in the clinical environment using the core skills of facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, teaching and delegation.
  • Facilitates delivery of practice and support supervision
  • To participate and take on active lead in organisational clinical and nursing audit programmes, ensuring any learning is implemented and maintained
  • Developing a coaching culture within the clinical environment
  • Work clinically when the need arises
  • Maintains positive Consultant engagement to gain feedback and taking action to address any concerns raised
  • Act as a credible role model, promoting high quality patient care
  • Ensure regular meetings take place, promoting a culture of learning, openness and improvement
  • Managing the housekeeping team across the hospital and ensuring standards are always maintained
  • Demonstrates experience, knowledge and compliance with CQC standards

Qualifications / Skills & Knowledge / Qualities:

  • RN with proven ward management experience
  • Experience of positively promoting equality and diversity and a positive attitude across the team
  • Experience of people management
  • Demonstrable clinical leadership skills
  • Effective and confident coaching and teaching skills
  • Negotiation and diplomacy skills
  • Resilient practitioner
  • Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrable computer skills

Theatre Health Care Assistant

Posted on: February 24th, 2021 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 Healthcare Assistant to join our team at the Weymouth Street Hospital.

Our Theatre HCAs play an essential role in the smooth running of our theatres and help us maintain our exception levels of care. Theatre HCAs assist the wider theatre team with the safe passage of patients through the surgical pathway. The post holder will be based at Phoenix Hospital Group’s (PHG) Weymouth Street Hospital Theatres department and will:

  • Have experience working in a theatre environment.
  • Assist in the routine delivery of care and organisation of the theatres for clinical procedures and practice.
  • Assist the team positioning patient for surgery and moving equipment.
  • 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

  • To assist with the administrative function of the surgical team including the accurate documentation of records.
  • To assist the scrub nurse and surgeon during surgical procedures and to accept training towards assisting surgeons in a scrub nurse role
  • Monitoring and recording base line clinical observations.
  • Urinalysis as required.
  • MRSA screening as required.
  • Provide post-operative advice to patients.
  • Ensure specimens are labelled and bagged ready for collection with the necessary paperwork completed.
  • To assist with ensuring that clinical waste collection runs smoothly, reporting any problems to the theatre manager or nurse in charge.
  • Ensure sharps bins are secure and ready for collection.
  • Restocking of clinical areas and support areas.
  • To participate in audit where appropriate and requested.
  • Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the surgical team.
  • Assist the theatre team to ensure accurate and legible notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patient’s notes.
  • Ensure the accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with the patient.
  • Assist the nursing team to ensure collection and maintenance of statistical information required for regular and ad hoc reports.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings, briefing and debriefing as required.
  • To assist in the management of surgical records and appointment systems.
  • To fulfil any additional duties as reasonably requested and required.
  • To assist with the safe dispatch of specimens.
  • To assist with the safe dispatch, arrival and set up of surgical instruments, loan kits and equipment.

Salary: up to £24,000 per annum

Bank Staff Nurse (Ward)

Posted on: February 18th, 2021 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

The Weymouth Street Hospital, 9 Harley Street and 25 Harley Street are part of the Phoenix Hospital Group. The hospital is an acute care hospital, registered for 17 beds, accepting planned and emergency/urgent surgical admissions, with a focus on Cosmetic Surgery. The Consulting and Diagnostic rooms at 9 and 25 Harley Street are part of the Phoenix Hospital Group.  The clinic is closely affiliated to Weymouth Street Hospital and provides pre-operative consulting, minor procedures and diagnostics and post-operative follow up care for patients of the visiting consultants. 

We are currently looking for a Bank Staff Nurse.

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 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
  • 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

Bank Healthcare Assistant (Ward)

Posted on: February 18th, 2021 by Phoenix Hospital Group No Comments

The Weymouth Street Hospital is part of the Phoenix Hospital Group. The hospital is an acute care hospital, registered for 17 beds, accepting planned and emergency/urgent surgical admissions with a special emphasis in Cosmetic Surgery.

We are currently looking for Bank Healthcare Assistant.

Role Purpose
  • The Healthcare Assistant is under the supervision of a registered nurse
  • To ensure that the highest standards of patient and customer care are maintained at all times
  • To promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of all patients, employees and visitors
  • To assist in the pre-operative and post-operative care of patients
Key Accountabilities & Output

Working under the supervision of an RGN, duties will include:

  • Assist with patient admission process
  • Post-operative dressings (following competency)
  • Monitoring the post-operative patient
  • 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 patient rooms and stock in clinical areas ensure these are organized and welcoming to Consultants, patients and visitors

In addition:

  • Promote effective communication within the hospital
  • Adhere to the hospital / clinic and nursing policies, procedures and standards
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Contribute to the achievement of the hospital budget by promoting the  cost effective utilization of resources
  • Report to the lead nurse any queries or concerns
  • Support colleagues and work co-operatively to promote good team morale within the clinic
  • Respond appropriately to telephone calls
  • Be able to initiate clinic emergency policies and procedures
  • Participate in personal development and appraisal system
  • Become competent in the use of the in-house computer system
  • Show initiative and work as a team
  • Take a lead on problem solving when required
Qualifications / Skills & Knowledge / Qualities:
  • NVQ level 2 or 3 or committed to working towards an NVQ award
  • Presently working in an acute hospital environment
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of customer care
  • IT skills
  • 1 – 2 years minimum experience in a healthcare or “caring” environment, within private healthcare would be an advantage
  • Enthusiastic and committed, a team player, flexible, physically able to carry out the role, sensitive to patient and consultant needs
  • Have Basic Life Support training

Senior Theatre Practitioner (Scrub)

Posted on: January 10th, 2021 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: January 10th, 2021 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.

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: January 10th, 2021 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.

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