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