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