Pre-assessment and outpatient nurse

Cosmetic Surgery, Registered Nurse - Outpatient
25 Harley Street
Posted 3 weeks ago

Phoenix Hospital Group/MyBreast are currently looking for a proactive nurse who is able to work in and across teams, while also being able to work independently.

Role purpose:

To lead and manage the Pre-assessment and post-operative patient pathway for aesthetic patients ultimately ensuring patient safety.

Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

To work as an autonomous practitioner with specialist skills in cosmetic surgery, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care within protocols.

  • Assist consultants during clinics and minor op procedures.
  • Undertake a risk assessment for the patient anaesthetically and surgically
  • To act as the named nurse to all cosmetics patients
  • To undertake a nursing assessment, obtaining a detailed past medical history and ordering of appropriate clinical investigations
  • Once assessed, to identify patients at risk and invite for assessment in person, perform investigations and referrals as necessary
  • Implement intervention based on the results of the assessment and investigations
  • Undertake MRSA screening according to infection control policy
  • Advise patients on their pre-operative medication requirements
  • Maintain accurate patient records, completing documentation to ensure seamless multidisciplinary communication
  • Participate in continuous audit of the Pre-assessment service
  • To support the wider nursing team when the need arises
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as required and requested by the nurse Manager and/or Clinical Director
  • See patients for post op dressings, IV infusions, injections and similar.
  • Demonstrate clinical excellence within the outpatient specialities e.g. cosmetic surgery
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Ensure safety checks, consent forms and any other necessary documentation is completed appropriately
  • Report to Clinical Director any queries or concerns
  • Respond appropriately to telephone calls
  • Be able to initiate clinic emergency policies and procedures
  • Become competent in the use of the in-house computer systems

Patient Confidentiality and Data Protection:
In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately.
In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job , the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, hospital staff and other healthcare workers. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.
Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

Qualifications / Skills & Knowledge / Qualities:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Post registration experience in a surgical environment essential
  • 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

Essential:

– Phlebotomy experience

– Experience from 1 or more fields: aesthetic, general surgery.

– Minimum 2 years working experience as RGN

Preferable, but not essential:

– Some experience in the private sector

 

Job Features

Job CategoryPhoenix Hospital Group

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