Pre-assessment Nurse

Nursing
9 Harley Street
Posted 2 months ago

 

Reports to: Outpatient Nurse Manager

Location: 9 Harley Street or other PHG locations

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

 

Role purpose: 

To lead and manage the pre-assessment patient pathway ultimately ensuring patient safety and prevention of same day surgical cancellations.

 

Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Clinical: To work as an autonomous practitioner with specialist skills, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care within protocols.

  • Undertake a risk assessment for the patient anaesthetically and surgically
  • Carrying a caseload and organise own workload
  • To act as the named nurse to all patients within the pre-assessment service
  • 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
  • Identify cultural requirements, communication and other special needs
  • Obtains further specialist advice as required
  • Undertake a role in health promotion
  • Advise patients on their pre-operative medication requirements
  • Maintain accurate patient records, completing documentation to ensure seamless multidisciplinary communication
  • Ensure 100% compliance with hand hygiene and infection control policy and procedures
  • Develop and implement service protocols on nationally accredited guidelines and valid research from recognised bodies
  • Participate in continuous audit of the pre-assessment service
  • Compile reports as required to communicate efficacy and shortcomings of the service to the Senior Management team
  • Ensure adherence to requirements from external bodies such as PROMS, and the National Joint Registry Education
  • 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

 

In addition:

  • Promote effective communication within all Phoenix departments
  • Adhere to the hospital/clinic and nursing/radiology policies, procedures and standards
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Contribute to the achievement of the PHG budget by promoting the cost effective utilization of resources
  • Ensure safety checks, consent forms and any other necessary documentation is completed appropriately
  • Report to Clinical Director any queries or concerns
  • Support colleagues and work co-operatively to promote good team morale within PHG
  • Respond appropriately to telephone calls
  • Be able to initiate clinic emergency policies and procedures
  • Participate and take responsibility in personal development, mandatory training and appraisal system
  • Become competent in the use of the in-house computer systems
  • Show initiative and work as a team
  • Take a lead on problem solving when required

 

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 Description, 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.

 

Duties include:

  • To ensure safe and secure storage of patient details including card details
  • To implement PHG’s confidentiality policy

 

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

Salary – £30,000-£40,000 pa, depending on experience

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Job CategoryPhoenix Hospital Group

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