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Are you interested in finding out more about nursing and ODP opportunities within our Medirooms team? Here are some of the reasons our team are unique.
A new concept in healthcare, our Medirooms combine the traditional recovery, day-case, same-day and admission areas into a single patient room environment, specifically designed to enhance patient experience by improving the level of privacy and dignity that these areas were traditionally able to offer. Patients also benefit from continuity of care as they are admitted, recovered and discharged/transferred by the same Mediroom team.
- Our Practice facilitators support staff through training programme and regular catch-up/reviews to help them achieve their competencies and support their wellbeing.
- We provide a wide range of in-house training and a mentor is assigned to support your continuing professional development. External study days are also provided for the specialist skills required for your role and provide revalidation support.
We currently have opportunities available for:
- Experienced Registered Nurses with current NMC Registration
- Newly Qualified and Newly Qualifying Nurses, ready to take the leap from theory to the clinical setting.
If you are a nurse with lapsed NMC registration, looking to return to practice, we may be able to host your placement whilst you complete the Return to Practice course at the University of the West of England.
Main duties of the job
Our state-of-the-art Brunel Building, one of the most modern hospitals in Europe, accommodates 24 operating theatre rooms, with 72 single patient Medirooms situated in close proximity to the theatres. The Medirooms are arranged in 5 clusters over 2 floors.
Working within our department, your main duties will include:
- Providing direct patient care in the medi-room areas, being responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care of patients
- Identifying individual patient requirements and acting effectively on changing needs, liaising with and directing relevant staff.
- Organising time, equipment and staff to deliver safe and efficient patient care.
- Giving skilled support to medical staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
- Administering drugs and treatments as prescribed in accordance with Trust Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
- Demonstrating effective communication within departments and multidisciplinary team.
- Advising patients, their carers and other staff on the promotion of health and prevention of illness.
- Recognising situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individual and institutes preventative measures.
- Identifying the priorities of care for patients, liaising with and directing relevant staff.
- Organising and participating in the delivery of high standards of evidence-based nursing care.
Working for our organisation
North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.
North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.
Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow).
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For a full overview of the Job Description, please refer to the PDF Job Description attached as an additional document to this advert.
Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Post.
- Provides direct patient care in the medi-room areas commensurate with their post.
- Is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care of patients
- Identifies individual patient requirements and acts effectively on changing needs, liaising with and directing relevant staff.
- Organises time, equipment and staff to deliver safe and efficient patient care.
- Gives skilled support to medical staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
- Administers drugs and treatments as prescribed in accordance with Trust Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
- Demonstrates effective communication within departments and multidisciplinary team.
- Advises patients, their carers and other staff on the promotion of health and prevention of illness.
- Recognises situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individual and institutes preventative measures.
- Identifies the priorities of care for patients, liaising with and directing relevant staff.
- Organise and participate in the delivery of high standards of evidence based nursing care.
- Take regular responsibility to carry out required planned, direct patient care to a high standard without direct supervision in accordance with established nursing procedures and policies.
- To report to the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team any significant changes in a patient’s condition or situation.
- Responsible for taking charge of the ward/department on a regular basis in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility.
- To take personal responsibility for ensuring that patients are treated with courtesy at all times, the individual needs of patients are respected and confidentiality is maintained at all times.
- To be able to act in emergency situations and to be familiar with emergency procedures including fire and resuscitation.
- To be responsible for the support and direction of junior staff in such situations according to Trust policy
- Report to nurse in charge/line manager all complaints, incidents or accidents involving self, staff, patients, visitors and complete relevant documentation according to Trust procedure.
- Ensure the safe custody of patients’ valuables and property according to Trust policies.
- Complies and works in accordance with Trust Policies and Standard Operating Procedures
- Participates in risk assessments as required by senior colleagues and Directorate Risk Manager
- Identifies and acts upon any risk that could affect the safety of patients or staff, accessing support from senior staff as necessary
- Reports any accidents, incidents or near misses using the Trust Datix reporting system
- Participates in audits of patient care.
- Contribute to the implementation of improvements of working methods and practices
- Participates in working groups to facilitate changes and improvements within the Operating Department, Directorate and Trust. Handles complaints by patients, clients, their carers and staff according to Trust policies.
- Contributes to the monitoring and control of the use of resources within budgetary limits
- Contributes to the analysis of staffing requirements against work load activity
- Assists with developing the financial awareness of the team so that individual staff contribute to the efficient use of resources
- Contributes to the collection, recording and storage of information using both paper based and electronic systems
- Make use of relevant of information in decision making, problem solving and care management
- Develop own supervisory skills and competence, undertaking a teaching/assessing module.
- Contributes to the supervision, development and coaching of individual staff so that they function effectively within their role and responsibilities in accordance with Trust policies and Standard Operating Procedures
- Provides clear instructions and accurate information to junior staff, students and support workers. Monitors and evaluates their work to ensure standards are maintained.
- Assists with the process of allocating workload to junior staff, students and support workers which is within each individual’s competence and capability.
- Practices in accordance with NMC or HPC Professional Codes of Conduct and Standards
- Seeks out new knowledge of perioperative practice and health by reading, enquiring and partaking of continuing education, applies validated research findings to practice.
- Seeks to develop new skills, participates in competency based training programmes e.g Competency Portfolios.
- Facilitates the professional development needs of the theatre team and facilitate their development through Appraisal and Development Review
- Undertakes any training required in order to maintain competency including mandatory training
- A need to respond to frequently changing needs of the department.
- Exposure to distressing and emotional situations.
- Manual handling and postural demands.
- Exposure to potential violent and aggressive behaviour.
- Contact with blood and body fluids.
- The need to use highly developed skills and demonstrates a high level of manual dexterity.
- The need to work a shift system.
- Rotation to night duty as and when required
- Working in departments utilising Ionising Radiation and chemical substances falling under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.
Person specification Education/Training/Qualifications Essential criteria
- Registered Nurse or ODP
- Evidence of ongoing professional development
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Essential criteria
- Effective communication skills, verbal and written, to include report writing and record keeping
- Sound knowledge of the guidelines set out in the NMC / HCPC code of professional conduct and current perioperative issues
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.
Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.