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ODP/ Anaesthetic Nurse, Band 5

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,

ODP/ Anaesthetic Nurse, Band 5

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,
 

ODP/ Anaesthetic Nurse, Band 5

Band 5

Main area
Main Theatres
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
289-PL-0981
Site
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Town
London
Salary
£30,786 - £37,841 £30,786 - £37,841 per annum, incl. HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
04/04/2022 23:59

About our Trust


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. 

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’ in the well-led and use of resources domains and ‘Good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was ‘Good’, but the Chelsea site was ‘Outstanding’.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

 

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for the position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you.

 

About the role


 

Job overview

 

ODP/ Anaesthetic Nurse, Band 5

Ward Department: Theatres (Main, Paediatrics, Burns, Obstetrics)

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our friendly department. Staff at Chelsea Theatres play a vital role in ensuring a high quality safe experience for our patients. If successful you will join a friendly and supportive team who work collaboratively to achieve excellent care throughout the patients' perioperative journey. With our range of specialties including; Burns, Neonatal, High risk obstetrics and Bariatrics to name a few you will have plenty of opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop as a practitioner.

You will rotate through the surgical specialties to gain a wide practical and theoretical knowledge base.

You must hold a relevant ODP/ Anaesthetic Nurse qualification to apply for this post. Previous experience is desirable but not essential.

We are committed to providing holistic high quality care for our patients whilst promoting employee development & well-being, and have a range of staff benefit schemes for you to make the most of.

At C&W we care about your work- life balance.  Our jobs include a range of duties within a flexible and innovative working environment that allows you to better fit your hours around your busy family schedule. We offer permanent, part-time or job share positions.

 

Main duties of the job

 

Provide high quality clinical care to patients, in line with the Trust values and in accordance with professional regulations.

Accept delegated responsibility for specific activities/areas from the Lead ODP/ Nurse in Charge.

Work in line with Trust policies, objectives, protocols and local guidelines, whilst also being aware of the importance of their role in supporting members of the team, and always adhering to the Trust values, and in accordance with HCPC/NMC regulations.

Work with others to always deliver high standards of care to patients and their carers, autonomously and as part of a team.

Communicate in line with Trust values, to patients, carers and staff at all times.

Take every opportunity to continue to develop, practice and expand your own general and specialist perioperative skills.

Maintain high standards of professional and ethical responsibility, and accountability and be aware of the medico-legal aspects of perioperative and nursing care, in line with professional, regulating and local guidance.

 

Working for our organisation

 

We  provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. 

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020 Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as Outstanding in the well-led and use of resources domains and Good in the safe, effective, caring, and responsive domains.  The Trust as a whole was Good, but the Chelsea site was Outstanding.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Clinical

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care through appropriate frameworks, underpinned by the trust values
  • Assist members of the team in the co-ordination of clinical activities
  • Use clinical standards to participate in the process of monitoring the quality of care delivered. Act to ensure that perioperative practice is of the highest standard, in line with trust and CQC standards
  • Supply and/or administer medication safely in line with the trust medicines policy
  • Assess and support patients with adherence and understanding of their care within the perioperative environment
  • Assist with the evaluation of care and initiate any action required, for example liaising with the multidisciplinary team as appropriate
  • Review the effectiveness of the care provided, and initiate any action that may be required.
  • Undertake all reasonable and relevant clinical or non-clinical functions commensurate with their banding
  • Recognise and act on situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of patients, self and colleagues
  • Co-ordinate and support other members of the team
  • Investigate and report accidents, incidents and losses. Also providing initial support for the members of staff or patient involved, in line with trust policy
  • Take on extra duties/ responsibilities as delegated and agreed by senior team leaders, within their capability/ limitations
  • Work as an integral member of the theatre team to perform all the tasks of a specialist registered ODP/ Anaesthetic nurse, assisting and supporting the anaesthetist to deliver high quality General, Local and Regional anaesthesia to the patients. Not only in the theatre suites but across the entire trust, including; Endoscopy, Interventional Radiology and MRI. Also to be a key member of the emergency response team across the trust in delivering high quality acute emergency care.
  • To be responsible for the safe checking and use of complex theatre equipment, including but not limited to; Anaesthetic machines and monitoring, Videolaryngoscopy and bronchoscopy equipment.

Professional

  • In partnership with other professionals in the multidisciplinary team, provide high quality, individualised, evidence based care. This process should include relevant risk assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care in accordance with trust policies
  • To be fully conversant with all types of anaesthesia/ pain control in adults undertaken in the clinical area and act as a knowledge base for junior staff
  • To act as a patient advocate in line with current NHS policy and to actively apply in depth knowledge of holistic/ socio-economic and cultural aspects of the care to patients within your specific specialty, acting as a role model and resource for patients, relatives and staff
  • To have continuing responsibility for the provision of a suitable, clean, uncluttered and safe environment for the physical and psychological wellbeing of both patients and staff. Identifying clinical risks and reporting them in line with the trust policy
  • Maintain professional behaviour at all times and promote a positive image of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust at all times, in line with Trust Values
  • Participate in the setting of standards for perioperative practice and care involving the multidisciplinary team
  • Practice in accordance with, and aware of your responsibilities under the HCPC/NMC code of professional conduct and other appropriate guidelines from your registering body
  • Understand and practice in accordance with Trust and department policies and procedures, and ensure they are understood and practised by staff
  • Maintain a safe working environment recognising the health and safety requirements of patients, visitors and staff
  • Ensure all strategies, policies and protocols relating to infection control are implemented and monitored and that appropriate and timely action is taken in response to ensuring the prevention of control of infection
  • Protects patient confidentiality and acts according to the Data Protection Act
  • Maintain clear and accurate documentation in line with unit and Trust standard
  • Be aware of Clinical Governance and the impact it has on patient care
  • Understand local audit processes and take opportunities to initiate local audit and participate in Trust audits locally.
  • Participate in the ordering and maintenance of adequate stock level in an effective manner
  • Work with members of the team in implementing a quality approach to service provision, in line with Trust quality care standards.
  • Report all complaints, incidents or accidents to the Nurse in charge and take appropriate action
  • Work shift patterns and weekends to suit the needs of service delivery
  • The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care without direct supervision, maintaining a safe working environment at all times for both patients and staff

Education and Development

  • Be responsible for, and demonstrate personal professional development, maintain up to date clinical skills and ensure mandatory training is always current.
  • Be aware of current developments within the ODP/Nursing profession in relation to the perioperative setting and within the NHS
  • Participate in team and ward meetings
  • Participate in established research projects and clinical audit in local area
  • Assist in on-going development of the department as a positive learning environment
  • Ensure own appraisal is always in date and personal development plan is completed.
  • Work in a supportive way with learners and junior staff, providing knowledge and feedback as required.
  • Participate in local teaching sessions.
  • To actively engage and promote professional development within the team by mentoring students and newly qualified staff with the support of senior colleagues.

 Management and Leadership

  • Supervise under the direction of the Lead ODP/Nurse in Charge, the work of unqualified staff.
  • Co-Ordinate the team in the absence of the Band 6 or 7 nurses, if senior enough to do so.
  • Demonstrate effective time management and prioritization of workload.
  • Take an active role in the induction and orientation of new staff
  • Take responsibility for the teaching and education of pre and post registration students acting as a preceptor or mentor as appropriate
  • Demonstrate leadership and teaching skills in the supervision development and feedback of junior staff
  • Demonstrate procedures and supervise junior staff and students in the practice of new skills
  • Have an awareness of cost implications and assist in the management of resources within the clinical area e.g. equipment, supplies

Communication and relationship Building

  • Know and utilize Trust values in all working relationships to patients, carers and staff.
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills and ensure that communication is effective between the patient, relatives and members of the multidisciplinary team,
  • Ensure communication is used effectively in the interests of patient care, including the use of clinical incident reporting if necessary.
  • Communicate handover of care in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in dealing with patients/ visitors/relatives and colleagues, maintaining good customer relations and recognising individuality and rights for each patient in line with Trust values.
  • Work cohesively with all members of the team in ensuring that the very best services to patients are provided at all times
  • Work effectively within a multi-racial and cultural environment

 Other

  • It is your responsibility to familiarise and read all required policies and procedures and to know how to gain access to copies

 General

Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

This job description may be subject to change according to the varying needs of the service. Such changes will be made after discussion between the post holder and his/her manager.

 All duties must be carried out under supervision or within Trust policy and procedure. You must never undertake any duties that are outside your area of skill or knowledge level. If you are unsure you must seek clarification from a more senior member of staff.

Person specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • *Diploma in Operating Department Practice or Bsc In Operating Department Practice/*Relevant Anaesthetic Course qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Post qualification in relevant speciality

Previous experience

Desirable criteria
  • Post Registration experience in anaesthetic role
  • Experience with acutely ill patients

About Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea and Westminister Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  is one of the top ranked and top performing hospital in the UK. WE employ  more than 6000 staff over out two hospital sites, chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex  University Hospital , across 12 community-based clinics within North West London. 

We pride Ourselves on providng outstanding care to our community of over 1.5 million people. 

Our specialist care includes  the world-renowned burns service, the Children's Hospital with paediatric services and our award winning sexual health services . 

Our promise to you is to be the employer of choice and support you in your career development. 

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