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Staff Nurse/Theatre Nurse (Scrub/Circulation Nurse) Band 5

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,

Staff Nurse/Theatre Nurse (Scrub/Circulation Nurse) Band 5

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,
 

Staff Nurse/Theatre Nurse (Scrub/Circulation Nurse) Band 5

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Treatment Centre
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
Job ref
289-PL-0968-B
Site
Chelsea and Westminster hospital
Town
London
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 £30,786 - £37,841 per annum, incl. HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/04/2022 23:59
Interview date
12/04/2022

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

 

Staff Nurse/Theatre Nurse (Scrub/Circulation Nurse) Band 5

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic candidates with the ability to work well within a challenging environment, and who can deliver high quality patient care from both a Scrub and an circulating skill set.

They will be expected to function clinically within the Operating Department/Planned Care and other associated areas as required.

The post holder will have significant clinical experience, provide sound clinical expertise to their team, and deliver high quality care. They will be a role model for high standard care, and lead on specific projects  as delegated by the Sister / Charge Nurse/Theatre Sister. They will role model the identified Trust values at all times.

In general settings, they will be the assigned deputy for their Band 6s, generally known as a Junior Sister / Charge Nurse, coordinating clinical, managerial and education requirements of the area, and being a role model for team members, whilst delivering and overseeing high standards of care. 

 We promote a dual role workforce in our theatre department.
In turn, we can offer you a structured preceptorship and orientation programme for all new members of staff, access to ongoing continuing professional education and development, appraisal & clinical supervision.

Employees should honour the Trust’s Core Values by demonstrating appropriate behaviours and encouraging others.
Adhere the NMC/HCPC Code at all times.

Interview date: 12th April 2022

 

Main duties of the job

 

The post holder will be a clearly identifiable senior clinical staff member, and team leader. They will have significant clinical experience, provide sound clinical expertise to their team, and coordinate and deliver high quality care. They will be a role model for expert clinical care, and lead on specific projects / management functions as delegated by the Sister / Charge Nurse. They will role model the identified Trust values at all times.

In general settings, they will be the assigned deputy for their manager, generally known as a Junior Sister / Charge Nurse, coordinating clinical, managerial and education requirements of the area, and being a role model for team members, whilst delivering and overseeing high standards of care. In midwifery settings they will be called a Midwife.

In specialist settings, they will have a significant level of specialist clinical knowledge and expertise in the clinical functions of care delivery. They will provide advice and guidance also, and generally be known as a senior staff nurse.

 

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:

  1. Carries out a full range of registered heath care professional duties, including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the patient’s condition and care with support from the Practitioner in charge. Maintains the privacy and dignity of all patients whilst adhering to Trust and department policies, reporting any difficulties with these duties to senior staff.
  2. Works without direct supervision once key learning outcomes of the induction/ foundation or preceptorship programme have been completed; and 6 month probationary period applies to career Band 5 posts.
  3. Maintains a safe environment when caring for patients, including those patients requiring frequent levels of monitoring.
  4. Monitors all patient care and treatment, maintaining high standards and quality at all times.
  5. Documents incidents on Datix in real time and escalates any concerns to the Practitioner in charge. Is aware of trust risk management and policies.
  6. Able to prioritise patient care, recognise deterioration in a patient’s condition and alert senior staff immediately.
  7. Maintains accurate, contemporaneous and legible written records of care where required and accurately completes the perioperative care plan (ORSOS) and be a signatory for the Operating Register.
  8. Uses effective communication, written and verbal with all levels of staff including the multidisciplinary team, patients and relatives, taking into account impairments, levels of consciousness and language barriers.
  9. Adheres to the agreed procedures as identified, and promotes by example, a high standard of good quality care within the department.
  10. Fosters good relationships with other departments, the multidisciplinary team and visitors to the unit. Helps to achieve and maintain morale for both staff and patients.
  11. Participates in the health education and explanation of treatment to patients and relatives. Ensure the delivery of high quality end of life care in line with national pathways, eg WHO Safety Surgical Checklist
  12. Provide sound evidence based clinical advice as required to staff and patients
  13. Maintain a good understanding and implementation of clinical escalation procedures as required
  14. Understand the Trust clinical governance framework, and participate in the promoting and safeguarding of high standards of care, through effective risk management & governance, and adherence to the Trust values
  15. Ensure that the team promote, ensure and adhere to the Trust safeguarding polices
  16. Monitor quality of standards of care, in line with CQC requirements and Trust and Divisional objectives
  17. Deliver and supervise a high quality patient experience
  18. Work with manager to collect and disseminate data on quality indicators etc, in line with national and Trust objectives
  19. Maintain a safe working environment, including ensuring equipment is safe, and used in line with Trust policy and values
  20. Promote and maintain patient safety at all times, including proactively implementing falls prevention

21.Lead role in the detection, management and prevention of safeguarding issues

  1. Have an awareness of current professional and clinical developments within their area of practice and promote this to others

2.    Leadership and management:

  • Help to manage the day to day staffing arrangements, to ensure safe levels of practice
  • Be in charge of a theatre list on a regular basis where appropriate
  • Ensure staffs adhere to Trust protocols of care, eg Infection Control
  • Take continuing responsibility for the Theatre in absence of Sister or floor coordinator
  • Lead and manage their own clinical team within general clinical areas, and of the total team in the absence of the Theatre Sister, in line with Trust values
  • Develop and maintain effective communication and working relationships with other professional groups, and staff generally within the Division and the Trust
  • Contribute to the effective management of the area by ensuring correct levels of staff are in place to deliver and assist with the planning of off duty rotas
  • Assist in the delivery of induction / orientation of new staff
  • Act as a role model, ensuring staff work to Trust guidelines and values
  • Supervise, under the direction of their manager, the work of qualified and unqualified staff and learners
  • Provide clinical support and guidance to staff
  • Act as a resource for clinical knowledge to staff
  • Initiate action on complaints & incident management and responses, and assist in their investigation and resolution
  • Participate in recruitment and selection, and develop effective selection and interviewing skills
  • Undertake appraisals of staff, following training
  • Chair team meetings as required
  • Lead on specific projects, as indicated and agreed by manager
  • Have a working knowledge of budget arrangements for area, focussing on cost effectiveness and quality, to ensure maximum use of resource
  • Understand and manage local change with team members, including the embedding of new project
  • 3. Education & research:
  • Participate in the education of all learners within their area
  • Actively support and assist in preceptorship and in pre-registration student support, supervision and guidance including mentorship where appropriate
  • Identify and respond to learning needs for area
  • Develop and deliver or organise local training sessions, mindful of the Trust values
  • Facilitate others in the development of informal teaching skills
  • Participate in the annual training needs analysis for their area
  • Participate in any local or related research projects, clinical trials etc 
  • Apply and encourage others to utilise evidence based practice and relevant research findings in practice
  • Identify areas of nursing / midwifery research within their area that will be of benefit, and encourage and educate other staff to recognise the importance of research
  • Participate in clinical supervision / acting as supervisor

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse
Desirable criteria
  • Theatre Course
  • Mentorship qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Relevant post registration experience at Band 5 level
  • Extensive experience in general surgery , including orthopaedics surgery
  • Experience of excellence in leading all / part of a clinical team in practice
Desirable criteria
  • Proven management experience
  • Experience of clinical supervision

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Proven clinical knowledge linked to area of speciality and excellence in care delivery
  • Proven knowledge of safety issues through clinical governance and risk management
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, relatives, staff and external contract
  • Knowledge of current challenging and issues in nursing
  • Commitment to teaching and learning for self and others
  • Commitment to quality initiatives and research.
  • Clinical decision making skills and ability to prioritise workload
  • Computer literacy skills
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of budgets
  • Experience of data collection for quality monitoring / audit
  • Experience of risk management / assessment

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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