Position -Ophthalmic Scrub - Derby
Salary - Competitive Salary
Hours - Full Time 37.5hrs per Week
Our clients have an exciting opportunity for an Ophthalmic Scrub Practitioner to join our multidisciplinary theatre team at Derby.
They offer a wide range of treatments, from minor hand and foot procedures that can be carried out as day cases, to more complex treatments that require a longer stay with us, including hip, knee and shoulder replacements. Above all, we're passionate about giving you the best possible care and helping you to feel better, faster.
* To contribute to the general management of the unit in support of the Theatre Manager.
* To support the management of the ophthalmic specialty team to include equipment, instrumentation and standards within the specialty.
* To act as scrub nurse for other specialties as required.
* To be involved in the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and teach those skills to other members of the multi-disciplinary team Coordinate where appropriate the activity of other disciplines to meet the care needs of patients.
* Maintain a safe working environment for staff and patients in the operating theatre suite To be competent in all aspects of clinical practice within specified role in the Operating Department.
* Evidence of in house or external ASP qualification a recommendation.
Ophthalmic Scrub responsibilities:
* To demonstrate advanced clinical skills and the ability to plan daily assignments with ophthalmic team members and prioritise care delivery
* Professional knowledge of ophthalmology kept up to date and disseminated to the team.
* To act as a resource person for others in the planning of care; ensuring nursing practice is evidence based and support and develop new ways of working
* Demonstrate a working knowledge of standards of practice and relevant policy and procedure, showing competence in all aspects of theatre technique and procedures and be able to disseminate to junior staff
* To run theatre lists both efficiently and competently follow policies and procedures; utilising resources within the department effectively to deliver quality care at all times
* To supervise the work of junior and unqualified colleagues; sharing personal expertise and specialist knowledge with other clinical colleagues
* To be responsible for maintaining accurate, timely and complete records, ensuring the safety and confidentiality of information
* To take responsibility for personal and professional development. To be responsible for attending mandatory training sessions and to ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to
* Develop/ review competency documents for the ophthalmic scrub roles
* To participate in clinical audit, KPI monitoring and collection of data as required
* Be responsible and implement best practice/team brief checklist/WHO surgical compliance Education and professional development
* To keep up-to-date with issues and trends affecting the nursing profession and advances in ophthalmology.
* To actively participate in the local orientation/induction programme providing guidance and support and teaching to less experience or junior staff as appropriate
* To participate through mentorship in the development of junior staff and identify any professional training needs; be able to act as a mentor to students enabling learning to take place
* Carry out clinical supervision with team members.
* To take part in the on-going clinical training programmes using best practice models of care This list of key responsibilities is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as reasonably required.
* Ophthalmology training and substantial ophthalmology experience in the operating environment. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team
* Understanding and commitment to IPR (Individual Performance Review).
* Ability to plan and prioritise own and others workload when under pressure.
* Ability to manage change effectively.
* Ability to prioritise workload
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Computer literate
* Registered Nurse, Level 1 /HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner
Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.
For more information please contact Darene Blackwood at Pulse Jobs on 0161 245 4453 or 07514 669 415 alternatively Please forward your CV