We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced PACU Nurse to join our multidisciplinary team at the Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre. With an excellent reputation The Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre has been delivering high quality care to NHS patients in Somerset for 12 years. The hospital has been assessed as top of the national PROMS table from patients having had knee replacements and eighth nationally for hip replacements. It was also recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a newly published inspection report - putting the it at the very top of the regulator’s quality ratings across England. We offer a range of treatments across a number of specialities including general surgery, orthopaedics, endoscopy, gastroenterology. gynaecology, urology, ENT and ophthalmology. We also provide diagnostic imaging and pain management services.
As a PACU Nurse at the treatment centre you will actively participate in and maintain the highest standard of care and safety for patients, visitors and staff in the operating theatre suite and PACU (Post Anaesthetic Care Unit). Key duties will include: • Maintaining accurate clinical observation of the patient’s clinical condition and alerting medical staff when required • Ensurcing that Infection Control policies are adhered to • Be be able to interpret the significance of data to the patient’s health status • Assisting junior staff in the assessment of patients and advise appropriately, providing specialist knowledge in assessing and interpreting acute and other patients conditionsTo be successful in this role you will have: • Recent experience within an acute environment with experience in the recovery of patients following surgery • Previous experience in pre-assessment • A good understanding on Infection Control and Health & Safety issues relating to theatre • Knowledge of when to refer to the Anaesthetist