Staff Nurse-Day Surgery

The Princess Grace Hospital
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About The Facility

Located in the heart of London's esteemed medical district, the newly-refurbished Princess Grace Hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. Supported by world-class doctors from leading London teaching hospitals, the hospital has 129 beds, including a purpose-built intensive care unit, catering for Level 3 patients. Our eight fully-equipped theatres include three laminar flow theatres for orthopaedic surgery, a hybrid theatre to enable complex vascular surgery, a robotic surgery suite along with some of the most advanced radiological diagnostic facilities in the country.

Job Description

Our newly refurbished Day Surgery Unit, a modern comfortable facility with 19 private rooms with good and easy access to the nurse station at the heart of the unit. The department typically opens from 7.00am - 10:00pm receiving an average of 24 admissions over the course of the day. We handle a variety of surgical procedures which include; gynaecology, urology, breast, orthopaedic, medical, ENT, radiology and vascular. Being a close knit and hardworking team, we are very proud of the level of customer service and care we provide to our patients which is demonstrated in our patient feedback.

As the Staff Nurse, working within our Day Surgery unit, you will plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of nursing care whilst working within a multidisciplinary team, supervising and directing junior staff and also temporary staff. You'll demonstrate good clinical practice at all times and to be accountable for own actions and contribute to the setting of clinical standards, policy and procedures and research based care and other practice development initiatives. We encourage staff with special interests to work as link nurses and to supervise and direct junior and temporary staff.

Salary: £31,630 - £35,822 + 4% enhancement (dependent on experience)

Working hours- 37.5 hours per week (depending on the needs of the department this can include occasional Saturdays)

Closing date for applications: 29th March 2017

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate good clinical practice at all times and to be accountable for own actions
  • Assess, plan and deliver care to meet patient and family needs
  • Undertake extended roles such as IV cannulation, phlebotomy
  • Contribute to research based care and other practice development initiatives
  • Contribute to the setting of clinical standards, policy and procedure
  • Promote good communication channels amongst staff enhancing good team work
  • Maintain a safe environment for patients and staff
  • Deputise for senior staff in their absence, demonstrating leadership and management
  • Maintain and positively reinforce the high standard of care and reputation that the unit has established

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse
  • NMC Registration and PREP requirements
  • Post-graduate experience of a broad range of surgical procedures
  • Intermediate life support

About The Individual

As the successful candidate you will be adaptable, able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to meet changing working patterns and caseload, working independently as well as within the team. You will possess a passion for delivering excellent customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience. Due to the nature of the role, adherence to policy, procedure and guidelines will be of paramount importance in conjunction with the customer-focused approach.