We are recruiting for a Registered Nurse to join the existing team at our flagship Central London Hospital.
Our passion is eyes, that’s why we have 7 dedicated Optegra hospitals which only look after eyes!
We started out with the aim of perfection. Our founder underwent eye surgery and afterwards thought “I can do better” and so Optegra was born with a commitment to provide the best eye health care possible. Our trust pilot scores shout as much – we’re the UK’s most trusted eye care specialist group!
On the note of striving for perfection, we’re a proud pioneer in eye healthcare in the UK. In fact, we have our very own eye sciences department which is constantly researching new technologies, partnering with leading UK universities across the country – searching for the next best thing for our patients.
We believe that each of our patients is special, so we ensure that each and every one of them sees a consultant when they visit us. Our consultants are the most respected in their fields, are NHS trained and are all members of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. We care about all of our employees and those who partner with us providing training so that we are always at the leading edge of our fields, whether that be inside the hospitals dealing with patients, our optom referral partners or at head office where we exist to support our network of hospital colleagues.
Our goal is to be the World’s most trusted choice for eye care and we need dedicated people at all levels to help us achieve this.
Purpose of Post
The job holder will be responsible for participating in all aspects of the Ophthalmic service at Optegra, including surgery.
They will provide excellent care to all patients, with specific responsibility for pre-operative assessment, peri-operative and post-operative care in the surgical and refractive suite of the hospital, which may include diagnostic testing and theatre scrub along with assisting with minor operations.
They will ensure a comprehensive level of care provision ensuring the patient is regularly updated to encompass change and will deliver highly skilled patient-centered care to all ophthalmic patients within the hospital.
They will assist in maintaining an ‘out of hours’ emergency patient service for quality standards and continuity of care. They will adhere to the principles of clinical governance and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to assist in providing the most efficient and effective level of service
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To promote a sensitive and caring approach to all patients, visitors and colleagues within the hospital environment. To ensure maximum efficiency, utilisation and seamless delivery of support to Consultants / Surgeons. To hold accountability for the delivery of high quality patient care throughout their visit to Optegra.
- Use clinical judgement and analytical skills to pro-actively identify potential problems during surgery that require Consultant / Surgeon input.
- Work with Consultant / Surgeon supporting them and delivering excellent care to patients whilst in the theatre environment.
- Provide pre and post-operative instructions to patients/carers through effective communication as part of the clinical competency framework and holistic care of patients.
- Provide expert advice for staff, patients and their carers.
- Administer drugs and treatments as prescribed according to the NMC guidelines for the Safe and Secure handling of medicines.
- To organise notes and hospital lists to ensure smooth running of hospital schedules, using the ERM system or manual records as appropriate.
- To manage all administration tasks and reports that are relevant to you in performing your role to the highest level.
- Through effective communication as part of the clinical competency framework and holistic care to patients, prepare patients for clinical/operative procedures.
- Learn and participate in the Livesey Solar approach to customer and patient service and use these principles to provide exemplary standards of patient care.
- To ensure that all clinical documentation is completed correctly.
- To maintain a safe environment for patients.
- Provide initial emergency care.
- Prepare patients for clinical/operative procedures.
- Ensure awareness of the uses, safety precautions and handling of equipment in the surgical department within the clinical competency framework.
- Ensure correct storage of all equipment ensuring maintenance records are kept up to date and reporting any problems which may result in delay of surgery.
- Help to control cross infection by enforcing Hospital policy regarding Uniform Policy, the maintenance of a clean working environment, decontamination and sterilisation procedures.
- To follow correct procedures for documenting and reporting any accident or incident.
- To assist the Clinical Services Manager with suppliers to ensure relevant levels of stock are available so surgery can be performed without delay.
- Sharing best practice skills with all colleagues.
- Delivery of excellent customer service to achieve consistently high levels of patient satisfaction.
- To observe patient confidentiality at all times, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
- To ensure effective communication at all times with patients, relatives, carers, visitors, staff and others, in a manner that is consistent with their level of understanding, culture and background, seeking advice and assistance when appropriate.
- To ensure that all communication takes place in a manner that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.