Recovery nurse

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Clinic, Day Surgery, Surgical, Theatre

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £42000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Stock

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7193 4003

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Recovery Nurse - Full time - Harley Street - Up to £42,000 - State-of-The-Art Private Cosmetic Clinic

This Private Clinic is a brand-new state-of-the-art facility utilised by some of the UK's top cosmetic and medical practices. The facilities include: operating theatres, consulting rooms, office space and meeting and seminar rooms, alongside training courses for cosmetic surgeons. The Recovery Nurse is a member of the operating department team undertaking roles in Scrub, Anaesthetic, Circulating and recovery and is designated regularly in charge of an operating theatre.

Recovery Nurse Professional Responsibility:
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating individual programmes of care for patients in the perioperative environment.
  • Provide timely, skilled and effective assistance as a member of the theatre team, in accordance with theatre policies and procedures, rotating through the roles e.g. anaesthetic nurse, anaesthetic out-reach, circulating, scrub, and recovery specialities.
  • Assist with co-ordinating the smooth and safe flow of patients throughout the perioperative process.
  • Observe and report upon patients' condition whilst in the department.
  • Adhere to the clinics Policy of Use & Control of Medicines' and the NMC Advisory Document Administration of Medicines'.
  • Assist in compiling the operation register.
  • Maintain accurate and legible nursing records (either on computer or manually) and ensure their safekeeping.
  • Provide accurate and timely collection and submission of appropriate theatre activity data, using the Theatre Management systems.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure that procedures are understood by staff and carried out according to established practices, standards and policies.
  • Participate in the mentoring, supervision, teaching and appropriate assessment of learners, junior and new staff within the department.
  • Contribute to the development of training programmes within the department in conjunction with other team members. Provide feedback from in-house/external training courses in order to disseminate knowledge.
  • Inform Team Leader of staff failing to meet the standard of performance - taking appropriate action when required.
  • Comply with responsibilities in relation to clinical governance.
  • Supervise, mentor junior members of nursing staff and ancillary staff.
  • Develop good interpersonal relationships with patients, relatives and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide support and up to date relevant information for patient's relatives.
  • Participate in the development of care pathways in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensure the Health and Safety of all staff, patients and visitors reporting all incidents, accidents and near misses to the team leader and document appropriately.
  • Ensure the safe use of all equipment within the department following department policy with regard to staff training on same.
  • Develop written standards of care and conduct department audits which allow the effectiveness of nursing to be evaluated. Where deficits in standards of care are highlighted, take appropriate remedial action.
  • Participate in research and trials in the perioperative area.
  • Ensure the safe keeping of patients' belongings and valuables in accordance with trust policy.
  • Have an understanding of the Risk Management process and participate when necessary in the identification and analysis of risk.

Admin Responsibilities for Recovery Nurse:
  • Be familiar with and adhere to health and safety regulations, fire policies, COSHH regulations and infection control policies.
  • Ensure economic use of supplies of all stock items are maintained within the department in accordance with the Electronic Materials Management System.
  • Practice due economy ensuring optimum use of resources, supplies and equipment.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures relating to maintenance and servicing of equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and that all staff using the equipment are trained and competent to do so.

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