Registered Nurse / ODP - Band 5 Theatre Recovery
- Theatre Recovery
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- Cheltenham General Hospital
- £25,655 - £31,534 pa
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Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.
As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.
As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.
By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.
Cheltenham General Hospital
Recovery Unit Theatres
Are you a passionate and dedicated ODP/Nurse? Are you committed to delivering the highest standards of Care and Safety? We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Band 5 Nurse/ODP to join our friendly Recovery Team.
Post-operative specialist care includes General, Orthopaedic and Ophthalmology surgery. Every day is different and opportunistic. You will expect to become an efficient and effective Recovery Practitioner through the support of the team. You will have a 6 month induction programme, additional training opportunities and leadership progression. This is a full time post however part time will be considered if candidates possess the right skills and knowledge .The post includes a varied shift pattern, on call rota, weekends and bank holidays. We actively encourage you to come in for an informal visit and meet our friendly team – please contact SODP Natasha Long/SR Marie Tinkler on 0300 422 4142 or via email at
Main duties of the job
Be able to confidently perform ABCDE assessments.
Optimise the patient’s post-operative condition through effective analgesia, anti-emetics and other postoperative medications.
Be able to work autonomously whilst being an excellent team player
Working for our organisation
Friendly and nurturing atmosphere which creates a positive working environment. Our team values and work ethic make us supportive and encouraging of each other.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
GLOUCESTERSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Job Title Registered Nurse / ODP
Department/Area Post Anaesthetic Care Unit, Main Theatre
- To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide high quality nursing care in a twenty four hour environment.
- To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- To manage caseload of patients within defined clinical area.
- To organise own time and that of junior staff and students plus varying number of student nurses ad ODP trainees.
- To support the senior members of staff in the management and supervision of the defined clinical area.
Senior SODP/ Charge Nurse / Sister
Registered Nurses / ODPs
Student Nurse / Trainee ODPs
Health Care Assistant
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Practitioner registered with the NMC or HCPC.
- Basic IT skills.
- Enhanced levels of dexterity and accuracy pertaining to clinical skills.
- Act as a resource for all staff disseminating clinical skills and knowledge.
- Ensure personal and professional development is progressed through Individual Performance Development Review and PREP guidelines.
- Basic Resuscitation skills and the knowledge to initiate appropriate action in a clinical emergency.
- Basic airway management skills.
- Knowledge of safe checking-in procedure and informed consent.
- Safe administration of intravenous drugs and the preparation and programming of PCA and epidural pumps.
- The ability and knowledge of preparing and using relevant technical equipment e.g. invasive monitoring.
KEY RESULT AREAS
- Demonstrate ability to assess patient condition and implement appropriate care, within the multidisciplinary team.
- To communicate effectively, especially where patient ability to do so is compromised.
- Ability to disseminate contentious and delicate information appropriately.
- To deliver safe care within a challenging and changing clinical environment, using equipment and resources safely and as appropriate.
- To administer medication and treatment within Procedure for the Ordering, Prescribing and Administration of Medication Guidelines.
- To deliver and receive information which may cause emotional distress to all parties.
- Participate in mentorship and educational programmes for students and other members of the team.
- To adhere to all Trust policies and procedures and professional code of conduct.
- Regularly responsible for the supervision of unqualified staff and students.
- To input and retrieve patient and staff information from computer based systems.
- Maintain accurate and contemporaneous patient records.
COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
- Multidisciplinary team.
- General Public.
- Community Support Services.
- Ability to work all shift patterns
MOST CHALLENGING PART OF YOUR JOB
- Ability to work under pressure and effective time management.
- Dealing with difficult situations/people.
- Being able to react to sudden changes in patient condition and having the knowledge to deal effectively with the situation.
PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORKING CONDITIONS
- Will be required to work within recognised Manual Handling guidelines.
- Will be expected to frequently manoeuvre patients/objects over 15kg without appropriate aids for short periods of time.
- Will have frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions and will be required to Policies and Procedures pertaining to bodily fluids, Infection Control and COSHH regulations.
- Will be required to work in a confined space.
- Ability to work where the work pattern may be unpredictable.
- High levels of concentration required in this critical care environment.
- Will be required to work all shift patterns, including on calls.
Qualifications / Experience
- • Practitioner registered with the NMC or HCPC
- • Basic IT skills.
- • Enhanced levels of dexterity and accuracy pertaining to clinical skills.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Natasha Long
- Job title
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 0300 422 4142