Currently available positions at The London Orthopaedic Clinic
Practice Nurse RGN/Orthopaedic Technician/Infection Control Link Nurse
|Reports To:||Managing Director|
|Accountable To:||Managing Director and Partners of LOC|
|Hours of duty:||40 hours a week over 4 days a week|
|Location:||79 Wimpole St, London, W1G 9RY|
To provide a comprehensive care of patients with orthopaedic conditions (including casts, wound care, clip / suture removal, bracing, external fixators, pre and post operative care and advice, phlebotomy, etc) to the London Orthopaedic Clinic. To support and assist the partners of the LOC with their patient treatment. To manage clinics and work loads independently and autonomously. To order stock and injections, account for deliveries and storage of equipment. Deal with patient enquiries regarding their treatment and escalate to the Consultant or Managing Director if and when required. Liaise with all consultants, their PA’s, the practice manager, her PA and accounts assistant. Essential to this role is being the infection control and quality lead nurse. The applicant must have a professional approach to work, pay attention to detail and have enthusiasm to create a sound work environment for the London Orthopaedic Clinic. Be instrumental in the future growth of TLOC.
Key tasks / Responsibilities: (not in priority order)
- Communicate effectively with all departments, in order to ensure effective and efficient clinic management.
- Maintain a clean work environment, making sure stock levels are adequate.
- Proficient removal of casts/dressings/sutures and application of casts and dressings as expected by the consultants or at own discretion.
- Arranging follow up appointments if required.
- To complete appropriate documentation for billing of services provided.
- To keep accurate records on Practice Manager, (electronic records system)
- Maintain a high standard of individualised care for all patients and relatives.
- To ensure safe and appropriate discharge from the department following consultation/ treatment.
- To provide ongoing advice and support and information to patients and relatives.
- To adhere to Clinic policy and British Orthopaedic Association and NMC guidelines.
- Maintain effective up to date communication with colleagues, patients and their relatives.
- Act as an effective role model and patient’s advocate at all times.
- Be flexible in staffing situations and covering annual-, study- and sick leave.
- To maintain a safe clinical environment for patients and staff.
- To report incidents and complaints immediately to the Practice Manager.
- Be proactive with own CPD.
- Act as the Infection Control Link Nurse, attend monthly meetings and carry out pertinent duties.
- Ensure all clinical and patient areas are cleaned between patients and after cases as well as at the end of each shift.
- Clean, care and maintain all equipment and instruments, reports any damage and send items for repair when required.
- Promote research based practice, quality assurance and clinical audit, where appropriate.
- To liaise with other Clinic departments: Princess Grace Hospital (Outpatients and inpatients) as required.
- Ensure that drug administration, control and purchasing is in accordance with legislative requirements and clinic regulations.
- To assist with the orientation of new, permanent staff and the training and supervision of temporary staff for the future needs of the Clinic.
- To be familiar with and understand the Clinic’s Disciplinary Policy and Procedures.
- Maintain the confidentiality of patient or employee records in accordance with the Clinic’s Data Protection Policies.
- Attend yearly mandatory training.
- Participate in your individual performance review within the first three months of employment and annually thereafter.
Health and Safety
- As an employee, you also have a duty to take reasonable care of your own health and safety. This includes ensuring that you are aware of and follow allPrincess GraceHospital’s health and safety and infection control procedures relevant to your work and participate in relevant mandatory training and annual infection control updates. You will be expected to consistently follow high standards of infection control practice and this includes hand cleansing and aseptic techniques for clinical staff.
- To be familiar with and ensure that building’s policies relating to Fire, Risk Management and the Health and Safety at Work Act are adhered to at all times.
- To use all equipment safely and to report faults as necessary. To see that equipment is well maintained and in good working order.
- Any other duties commensurate with the standard of the post or at the request of the Practice Manager.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups
- Employees who come into contact with vulnerable adults or children and their parents during the course of their normal duties need to be aware of their responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
- Previous orthopaedic experience, preferably in the private sector.
- Previous audit and evidence – based practice experience.
- Qualified Adult Nurse – NMC registered.
- Good customer service skills.
- Wound care and removal of sutures and clips
- Working autonomously and independently
- Excellent communication skills and professional manner
- Being able to prioritise workloads
- Being able to acknowledge patients needs and clinic needs
- Audits and action planning
- Casting experience would be advantageous, but training can be provided to the successful candidate.
- To have excellent interpersonal skills and to have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team with motivation to succeed in all tasks.
- Flexibility, friendly disposition, smart and professional appearance.
- Commitment to the speciality.