Registered General Nurse - Newcastle

UK-NET
Job ID
17-5599
Type
Fully Flexible Packages Available
Job Category
Nursing

Overview

Title: Registered Nurse
Location: Newcastle
Contract: 40 hours
Salary: £Competitive + Great Benefits

 

We have excellent opportunities within Optical Express and are now looking to appoint Registered Nurses to work within our state of the art clinics across the UK.

 

Role & Responsibilities

 

The Registered Nurse leads the surgery team in terms of providing expertise in all aspects of patient management including asepsis; decontamination; record keeping; medicines management; safeguarding; incident reporting and investigating; mentoring of non qualified and/or newly appointed staff.

 

The Registered Nurse will undertake a practical ‘hands on’ role during the surgical day including admissions nurse; scrub assistant; discharge patients with after-care advice and medications; assist within the anaesthetic room; prepare the patient for their laser/Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) treatment and undertake pre-screening diagnostic duties.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Supporting the surgery manager and assisting with the infection control audits
  • Ensuring that all patients proceeding to surgery have had the opportunity to understand the potential risks and benefits of treatment.
  • To Work within the team to ensure that ‘file preparation’ prior to the treatment day is carried out in order to minimise potential complications, cancellations/ postponement by being able to recognise patient suitability and liaise with the multi-disciplinary team in order to ensure outstanding issues are addressed prior to surgery.
  • Patients are discharged from surgery with the appropriate prescribed medication and advice, including emergency contact numbers and follow up care has been arranged.
  • Patient care is appropriate and individual requests are accommodated as far as is reasonable and safe.

Minimum Requirements

Professional/Academic/Technical Requirements:

 

Essential Skills:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to absorb and convey highly technical information
  • Adaptable with a flexible approach to work
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Strong organisational skills & attention to detail
  • An articulate and presentable candidate is essential
  • Fluent English language skills are essential, (IELTS grade 6 or above)
  • Demonstrate confidentiality, integrity and discretion
  • A passion or interest for optical healthcare / refractive surgery

 

Desirable:

  • Ophthalmic and teaching qualifications are desirable but not essential

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