We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to work as Ophthalmic Band 6 Theatre Team Leader for the Cataract Suite, Ward 20 RSH. This is an exciting new role within the team that has been developed to ensure the safe and efficient running of a busy theatre. We are especially interested in staff that have had previous Ophthalmic theatre experience.
This a full time position working mainly Monday to Friday with occasional weekend working, based at Ward 20 Cataract Suite, RSH.
Main duties of the job
Your main duties will include the safe day to day running of theatre, ensuring all policies and guidelines are adhered to. To support and train junior members of staff, acting as a positive role model.
In conjunction with the ward manager take responsibility for implementing and reviewing clinical practices to ensure that they are cost effective. To contribute towards the new ways of working. To work with all members of the multi professional team to develop services to ensure the effective provision of all aspects of clinical care are maintained at a high standard. In the absence of the ward/ department manager be a point of contact by ensuring that they are a visible, accessible and assertive figure to whom patients, relatives and staff can turn for assistance, advice and support. To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of resources to deliver optimum quality care to their client group.
There will also be the opportunity if desired to develop additional ophthalmic skills enabling you to provide pre and post cataract care.
Working for our organisation
We are team of 17 made up with Scrub Nurses and have the support of Ophthalmic technicians and Ophthalmic Assistants. We currently operate Monday to Friday and our hours are 8am-6pm each day. We are a caring and compassionate team who always puts the need of the patients and their relatives / carers first and take pride in our approach to team work.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
Registered RGN / ODP
Ophthalmic theatre experience
Evidence of continuing professional development
Experience and Knowledge
High level of clinical skills and knowledge
Evidence of co-ordinating, managing and leading the team
Experience in undertaking preceptor/mentor role
An awareness and understanding of nursing/department policy and practice relevant to speciality
Involvement in Nursing audit and Research.
Skills and ability
Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting.
Evidence of excellent Patient documentation and record keeping skills
Microsoft office PC. and Sema Pas skills
Positive attitude to change with a proven ability to assist senior staff in the implementation of change and practice development
Excellent interpersonal skills with professional credibility
Strong Team worker
Awareness of professional and personal limitations.
Ability to act as a positive role model to other members of the team.
Ability to work flexibly to meet service needs