Overall purpose of job
To deliver high quality care to cosmetic patients through demonstration of clinical and theoretical aptitude and competence.
To provide and maintain a high standard of care on the cosmetic surgery ward.
To be part of a multi-disciplinary team within the hospital.
To utilise evidence based prior knowledge, clinical and practical skills to enhance
To be responsible and accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for patients and his/her relatives without direct supervision.
To interpret data and clinical information appropriately and to support/supervise junior nurses.
To be aware of own limitations and development needs and actively seek to address these with support from senior nurses.
Contribute to the development, evaluation and audit of specialist protocols and guidelines.
To undertake the expansion of the role as required within the clinical environment, according to personal training and accountability which may include extended roles eg. cannulation, venepunture, catheterisation, administration of intravenous additives etc. may be required to safely care for the patient. This is not an exhaustive list.
To demonstrate use of effective communication skills when dealing with patients and their families and to promote effective collaboration within the multidisciplinary team.
To plan, organize and prioritise workload efficiently for a group of patients and to regularly co-ordinate the ward.
To respond promptly to emergencies by taking immediate action, requesting assistance/support as indicated, maintaining control and assisting with the support of the patient/relatives and junior staff.
To ensure all equipment is stored, cleaned and operated safely according to Transform’s policy and to assist with the training of new/junior staff.
To utilise all resources efficiently and effectively and assist with the maintenance of stock levels for consumables and drugs through reporting, ordering and receiving items according to Transform policy.
To recognize the nurses role in health education and incorporate this function within clinical practice.
To support the implementation of quality initiatives within the clinical area and practice in the evaluation of patient outcomes.
To positively influence patient care by the application of research base practice.
To work within the guidelines of the NMC code of Professional practice