Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist
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HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care.
Situated in the heart of London's world-renowned medical district, The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in the capital. Our dedicated and highly trained team is committed to delivering an exemplary standard of clinical care across all specialties.
The Princess Grace Hospital has 127 registered beds, including 90 inpatient, 21 day case, 8 endoscopy, an urgent care unit and a Level 3 intensive care unit containing 9 beds, with 24-hour consultant cover and a high dependency unit. The hospital also has a several specialised centres, including; The London Breast Institute, recognised as one of the best private breast screening and diagnostic treatment centres in the UK; the London Digestive Centre, a highly specialised outpatient facility offering diagnoses and treatments for all conditions of the stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and bile ducts; and The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to sport and exercise medicine.
We are currently recruiting for a Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist
As the Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will provide clinical expertise to both inpatient and outpatient departments in any areas relating to wound care and tissue viability. You will be responsible and accountable for own practice within the clinical area and for delivering a high quality service to all stakeholders whilst identifying areas for development and implementing and evaluating change.
Your main focus will be to achieve the highest possible standard of nursing care which balances customer satisfaction with the most efficient use of resources.
You will work independently to support the patients, Consultants, nursing teams and Allied Health Professionals within their defined scope of practice and be an educational resource to both patients and their families/carers and all clinical staff.
Hours: Part time 20 hrs pw
Reward & recognition – We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell and excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.
Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received
Duties & Responsibilities
- Act as an advisor to colleagues within the ward and OPD
- Ensure colleagues are aware of procedures, guidelines, changes and developments in wound care
- To advise all areas within the hospital including chemo, renal dialysis and ward areas
- Teach and assess RGN’s competencies
- Deliver teaching and presentations to all registered nurses in the LBH team on wound care preventation and management on pressure ulcer
- Training on negative pressure wound therapy by liaising with the company KCI
- To provide advice and support to clinical staff and patients with complex tissue viability needs
- Monitors infection control and Health and Safety audits
- Ensures that all options are explained to patients allowing them to make informed choices
- Monitors staff in order to ensure that appropriate support is being provided to patients at all times
- Leads on MDT discussions with regard to complex patient care
- Ensure that appropriate national guidelines and HCA corporate clinical policy are adhered to in relation to the administration of medicines, blood and blood products
Skills & Experience
- Registered Nurse Level 1
- Experience of clinic specialty essential
- Mentorship Course
- Train the trainer desirable
- NMC Registration and PREP requirements
- Wound Management
- Knowledge of relevant hospital policies and procedures
- Infection Control
- Time management skills/ability to priorities work load
About The Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.