Position title
RGN/Ophthalmic Theatre Practitioner Blackpool

Key responsibilities of the Registered Nurse/ODP will be to focus on patient centric care, participating in the entire pathways for all patients from pre-admission, surgery and post-operative management.


Although this list is not exhaustive, tasks include:
• Adherence to the guidance and Code of Conduct of the NMC & HPC at all times
• Comply with the clinical governance procedures of the company, reporting near misses, concerns and incidents in a timely manner
• Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
• Undertake preoperative assessment and diagnostic tests
• Undertake operating theatre scrub role under Afpp good practice guidance
• Understand and undertake admission and discharge of patients pre and post-surgery
• Prepare clinical areas for clinical activities daily
• Adhere to good record keeping, drug administration in line with The Royal College of Nursing and The Pharmaceutical Society guidelines, and corporate policies and procedures
• Participate in departmental audits
• Provide support and mentorship for other staff members
• Assist surgeons in the delivery of ophthalmic care
• Undertake ILS/ALS training
• Ability to manage theatre equipment, assist with stock management, equipment checking before use and safe storage after use.
• Adhere to Information Governance rules on data protection at all times
• Currently no on-call service, which may develop over time

Culture & Leadership
The post holder will be;
• Embrace the passion of The CHEC Way throughout the whole unit.
• Lead by example as a Registered Nurse/ODP

• De-escalate any verbal complaints in a caring, supportive manner, being mindful of other patient’s needs.
• Escalate verbal complaints to the Hospital Manager for advice, guidance and action, in order to improve communication and reduce patient dissatisfaction or the need for written complaints
• Facilitate a ‘Black Box Thinking’ approach and culture towards reporting of incidents.
• Escalate incidents, such as Near Misses/SUI/SIs to the Hospital Manager for advice, and guidance
• Implementing changes to practice, and lessons learnt to the whole unit team.
• General Admin
• The role will involve general administrative duties that support the above activities.

General Admin
The role will involve general administrative duties that support the above activities.

  • Minimum of one years’ experience in a hospital setting
  • Good IT knowledge and use of computer systems and Microsoft office packages
  • Registered Nurse
  • Operating department practitioner
  • Ability to operate effectively in clinical academic operational environment with multiple stakeholders

Applications should be submitted via e-mail with a CV attached to:
Kay Hempson
E mail: kay.hempson@communityeyecare.org.uk

Employment Type
Full Time - Permanent
Job Location
Working Hours
Base Salary
£ 31,000 - £ 33,000
Date posted
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Sorry. This position closed 14/06/2020

Position: RGN/Ophthalmic Theatre Practitioner Blackpool

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