Job Opportunities

Theatre Nurse (lead)

Full-Time position (37.5 hours – part-time hours may be considered)

Part of the Affidea group, Hillsborough Private Clinic is the leading provider of Ophthalmology, ENT, Podiatry, Gastroenterology, Urology and other services and treatments in Northern Ireland. Working with the top class consultants and surgeons in the country, we are renowned for the Quality care and service we provide. 

We are seeking to appoint a lead Theatre Nurse to join our team in Hillsborough. The post-holder will be responsible for providing clinical leadership and management of the Clinic’s theatres including ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care, managing the theatre nursing team, and ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures.

We may use this recruitment process to fill other similar vacancies as they may arise.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure Safe and Effective Practice:

  • Provide skilled nursing care within theatres and demonstrate a high standard of nursing practice in the assessment, implementation and evaluation of patient care.
  • Deliver high quality patient care that is clinically effective, evidence-based and appropriate.
  • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team, to ensure the safety of patients at all times.
  • Adhere to DHSSPS and NMC guidelines for practice requirements and standards, for example, safe handling, administration, storage and custody of medicinal products.
  • Maintain own professional and personal development in accordance with NMC (2018) the Code:  Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives.
  • Maintain effective records management ensuring all documentation written or electronic is managed in line with organisational and NMC (2009) guidelines.
  • In collaboration with the Outpatients Lead, manage off-duty/annual leave arrangements to ensure our clinics have adequate cover.
  • Establish and maintain relationships based on mutual respect communicating on a regular basis with the patient/client, relatives and carers in the provision of care and services.
  • Ensure compliance with GDPR and Data Protection.
  • Ensure evidence-based care is provided to agreed standards within the clinic.
  • Assist in implementing and monitoring policies, procedures and protocols.

Leadership:

  • Provide clinical leadership to the theatre team, ensuring that all patients receive high-quality care and treatment.

Management:

  • Manage the theatre nursing team, including training, and development, ensuring that all staff are competent and motivated to deliver high-quality care.
  • Involved in the recruitment and selection of staff.

Performance Management:

  • Monitor and manage the performance of the theatre team, ensuring that all staff are meeting their objectives and delivering high-quality care.

Enhance the patient/client experience

  • Promote a caring environment where equality and diversity issues are respected and patients/clients and their carers are enabled to be partners in their care.
  • Demonstrate appropriate care values including: compassion, respect, empathy, treating people with dignity, integrity, courage, responsibility, imagination and adaptability.

Patient Safety/Environment

  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for staff, patients/clients and visitors by ensuring compliance with legislation, policies and protocols including health and safety, healthcare associated infection, risk management and critical incident reporting.
  • Ensure own awareness of environmental issues and take appropriate action as per our policies.
  • Ensure safe and effective use of equipment.
  • Ensure near misses, incidents, accidents and faulty devices are recorded, reported, investigated and learning disseminated.

Professional Development

  • Maintain professional development, keeping up to date with current best practice and developments in the field.
  • Participate in training and other learning as required.
  • Participate in annual appraisal/development review.
  • Promote a person-centred culture to facilitate good staff relationships and morale among staff.
  • Challenge appropriately and confidently where standards of care fall below that which the Clinical Manager would expect.

Communication

  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals, ensuring that all relevant information is shared appropriately.

Continuous Improvement

  • Lead on quality improvement initiatives, ensuring that theatres are continuously improving and delivering the best possible care to patients eg use of audit, patient/client feedback and reflection on practice by self and other members of the team.
  • Maintain good communication with patients/clients and relatives/carers ensuring that their individual needs are met, and report issues to the Clinical Manager as required.

Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures, including infection control, health and safety, and safeguarding.

Resource Management

  • Manage the theatre area, ensuring that resources are ordered and used effectively and efficiently.
  • Seek to deliver a safe and effective service within allocated resources, ensuring the resources are used to maximum effect.

Essential criteria:

  • Registered Nurse on Part 1 of the live NMC Register.
  • 5 years’ post registration experience including 3 years within a theatre setting.
  • Experience of deputising for Lead Nurse and acting as Nurse in Charge. 
  • Excellent clinical skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Understanding of relevant policies and procedures, including infection control, health and safety, and safeguarding.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of Resource management.
  • Understanding of quality improvement methodologies.
  • Commitment to patient safety and delivering high-quality care.

Desirable criterion:

  • Experience working as a theatre nurse in Ophthamology.

Benefits:

  • Contributory Pension Plan
  • 27 Annual Holidays
  • 10 Public Holidays
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Free access to ExpressCare minor injury units for you and your family;
  • Discounted healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Relevant training funded by the company
  • Personal development opportunities across 30+ specialties and cross training with our sister clinic Orthoderm.

To apply for this position, please forward your CV to Emma Stinson emma@orthoderm.co.uk

Appointments Officer

Full-Time position (37.5 hours)

Part of the Affidea group, Hillsborough Private Clinic is the leading provider of Ophthalmology, ENT, Podiatry, Gastroenterology, Urology and other services and treatments in Northern Ireland. Working with the top class consultants and surgeons in the country, we are renowned for the Quality care and service we provide. 

We are seeking an Appointments Officer to join our team in Hillsborough. They will be responsible for booking patients for both outpatient appointments and surgical procedures. They will act as the first point of contact for patients regarding the clinical specialties offered within HPC and, therefore, will be required to have a courteous and professional telephone manner, demonstrating proficiency and accuracy within the booking procedure.  This role will also involve administrative duties, including typing and processing of clinical letters. A meticulous eye for detail is required and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of our team.

We may use this recruitment process to fill other similar vacancies as they may arise.

Responsibilities:

  • First point of contact for patients making an enquiry or wishing to book an appointment.
  • Scheduling patients and the associated administrative duties.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues from administrative, nursing and medical teams.
  • Liaise closely with reception and outpatient department regarding update/changes to schedule.
  • Respond to email in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Typing and processing clinical letters ensuring all follow-up actions are completed within timeframes.
  • Reception duties.
  • Working within our sister clinic, Orthoderm, as and when required.

Essential criteria:

  • Able to deliver outstanding service and communicate effectively on the phone.
  • Typing skills.
  • Proficient IT skills.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and use own initiative when required.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A flexible approach to support colleagues when required.
  • Experience of working in healthcare environment is desirable but not essential.

Benefits:

  • Contributory Pension Plan
  • 27 Annual Holidays
  • 10 Public Holidays
  • Free access to ExpressCare minor injury units for you and your family;
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Development opportunities such as cross training with our sister clinic Orthoderm.

To apply for this position, please forward your CV to Emma Stinson emma@orthoderm.co.uk