Theatre Nurse, Recovery Nurse, ODP
Thames Valley Fertility
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Operating Department Practitioner Job Description
Post: Registered Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner
Hours: 37.5 per week
Responsible to: Clinical Nurse Manager
Accountable to: Clinical Nurse Manager
The post holder must be either a registered ODP and therefore bound by the Health Professionals Council (HPC) codes or a nurse registered with the Nursing and Midwifery council.
Job Summary: To work within both the nursing and multi-disciplinary team to provide evidence based, holistic care to a group of patients from admission to discharge within the department.
To take responsibility for managing and co-ordinating the theatre and recovery area of the department.
To participate in the teaching and supervision of junior staff and Healthcare Assistants as well as student learners as required.
To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide patients and their relatives with high quality peri-operative and post-operative care.
Health and Safety
Attention is drawn to the confidential aspects of this post. The post holder will be subject to the HFEA code of Practice. Any breach of confidence may result in disciplinary proceedings which could result in dismissal and may also result in a civil action for damages.
This job description is not definitive and should be regarded as a guide to the duties required. It will be understood that at times of rapid change within the Health Service other duties within the scope of this job description may be requested of the post holder by the Clinical Nurse Manager.
This job description does not form part of the Contract of Employment.
Recovery Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner
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