Specialist Bariatric Nurse

Location
Kent
Salary
up to £34,000 per annum
Posted
28 Sep 2017
Closes
26 Oct 2017
Ref
ZA/18324
Contact
Finegreen Consultant
Category
Nursing, Lead Nurse
Job Type
Contract
Finegreen are recruiting on behalf of a leading independent healthcare provider. This is an excellent opportunity for a Specialist Bariatric Nurse to join their Bariatric Department within a private hospital based in Kent.

The successful candidate will join a well-established Surgical , HDU, Bariatric Team
This role is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern.

The salary is competitive up to £34,000 per annum, depending on experience.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced theatre practitioner with recent NHS or UK independent hospital experience working in Orthopaedic Scrub.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The Bariatric Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for providing high quality, cost effective clinical care for a caseload of patients who will have undergone bariatric surgery;
  • Promote safe and effective practice within their place of work;
  • Maintain professional standards whilst working within the code of practice;
  • Ensure that standards of care are consistently maintained at all times in accordance with agreed operational policies and procedures as a skilled member of the nursing team;
  • To demonstrate excellent communication skills with patients and other health care professionals;
  • To keep clear and accurate care records including the management of sensitive and confidential information;
  • Discuss, produce and update individuals care plans with the surgical team;
  • Understand the long term physical, psychological and social impact that weight loss surgery may have on an individual patient;
  • Ability to enable patients during their education and training to reach their full potential following surgery;
  • Escalate to the Consultant Surgeon any changes in an individual’s health and wellbeing or information that requires reporting;
  • Maintain confidentiality in line with Data Protection legislation, knowing what information can be disclosed and the process for ensuring this meets the Clinical Governance and Information Governance needs;
  • Be involved in the continuous audit of working practices;
  • Attend teaching opportunities that will assist in ensuring knowledge to enhance patient compliance pre and post operatively.
The successful candidate:
  • RN Adult with NMC registration;
  • ENB 998 or equivalent;
  • Mandatory training; 
  • Surgical nursing experience; 
  • Bariatric knowledge;
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in a written format; 
  • Ability to demonstrate accurate assessment skills;
  • Ability to work independently off own initiative;
  • ILS Certificate;
  • ALS Certificate desirable.
My client offers career progression; extensive training and a competitive benefits package which includes 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, childcare vouchers, Defined Contribution Pension scheme up to 4.5% matched by employer, bi-annual health screening, life assurance and private medical insurance.

This is an excellent job opportunity to advance and develop your career with one of the leading private healthcare organisations. For further information and details please contact Zoe Allen at Finegreen Associates on 0161 416 6086.

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