Clinical Triage & Support Senior Nurse - Plymouth

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Position – Clinical Triage & Support Senior Nurse – Plymouth
Location –Devon
Salary – On application
Hours – Full Time

My client is currently recruiting for an experienced Registered Nurse (RGN) to join their team.   They offer high high quality elective surgery for the local populations of Devon & Cornwall. They specialise in hip and knee joint replacements, shoulder repair, hand and elbow surgery, foot surgery and minor Orthopaedic procedures. They also deliver Ophthalmology, General and ENT surgery.

Responsible To
Head of Nursing and Clinical Services

Key Responsibilities
As the Clinical Triage and Senior Support Nurse you will effectively manage the triaging of all referrals to the centre as per the OPCS codes and agreed referral criteria and guidelines. You will manage all investigations carried out pre and post operatively that may impact on the patient pathway in addition to managing the patient advice line during the core hours of the day. This will involve ensuring that the calls are disseminated to the appropriate person/team to address the patient’s individual needs.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role you will have: 
Extensive surgical or medical care experience within an acute environment 
Previous experience in assessment or triage of patients (either face to face or telephonic) 
A good understanding of Infection Control and Health & Safety issues relating to Theatre 
Knowledge of when there is a need to refer to the anaesthetist 
The ability to perform ECGs and Venepuncture
NMC registered General Nurse 
ILS or ALS and NEWS training
Teaching qualification – ENB 998 or equivalent 
ENB 176/183 or equivalent post operative surgical care experience 
Nurse prescriber

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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