Endoscopy Lead Practitioner

Pulse Nursing Regions
12 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Position - Endoscopy Lead Practitioner Ref - DBELPLIN Salary - Up to £35k Hours - Full Time Hours We are currently recruiting for a Endoscopy Practitioner to be base with one of our Private clients in the Lincoln area. Role Purpose: Be accountable for providing leadership and clinical expertise to endoscopy trained staff to ensure the delivery of safe and effective care for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. Provide expert knowledge, leadership and support the implementation and maintenance of Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation and continuous development of global rating scale (GRS). Facilitate and drive improvement in essential quality requirements and Best Practice standards for flexible endoscopy services including decontamination and clinical care. Work collaboratively with the Theatre Manager to deliver an effective and safe endoscopy service within the theatre department. Core Responsibilities: Lead, monitor and assist in the delivery of patient care. Implement best practice standards (HTM 01-06, Royal College Guidelines, GRS, JAG, etc.) in endoscopy service delivery. Ensure all departmental risk assessment, COSHH assessments are completed and involve staff in developing and implementing action plans to address risk. Develop and support business initiatives, policies and strategies which improve the service delivered to all our customers. Responsible for locally leading and implementing the decontamination programme for flexible endoscopes and overseeing standards of flexible endoscope processing in the OPD or Consulting Suites. Develop the departmental audit program including decontamination, clinical standards, microbiological testing, patient experience etc. Apply and ensure others apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly. Encourage, develop and enhance skills and knowledge of others and self. Establish, maintain and encourage communication covering complex and challenging topics with various groups in regular minuted meetings. Undertake departmental HR activities. Work with others to deliver a quality, safe endoscopy service. Provide skilled assistance to the Consultant during an endoscopy procedure. Lead the optimisation of endoscopy utilisation, taking action with regards underutilisation of lists as appropriate. Promote and ensure an environment conducive to the safe delivery of flexible endoscope decontamination, prevention and control of infection for all staff, patients and visitors. Coordinate and contribute to continuous service and practice improvement including audit, patient experience survey, review of incidents and complaints and newly issued guidance. Evaluating their implementation to maintain and enhance service delivery. Ensure the working environment is as safe as possible and complies with company, professional, legal requirements and guidelines. Constantly evaluate and review the need for resources to either maintain or support the introduction of a service. Participating in the business planning process as appropriate. Undertake appropriate clinical activities as per own competence and within own sphere of professional practice. Complete all written documentation in a timely manner and to an acceptable level ensuring others do the same. Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications: Basic and advanced competence/ qualification in Endoscopy Care and Decontamination. Operators and Managers Course in Endoscopy Decontamination. Knowledge and experience of appropriate standards, accreditation systems and external regulating bodies (Care Quality Commission, GRS, JAG, HTM 01-06) Evidence of continuous professional development. Experience and training in pain management, care of the deteriorating patient, care of patient under conscious sedation requiring monitored recovery. Experience of clinical governance and audit. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Proven experience of leading, motivating, supporting and developing a department. Competent across a range of clinical skills supported by professional competence and knowledge. Evidence of success in working in partnership with Consultants to explore and challenge existing practices while maintaining and enhancing services and standards. A degree of financial awareness with an appreciation of the need to balance the provision of quality care while maintaining a business focus. I.T Skills ILS Experience of working in the Independent Sector Management qualification ALS