Theatre Nurse (Ophthalmology Experience)


Kingsbridge Private Hospital is looking to recruit a Theatre Nurse with Ophthalmology experience to join their Theatre department.

To apply please forward CV to

Closing date is Friday 20th October 2017

Location Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo
Hours Part time, Full time, Temporary or Permanent
Salary To be discussed at interview
Responsible to Theatre Manager
Accountable to Clinical Nurse Manager


Job Summary:

The post-holder will provide high quality direct patient care within the Hospital’s Theatre and Recovery Ward in the following areas: Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Endoscopy. The successful candidate must have at least 2 years’ experience in Ophthalmology.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. To provide skilled nursing care and to demonstrate a high standard of nursing practice in the assessment, implementation and evaluation of patient care.
  2. To ensure that care is delivered as per hospital policies.
  3. To participate in the ‘Induction Programme’ of nursing and other non-clinical staff, as applicable, after appropriate training.
  4. To ensure that custody, administration and recording of medication are in accordance with hospital, and NMBI guidelines.
  5. To inform the Theatre Manager of any matters affecting the professional standard of patient care.

Nursing Organisation:

  1. To supervise the professional work of non-medical staff.
  2. To support other team members in their professional work.
  3. To be aware of current issues and policies within the hospital.
  4. To assist the Theatre Manager with the cost-effective use of resources in patient care delivery.

Standard of Care:

  1. To deliver high quality patient care that is clinically effective, evidence-based and appropriate.
  2. To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care as part of a collaborative programme of patient care.
  3. To ensure that correct aseptic techniques are used at all times.
  4. Working alongside the multi-disciplinary team, to ensure the safety of patients at all times.
  5. To administer medicines in accordance with NMBI guidelines and hospital policies and procedures.
  6. To keep accurate and complete records consistent with regulations, policies and procedures.
  7. To demonstrate and organized, effective and timely approach to all tasks.
  8. To recognise when colleagues need assistance and offer practical support.
  9. To work in a way that minimizes risks to the health, safety and security of own self and others.
  10. To prepare appropriately for the care/intervention/treatment to be undertaken including the risks to be managed.
  11. To take the appropriate action to manage an emergency, summoning assistance immediately when this is necessary.


  1. To communicate effectively within the multi-disciplinary team throughout the hospital.
  2. To co-ordinate patient care and liaise effectively with other disciplines involved.
  3. To maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  4. To liaise and communicate effectively with patients and relatives regarding patient care and treatment.

Health & Safety:

  1. To be aware of the hospital policies and practice in accordance with regulations.
  2. To ensure pre-operative checks are carried out o patient admission to the hospital and prior to commencement of any anesthetic or surgical procedure.
  3. To prepare the patient psychologically and physically for any planned procedure.
  4. To ensure that hospital policies and procedures are adhered to in relation to the checking of swabs, instruments, needles etc. and to report any discrepancy to the Anesthetist/Surgeon/Theatre Manager or senior member of theatre staff on duty.
  5. To support others in maintaining health, safety and security.
  6. To respond to, record and report any adverse events or incidents relating to the intervention or treatment with an appropriate degree of urgency.
  7. To accurately test equipment and identify any deviations from required performance standards, together with their likely causes.
  8. To correctly and safely install and integrate equipment componen
  9. To identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and othe
  10. To report to the Theatre Manager any reportable incident or accidents involving staff, patients or visito
  11. To attend annual statutory training in Fire, Manual Handling, Infection Control and Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation.
  12. To report any defective or faulty equipment to the Theatre Manager, as appropriate.
  13. To ensure proper care and usage of equipment in the Theatre/Recovery are


  1. To assist with and participate in the in-service training programme (including staff orientation induction programme) to enhance patient care.
  2. To maintain and update own professional development.
  3. To supervise qualified and unqualified staff.
  4. To attend annual pre-registration assessment update sessions.
  5. To report on study days/courses attended to other members of theatre staff.
  6. To rotate onto various shifts, as required, for professional update, to ensure statutory and personal development is achieved in line with the Personal Development Plan agreed during the annual appraisal.
  7. To share updated skills with night duty staff (if applicable) to further improve 24-hour continuity of patient care.


  1. With appropriate training and support, to take charge of a shift without direct supervision.
  2. To participate in integrated governance and risk assessment and reporting, as required.
  3. To participate in the on-call rota for the department.


Person Specification

  • Area
  • Essential
  • Desirable
  • Qualifications and experience including details of specialised knowledge and skills required
  • NMBI registration with recent Ophthalmology experience
  • Experience to include 2 years’ post registration
  • Current surgical experience
  • Ability to scrub for surgical specialties
  • Experience in Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Endoscopy, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Anaesthetics
  • Current experience in a busy Theatre will be looked upon favorably
  • Special Skills/Abilities
  • Good interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Evidence of problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Good team player
  • Ability to be reflective, accept criticism and act constructively
  • Willingness to accept additional responsibilities
  • Uses initiative
  • Gets on well with people at all levels
  • Physical make-up (i.e. speech, impact on others, general presentation and appearance)
  • Neat, well-groomed and well presented
  • Clarity of speech
  • Good health record
  • Punctual time keeper
  • Positive role model
  • Additional Requirements
  • Ability to work core hours
  • Flexibility for cover
  • Membership with a professional body

To apply, please forward a CV to

Closing date is Friday 20th October 2017

The 3fivetwo Group is an equal opportunity employer –


Staff Nurse (Surgical and Endoscopy Experience)


Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo are currently looking to recruit Staff Nurses with Surgical and Endoscopy experience to join their Theatre team.

To apply please forward CV to

Closing date is Friday 20th October 2017

Location Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo
Hours Part time, Full time, Temporary or Permanent
Salary To be discussed at interview
Responsible to Theatre Manager
Accountable to Clinical Nurse Manager


Job Summary;

To provide excellent nursing care, and to actively participate in and contribute to the management of the Unit. Participate in the decontamination, traceability and maintenance of endoscopes and other specialised equipment used in endoscopic and non-endoscopic procedures and providing technical assistance during such procedures.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities


  • To ensure the provision of a high standard of nursing care to patients attending the Endoscopy Unit, working within agreed policies and procedures.
  • To provide technical assistance during diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, ensuring safe working practice by following agreed guidelines.
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care, utilizing research findings as appropriate.
  • To provide leadership for the Endoscopy team to ensure a high and safe standard of patient care providing supervision and support where appropriate.
  • Setting, monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of nursing care in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Maintaining personal contact with patients, relatives and carers, being sensitive to their needs for courtesy, dignity and privacy and ensuring a friendly environment at all times.
  • Managing the Unit in the absence of the Unit Manager.
  • Maintaining timely and accurate nursing records and ensuring that confidentiality is respected
  • Storing, checking and administering drugs including the intravenous route in accordance with Care ROI policy and NMBI standards.
  • To work with minimal supervision in all areas within the specialty including all GI endoscopic procedures, admission and recovery of patients and other related procedures.
  • Communicating with and assisting the multidisciplinary team to promote excellence in the delivery of patient care.
  • To prioritise own workload and that of other staff ensuring that the Unit is managed effectively.
  • To contribute to the local resolution, investigation and follow up action of any informal or formal complaints.
  • To participate in the care and maintenance of endoscopes and other specialized equipment, ensuring an agreed standard of decontamination at all times including accurate records of traceability of all endoscopes and associated equipment.


  • Co-ordinating the admission of patients.
  • Ensuring the safe discharge of all patients from the endoscopy unit.
  • Communicating and co-operating with other departments.
  • Providing accurate information as required on endoscopy bookings, preparation medications as appropriate, and particularly the notification of incidents and accidents to staff, patients and visitors.
  • Maintaining a safe and clean environment within the clinical area in accordance with the Trust Health and Safety, Clinical Risk and Infection Control policies.
  • Representing the department at meetings, participating in audit, research, projects and being willing to take on the role of a Link Nurse for areas of clinical expertise.
  • Assist in the effective and efficient running of endoscopy lists, collating accurate information about patients and notifying the Theatre Manager and relevant Medical Teams of list changes and patient progress.
  • Maintaining and monitoring levels of stock and ensuring there are adequate supplies and that resources are used effectively.
  • To take appropriate action to manage unexpected situations and changes, informing the Theatre Manager as necessary.
  • To be familiar with and use the computerised system integral to the running of the service.
  • To contribute to Clinical Governance, achieving and maintaining the goals and the philosophy of the Endoscopy service.
  • To demonstrate a willingness to lead and motivate a team, being an active player providing direction and leadership.
  • Key responsibilities include assisting the endoscopist with the procedure and ensuring appropriate documentation is filled out.

Education and Training

  • To be responsible for proving patients and carers with up to date information regarding their condition.
  • To attend relevant meetings, always communicating effectively and reporting back to the team.
  • To identify own training needs and attend relevant study days/courses as agreed with the line manager.
  • To participate in the development of appropriate strategies to meet new national and local objectives e.g. clinical governance, risk management.


Person Specification

  • Criteria

  • Essential
  • Desirable
  • Professional and Clinical Qualifications Experience
  • NMBI registration
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working within the Endoscopy or Surgical setting
  • Certificate in Health Studies/ Endoscopy
  • Organisational Management
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload and patient care needs
  • Demonstrates an understanding of managing resources
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical risk
  • Willingness to lead and motivate staff
  • Education and Research
  • Knowledge of GI diagnosis, treatment and health education
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice
  • Understands the importance of developing self and others
  • Experience of undertaking small research or audit project
  • Able to explain the principles of mentoring and assessing junior staff
  • General/Personal
  • Motivated and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the specialty
  • Demonstrates a caring and sensitive approach to patient care
  • Adaptable and responsive to changing needs
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation.
  • Manual dexterity and an aptitude to work with complex equipment
  • Other Factors
  • Actively seeks ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of own performance
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal management
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing workloads/priorities
  • Manages time effectively, focusing on achieving priorities.
  • Ability to provide guidance and mentoring to other staff
  • Ability to influence others to follow a particular action
  • Able to provide advice and information in a polite and courteous manner
  • Ability to complete tasks to deadlines and to a specified standard.
  • Flexible in approach to work
  • Fit to undertake the role

To apply please forward CV to

Closing date is Friday 20th October 2017

The 3fivetwo Group is an equal opportunity employer –

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