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Senior Registered Nurse

Hours 40 per week

Role Purpose

To operate as a member of the Operating Theatre team providing senior support and guidance to staff and assisting with procedures in compliance with hospital standards and protocols. 


Key Activities

  • Manage allocated nursing resources to ensure equity of workload and match clinical complexity with nursing competency.
  • Co-ordinate allocated workload on a day to day basis to ensure efficient and effective clinical care delivery.
  • Deliver care to patients and families that is culturally & religiously appropriate and promotes positive health outcomes.
  • To solve problems to meet emergent needs and report issues that may require further intervention.
  • Conduct nursing interventions in accordance with Aspetar policy, procedure and code of conduct which effect nursing practice.
  • Prepare the Operating Theatre room ensuring it is available at all times for any emergent procedures.
  • Anticipate the needs of the scrub team during cases.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of strategies to support application of quality standards and quality improvements.
  • Promote the application of evidence based data in patient care.
  • Participate in the development and review of policies and procedures.
  • Model effective communication with patients and families.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills in clinical documentation.
  • Maintain a high level of interpersonal and communication skills with members of the interdisciplinary team. Communication is guided by respect, trust and collaboration.
  • Utilize S.B.A.R. for verbal/telephone clinical communications.
  • Demonstrate competency in using information technology (GE Centricity, OPERA, Integrity, UEMR,  OmniCell and the DOR) to support the provision of patient care.
  • Work with the Head Nurse to provide guidance and support for ward nursing staff to enable them to achieve desired outcomes.  
  • Participate in the coordination of Department educational activities to meet emerging needs. 
  • Take a leading role in the clinical education of Theatre staff in collaboration with the Head Nurse and Nurse Educator.                                               
  • Act as preceptor for new staff.
  • Assume responsibility for allocated portfolios.
  • Maintain annual mandatory and core competencies relevant to the position.
  • Undertake self-development opportunities to promote and maintain knowledge and competence.
  • Participate in the Performance Appraisal process.
  • Assume any other responsibilities as directed by the direct supervisor. 

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