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Job Description.

Reference: WN/17/07
Closing Date: 24 Jul 2017


Kingsbridge Private Hospital has created a number of new opportunities in our facility on the Lisburn Rd, Belfast. The 3fivetwo Healthcare Group has an already established reputation for offering the very best in private healthcare.

The Group provides the highest standard of clinical skills and nursing care across an extensive range of specialties and have attracted the best doctors and surgeons in Northern Ireland. Extended group services will cover a wide range of specialist areas including Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Spinal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Endoscopy and Paediatric Services.




Belfast, Kingsbridge Private Hospital


Negotiable – day/night duty shifts will be required.


To be discussed at interview

Responsible to

Ward Sister/Manager


RN registration at level 1


Job Summary:

The post-holder carries responsibility for the assessment of patient care needs and for developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care. The post-holder is also required to perform with other nursing and non-nursing staff. The post-holder may be required to work within different clinical areas of the Hospital as demand dictates or as clinical services develop further.


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 NMC guidelines.
  5. To adhere to the guidelines within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  6. To deliver nursing duties which meet the demands of the hospital and on occasion other nursing demands within the company.
  7. Must be willing to take charge in the absence of the Ward Manager or Deputy Ward Manager.


Nursing Organisation:

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


Standard of Care:

  1. To participate in the development of practice guidelines within the hospital.
  2. To participate in research activities within the clinical setting.
  3. To promote and implement evidenced based practices within the hospital as appropriate and relevant.
  4. To be aware of the patient as an individual and adopt a holistic approach in the delivery of care.
  5. To risk assess all patients and carry out manual handling as per hospital policy.



  1. To communicate effectively within the multidisciplinary 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 their care and treatment.
  5. To adhere to the NMC guidelines for ‘Records and Record Keeping’.


Health & Safety:

  1. To be aware of the hospital policies and practice in accordance with regulations.
  2. To attend annual statutory training in fire, manual handling, infection control and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
  3. To report to the Ward Manager any reportable incident and accidents involving either staff, patients or visitors.
  4. To report any defective or faulty equipment to the Ward Manager or Nurse in charge as appropriate.
  5. To ensure proper care and usage of equipment in the ward.



  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 report on study days/courses attended to other members of the ward.
  4. 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.



  1. To attend and contribute regularly to ward management meetings.
  2. To participate in objective setting and annual Individual Performance Review.
  3. To take on projects/assignments designated by the Ward Manager. 


This job description is not definitive and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the service.


Person Specification




Qualifications and experience, including details of specialised knowledge and skills required


Registered nurse at Level 1

Minimum 2 years post registration experience

Live NMC Membership

Willingness to learn and acquire new skills

Insight and understanding of current issues in nursing

Evidence of CPD

Experience in Orthopaedics, Endoscopy, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Urology

Computer skills

Previous post registration experience gained within Private sector

Special skills/abilities

Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written

Evidence of problem- solving and decision making skills

Good team player

Ability to 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



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