Clinical Facilitator for Hospital Theatre

  • Dublin
  • €45,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
Job Description

Job Title ; Clinical Facilitator

Department ; Theatre

Reports to ; Head of Surgical Services

Overall Purpose of Job

· To facilitate the achievement of the Hospital's mission to provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do

· To enhance outcomes for patients by assessment of standards of Nursing and Health Care Assistant practice, the planning and implementation of appropriate education and professional development

· The role embraces the promotion of continuous practice development, utilising the skills of collaboration, networking and effective relationship building (Thornbury, 1999, McCormack et al, 1999, Manley, 2000)

· Providing a quality educational and supportive service to Theatre Nursing staff and Students on programmes

· The coordination and management of up to date educational/ Clinical programmes for relevant staff

· The goal of the Theatre Clinical Facilitator is to enhance clinical practice by supporting RN's within theatre to develop the necessary skills to deliver skilled nursing care for all patients. That all Theatre RN's will successfully complete their probationary period within the agreed timeframe this may include HCAs also. This will be done in collaboration with the Theatre Educator and Theatre manager.

· Enable and facilitate the Mandatory training of all theatre staff

· This role is a clinical one which requires direct supervision of preceptees working in clinical practice with patients. There will be an identified time frame for all preceptees. This will be based on their previous Clinical experience and initial assessment carried out in the two-week orientation.

Principal duties and responsibilities

· Provide a high level of professional and Clinical leadership

· To be responsible for the assessment of standards of Nursing and Health Care assistant practice

· Be responsible for the coordination of a regular schedule of education, and professional development

· Participate in teams /meetings/committees as appropriate communicating and working in cooperation with other team members

· Develop an Annual work plan to meet the changing service needs

· Develop appropriate systems in the streamlining of education and practice development

· Record keeping in accordance with professional standards

· Weekly updates with Preceptee and Theatre managers to highlight strengths

· Manage resources efficiently and effectively to ensure continuous quality improvement in service

· Adhere to and contribute to the development and maintenance of nursing standards, Protocols and Guidelines consistent with the highest standards of patient care

· Evaluate and manage the implementation of best practice policy and procedures

· Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation

· Operate within the scope of practice- seek advice and assistance of the Theatre managers with any issues (in line with principals of best practice and clinical governance

· Participate in the development, formulation and evaluation of guideline, policies and procedures for ICU

· Assign time to engage directly in practice in order to keep pace with changes and provide enabling process for staff to achieve their goals

Development of competencies for Theatre staff

Identify the necessary competencies for staff in Theatre in conjunction with the Theatre managers under the following:

· Support Clinical Nurse and Health care Assistant staff competency development as appropriate

· Liaise closely with Theatre manager in relation to policy proposal and staff training and development

· Attend all relevant meetings as required for role and Liaise with appropriate staff

· Attend staff meeting and receive staff suggestions for improvement in the system of work

· Maintain open communication with all relevant staff

· Develop good relationships with wards and departments

· Promote Quality patient centred care

· Consult inter and intra disciplinary both internally and externally as part of the contribution to promote staff education and patient management

· Promote effective Nurse Documentation in the department and maintain appropriate records

Person Specification


· NMBI of good standing

· Post graduate degree/Diploma in Peri-Operative Nursing

· Masters in Clinical practice is expected


· No less than 5 years Theatre expertise

Apply with CV for full and detailed job specification

Ref: CNM Theatre

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