Careers

The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre is consistently one of the top-performing fertility clinics in the UK and has some of the best success rates in the East of England. These results are achieved through the professionalism, expertise and the commitment of our staff.

The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre is consistently one of the top-performing fertility clinics in the UK

Health Care Assistant | Full time 

Closing date: 15 January 2021 | Post date: 9 December 2020

An exciting opportunity for a Health Care Assistant  

The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre is consistently one of the top-performing fertility clinics in the UK and has some of the best success rates in the East of England. We take immense pride in providing a medical service of the highest calibre, tailored to suit the individual needs of each patient, in a friendly, supportive, and caring environment. The clinic is a leading surrogacy centre and awarded Surrogacy Fertility Clinic of the Year 2018. The Clinic supports the treatment of same-sex couples through our active sperm and egg donation programmes. Last summer we celebrated our 30 year anniversary with over 6,100 babies born as a result of our care.

Job Description

Main tasks and responsibilities of this position:

  • The Health Care Assistant (HCA) works under the Theatre Manager in Theatre & Recovery, under the indirect supervision of the Nurse Manager in the clinic area and is accountable to both for their working practice.
  • This is guided by standard operating procedures and requires the individual to use a degree of initiative.
  • The HCA also provides support for other members of the nursing team and contributes towards the coordination of team activities.
  • Experience as a support worker is desired but not essential. Good personal skills and a flexible, eager-to-learn and caring attitude will be beneficial in this role.
  • The HCA will be a member of a small supportive team in an inclusive environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside and support the registered nurses
  • Maintain work areas in each clinical area so that they are clean, safe and free from hazards reporting any potential risks identified
  • Measuring and recording following physiological measurements for routine egg collection or consultation such as blood pressure, pulse rate and rhythm, temperature, height and weight – body mass index, venepuncture, glucose monitoring, perform a urinalysis
  • Training will be provided if the candidate does not have the above skills
  • Prepare and maintain environments and equipment before, during and after patient care interventions
  • Act as a chaperone of patients
  • Training will be provided to become a scrub practitioner at egg collection and all theatre procedures
  • Work in the recovery area under the supervision of a Registered General Nurse and undertake recovery competencies
  • Perform venepuncture once trained
  • Clean and stock areas, trolleys and cupboards as necessary
  • Semen analysis – checking and cleaning of sample room, taking patients to the room
  • Make up pots/envelopes using IVF witness system
  • Set up and assist at HyCoSY/SIS procedure
  • Assist on the scan list
  • Maintaining, stocking and ordering within the clinical areas to support the nursing team
  • Work independently in the clinical area within the specified range of competencies, being supported where needed by a registered nurse.
  • Liaise with the nursing team ensuring that everyone is responsible for their own working environment.

Communication and Documentation:

  • Give accurate and appropriate information to patients and groups within their own competence
  • Communicate effectively with patients, respecting their privacy, dignity and beliefs at all times
  • Identify risks involved in work activities and take action to manage the risks
  • Manage own time effectively
  • Ensure own actions, communication and values support equality, diversity and rights
  • Undertake recordkeeping and work within guidelines provided and report any abnormalities
  • Be aware of, and if appropriate, assist in current clinical audit
  • Contribute to the preparation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and general documentation
  • Documenting information and activities with patients in an accurate and timely manner
  • Maintain confidentiality of information relating to patients, relatives, staff and the clinic
  • Practice within agreed standards of care and individual competency framework
  • Take responsibility for own developmental learning and performance, including participating in supervision and maintaining a record of own personal development

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive as there may be other duties or requirements associated with the post which you may be called upon to perform from time to time

General Duties:

  • Ensure that all information concerning patients is treated in the strictest confidence
  • Relay messages to appropriate employees
  • Help in any way to make the department run as smoothly as possible

You will be rewarded with an attractive salary depending on your experience and benefit from working alongside a highly talented, friendly, inclusive, well-respected medical and scientific team, allowing you to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

The Clinic

We are located in a purpose-built, state of the art fertility clinic next to Broxbourne Council. The Clinic promotes personal development, involvement in projects and we pride ourselves on our celebrated patient and staff Wellness programme.

Application

To apply in confidence for the role, please submit your CV with covering letter to sarah.babbington@hertsandessexfertility.com and debbie.evans@hertsandessexfertiltity.com

 

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Fertility Nurse | Full time 

Closing date: 21 December 2020 | Post date: 9 November 2020

An exciting opportunity for a Fertility Nurse 

The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre is consistently one of the top-performing fertility clinics in the UK and has some of the best success rates in the East of England. We take immense pride in providing a medical service of the highest calibre, tailored to suit the individual needs of each patient, in a friendly, supportive, and caring environment. The clinic is a leading surrogacy centre and awarded Surrogacy Fertility Clinic of the Year 2018. The Clinic supports the treatment of same-sex couples through our active sperm and egg donation programmes. Last summer we celebrated our 30 year anniversary with over 6,100 babies born as a result of our care.

Job Description

Fertility Nurse (Full Time, Mon- Fri with Occasional Weekends)

  • The ideal candidate will have a professional, flexible, and reliable attitude, and will enjoy new challenges, learning new skills and working on a one-to-one basis.
  • You will be joining a close-knit team and you will be expected to work with our Nurses and Consultants, reporting to the Nurse Manager.
  • You will have the opportunity to utilise your fertility experience, and you will also be able to extend your knowledge within the Fertility Nursing Sector.
  • You will be responsible for meeting the individual needs of patients and their partners who attend the clinic throughout their fertility journey.
  • You will be expected to ensure that all activities are carried out according to the clinic’s protocols and Quality Management System, as well as the NMC, CQC and HFEA code of practice.

Minimum Requirements

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Level 1 Registration with the NMC
  • At least 3 years post-registration experience, ideally including 2 years fertility experience
  • Good interpersonal, communication and written skills
  • Passion for high-quality patient safety and care
  • Counselling Certification (not essential)
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills

You will be rewarded with an attractive salary depending on your experience and benefit from working alongside a highly talented, friendly, inclusive, well-respected medical and scientific team, allowing you to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

The Clinic

We are located in a purpose-built, state of the art fertility clinic next to Broxbourne Council. The Clinic promotes personal development, involvement in projects and we pride ourselves on our celebrated patient and staff Wellness programme.

Application

To apply in confidence for the role, please submit your CV with covering letter to sarah.templeman@hertsandessexfertility.com

For more information or to discuss this position in more detail, please contact Sarah Templeman, Nurse Manager on 01992 785067.

 

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