We are currently hiring for a Theatre Practitioner to join our Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre. Our Theatre Department is one of the more challenging but most rewarding places to work. We firmly believe that every one of us makes a difference and the work we do directly affects the patient’s experience.
The post holder will undertake all aspects of clinical work in the theatre area and provide a high standard of patient care and safety in accordance with Care UK’s philosophy, objectives, policies and legal requirements.
Care UK Treatment Centres are patient focused and work closely with local CCGs and NHS Trusts to reduce waiting times. Several of our Treatment Centres are rated Outstanding by CQC. Our unfaltering dedication to quality is something we are very proud of; we constantly strive to do things better for our patients. This ethos has led to innovative, evidence based developments to our procedures and ongoing improvements to the patient experience.
Shift Pattern - Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, 4 shifts per week, Monday to Sunday, on call commitment.
In return for your hard work you will receive…
• A competitive annual salary of up to £30,000 dependent on experience
• Contributory pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave per annum plus Bank Holidays
• CPD and revalidation support
• Clinical Development and Training Opportunities. We could even give you the opportunity to develop into a specialist role of your interest
• Care UK Perks including Cycle to Work Scheme and retail discounts
•To be responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of the theatre and equipment, in between, and after the daily theatre cases.
•To participate in the management of infection control within the department.
•To be responsible for the “total patient” in your care during the peri-operative phase.
•To understand and execute the correct procedures for ordering, receiving and transfer of blood and blood products as well as blood conservation.
•To act as the advocate for the patient during the intra-operative phase and understand the patient depending on the theatre staff for:-maintaining privacy and confidentiality-preventing injuries -preventing sepsis
•To understand and execute the correct procedure regarding:
-Informed consent form for treatment and surgery and administration of blood and blood products.
-Intra-operative record sheets
-Theatre register ; all other relevant registers and documentation
-Laboratory forms: biochemistry, cross match of blood , and bacteriology.
-To be accountable for the charging of items used in theatre.
-The TSSU procedure for decontamination, validation and sterilisation of instrumentation.
-Preventing medical legal hazards-Risk areas for patients and staff, and the correct procedures to prevent them.
-Taking care of the patient post-operatively in the recovery room, including care of the unconscious patient and safe and effective use of the equipment and medication.
-Identifying the need for resuscitation of a patient and knowledge of first line drugs needed for resuscitation
-Use of the defibrilator
•To understand and execute the following nursing tasks correctly:
-Applying aseptic principles continuously; including the handling of infected cases.
-Correct handling and storage of hazardous substances.
-Correct use of all electrical equipment; checking, cleaning and preparation.
-Disposal of all clinical waste i.e. sharps,paper etc.
-Handling and care of all types of specimens / biopsies.
-Protocol for dealing with the death of a patient in theatre.
-Circulate and co-ordinate theatre activities effectively.
•To have knowledge of, and understand the correct “Scrubbing” Procedures regarding:
-Anatomy and operative procedures done in the theatre and the instruments and equipment needed
-Hand washing and gowning procedure.
-The Surgeon’s preferences complying where possible. Preparing the theatre adequately for specific surgeon and list.
-Counting, handling and disposing procedure for swabs, instruments and sharps.
-The handling and decontamination of instruments and used linen.
-The handover of patients to the recover room personnel
Skills & Experience
• Relevant theatre experience as a scrub practitioner
• Evidence of competence as a scrub practitioner
• Effective management of all resources especially financial and human.
• Knowledge of current research, key issues and development in theatre practice.
• Knowledge of PHG’s aim, objectives, policies, principles, procedures and standards in respect of
personnel issues and patient care.
• Knowledge of Health & Safety/Risk Management within the operating department.
• Demonstrates knowledge of change management.
• Organisational and management skills within a team.
• NMC Registered Nurse or HCPC Registered ODP
• Post Basic Theatre Course
• Teaching and Assessing Course
If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for the role who will arrange a mutually agreeable time for you to attend an interview. If you have any questions regarding the role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01189 521 951.
Please note Care UK retain the right to remove the advert prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is appointed. Offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks. At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants must have the right to work in the EU.