Senior Theatre Practitioner/RGN

Healthcare Management Trust – St Hugh’s Hospital

The closing date is 31 January 2022

Job summary

The post holder will act as scrubbed or circulating practitioner for surgical cases over a variety of specialties. They will work in a dual role where safe and appropriate and work towards obtaining the Surgical First Assistant qualification in due course. The Scrub Practitioners will support the consultants and Endoscopy Lead to provide Endoscopy services within the department. The post holder will supervise and support less experienced and unqualified members of staff and act as role model. They will take an active role in identifying their and others learning needs and be proactive in closing knowledge and skills gaps, creating and sustaining a firm foundation within in the department to underpin practice. The Scrub practitioner will take an active role in identifying and contributing to process improvement and participate in quality monitoring activities. They will act as Team Leader on occasion, when appropriate and safe to do so and dependent on progress within the post.

Main duties of the job

Liaise with the Team Leader and Theatre Co-ordinator as appropriate to ensure seamless episodes of care and to identify and communicate any issues or potential problems as early as possible.

Instigate/Participate in WHO safety checks, team briefs and debriefs

Liaise and communicate with other departments as necessary e.g. Ward, Radiology, Inpatient Bookings

Liaise and communicate with external services as necessary e.g. Laboratory Services, Sterile Services.

Establish clear communication with patients, their families and care givers, using interpersonal skills to invoke empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment.

To ensure accurate and comprehensive nursing / theatre records, in all formats, are maintained using appropriate documentation.

Contribute to a supportive working environment, which is conducive to uphold morale and well-being all staff.

About us

About HMT

At the Healthcare Management Trust we are committed to delivering the highest quality healthcare and understand that our well-trained, passionate team of employees lie at the heart of delivering the service our patients and residents expect.

Our team of employees share our vision to provide world class healthcare, and we continuously improve the skills within our workforce to ensure we maintain our position within the healthcare sector. We know our team have a wealth of knowledge and experience, and by working together we develop an exciting and innovative workplace.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication

Liaise with the Team Leader and Theatre Co-ordinator as appropriate to ensure seamless episodes of care and to identify and communicate any issues or potential problems as early as possible.

Instigate/Participate in WHO safety checks, team briefs and debriefs

Liaise and communicate with other departments as necessary e.g. Ward, Radiology, Inpatient Bookings

Liaise and communicate with external services as necessary e.g. Laboratory Services, Sterile Services.

Establish clear communication with patients, their families and care givers, using interpersonal skills to invoke empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment.

To ensure accurate and comprehensive nursing / theatre records, in all formats, are maintained using appropriate documentation.

Contribute to a supportive working environment, which is conducive to uphold morale and well-being all staff.

Planning & Organising

Check and maintain stock levels within the department, communicating effectively with stores department and using establish processes for procurement of stock and equipment.

Receive, check and sign-off loan kits as delegated.

Keep up to date with local and national peri-operative initiatives.

Contribute to the development and update of Policy and Procedures.

Comply with implementation of guidelines (e.g. NICE, AfPP) where appropriate, in line with Quality Governance.

Analytical

Exhibit advocacy and decision-making skills autonomously in relation to patient care.

Contribute to, and maintain, an integrative theatre service offering flexibility where appropriate to patients, their carers and the multidisciplinary team.

Reacts dynamically or takes direction, to changing demands, situations and pressures in the department and prioritise accordingly.Quality Governance

Participate in investigations of accidents, incidents and complaints, contributing to planning and implementation of improvements.

Ensure confidentiality and safeguarding of patient records in accordance with policies and guidelines around GDPR.

Attend and contribute in departmental meetings and other forums as delegated.

Demonstrates understanding and adheres to the organisations Safeguarding Policies

Task Specific Skills

Assess patient care needs and develop, implement and evaluate plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence-based practice using established models of care.

Act as a scrubbed member of the nursing team, carrying out safety checks of swabs, instruments and needles in conjunction with a second person and immediately acting on any discrepancies.

Scrub for a variety of specialities and complexity of cases.

Performing a dual role as per hospital policy following risk assessment of each situation in order to ensure patient safety and demonstrating assessed skills and competencies, with underpinning knowledge.

Act as a circulating member of the Theatre team.

Ensure all that all Theatre equipment is checked as suitable for use prior to each patients operation

Assisting with other members of the team in the preparation and clearing of Theatres.

Assist in the safe handling, transfer and positioning of patients between all areas of the theatre department

Assisting with the labelling and dispatch of the theatre specimens.

Assisting in the compiling of the operations register. Maintain accurate patient documentation.

To use the correct procedure when handing a patient into the care of another healthcare professional, giving the correct information and instruction.

To undertake on call sessions as required.

Work within the remit of HMT and local Policy and Procedures.

Training and Professional Development

Strive to stay up to date with evidence-based practice and peri-operative initiatives.

Continue to develop own practice

Participate in clinical supervision

Participate, contribute and develop plans of action based on quality improvement activities (audit, feedback, inspection findings etc.)

Ensure safe use of equipment within the department undertaking/delivering training where necessary.

Participate in performance review, performance management and appraisal programs within the hospital.

Be responsible for induction and mentorship of staff new to the department as allocated.

To act as a resource, supporting and motivating staff members. Prepare, teach and demonstrate theatre practice, applying theory to research based practice.

Be responsible for induction and mentorship of students in the department as allocated.

Participate in the disciplinary process when necessary.

Attend and disseminate information gathered at study days, course, conferences and meetings as appropriate.

To support the dissemination of information regarding new or updated clinical practices, guidelines and policies to all theatre practitioners and contribute to facilitation of their implementation

To participate in training needs analysis for own specialty or specialty group.

Professional

Act in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct or equivalent guidelines from governing body for profession, with particular reference to limitations of competence and conduct.

Responsible for own awareness of current developments in Nursing, the Health Service and relevant specialist clinical practices.

To be responsible for his/her own professional development and participate in own Performance and Development planning.

Act as link person for specific specialty as agreed with Theatre Management and to be able to demonstrate proactivity/productivity in this role.

Health & Safety

To provide a safe environment for the safety and welfare of patients and staff by complying with:-

- Health & Safety At Work Act

- Fire Prevention and Management

- COSHH

Use risk assessment processes to ensure safety is maintained to staff, patients and visitors in the department.

Using reporting systems effectively to highlight any untoward incidents

Participate in investigations of any untoward incidents as delegated.

Comply with manual handling principles, techniques, policy and guidelines

Comply with Infection Prevention and Control principles, techniques, policy and guidelines.

Person Specification

Knowledge Ability and Skills

Essential

  • Able to work as a recovery practitioner for the immediate post-operative period, for a variety of specialties
  • Ability to analyze and prioritise
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight and competing deadlines
  • Perform dual role where risk assessed as safe to do so
  • Act as a circulating member of the Theatre team.
  • Assisting with other members of the team in the preparation and clearing of Theatres.
  • Assisting with the labelling and dispatch of the theatre specimens.
  • Assisting in the compiling of the operations register.
  • Maintain accurate patient documentation.
  • To use the correct procedure when handing a patient into the care of another healthcare professional, giving the correct information and instruction.
  • To undertake on call sessions as required.
  • SkillsAble to prioritise and meet deadlines effectively
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to use initiative and make decisions
  • Act as link person in specific specialist area as agreed by Theatre Management, based on the needs of the department. To be able to demonstrate proactivity/productivity in that link role
  • Analyses problems and implements effective and appropriate solutions
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Post graduate qualification in specialist link specialty

Desirable

  • Analyses problems and implements effective and appropriate solutions
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Post graduate qualification in specialist link specialty

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to Diploma/Degree level or equivalent
  • Registered NMC or HPC Healthcare qualification
  • Evidence of recent professional development

Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in peri-operative practice

Experience

Essential

  • Experience as a Registered Nurse/Health Care Professional.
  • NHS or Independent sector experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working closely with clinicians of varying seniority
  • Experience of working with the peri-operative environment
  • Audit experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Healthcare Management Trust – St Hugh’s Hospital

Address

Peaks Lane

Grimsby

DN32 9RP


Employer's website

https://hmtsthughs.org/ (Opens in a new tab)


For help with your application, contact:

Andrea Beasley

abeasley@hmt-uk.org

01472251100

Date posted

04 January 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0318-22-4618

Job locations

Peaks Lane

Grimsby

DN32 9RP


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