Anaesthetic Practitioner

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 23 April 2024

Job summary

The Royal Papworth anaesthetic team are seeking dynamic Band 5 ODPs or Registered Nurses with anaesthetic qualifications to join our team. Picture yourself in our state-of-the-art cardiothoracic suite, boasting six theatres, along with Cath labs and thoracic recovery units.

At Royal Papworth, you'll be at the forefront of revolutionising patient care, ensuring their comfort and safety every step of the way. From meticulously preparing specialist equipment and life-saving drugs to seamlessly coordinating between surgical teams and critical care units.

As part of the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, you'll be immersed in a culture of excellence and innovation, where every day brings new opportunities for growth and discovery. With a legacy of groundbreaking achievements, including pioneering heart transplants and delivering life-saving emergency treatments.

Take the first step towards your future at Royal Papworth by visiting our website and exploring our dedicated pages. Your journey starts here: https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/working-here/roles/nursing-vacancies/nursing-roles/theatres

Main duties of the job

Patient Care and Support: Provide pre-surgery assistance to patients, including preparation of specialised equipment and drugs, ensuring their safety and comfort during anaesthesia. Support surgical procedures by facilitating communication between teams and ensuring safe patient transfer post-surgery.

Communication and Relationship Skills: Effectively communicate with patients, colleagues, and caregivers, adapting communication methods to individual needs. Provide feedback, and maintain accurate records.

Knowledge, Training & Experience: Adhere to regulations and procedures, prioritise and organise workload efficiently, and continuously update knowledge and skills. Understand patient care principles, anatomy, physiology, and apply problem-solving skills in clinical emergencies.

Analytical & Judgmental Skills: Stay updated with research findings, contribute to quality assurance programs, reflect on clinical practice, and adapt to new developments.

Planning & Organisational Skills: Involve colleagues in planning and organising work, provide clear instructions and support, and address poor performance effectively.

Working Conditions: Ensure compliance with regulations, maintain confidentiality, promote health and safety, identify and address hazards, and respond appropriately to emergencies.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

For a street view tour: https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/virtual-tour

Date posted

25 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

175-2324-1-RL564TPA

Job locations

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • ODP qualification or;
  • Qualified nurse with a recognised anaesthetic course

Desirable

  • Practice assessor qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to treat all patient/employee information confidentially
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate information verbally which maybe sensitive/difficult
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work flexibly

Desirable

  • Evidence of working within a similar environment

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • ODP qualification or;
  • Qualified nurse with a recognised anaesthetic course

Desirable

  • Practice assessor qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to treat all patient/employee information confidentially
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate information verbally which maybe sensitive/difficult
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work flexibly

Desirable

  • Evidence of working within a similar environment

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration

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).

Additional information

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

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


Employer's website

https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/working-here (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


Employer's website

https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/working-here (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Leader-Anaesthetics

Hannah Robinson

hannah.robinson15@nhs.net

Date posted

25 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

175-2324-1-RL564TPA

Job locations

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


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