Advanced Theatre Scrub Practitioner (General & Emergency Theatres)

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Band 6 Advanced Theatre Scrub Practitioner - General & Emergency Theatres

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours over 7 days inclusive of weekends, evenings and internal night rotation.

Entry Requirements: NMC registered nurse or HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a motivated and dynamic team, with huge potential to develop and progress.

A friendly and supportive learning environment with developmental opportunities, being part of an innovative and dynamic team.

The hospital has twenty one operating theatres with four satellite theatres covering multiple specialities.

The General theatre department comprises of five theatres one of which is a designated 24/7 emergency theatre, covering all specialities.

The Royal Berkshire Hospital is the largest centre for bariatric surgery within the Thames Valley. We are the only centre performing robotics for both bariatric and colorectal surgery. It is a very exciting time to be part of this.

We deliver excellent patient experience and quality of care, with patient safety at the forefront of our practice, recognising that theatre practitioners play a vital role on our patient pathway.

In return we offer in-depth in house and external development opportunities and support for career progression.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated theatre practitioner with experience in general and emergency procedures. You will have proven clinical leadership skills to work within our busy operating theatre department.

Although the position is based in general and emergency theatres, you will have the opportunity to work across all specialities.

You should be motivated and enthusiastic about your own professional development and keen to enhance your skills and competencies within the team.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the support of students within the theatre department upon completion of their orientation. You work closely with our Practice Educator and the Clinical Leads for general and emergency theatres to ensure that the training and development needs of the band 5 nurses are supported.

As a professional role model, you will provide a high standard of evidence based clinical leadership and practice development to support our team of skilled professionals. You will be expected to work closely with the surgical team, assisting in implementing practice change where required and contributing to the control of consumables and making cost savings in line with Trust demands.

About us

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values: Compassionate, Aspirational, Resourceful, Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Date posted

28 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6394952PCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

To help coordinate the skilled care of patients within their theatre specialty, demonstrating expertise in all aspects of the care of patients.

As required, to provide direct support to clinicians and patients. To contribute to the management of the specialty by acting as a professional role model, able to confidently lead a team.

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To help coordinate the skilled care of patients within their theatre specialty, demonstrating expertise in all aspects of the care of patients.

As required, to provide direct support to clinicians and patients. To contribute to the management of the specialty by acting as a professional role model, able to confidently lead a team.

Please refer to the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • RN or RODP
  • Mentorship or teaching and assessing qualification
  • Post registration qualification/module in anaesthetics and/or surgery and/or recovery and/or HDU

Experience

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate considerable experience in anaesthetics and/or surgery and/or recovery
  • Experience of teaching and assessing
Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • RN or RODP
  • Mentorship or teaching and assessing qualification
  • Post registration qualification/module in anaesthetics and/or surgery and/or recovery and/or HDU

Experience

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate considerable experience in anaesthetics and/or surgery and/or recovery
  • Experience of teaching and assessing

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 Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Lead Practitioner

Sarah Baker

sarah.baker@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183227594

Date posted

28 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6394952PCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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