ODP - Anaesthetics
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
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We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our fantastic theatre team. The successful applicant must show a commitment to high quality patient care and excellent team work along with a genuine interest in the care of patients undergoing invasive procedures. It will also be required to work in partnership with other teams within the Theatre Central cluster, supporting staff, students, patients and relatives.
We cover a mixture of day case, in-patient, elective and emergency work is across a wide range of specialities, in and out of hours, including neuro, vascular, ortho trauma, plastics trauma, and obstetrics.
We are keen to hear from candidates who have experience working with paediatrics in the theatre setting.
We very much look forward to receiving your application and will be in touch via NHS Jobs if you have been shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then please note you have not been successful on this occasion.
***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***
Main duties of the job
- Under the direction of the Theatre Team Leader, the post holder will be responsible for implementing, coordinating and delivering effective, high quality care for the patient during the perioperative period.
- Work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Following a period of Preceptorship, takes responsibility for the supervision of Health Care Assistants and other learners.
- To carry out duties within the guidelines of NMC Code of Professional Conduct/HPC professional guidelines.
- To contribute to the overall efficiency and development of the theatre service.
- No direct budgetary control but must be aware of effective use of resources and cost implications.
We would like to invite you to join our friendly team in the glorious West Country. Situated on the beautiful South West coast, Plymouth boasts many local Heritage sites and areas of 'outstanding natural interest'. At Plymouth Hospitals, we recognise that work is only a part of your life - and the Trust is ideally located for walking, cycling, climbing, sailing and many other indoor and outdoor pursuits. Plymouth also has good transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe via road, rail and sea.
Plymouth Hospitals is a large acute trust in the Southwest of England, situated on the Devon and Cornwall border and provides perioperative care for elective and emergency patients across the region. The hospital is a designated Trauma Centre and tertiary referral centre for Neurological and Cardiac patients. The trust is a teaching hospital with close links to the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Plymouth.
The Trust is a 24 hour major trauma centre and successful applicants to the Team Leader post will be expected to participate in the on call and weekend rota. Scrub Practitioners will be expected to participate in the 7 day service, working the required shifts to meet the service demand.
Our Trust core values are 'Put patients first', Take ownership', 'Respect others', and 'Be positive' If you agree that these values should be integral to your work, then Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has much to offer you.
03 May 2023
Agenda for change
Depending on experience £27,055 - £32,934 Per Annum Pro Rata
- Provides high quality care to patients and their families during the perioperative period
- Reporting and documenting all relevant patient needs, communicating changes to other health professionals in the multidisciplinary team.
- Act as Practitioner in charge, in the absence of the Team Leader ensuring efficient allocation of staff and resources
- Demonstrates a commitment to evidence-based practise and clinical excellence and play an active role in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient centred care
- To engage and interact with patients and their carers, explaining procedures and treatments to gain co-operation, understanding and allay apprehension
- Assist with projects to develop and enhance patient care. Participate in the evaluation of patient outcomes, including audit, risk management and infection control
- Assists in other clinical areas and speciality theatres if the clinical situation and staffing levels demand
- Attend relevant meetings and deliver feedback
- To develop and achieve objectives identified through continuing appraisal of job role
- To develop appraisal skills and carry out appraisals and personal development plan for non-registered practitioners in line with Agenda for Change and the knowledge skills framework
- Report and manage untoward incidents, such as clinical emergencies, injury or drug administration errors, as detailed in Trust policies and procedures
- Demonstrating an awareness of and compliance with Health and Safety regulations/procedures that apply to staff, patients and visitors within the Trust premises, reporting any deficiencies in equipment, furnishings or matters of hygiene
- Contributing towards maintaining the set standard of clinical practise. Participating in audit and quality monitoring
- Managing the clinical risk relating to individuals or a group of patients care, reporting issues to appropriate senior staff
- Efficient and effective use of available resources
- Attending team, Theatre user group, Directorate and Trust meetings as appropriate
- In exceptional circumstances to take charge in the absence of senior staff
- Maintain active NMC/HPC registration
- Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate and initiate appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff development and training.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- RN/ODP training completed
- Demonstrable experience of perioperative care
- Completed a Preceptorship programme
- Competent in anaesthetics, scrub or recovery
- NMC/HCPC registered
- Basic computer skills (ECDL)
- Relevant theatre-based course
- Mentorship/NVQ/Trainer/Assessor/Theatre Educator or relevant educational course
- Educated to diploma or degree level
APTITUDE & ABILITIES
- Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate clinical care and act accordingly
- Proven evidence of recent CPD knowledge and ability to apply evidence-based practice
- Appraisal skills
- Demonstrable awareness of financial constraints
- Methodical and organised
- Enthusiasm for introducing and facilitating change
- Positive attitude
- Ability to remain calm in adverse circumstances and able to work effectively as part of the multi-disciplinary team
- Able to mentor and facilitate new staff, enabling them to become safe practitioners
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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