Theatre Anaesthetic Practitioner - St Bartholomew's Hospital
Barts Health NHS Trust
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We are recruiting for Band 5 Anaesthetic Nurses and Operating Department Practitioners to join our experienced team in Theatres at St Bartholomew's Hospital. In addition to working within the perioperative environment, the anaesthetic role offers the opportunity to support our cardiac catheter labs and emergency Heart attack pathway.
Barts Heart Centre has brought together the services of some of the best cardiovascular experts in the country who work together to create a single specialist centre for cardiovascular disease covering all our local communities and nationally. You will be joining us at an incredibly exciting time, as we realise a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve services for today's patients and future generations. We are proud of our world class cardiovascular, Thoracic robotics and ECMO service. We have recently developed our complex aorto-vascular service including Thoraco-Abdominal Aneurysm repair service attracting patients from across the country. Alongside our cardiac and thoracic surgery we perform breast, endocrine and ENT surgery.
There will be professional development opportunities, supported by our anaesthetic practitioner education lead and access to clinical and leadership courses available through the Trust and with our partner education institutions. We have a professional development pathway to support progression to Band 6.
Main duties of the job
The aim of this post is to provide direct patient care and enhance the well-being of patients by developing specific clinical competencies and enhancing knowledge through a lifelong learning approach.
This position will involve working in theatre and associated environments including cardiac cath labs. Daily working will involve working with a range of multi professional colleagues in the departments including pre-registration students. In addition the post holder will regularly work alongside colleagues in other departments including wards areas, critical care and clinical engineering.
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
As a flexible employer, we want to support you to work in a way that is best for the NHS, our patients and you. Please do speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.
18 May 2023
Agenda for change
£32,466 to £39,521 a year per annum inc
St Bartholomew's Hospital
- Communication is a fundamental process to ensure continuity and high standards of care. It includes sharing ideas, information and feedback in order to empower patients and members of the interdisciplinary team
- Skilled in communicating with a range of people on a daily basis, some of who may have communication barriers
- To be responsible for disseminating Trust policies and information as required
- Provides feedback to other workers on their communication at appropriate times
- A key responsibility will be to utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with patients and those involved in their care
- The post holder must also communicate with other staff within the Trust, with external organisations and with the general public.
- Keeps accurate and complete records of activities and communications consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
- Participates in team meetings so fair and equal opportunities are given to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues
- Engage in the Preceptorship programme either as a Preceptor or a Preceptee.
- Develops an awareness of clinical supervision/action learning
- Improve clinical practice through reflection with self or others.
- NMC Registered Nurse (Level 1) or
- HCPC Operating Department Practitioner with registration
- Anaesthetic Course or DipHE in operating department practice
- Degree level study
- Experience mentoring and assessing learners in practice
- Post registration experience in appropriate theatre/anaesthetic environment
- Experience participating in quality improvement or change
- Experience of research and audit in practice
- Demonstrate understanding of NMC/HCPC code of conduct
- Willingness to develop knowledge of the clinical speciality and own practice
- Able to reflect on clinical practice and patient experience
- Knowledgeable of current professional issues in anaesthetic practice
- Demonstrate a knowledge of current and emerging healthcare issues across the relevant specialities
- Demonstrate understanding of quality improvement and change
- Relevant and up to date clinical skills
- Ability to work within a team effectively
- Ability to manage own workload and work to agreed timescales
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in response to changing situations
- Able to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
- Able to record and report back accurately and fully on patient assessments undertaken and risks identified
- Recognise deteriorating patients and take appropriate action
- Able to demonstrate flexibility and meet needs of the service
- Able to support and develop others including unregistered and pre-registration colleagues
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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