Bank Anaesthetic Practitioner Nurse Band 6
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you a qualified ODP/ Anaesthetic Nurse with more than two years' experience?
The Royal Free London Trust NHS Foundation can offer you a fantastic opportunity.
Do you want more flexibility and a better work-life balance?
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Theatre Practitioners, experienced within the fields of Anaesthetics
Areas Covered are Main Theatres with the following specialities HPB, General Surgery, Vascular, Liver Trans plant, Kidney Transplant, Renal, Gynaecological, Urology, Breast Surgery, Plastics, Hand surgery, ENT and Orthopaedics and Trauma.
Day Surgery with ophthalmic, Plastics and Gynae.
Maternity with 2 operating theatres.
Also covering external area such as IRCU, Float cover for all airway emergencies within the hospital, MRI and endoscopy.
Main duties of the job
Theatre Practitioners are key to the smooth running of each theatre. ODPs will work closely with the Anaesthetist to ensure that everything that they require each day is ready and available. ODPs will then assist in Theatre and make sure the patient has everything they may need post operatively.
You are expected to deliver safe quality care for patients during their peri-operative phase of care.
The post holder will be expected to have minimum of six months experience of working in Theatres in Anaesthetics and associated specialist qualification is essential. You will be able to show evidence of continuing professional development and hold a relevant degree.
As an ODP / Anaesthetics Nurse you will play an important role in ensuring every operation is as safe and effective as possible. Cover anaesthetic.
Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.
Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers' money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.
Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.
We offer a variety of bank shifts both days, nights and weekends across all our sites with competitive hourly rates. Our long day and night shift are paid at 11.5 hours.
22 May 2023
Agenda for change
£21.16 an hour As and When
Chase Farm, Barnet, Hampstead
To apply for this post, you will need to have a minimum of 6 months paid experience as an ODP / Anaesthetic Nurse at Band 6 level in an acute hospital / theatre environment within the last 2 years
Comply with NMC /HCPC Professional Registration and keep up to date with current nursing practices
Be proficient in the delivery of care to patients, ideally experienced within Maternity, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and/or Urology etc... but we are not limited to recruiting solely in these areas.
Ensure safe administration of drugs in accordance with NMC and Royal Free London Trust NHS Foundation policies
Ensure accurate records are kept in accordance with Royal Free London Trust NHS Foundation policy and NMC/HCPC guidelines
Carry out procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed policies and standards
Be responsible for the smooth running of theatre through working as part of multiple disciplinary teams.
Provide safe assistance to the anaesthetist.
Ensure that all areas you work in are adequately stocked and kept in a clean and safe environment
Undertake regular mandatory training
As part of our continued response to COVID19, we are closely following Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) guidance and the governments proposals for new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination legislation. This means that full COVID19 vaccination will be a condition of employment in all NHS roles which have face-to-face contact with patients and service users from 1 April 2022 unless exempt. This also means that by 3 February 2022 all such staff will need to have had their first COVID19 vaccination. We expect the need to be vaccinated to apply to the vast majority of roles, although this may not be a requirement in some limited, exceptional circumstances. Should your role be identified as being within the scope of the legislation, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status (or a legitimate exemption from these requirements) as a condition of your employment.
Royal Free World Class Values
- Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values
Education & professional Qualifications
- Registered Nurse/ODP
- Recognised Post Graduate Aneasthetic/Recovery Course ENB182
- Mentorship Course (e.g. ENB 998, D32 D33)
- Significant experience in Anaesthetic practice (at Band 5 or above)
- Experience in managing junior staff including appraisal, performance, absence, selection and recruitment
- Budgetary experience particularly in staff and consumable costs
Skills & aptitudes
- Good written, numeracy & verbal communications skills
- Computer skills including cerner IT system
- Awareness of clinical issues within the theatre dept.
- Able to work as part of a team within set boundaries
- Able to prioritise workload
- Able to work under pressure in a dynamic environment and manage difficult situations
- Positive and motivated with attention to detail
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).
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Chase Farm, Barnet, Hampstead
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