Theatre Practitioner Scrub and Anaesthetics/Recovery
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust invite applications for the position of Theatre Practitioner for both scrub and anaesthetics for our sites at the University Hospital of North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital. We currently have both substantive and bank posts available.
The pandemic has demonstrated the value of our greatest asset – our employees. The dedication and support that our workforce have provided has been second to none and here at CDDFT we are extremely proud of them.
We care for our colleagues, and as a modern day employer in the NHS we realise that prospective employees can choose where they wish to work. That is why in our opinion, the health and wellbeing support we offer our staff is second to none.
Our Theatre team are friendly and supportive, encouraging professional development to enhance skills and professional competence. The departmental Practice Development team, in coordination with the Theatre Management team, support the staff members to identify and realise areas for career progression, both on an individual basis and also as a team approach to achieving their highest potential.
Main duties of the job
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participate in the monitoring of standards of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.
- Participate in direct care needs of patients, providing expert knowledge of all clinical specialities and acting as a role model.
- Participate in audit and monitoring accurate documentation in accordance with Trust policy, NMC and HPC guidelines.
- Be competent in facilitating an emergency service covering all specialties provided within the department, during elective and non elective periods
- Ensure the safe administration of drugs in accordance with Trust Policy, and NMC and HPC guidelines.
- Ensure that all procedures and techniques are carried out in accordance with local competencies and agreed policies and standards.
- Ensure rights, dignity and confidentiality of the patient are protected at all times.
- Act as patients advocate in all matters relating to his/her care, treatment and welfare.
- Checking on departmental cleanliness and where necessary assisting other members of the team in the preparation, clearing and cleaning of the operating suite and equipment before, during and after operating
We are one of the largest integrated care providers in England. Over 7,000 Staff serve a population of around 650,000 people in the North East,
We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents
To provide patient care within the perioperative environment and act as a skilled member of the multidisciplinary team.
To assess care needs, develop programmes of care and implement and evaluate these programmes of care, carrying out all relevant forms of peri-operative patient care without direct supervision over a 24 hour period, caring for both adult and paediatric patients undergoing routine and emergency surgery.
The post carries a regular commitment to rotational night duty and out-of-hours work, however this is not a requirement for individuals starting on a training programme.
DIMENSIONS OF THE JOB
To provide perioperative care within the theatre environment, across the range of specialities offered by the Trust.
The care to be delivered in line with both local and national policies, procedures and guidelines.
TRUST BEHAVIOURS FRAMEWORK
Patients, public and staff have helped develop the Trusts’ Behaviours Framework of Values that inspire passion in the NHS and that should underpin everything it does. The NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS. The post holder is required to commit to delivering the actions in the Trust’s Behaviours Framework:
Working together for patients
Patients come first in everything we do. We fully involve patients, staff, families, carers, communities, and professionals inside and outside the NHS. We speak up when things go wrong.
Respect and Dignity. We value every person – whether patient, their families or carers, or staff – as an individual, respect their aspirations and commitments in life, and seek to understand their priorities, needs, abilities and limits.
Commitment to quality of care. We earn the trust placed in us by insisting on quality and striving to get the basics of quality of care – safety, effectiveness and patient experience – right every time.
Compassion. We ensure that compassion is central to the care we provide and respond with humanity and kindness to each person’s pain, distress, anxiety or need.
Improving lives. We strive to improve health and wellbeing and people’s experiences of the NHS.
Everyone counts. We maximise our resources for the benefit of the whole community, and make sure nobody is discriminated against or left behind. All employees are required to promote high quality care and good health and wellbeing through the enduring values described by the Department of Health: “The 6Cs – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.”
Duty of Candour
All employees are required to comply with the Statutory Duty of Candour: The volunteering of all relevant information to persons who have or may have been harmed by the provision of services, whether or not information has been requested and whether or not a complaint or a report of that provision has been made
Special Skills & Knowledge
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).