Theatre Practitioner - Orthopaedic Scrub [SYS-44693]
Circle Health Group
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Theatre Practitioner - Orthopaedic ScrubThe Alexandra Hospital 37.5 hours & PermanentUp to £42,000 (depending on level of experience, training and qualification)
Circle Health Group has an exciting opportunity for aTheatre Practitionerto join our friendly and motivated team of staff working in the hospitalTheatre Department.
This is afull timerole at37.5hours a week across flexible shift patterns.
Main duties of the job
- To deliver safe quality care for patients during their perioperative phase of care. To support and assist in the management and organisation of care provision within the Operating Department.
- Assist in the delivery of patient care.
- Contribute to quality improvement.
- Develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self.
- Apply and promote best evidence based practice within own scope of practice.
The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle Is part of Circle Health Group, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics, performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country.
Benefits and rewards:
- 25 days holiday per year + bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service
- Private Pension Scheme
- Private Healthcare Scheme for treatment at our hospitals, covering pre-existing medical conditions
- Friends & Family Hospital Discounts
- Family Friendly policies, including enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption pay
- Non-contributory life insurance
- Staff engagement hub with access to discounts and extensive rewards and voluntary benefits
- Access to resources, tools and services to support your wellbeing
- Employee recognition programmes
- Industry leading training and development opportunities
and much more!
About this role: To deliver safe quality care for patients during their perioperative phase of care. To support and assist in the management and organisation of care provision within the Operating Department.
Support the team to deliver care that helps improve the health of the individual and wider community.
Support the team in demonstrating compassion through effective relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity.
Develop own competence to deliver effective care and treatments through improving clinical/technical knowledge / skill, and expertise.
Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient.
Act as an advocate for safeguarding patients; demonstrate courage to speak up when there are concerns about care.
Demonstrate commitment to improving care and the patient experience.
Assist in the delivery of patient care.
Contribute to quality improvement.
Develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self.
Apply and promote best evidence based practice within own scope of practice.
Apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly.
Maintain knowledge of Health and Safety at Work Act. Ensuring appropriate measures are taken in respect of Health and Safety for patients, relatives, visitors, hospital staff and contractors.
Achieve agreed objectives and demonstrating Circle Health Group behaviours at all time.
Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate surgical equipment, instruments, and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures.
The ability to coordinate the use of the supplies and additional equipment during an operating list, ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely.
Respect the patients dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs.
Conduct mandatory patient checks including informed consent, patients identity and operative site against the supporting documentation, prior to the start of the procedure.
Complete mandatory surgical checks prior to the start of the procedure, during and pre wound closure
Monitor the patients condition throughout the procedure, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning.
Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient.
Conduct mandatory patient checks in accordance with policy, WHO Checklist and NPSA Five Steps to Surgical Safety.
Monitor, order, receive and check stock items including prosthesis, equipment/instruments and drugs.
Administer any drugs or fluids in accordance with the appropriate Circle Health Group policy.
Ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate manager is informed.
Complete all written documentation in a timely manner and to an acceptable level. This job description is intended as an outline of the general areas of activity.
Act proficiently in the circulating role.
Delivery of quality care within the CQC standards relevant to the department.
Act as a role model and mentor to junior staff.
Promote and ensure an environment conducive to the continuing prevention and control of infection for all staff, patients and visitors.
Be aware of and comply with all infection prevention and control policies and ensure best practice is maintained to ensure low infection rates.
Commitment to ensuring quality services are delivered to both internal & external stakeholders through continuous improvement activities.
Compliance with Circle Health Group Policies and Procedures relevant to this role, ensuring you are fully aware of your responsibilities within these policies.
Demonstrate awareness of regulatory requirements, taking appropriate action to ensure these requirements are implemented and adhered to.
Ensure compliance with all Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures understanding your role in the prevention of infection in patients and staff.
To be aware of your responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. To ensure you are aware of your responsibilities, supporting policies and undertake the appropriate level of training for your role.
Undertaking specific role related competencies and learning, ensuring 100% compliance of all relevant mandatory training within Learning Space timescales.
Additional Duties where applicable
Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate anaesthetic equipment, emergency drugs and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures incorporating various types of anaesthesia.
Conduct mandatory patient safety checks in conjunction with the team and according to policy, including pause prior to administration of regional anaesthesia.
Assist the Anaesthetist throughout the perioperative phase of care.
Assist the Anaesthetist in monitoring the patients condition throughout the procedure, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning.
Work as part of the operating team to provide safe quality care to the patient throughout the procedure.
Complete mandatory surgical checks prior to the start of the surgical procedure, during and pre wound closure in line with policy. Ensuring that all swab, instrument and needle counts are conducted and documented.
Assemble, prepare and check the appropriate recovery equipment, consumables and drugs to ensure appropriate and safe care of the patient during immediate post-operative phase of care
The ability to coordinate the use of supplies and additional equipment during the immediate post-operative phase of care ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely
Assist the anaesthetist during the immediate post-operative phase of care as and when required
Monitor the patients condition throughout the phase of care, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning
Proactively monitor the patients level of discomfort/pain and take appropriate action to ensure the patient is comfortable
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).