Theatre Practitioner Anaesthetics

Cromwell Hospital

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Job summary

As an Anaesthetic Practitioner/Nurse you will ensure that we provide a high quality, cost-effective service to patients and consultant users. All in an environment that puts patients and staff at ease.You will work in our busy and dynamic operating theatre, as part of a multi-disciplinary team setting the benchmark for clinical excellence. You will need to be flexible and keen to support with shared tasks.We have 5 operating suites covering Cardiac, Orthopaedics, ENT and Ophthalmic, Plastics, General/Vascular, Urology and Gynaecology. And we work with Surgeons who are the very best in their field

Main duties of the job

  • Provide assistance to the consultants during all surgical procedures whether under local/regional/sedation/general anaesthetic.
  • Assist in the positioning and preparation of a patient as directed by the surgical team and ensure that any specimens are correctly labelled and dispatched to the laboratory.
  • Prepare patients for clinical / operative procedures and provide immediate post-operative care.
  • Take charge of the clinical area in the absence of an advanced practitioner, ensuring the safety of patients, visitors and staff.
  • Participate fully as a team member, including working in all areas of the theatre suite, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives.
  • Help to control cross infection by observing departmental policy regarding dress, the maintenance of a clean working environment, decontamination and sterilisation procedures and asepsis.

About us

In 1947, Bupa was set up to help prevent, relieve and cure sickness and ill-health of every kind. Ever since, weve been driven by the single purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Every single one of our 83,000 global employees share this ambition and we know that with the right support and the right people around us, anything is possible its why we have so much belief in our people.

Part of the Bupa family, Cromwell Hospital is an internationally recognised private hospital located in the heart of Kensington and our colleagues provide the highest quality healthcare for our patients. Were one of the preferred health care providers for leading consultants and for both international and local patients alike.

Date posted

11 October 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialist

Salary

£43,308 a year Golden Hello £3000 and £5000 relocation

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0204-22-3572

Job locations

164-178 Cromwell Road

London

SW5 0TU


Job description

Job responsibilities

Overall Objectives:

To be responsible for providing skilled clinical and technical assistance as a member of the operating theatre team and to participate in the assessment of patient care needs and implement and maintain agreed standards of care.

Job Summary:

The post holder will ensure that professional & national standards are met in accordance to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), Health Professional Council (HPC) and HCAS Code of Conduct.

  • Assessing, planning, delivering and evaluation of peri-operative patient care
  • Participate in the delegation and supervision of junior grades, unqualified and less experienced staff
  • Working with members of the Multi Disciplinary Team following local protocols and standards
  • Awareness of the effective management of resources within the department
  • Participate in education, training and development of other staff.
  • Assist in the management and organisation of the operating theatre(s)
  • Comply with the requirements of Health & Safety and principles of COSHH (Containment of Substances Hazardous to Health)

The post holder will be expected to take part in the on-call rotas and rostered weekend duties.

The post holder will be required to provide surgical, anaesthetic or recovery assistance to the consultants during all surgical procedures whether under local/regional/sedation/ general anaesthetic.

Create and maintain legible and accurate records of care in accordance with BUPA and the Cromwell Hospitals local policies and procedures.

Maintain a personal, professional profile, identifying role and skill developments.

Role Specific:

  • Assist in the positioning and preparation of a patient as directed by the surgical team and ensure that any specimens are correctly labelled and dispatched to the laboratory.

Help to control cross infection by observing departmental policy regarding dress, the maintenance of a clean working environment, decontamination and sterilisation procedures and asepsis.

  • Participate in induction and orientation programmes for new staff to ensure a welcoming environment.
  • Assist the team leaders in the Personal Development Plans of junior staff

Prepare patients for clinical/ operative procedures, both in anaesthetics and surgery.

Provide assistance in clinical/ operative procedures, both anaesthetics and surgery.

Provide immediate post-operative care.

  • Provide initial emergency care as required
  • Take charge of the clinical area in the absence of an advanced practitioner ensuring patient, visitors and staff safety.
  • Ensure all equipment is checked prior to use and any faults reported to the Theatre Co-ordinator
  • Participate fully as a team member, including working in all areas of the theatre suite, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives.
  • Adhere to the procedures for the use of supplies, ordering requirements for the Department as directed by line manager.
  • Ensure the accurate collection of data in relation to theatre activity.

To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments.

Maintain the safe custody, handling of drugs in accordance with hospital policy.

To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade and the needs of the service.

Participate in the robust reporting of incidents and comply with any ensuing investigations.

  • The post holder will be appraised on an annual basis and the process will include a review of the past years performance, setting of aims and objectives for the coming year and identification of education needs.

Infection Control:

Infection control is everyones responsibility. All staff, both clinical and non-clinical, are required to adhere to the Cromwell Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Policies and make every effort to maintain high standards of infection control at all times thereby reducing the burden of Healthcare Associated Infections including MRSA.

All staff employed by the Cromwell Hospital has the following key responsibilities:

Staff must wash their hands or use alcohol gel on entry and exit from all clinical areas and/or between each patient contact.

Staff members have a duty to attend mandatory infection control training provided for them by the hsoptial..

Staff members who develop an infection (other than common colds or illness) that may be transmittable to patients have a duty to contact Occupational Health.

Professional Responsibilities:

Practice with full regard to Hospital and Department Policies, and work within the Codes of Professional Conduct. Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory procedures in accordance with registering authorities policies and guidelines. Take responsibility for own professional development, ensuring management, clinical and technical skills and knowledge are updated and enhanced.

Integrated Governance:

  • Understand implications of Integrated Governance and adhere to hopsital governance policies including the reporting of incidences, near misses.
  • Ensure compliance to standards in respect of all legis;ative reuirements, including but not limited to CQC, SHE, DSE, Fire, COSHH, BLS, Manual handling, Safeguarding Children and Adults, Information Security, Infection Control and Blood Transfusion.
  • Manintain safe working practices and adhere to clinical risk management policy and recommendations.
  • Participate and assist in developing standards of patient care based on sound research findings.
  • Proactively assist the Nursing team in audit and quality assurance programmes.
  • Adopt the correct administrative procedures when dealing with complaints from patients/relatives following set policies and procedures.

Customers:

Maintain positive working relationships with all Consultants, ensuring individual Consultant protocols are utilised.

Health Clearance:

Applicants must complete a medical questionaire and return it to the hospitals Occupational Health Providers.

Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure:

This post requires the disclosure of all criminal record information, including details of spent convictions, cautions, reprimands, final warnings, police enquires and pending prosecutions, through a Criminal Records Bureau check. If appropriate, you are encouraged to submit appropriate written details and dates in relation to this requirement and any other information that may improve our understanding and allow a fair decision to be made as to your suitability. The successful candidate for this position will require an enhanced disclosure.

Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information:

In the course of your normal work you will come into possession of confidential information concerning patients, the Cromwell and it staff. This information should be treated confidentially and in accordance with the Bupa Cromwell Hospitals policy and the Data Protection Act (1998) and European Union regulations.

Health & Safety:

Comply with all Hospital policies in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act, (1974). Report all incidents/accidents immediately to the appropriate senior member of the Clinical Directorate. Complete the required documentation form.

Data/Security:

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that he/she maintains the integrity and quality of both computerised and manual data.

This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope of the duties and responsibilities. It will be subject to regular review and amendment as necessary, and in line with the development of this post.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Overall Objectives:

To be responsible for providing skilled clinical and technical assistance as a member of the operating theatre team and to participate in the assessment of patient care needs and implement and maintain agreed standards of care.

Job Summary:

The post holder will ensure that professional & national standards are met in accordance to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), Health Professional Council (HPC) and HCAS Code of Conduct.

  • Assessing, planning, delivering and evaluation of peri-operative patient care
  • Participate in the delegation and supervision of junior grades, unqualified and less experienced staff
  • Working with members of the Multi Disciplinary Team following local protocols and standards
  • Awareness of the effective management of resources within the department
  • Participate in education, training and development of other staff.
  • Assist in the management and organisation of the operating theatre(s)
  • Comply with the requirements of Health & Safety and principles of COSHH (Containment of Substances Hazardous to Health)

The post holder will be expected to take part in the on-call rotas and rostered weekend duties.

The post holder will be required to provide surgical, anaesthetic or recovery assistance to the consultants during all surgical procedures whether under local/regional/sedation/ general anaesthetic.

Create and maintain legible and accurate records of care in accordance with BUPA and the Cromwell Hospitals local policies and procedures.

Maintain a personal, professional profile, identifying role and skill developments.

Role Specific:

  • Assist in the positioning and preparation of a patient as directed by the surgical team and ensure that any specimens are correctly labelled and dispatched to the laboratory.

Help to control cross infection by observing departmental policy regarding dress, the maintenance of a clean working environment, decontamination and sterilisation procedures and asepsis.

  • Participate in induction and orientation programmes for new staff to ensure a welcoming environment.
  • Assist the team leaders in the Personal Development Plans of junior staff

Prepare patients for clinical/ operative procedures, both in anaesthetics and surgery.

Provide assistance in clinical/ operative procedures, both anaesthetics and surgery.

Provide immediate post-operative care.

  • Provide initial emergency care as required
  • Take charge of the clinical area in the absence of an advanced practitioner ensuring patient, visitors and staff safety.
  • Ensure all equipment is checked prior to use and any faults reported to the Theatre Co-ordinator
  • Participate fully as a team member, including working in all areas of the theatre suite, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives.
  • Adhere to the procedures for the use of supplies, ordering requirements for the Department as directed by line manager.
  • Ensure the accurate collection of data in relation to theatre activity.

To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments.

Maintain the safe custody, handling of drugs in accordance with hospital policy.

To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade and the needs of the service.

Participate in the robust reporting of incidents and comply with any ensuing investigations.

  • The post holder will be appraised on an annual basis and the process will include a review of the past years performance, setting of aims and objectives for the coming year and identification of education needs.

Infection Control:

Infection control is everyones responsibility. All staff, both clinical and non-clinical, are required to adhere to the Cromwell Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Policies and make every effort to maintain high standards of infection control at all times thereby reducing the burden of Healthcare Associated Infections including MRSA.

All staff employed by the Cromwell Hospital has the following key responsibilities:

Staff must wash their hands or use alcohol gel on entry and exit from all clinical areas and/or between each patient contact.

Staff members have a duty to attend mandatory infection control training provided for them by the hsoptial..

Staff members who develop an infection (other than common colds or illness) that may be transmittable to patients have a duty to contact Occupational Health.

Professional Responsibilities:

Practice with full regard to Hospital and Department Policies, and work within the Codes of Professional Conduct. Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory procedures in accordance with registering authorities policies and guidelines. Take responsibility for own professional development, ensuring management, clinical and technical skills and knowledge are updated and enhanced.

Integrated Governance:

  • Understand implications of Integrated Governance and adhere to hopsital governance policies including the reporting of incidences, near misses.
  • Ensure compliance to standards in respect of all legis;ative reuirements, including but not limited to CQC, SHE, DSE, Fire, COSHH, BLS, Manual handling, Safeguarding Children and Adults, Information Security, Infection Control and Blood Transfusion.
  • Manintain safe working practices and adhere to clinical risk management policy and recommendations.
  • Participate and assist in developing standards of patient care based on sound research findings.
  • Proactively assist the Nursing team in audit and quality assurance programmes.
  • Adopt the correct administrative procedures when dealing with complaints from patients/relatives following set policies and procedures.

Customers:

Maintain positive working relationships with all Consultants, ensuring individual Consultant protocols are utilised.

Health Clearance:

Applicants must complete a medical questionaire and return it to the hospitals Occupational Health Providers.

Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure:

This post requires the disclosure of all criminal record information, including details of spent convictions, cautions, reprimands, final warnings, police enquires and pending prosecutions, through a Criminal Records Bureau check. If appropriate, you are encouraged to submit appropriate written details and dates in relation to this requirement and any other information that may improve our understanding and allow a fair decision to be made as to your suitability. The successful candidate for this position will require an enhanced disclosure.

Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information:

In the course of your normal work you will come into possession of confidential information concerning patients, the Cromwell and it staff. This information should be treated confidentially and in accordance with the Bupa Cromwell Hospitals policy and the Data Protection Act (1998) and European Union regulations.

Health & Safety:

Comply with all Hospital policies in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act, (1974). Report all incidents/accidents immediately to the appropriate senior member of the Clinical Directorate. Complete the required documentation form.

Data/Security:

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that he/she maintains the integrity and quality of both computerised and manual data.

This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope of the duties and responsibilities. It will be subject to regular review and amendment as necessary, and in line with the development of this post.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • . Hold a relevant ODP / Anaesthetic qualification.
  • Be NMC OR HCPC REGISTERED.
  • Have post-registration experience within Anaesthetics.
  • Have the ability and passion to deliver high standards of care.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • . Hold a relevant ODP / Anaesthetic qualification.
  • Be NMC OR HCPC REGISTERED.
  • Have post-registration experience within Anaesthetics.
  • Have the ability and passion to deliver high standards of care.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cromwell Hospital

Address

164-178 Cromwell Road

London

SW5 0TU


Employer's website

https://careers.bupa.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Cromwell Hospital

Address

164-178 Cromwell Road

London

SW5 0TU


Employer's website

https://careers.bupa.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Senior Specialist Recruiter

Serina Kapoor

serina.kapoor@bupa.com

07729068814

Date posted

11 October 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialist

Salary

£43,308 a year Golden Hello £3000 and £5000 relocation

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0204-22-3572

Job locations

164-178 Cromwell Road

London

SW5 0TU


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