Theatre Anaesthetic Practitioner
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Healthshare is a successful provider of clinical and diagnostic services to the NHS and private sector across various locations throughout the country.
At The Healthshare Clinic, West London we have an 8 bedded day surgery unit, theatre complex with 2 treatment rooms and 1 large/spacious Theatre suite, compromising of anesthetic room and a 4-bed recovery room.
We provide Surgery for the following specialties: Podiatry, Ophthalmology, Chronic Pain Management Weight loss, Plastics and Orthopaedic Surgery, and are looking to expand our portfolio of specialties.
We are looking for an experienced Anaesthetic practitioner to work in this environment.
The post holder will adhere to professional and national standards and work in a patient-focused way, delivering a service that is safe, effective and efficient.
At Healthshare we put the patient at the heart of everything we do and are looking for like-minded individual to maintain this ethos in our Theatre department.
Main duties of the job
As an Anaesthetic Theatre Practitioner you will be responsible for the total nursing care of individual patients within the Anaesthetic area. In addition to this, you will also actively contribute to the maintenance of an environment that is conducive to the delivery and promotion of a high standard of patient care.
This is a full time / part time role, which includes some weekend work.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
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
Maintain the safe custody, handling of drugs in accordance with hospital policy.
Participate in the reporting of incidents and comply with any ensuing investigations.
Deliver a consistently high standard of patient care utilizing evidence-based practice
Ensure all equipment is checked prior to use and any faults reported to the Theatre Lead immediately.
Prepare and support patients for procedures under Local/Regional Anesthetics.
Maintain their own E-Learning training and ensuring they are compliant in all mandatory modules.
Be passionate in delivering exceptional standards of care for ophthalmology patients.
Were an independent healthcare provider, with established roots in muscular-skeletal health and diagnostics, founded by expert NHS clinicians who recognised a way to improve things.
Our approach means that whether its speed, flexibility, efficiency or quality, every aspect has been carefully considered to surpass expectations. This is why weve been a trusted partner of the NHS for over ten years, and the provider of choice for countless private patients.
We work with integrity. When it comes to collaboratively delivering care, relationships are key. Whether were interacting with each other, our partners or our patients, were always open and honest. Every key decision is based on clear process and informed by evidence.
We act with empathy. Everyone who is here, is here because they care about people. We always try and put ourselves in the shoes of whomever were interacting with and treat people with compassion and consideration.
We inspire with passion. Its hard work, but we absolutely love what we do. Theres no room for a half-hearted approach to healthcare, it requires dedication, and thats what everyone here has. A Healthshare person is enthusiastic, with a verve and panache that inspires others around them.
25 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays)
Private Healthcare (Employer paid)
Company Pension Scheme
Blue Light Card
Key Working Relationships
At Healthshare, we recognize and value our staff as unique and individual.
We believe in treating our staff and patients with respect, kindness, compassion and will act with absolute honesty, integrity, fairness and trust.
The patient is at the heart of everything we do.
All our nurses are expected to demonstrate and practice these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and help others to be the best they can within the remit of the role.
You will be expected to deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results. This will include working or liaising with other departments within the clinics.
Actively participate in the ordering, cleaning and processing of recovery equipment and consumables.
Management duties and responsibilities
Professionally accountable and responsible for the provision of high standards of care and a safe environment for patients, and all health care professionals and administration staff within the delegated clinical areas.
To work with other Theatre Staff to ensure that the unit is managed appropriately.
To undertake all regular checks of equipment, trolleys and medications. Recorded and signed.
To communicate all issues and concerns to the Theatre Lead.
To help the theatre team with the development, management expansion and promotion of the service ensuring the delivery of high quality and cost-effective care.
To manage resources, stock control and consignment to align with The Riverside Clinic financial strategy.
To promote the values of The Riverside Clinic.
To collect and record quantitative and qualitative data to provide evidence of productivity and patient outcomes through audit, providing appropriate timely reports for Clinical Governance.
To act as a role model for excellent advanced communication skills and expertise, encouraging positive team working within all departments
Patient Pathway Planning
Able to demonstrate good Anaesthetic knowledge and techniques to support the Anaesthetist with good practice and patient care, whilst ensuring dignity and confidentiality is maintained.
Ability to competently work in the anaesthetic room to provide reliable and good support to the Anaesthetist to provide local, sedation or general anaesthesia in a good and safe environment.
Ensure patient pathway is activated on instruction from the Anaesthetist and coordinated with the rest of theatres. That the patient is send for, checked in and consent rechecked in accordance with policies.
To ensure all information is document and signed for in the patients record or within appropriate registers.
Document all instructions for care
Ensure Anaesthetist documents and records interventions and treatment given, Signed and dated. With all their contact details to be recorded
Communicate with patients Anaesthetist and Surgeon as and when necessary regarding Patient Care.e.g. Tourniquets.
Develop new skills in response to emerging knowledge and techniques.
Work across professional boundaries using creative reasoning and problem-solving
Promote patient and public experience feedback through local initiatives to drive innovation and change.
Monitoring and Reporting
Be able to identify all key monitoring required for each individual patient and the treatment/ anaesthetic that they have received. Record in the patients notes with date and time
Identify issues and be able to raise an incident report where necessary.
Communicate with Theatre Team Lead, Theatres and Recovery unit on a regular basis to ensure the smooth running of the operating theatre unit.
Raise and voice any concerns regarding Patient care.
Confidentiality and Safeguarding
The candidate will make sure that no confidential information is disclosed (including information about patients and colleagues) to any unauthorized person.
The candidate will be aware of the key issues in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Reporting safeguarding concerns to appropriate professionals and recording incidents accurately.
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).