Band 6 Anaesthetics/Recovery RN or ODP

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum/pro rata inc HCA
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Do you have a passion for theatre nursing; are you a trained scrub or anaesthetic nurse / ODP? Do you want to help improve patient care and the service? If so, we have fantastic opportunities to join our dynamic and established teams.

At the Newland Day Surgery Unit at Queen Marys Hospital in Sidcup, we can offer experience in ophthalmology, maxilla-facial and dental surgery. You will have career development opportunities and the opportunity to rotate through the different specialities to extend your experience in theatre nursing.

This is a great opportunity to join the QMS (KCH) theatre teams to become part of the dynamic theatre workforce delivering high-quality and patient-centred peri-operative care while developing your skills and expertise in various specialities.

Main duties of the job

  • To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide high-quality care to patients and support to relatives
  • To work within the multi-disciplinary team to provide continuing care to a group of patients from admission to discharge in the department.
  • To participate in teaching and supervising junior staff and student learners as required.
  • To maintain own personal development with support

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice
  • To deliver a high standard of evidence-based care to a specified group of patients.
  • To adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and standards for registration at all times.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To support patients, relatives, carers, and friends and where appropriate involve them in the care of the patient.
  • To be fully involved in the health education of patients and relatives, identifying each opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • To liaise effectively with all multi-disciplinary team members to ensure the relevant information regarding the patients needs/condition are communicated to them (including handover), and that any instructions from them regarding the patients care/condition are acted upon.
  • To adhere to the Trust policy on valuing equality and diversity in the workplace, which incorporates the patients/visitors and staff
  • To acknowledge personal limitations in patient care and seek advice from senior staff members.
  • To rotate to other clinical areas within the department as required or as identified as a personal development need in the appraisal process.
  • To be involved with department audit/essence of care/observations of care.
  • To report adverse incidents which occur in the department as per policy and assist in the investigation of such incidences as necessary
  • To maintain up-to-date and comprehensive records of care in accordance with NMC, legal and Trust requirements
  • To demonstrate effective communication and customer care skills with patients and their relatives/carers, thereby acting as a positive role model for nurses and other staff

  • Education and Research
  • To keep up to date with current research to promote evidence-based practice within the clinical area.
  • To participate in Trust and Division initiatives to develop nursing practice
  • To assist in the teaching, supervision and practice development of junior colleagues and students
  • To actively participate in the training process by demonstrating and directly supervising.
  • To participate in research and audit within the department

  • Management
  • To manage an agreed workload with support from colleagues and senior staff as appropriate.
  • To exercise leadership where appropriate.
  • To ensure all Trust and local policies, protocols and procedures are adhered to by self and colleagues at all times
  • To participate with the monitoring of standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the department and report as necessary
  • To work within and support the multi-disciplinary team
  • To share knowledge and skills developed with other members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • To ensure effective admission/discharge of patients to the department liaising with other hospital departments as appropriate.
  • To maintain effective communication and professional relationships with all areas within the Division and with associated clinical areas in the Trust
  • To observe personal responsibility for resource management
  • To observe a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of self, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management associated with this post

  • Personal professional development
  • To ensure own clinical knowledge is kept up to date in respect to evidence based practice, NMC and Trust guidelines/protocols
  • To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required within the Trust and Division
  • To actively participate in team meetings.
  • To actively participate in own performance appraisal as required by the Trust
  • To maintain your own personal and professional PREP requirements, attending mandatory study sessions as required by the Trust

  • Person Specification



    • 1st level Registered general Nurse or Registered Operating Department Practitioner
    • Further relevant professional studies or working towards a course (Peri-operative)
    • Educational Qualification (i.e. Mentorship or SSSA)

    Experience and Knowledge


    • Demonstrable clinical expertise, relevant to the area / sphere of responsibilities
    • Relevant theatre experience



    • Ability to organise and manage day to day departmental activities and the activities of large multidisciplinary team within this
    • Problem solving skills - able to respond to unexpected issues and provide first line response and to identify appropriate sources of secondary support

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