Are you interested in finding out more aboutour Scrub Practitioneropportunitywithin our Emergency, Trauma and Vascular Theatres, including details of our relocation package*?
At North Bristol NHS Trust we have 34 operating theatres and interventional suites delivering a wide range of pioneering surgery. Due to service expansion and development within the Emergency, Trauma and Vascular Theatres we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual with a flexible approach to join our team.
We provide an extensive Emergency, Trauma and Vascular service within North Bristol NHS Trust. We have an integrated and highly experienced team for an extensive range of surgical procedures including Emergency Orthopaedic Trauma, Emergency Plastics & Burns, Emergency General Surgery, Emergency Urology, Emergency Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Elective & Emergency Vascular and Interventional procedures in our state of the art hybrid theatre.
*Terms and conditions applyMain duties of the job
Working within our department, your duties will include:
- Participating in all aspects of scrub/circulating technique and procedures.
- Working as a skilled member of the perioperative team and being responsible for the assessment of care given to patients within the operating theatre and other areas where operative / invasive procedures are performed.
- Running theatre lists both efficiently and competently following policies and procedures.
- Taking responsibility in ensuring the safe, effective and efficient management of allocated resources within scrub / circulating areas including assisting with the planning of daily allocation of team members.
- Being responsible for the care and maintenance of all instrumentation, equipment and consumable goods within your designated area. This responsibility will extend to all areas of the scrub / circulating service and to inform the appropriate person of any stock/equipment requirements.
- Taking appropriate action in regards to faulty equipment as per Trust policy and participate in the ordering and training of new equipment Ensure that the department is at all times clean and organised with sufficient supplies and equipment which are correctly cleaned, in working order and correctly stored.
- Supervising the work of junior and unqualified colleagues in the assessment of patients and advise appropriately, providing specialist knowledge in assessing and interpreting acute and otherpatientsconditions.
North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.
North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.
Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, our Trust is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (such as Portishead or Chepstow. For band 5 Registered Nurses and ODPs, relocation support may be available. Please emailNursing@nbt.nhs.ukfor more information.Job descriptionJob responsibilities North Bristol NHS Trust currently recruits overseas Nursing staff through an NHS Trust Supplier and we adhere to the NHSE Code of Practice in relation to applicants from Red List countries. We are therefore unable to accept any direct applications from candidates who are not already based in the UK. For a full overview of the Job Descriptionand Person Specification, please refer to the PDFdocumentsattached as anadditional documentsto this advert. Knowledge, Training, Experience and Skills Required
The post holder must be a Registered Nurse or an Operating Department Practitioner who can demonstrate the following:
Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Post Care Management
- Effective communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team.
- Effective computer / IT skills and expectation to develop these in line with the needs of the service.
- Ability to undertake shift work (flexible options available)
- Contribution to team development
- Sound knowledge of the guidelines set out in the NMC / HCPC code of professional conduct and current perioperative issues
- Excellent organisational skills, proven ability to problemsolveand remain calm under pressure
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of scrub and circulating roles and the responsibilities in these roles.
- Be competent in all aspects of scrub / circulating technique and procedures.
- Participate in all safety procedures including safety briefings and WHIO Safer Surgery checklist, swab needle and instrument counts, management of clinical specimens etc.
- Work as a skilled member of the perioperativeteam, andbe responsible for the assessment of care given to patients within the operating theatre and other areas where operative / invasive procedures are performed.
- Run theatre lists both efficiently and competently following policies and procedures.
- Take responsibility in ensuring the safe, effective and efficient management of allocated resources within scrub / circulating areas including assisting with the planning of daily allocation of team members.
- Be responsible for the care and maintenance of all instrumentation, equipment and consumable goods within your designated area. This responsibility will extend to all areas of the scrub / circulating service and to inform the appropriate person of any stock/equipment requirements.
- Take appropriate actionin regards tofaulty equipment as per Trust policy and participate in the ordering and training of new equipment
- Ensure that the departmentis at all timesclean and organised with sufficient supplies and equipment which are correctly cleaned, in working order and correctly stored.
- Supervise the work of junior and unqualified colleagues in the assessment of patients and advise appropriately, providing specialist knowledge in assessing and interpreting acute and otherpatientsconditions.
- Support Theatre Managers in developing and reviewing policies and standards for the safe use of equipment and substances hazardous to health in the department
- Report to nurse in charge/line manager all complaints, incidents or accidents involving self, staff, patients, visitors and complete relevant documentation according to Trust procedure.
- Ensure the safe custody of patients valuables and property according to Trust policies.
- Complies and works in accordance with Trust Policies and Standard Operating Procedures
- Participates in risk assessments as required by senior colleagues and Directorate Risk Manager
- Identifies and acts upon any risk that could affect the safety of patients or staff, accessing support from senior staff as necessary
- Reports any accidents, incidents or near misses using the Trust Datix reporting system
- Participates in audits of patient care.
- Contribute to the implementation of improvements of working methods and practices
- Participates in working groups to facilitate changes and improvements within the Operating Department, Directorate and Trust. Handles complaints by patients, clients, theircarersand staff according to Trust policies.
- Contributes to the monitoring and control of the use of resources within budgetary limits
- Contributes to the analysis of staffing requirements againstwork loadactivity
- Assists with developing the financial awareness of the team so that individual staff contribute to the efficient use of resources
- Contributes to the collection, recording and storage of information using both paper based and electronic systems
- Make use of relevant of information in decision making, problem solving and care management
- Develop own supervisory skills and competence, undertaking a teaching/assessing module.
- Contributes to the supervision, development and coaching of individual staff so that they function effectively within their role and responsibilities in accordance with Trust policies and Standard Operating Procedures
- Provides clear instructions and accurate information to junior staff, students and support workers. Monitors and evaluates their work to ensure standards are maintained.
- Assists with the process of allocating workload to junior staff, students and support workers which is withineach individualscompetence and capability.
- Practices in accordance with NMC or HPC Professional Codes of Conduct and Standards
- Seeks out new knowledge of perioperative practice and health by reading, enquiring and partaking of continuing education, applies validated research findings to practice.
- Seeks to develop new skills, participates incompetency basedtraining programmese.gCompetency Portfolios.
- Facilitates the professional development needs of the theatre team and facilitate their development through Appraisal and Development Review
- Undertakes any training requiredin order tomaintain competency including mandatory training
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Registered Nurse or ODP
- Evidence of ongoing professional development
- Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team.
- Able to work within a diverse community of patients and health care professionals
North Bristol NHS TrustAddress
Westbury on Trym
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