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Theatre Practitioner/ Scrub

Employer
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Location
Plymouth
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have exciting times ahead within Elective Orthopaedics in Derriford Hospital as we are soon opening a brand-new theatre suite which will also include a self-contained admissions area and state of the art medi-rooms for optimum patient experience.

We are looking to recruit to our scrub practitioner team within this fantastic new development. We of course welcome those with demonstrable orthopaedic elective scrub experience , however we have in place a full Theatre Foundations Programme and a comprehensive training programme ready to go for all new starters, so if you are a registered nurse or ODP that has not worked in the scrub role or even the theatre environment before we would still welcome applications from interested candidates. Successful candidates will be patient orientated, enthusiastic and able to work in a dynamic, ever developing environment.

We are working towards enhanced patient pathways and have this fantastic opportunity to build a forward-thinking dynamic team to take this forwards.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

  • Primarily working within the scrub and circulatory role within theatres
  • Provides high quality care to patients and their families during the perioperative period.
  • Act as Practitioner in charge, in the absence of the Team Leader ensuring efficient allocation of staff and resources.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to evidence-based practice and clinical excellence and play an active role in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient centred care.
  • To engage and interact with patients and their carers, explaining procedures and treatments to gain co-operation, understanding and allay apprehension.
  • Assist with projects to develop and enhance patient care. Participate in the evaluation of patient outcomes, including audit, risk management and infection control.
  • Assists in other clinical areas and speciality theatres if the clinical situation and staffing levels demand.
  • Attend relevant meetings and deliver feedback.
  • To develop and achieve objectives identified through continuing appraisal of job role.
  • Demonstrating an awareness of and compliance with Health and Safety regulations/procedures that apply to staff, patients and visitors within the trust premises, reporting any deficiencies in equipment, furnishings or matters of hygiene.
  • Efficient and effective use of available resources.
  • In exceptional circumstances to take charge in the absence of senior staff.


About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provides high quality care to patients and their families during the perioperative period. Reporting and documenting all relevant patient needs, communicating changes to otherhealth professionals in the multidisciplinary team. Act as Practitioner in charge, in the absence of the Team Leader ensuring efficient allocationof staff and resources. Demonstrates a commitment to evidence-based practise and clinical excellence and play anactive role in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient centred care. To engage and interact with patients and their carers, explaining procedures and treatmentsto gain co-operation, understanding and allay apprehension. Assist with projects to develop and enhance patient care. Participate in the evaluation ofpatient outcomes, including audit, risk management and infection control. Assists in other clinical areas and speciality theatres if the clinical situation and staffing levelsdemand. Attend relevant meetings and deliver feedback. To develop and achieve objectives identified through continuing appraisal of job role. To develop appraisal skills and carry out appraisals and personal development plan for nonregistered practitioners in line with Agenda for Change and the knowledge skills framework. Report and manage untoward incidents, such as clinical emergencies, injury or drugadministration errors, as detailed in Trust policies and procedures. Demonstrating an awareness of and compliance with Health and Safetyregulations/procedures that apply to staff, patients and visitors within the Trust premises,reporting any deficiencies in equipment, furnishings or matters of hygiene. Contributing towards maintaining the set standard of clinical practise. Participating in auditand quality monitoring. Managing the clinical risk relating to individuals or a group of patients care, reporting issuesto appropriate senior staff. Efficient and effective use of available resources. Attending team, Theatre user group, Directorate and Trust meetings as appropriate. In exceptional circumstances to take charge in the absence of senior staff. Maintain active NMC/HPC registration. Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job,participate and initiate appropriate training activities and encourage and support staffdevelopment and training.

For further details please see the attached JD

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered with NMC/HCPC
  • Diploma/ Degree in related Healthcare subject or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • Proven evidence of recent CPD
  • Proven knowledge of and ability to apply evidence-based practice to patient care


Desirable

  • Accredited specialist training
  • Mentorship qualification


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Registered with NMC/HCPC


Desirable

  • Competent in anaesthetics, scrub or recovery.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate managerial or leadership potential.


Aptitude & Abilities

Essential

  • Effective verbal & non-verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate clinical care and act accordingly.


Desirable

  • Demonstrate awareness of financial constraints.
  • Methodical and organised


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Address

UHP-Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road

Plymouth

PL6 8DH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

216-AH-S6071551

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