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Senior Theatre Practitioner

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Ground Floor theatres department at UHCW consists of 5 theatres and 2 treatment rooms, supporting multiple specialties performing highly specialised surgeries. We work closely with main theatres and Theatres at St Cross, Rugby.

We have an exciting opportunity for applications from enthusiastic individuals to work within our busy Theatres and recovery.

We are looking for a SeniorOperating Department Practitioner for full time / part time position.

Theatre is a fast-paced environment where a positive attitude, energy and innovation are welcomed. As a team leader/Senior Theatre Practitioner you will be expected to deliver high standards of perioperative care and could support and develop your own skills and facilitate / support and develop the team to provide excellent patient care within the department.

We ask that applicants have a extensive experience as Anaesthetic Practitioner and can demonstrate leadership skills and qualities. You will be expected to lead a team in theatre and at times the department.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess, plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate the peri-operative care of patients using specialist knowledge and skills.
  • Acknowledge personal preferences, rights and choice of patients undergoing surgery.
  • Maintain health, safety, and the control of infection in clinical work areas in line with Trust policies and procedures.
  • Store, prepare and administer prescribed drugs to patients, and monitor the effects of drugs on patients in line with Trust policies.
  • Prepare, monitor, and maintain materials and equipment for clinical procedures, take action if found to be faulty.
  • Support, monitor and care for patients during clinical procedures.
  • Contribute to treating patients during clinical emergencies.
  • Receive, transfer and position patients for clinical procedures.
  • Continually develop own knowledge by evaluating and reflecting on practice.
  • Maintain a professional profile.
  • Create a learning environment in theatre.
  • Act as an assessor/mentor/preceptor to members of staff.
  • Teach others within the theatre area.
  • Develop and evaluate learning materials.
  • Ensure effective supervision and assessment of students within theatre


About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Band 6 practitioners are expected to deputise in the absence of band 7 Clinical lead which involves e-roster work, list planning, stock and implant procurement, absence management and PDR reviews.

Clinical - Core
  • Assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the peri-operative care of patients using specialist knowledge and skills.
  • Acknowledge personal preferences, rights and choice of patients undergoing surgery
  • Maintain health, safety and the control of infection in clinical work areas in line with Trust policies and procedures
  • Store, prepare and administer prescribed drugs to patients, and monitor the effects of drugs on patients in line with Trust policies
  • Prepare, monitor and maintain materials and equipment for clinical procedures, take action if found to be faulty
  • Support, monitor and care for patients during clinical procedures
  • Contribute to treating patients during clinical emergencies
  • Receive, transfer and position patients for clinical procedures
  • Maintain accurate & legible records of care.

Clinical - Surgery/Anaesthetics/Recovery
  • Assess requirements of the theatre/anaesthetic room/recovery room for the operating list
  • Provide all necessary equipment and materials for the list
  • Monitor all equipment used, take action if found to be faulty
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of operative procedures/departmental procedures
  • Demonstrate budgetary control, ordering and supplying materials required within agreed budgets.

Teamwork
  • Communicate effectively with other members of the theatre team and other clinical work areas
  • Acknowledge and value peoples roles within the team
  • Recognise own and others limitations within the team and take appropriate action
  • Provide required resources for anticipated workload and to cover 24 hour emergency rotas
  • Manage the theatre team to ensure effective & efficient use of funded theatre time
  • Participate in achieving the aims of the department/Trust.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

Ground Floor Theatres

UHCW

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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218-AHP-B6-6211231

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