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Peri-operative Practitioner

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
2 posts are available - 1 x WTE and 1 x 0.69

Applications are invited for a Peri-operative Practitioner to join the Brachytherapy theatre team. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, flexible and enthusiastic Operating Department Practitioner or Registered Nurse with anaesthetic skills/qualifications and Scrub Practitioners.

Rutherford Brachytherapy Department is a busy and highly specialised oncology day surgery unit within the Oncology CSU which treats approximately 160 complex oncology patients per month. The department provides an established and internationally renowned gynaecology and prostate brachytherapy service which. The department also provides a dedicated adult oncology CVC line insertion and removal service along with a palliative pain list for patients requiring specialist intervention for their pain control

The successful candidate will have previous B5 experience of working in a theatre environment and be able to demonstrate clinical skills within a busy specialised unit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, theatre staff, radiographers and medical physicists all providing specialist treatment and patient support.

We are a flexible workforce allowing practitioners to work across all aspects of the day-case patients pathway - admission, the peri-operative phase and recovery and discharge. This provides variety and the opportunity to increase your skills set. The post-holder is expected to use their experience in supporting and training other qualified professionals, trainees and visitors.

About us

The Brachytherapy department is open Monday - Friday 07:30 - 18:00. We are a friendly, supportive and forward thinking team providing the best care for patients whilst shaping the future of our internationally renowned service. The department will offer full support, training and personal development and ensure that you are properly supported in this role.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide and be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for the Peri-operative patient. To carry out all relevant forms of care competently without direct supervision.

Communicate with members of the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate continuity of care and promote effective team working.

To assist with the teaching and supervision of learners and other staff.

The jobholder will work within an environment caring for peri-operative patients within the oncology CSU.

Clinical

- Maintain a high standard of patient focused care in accordance with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust guidelines and policies

- Maintain a clean, secure and safe working environment

- Provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of Peri-operative care for patients, ensuring accurate written records are kept

- Communicate with patients and carers to ensure they have access to appropriate information

- Promote and maintain positive relationships between all staff involved in the care of the patient

- Acts in accordance with the professional code of conduct

- Participate in the theatre on call rota, as required.

- Undertake duties in other departments as and when required by service demands

Education and Training

- Keep up to date with developments, advances and research in individualised patient care and participate in research/educational programmes relating to professional issues

- Contribute to the promotion of a positive learning environment within the clinical area

- Assist in the training and education of learners and other staff

- Actively participate in the development of own personal

development plan and performance review

- Participate in mandatory training annually

Managerial

- Participate in the coordination of departmental activities as required

- Demonstrate prudent use of resources

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Current issues in health care
  • Understanding of the principles of patient centred care


Desirable

  • Awareness of speciality


Skills & behaviours

Essential

  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Team player
  • Understanding of research based practice - research conscious
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to act professionally at all times


Desirable

  • Capable of lateral thinking


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Level 1 or 2) Or Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Willing to undergo training as necessary
  • Ability to demonstrate and explain skills to other staff


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Understanding of skills and knowledge required to develop team members


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF

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C9298-NUR-514

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