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Band 6 HPB Senior Theatre Practitioner

Employer
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hampstead
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Exciting opportunities have arisen for Band 6 staff within the Hepatobiliary, Liver Transplantation and Organ retrieval team at the Royal Free Hospital Theatre complex. If you are enthusiastic, energetic, and proactive and have two years' experience at Band 5 level then you are invited to apply. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team. You will also be expected to extend the Trust's World Class Care Values in your interactions with patients, staff, and other service users.

In return, the department has a comprehensive Education strategy tailored to the development of all staff in theatres. We have a dedicated team of Clinical Practice Educators, supportive team leaders and a compassionate theatre management team who will ensure that you can access and receive relevant specialist training to help you succeed in the role. In addition, there is a committed group of surgeons and anaesthetists who will support your training and development within the HPB/Transplant/Retrieval specialty. There are numerous personal and professional developmental training opportunities to enhance your career progression which include university accredited in-house programmes and specialty Study Days twice a year.

Consideration will be given to a flexible working arrangement to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder is responsible for the assessment of care needs for all patients, ensuring appropriately planned care is both implemented and evaluated
  • To provide specialist advice without direct supervision and to lead the multi- disciplinary team in the absence of the Team Leader
  • To assist in the leadership and development of an identified group of practitioners within the Department.
  • The post holder will comply with the NMC or HCPC Coded of Professional and demonstrates knowledge and application of Departmental and Trust policies and procedures
  • To participate in the on- call rota as required

Internal rotation to night duty, weekends and Bank Holidays

About us

Exciting opportunities have arisen for Band 6 staff within the Hepatobiliary, Liver Transplantation and Organ retrieval team at the Royal Free Hospital Theatre complex. If you are enthusiastic, energetic, and proactive and have two years' experience at Band 5 level then you are invited to apply. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team. You will also be expected to extend the Trust's World Class Care Values in your interactions with patients, staff, and other service users.

In return, the department has a comprehensive Education strategy tailored to the development of all staff in theatres. We have a dedicated team of Clinical Practice Educators, supportive team leaders and a compassionate theatre management team who will ensure that you can access and receive relevant specialist training to help you succeed in the role. In addition, there is a committed group of surgeons and anaesthetists who will support your training and development within the HPB/Transplant/Retrieval specialty. There are numerous personal and professional developmental training opportunities to enhance your career progression which include university accredited in-house programmes and specialty Study Days twice a year.

Consideration will be given to a flexible working arrangement to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Liaise with the Team Leader and Theatre coordinator to ensure that patients are prepared for Theatre in reasonable time and are received in to the Theatre department adhering to the Concepts laid out by the 5 Steps to Safer Surgery and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.

Assist in the safe handling, transfer and positioning of patients between all areas of the theatre department including complex cases & preparing & transporting portable monitoring equipment to assist with the transfer of patients to Intensive Care Unit/High Dependency Unit following anaesthetic intervention

Provide skilled assistance when participating in scrub and circulating duties in the operating theatre and obstetric theatres

Liaise& communicate with other departments e.g. laboratory services, EBME, Sterile Services Unit

Ensure all that all Theatre equipment is checked as suitable for use prior to each patients operation

Ensure all instrument trays and consumables are prepared and fit for use prior to each patients operation

To demonstrate clinical expertise in scrub and circulating practice within the operating department and obstetric theatres

To be responsible for the assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care using a defined model of care.

To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust and theatre policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood. Theatre policies and procedures must be research based and adhered to by all staff whilst being constantly monitored and reviewed.

To take responsibility for own evidence based practice and implement and add to the body of knowledge that supports infection control and prevention within the department.

To support the Team Leader with audits that are key to improve service delivery.

To maintain a culture in which infection control is intrinsic to care delivery.

To ensure that this is reflected in all staff appraisals.

To support the Team Leader to ensure that all infection control guidelines are adhered to and to champion best practice in infection control

In conjunction with the Team Leader, Matron and infection control team, identify possible risks of infection, investigate and contain outbreaks of infection.

To ensure that all patients are cared for in a clean and well-maintained clinical area, ensuring that all staff are aware that they are directly responsible for cleanliness standards when in charge and escalating issues when necessary.

To act as an appropriate and effective role model at all times.

To act as an effective mentor and preceptor to support all theatre staff in promoting education and training.

To act as a resource, supporting and motivating staff members. Prepare, teach and demonstrate theatre practice, applying theory to research based practice.

To keep abreast of and participate in, local and Trust initiatives.

To demonstrate an understanding of and adhere to the trusts child protection and safeguarding adults

Person Specification

Others

Essential

  • Disclosure & Barring Service check
  • Occupational Health Check including EPP


Education & Professional Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse/ODP
  • Recognised Post Graduate Theatre Course ENB176 / EBP course


Desirable

  • Mentorship Course (e.g. ENB 998, D32 D33) or assessor course or demonstrated willingness to enroll


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience in scrub and circulating practice (at Band 5 or above)


Desirable

  • Experience in managing junior staff (HCA/ students) including appraisal, performance, absence, selection and recruitment


Skills & Aptitudes

Essential

  • Good written, numeracy & verbal communications skills
  • Awareness of clinical issues within the theatre dept.
  • Able to work as part of a team within set boundaries
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Able to work under pressure in a dynamic environment and manage difficult situations
  • Positive and motivated with attention to detail


Desirable

  • Computer skills including some Electronic patient record IT system


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street

Hampstead

NW3 2QG

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391-RFL-5710509-F

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