Theatre Practitioner - Scrub - 128

19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Purpose:

* Provide quality planned care for patients during their peri operative phase of care

Core Responsibilities:

* Assist in the delivery of patient care
* Contribute to quality improvement
* Develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self
* Promote best evidence based practice within own scope of practice
* Apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly
* Respect the patient's dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs

Key Accountabilities:

* Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate surgical equipment, instruments and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures
* The ability to coordinate the use of the supplies and additional equipment during an operating list ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely
* Conduct mandatory patient checks including informed consent, patients identity and operative site against the supporting documentation, prior to the start of the procedure
* Complete mandatory surgical checks prior to the start of the procedure, during and pre wound closure
* Monitor the patient's condition throughout the procedure, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning
* Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient
* Monitor, order, receive and check stock items including prosthesis, equipment/instruments and drugs
* Administer any drugs or fluids in accordance with the appropriate policy
* Ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate senior manager is informed
* Complete all written documentation in a timely manner and to an acceptable level
* Act proficiently in circulating and scrub roles
* Actively contribute to changes in practice and policies when changes have arisen which may follow an audit, complaint or newly issued guidance

Key Performance Indicators:

* Consultant satisfaction
* Patient satisfaction
* Clinical quality indicators (such as infection rates)

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications:


* Registered Practitioner with NMC or HPC registration
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Experience of applying clinical reasoning skills across a range and varied patient case mix and competent across a range of skills

* External Advanced Scrub Practitioner qualification.
* ENB 998 and/or mentorship course and/or D32/33/A1

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