Operating Theatre Assistant

Recruiter
The London Clinic
Location
London (Central)
Posted
06 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest independently owned non-profit hospital, where we pride ourselves on our values, and putting the patient at the heart of everything we do.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Theatre Assistant to join our Theatres team located at our main hospital site in Central London (W1G 6BW).

Established in 1932, The London Clinic has state-of-the-art facilities located on Harley Street. We have circa 1200 employees and a total of 8 premises, with our main hospital spanning 8 floors comprising of 234 beds and 10 theatres, including a Hybrid theatre and two minimally invasive and day surgery theatres.

Job Description

As a Theatre Assistant you will assist in the provision of quality planned care for patients during the peri-operative phase of care.

  • Job Type: This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37.5 hours per week (Days, Evenings and Weekends; Monday to Sunday)
  • Salary: The attractive salary for this role is £17,811 - £19,779 (Inclusive).
  • Benefits package: We offer a comprehensive package which includes a contribution pension scheme, Private Medical Healthcare, 20 day’s annual leave, season ticket travel loan, and a wide range of discounts with a variety of retailers and services. We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect patients from the ward area, and assist colleagues in theatre with the safe transfer and positioning of the patient on the operating table.
  • Assist in the transfer of the patient back to the ward or other departments, supporting colleagues as necessary.
  • Participate in the preparation of the post-operative area, ensuring transfer trolleys are clean, in working order and ready for use as well as collecting equipment and preparing theatre for the day.
  • Assist in the daily cleaning of the operating theatre and ensure theatre complex is clean and free of potential hazards.
  • Report any malfunctioning equipment and ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate manager is informed.
  • Monitor consumable items within the department, replenish as required, and liaise with the appropriate staff regarding re-ordering.

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience of delivering superior and efficient customer service.
  • A basic understanding of the operating department and the role of the Theatre Assistant.
  • Previous experience of working in a hospital environment and theatre department would be desirable.
  • Basic standard of general education with proven literacy, oral communication and numeracy skills.
  • Professional attitude with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team and cope in sensitive and challenging situations.

We are an organisation that has charitable status and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes.

Join a supportive and warm working culture, where your contribution is valued, and you can help us deliver our three core values: Caring, Inspiring and Pioneering, which summarise our belief in integrity, compassion and high quality service.

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