Theatre Practitioner

Care UK
Bristol, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary

We are currently sourcing for a Theatre Nurse/Practitioner to join our Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre. The Theatre Department is one of the more challenging but most rewarding places to work. We firmly believe that every one of us makes a difference and the work we do directly affects the patient's experience.

The post holder will provide safe and effective clinical care, working closely with all disciplines, to ensure the promotion of high standards for patients during all aspects of the preoperative, peri-operative and postoperative pathway. Following appropriate training across a variety of specialities patients will be appropriately monitored and cared for prior to and throughout their surgery ensuring patients are fit and discharged from the unit appropriately. The post holder is expected to carry out all relevant forms of care with direct supervision and will be expected to demonstrate procedures and supervise unqualified staff.

Care UK Treatment Centres are patient focused and work closely with local CCGs and NHS Trusts to reduce waiting times. Several of our Treatment Centres are rated Outstanding by CQC. Our unfaltering dedication to quality is something we are very proud of; we constantly strive to do things better for our patients. This ethos has led to innovative, evidence based developments to our procedures and ongoing improvements to the patient experience.

Shift Pattern - Full Time, 37.5 hours a week

In return for your hard work you will receive...
• A competitive salary of up to £31,000 per annum dependent on experience
• Contributory pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave per annum plus Bank Holidays
• CPD and revalidation support
• Clinical Development and Training Opportunities. We could even give you the opportunity to develop into a specialist role of your interest
• Care UK Perks including Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme and retail discounts

Responsible To

Theatre Manager

Key Responsibilities

• To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care within his/her sphere of responsibility, having regard for the differing needs of sedation, anaesthesia, surgery and recovery.
• Participate as a member of the team, to demonstrate and develop clinical assessment skills and the ability to prioritise the care for patients undergoing surgical/anaesthetic procedures, acting as a resource person for others in the planning of care thereby providing total patient care during the peri-operative visit ensuring a safe environment
• Assist with implementation and monitoring of patient care standards in collaboration with others
• Utilise a questioning approach to patient care and application of research within clinical practice. To raise awareness of relevant research findings in clinical practice complying with the principles of Clinical Governance. To actively participate in the audit process.
• To ensure that the personal care provided to patients is always of the highest standard
• To ensure that all care and information provided to patients is adequately documented within the care pathway, meeting regulatory standards
• To provide appropriate information to patients and their relatives concerning the patient's condition and ensure they are fully prepared for discharge
• To be responsible for the delivery of total patient care following surgery, under General, Epidural, Regional, Spinal and Local Anaesthesia
• To ensure that the Recovery area is a clean and safe environment for the treatment of post-operative patients
• To ensure that all emergency equipment i.e. resuscitation trolleys, anaesthetic machine suction and oxygen outlets, are all functioning and ready for use
• To ensure that all resuscitation equipment and stock items are available, checked and fit for purpose, checking all expiry dates. All staff will participate in the stock take process
• To ensure that all controlled drugs are ordered, checked, registered and correct as per policy
• To provide and receive handover where required during the peri-operative journey as per policy
• To administer analgesia as required following full training and assessment
• To keep anaesthetist, surgeon and senior clinical lead up to date on patient's condition when appropriate
• To ensure that equipment is handled correctly and maintained in a safe working order. Taking appropriate action and then reporting any defects to the Theatre Manager

Skills & Experience

• Extensive relevant experience within an acute environment
• Previous experience in pre-assessment


• NMC Registered General Nurse or HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner

Additional Information

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for the role who will arrange

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