Instrument and Loan Kit Lead

Instrument and Loan Kit Lead

Our Instrument and Loan kit Lead plays an essential role in the smooth running of our theatres and helps us maintain our exceptional levels of care. You will be an integral member of the theatre multi-disciplinary team. Effective instrumentation management assists the wider theatre team with the safe passage of patients through the surgical pathway and is responsible for ensuring that the correct instrumentation, loan kits and related implants required for operations are available and managed efficiently.

Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London

Description

Our Instrument and Loan kit Lead plays an essential role in the smooth running of our theatres and helps us maintain our exceptional levels of care. You will be an integral member of the theatre multi-disciplinary team. Effective instrumentation management assists the wider theatre team with the safe passage of patients through the surgical pathway and is responsible for ensuring that the correct instrumentation, loan kits and related implants required for operations are available and managed efficiently.

Reporting directly to the theatre manager you will have experience working in a theatre/sterile services environment, ideally both. You will have a comprehensive understanding of the management of sterile instruments, loan kits and related implants ideally in the orthopaedic speciality.

Principle Duties

To be responsible for a cost effective and efficient control of instruments, loan kit and related implants

To assist in the provision of a comprehensive service to the Operating Theatres Department

To manage the relationship with the offsite CSSD provider ensuring that best value is delivered at all times whilst maintaining exceptional communication

To manage the relationship with loan kit and related implant providers ensuring that best value is delivered at all times

Ensure efficient management and timely processing of loan sets and related implants

Ensure all documentation/records pertaining to instrumentation are processed according to policy

Work with the Theatre Manager/Clinical Lead or Procurement Team to mitigate any resourcing issues related to instruments and loan kits

Maintain accurate records of all loan equipment and audit traceability of loan equipment

Work very closely with the procurement colleagues and the Theatre Manager to monitor and plan ahead, the efficient usage of loan equipment to meet service needs

To prepare for the future theatre cases by checking Theatre Lists

Handling contaminated instruments, inspect and prepare them to be transferred to the Sterilisation Departments, packing sterile instruments away on their return

To observe cases where possible to create a better understanding of specialist needs to support the team.

Attend regular meetings with Theatre Manager/ Clinical Lead to discuss any issues to improve quality/ standards and communication.

Adhere to corporate and national health and safety directives relevant to theatres

To adhere to the systems for checking in and checking out of instruments, reporting any discrepancies to the senior person in theatre and at the off Site Sterile Services unit

To undertake weekly checks of all instrumentation held within the theatre department. Any discrepancies to be reported to the Theatre Manager and Sterile Services Manager

Responsible for identifying, managing and coordinating refurbishment of damaged instruments

Identifying any trends associated with damage and implementing training or supervision to prevent continued damage and ensure cost savings

Make recommendations to future instrument orders based on analysis of past tray builds and fast track usage

 

SCHOEN CLINIC CULTURE:

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based on our five key values:

Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations

 

Please note:

Due to the volumes of applications, we expect to receive, Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London reserves the right to close the job advert before its assigned closing date if we find the ideal candidate for this position.

Due to the commitment to continuous improvement, it is likely that the post will evolve over time. These duties will be subject to regular review and any amendments will be made in consultation and agreement with the post holder.

 

Locations
Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London

Type
Full Time

Category
Theatres

Salary
£30,000 - £35,000

Closing Date
1st February 2021

Skills

  • NVQ/QCF Qualification at level 2 or 3 (or working towards)
  • Minimum 12 months experience in a theatre environment.
  • Experience of customer care, including interacting with customers in challenging situations.,
  • Previous experience working within the acute healthcare sector,
  • Flexible and adaptable,
  • Strong interpersonal skills.,
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal,
  • Motivated and enthusiastic,
  • Holding a caring and Professional nature
  • Drive and enthusiasm, Ability to work in a team, and using own initiative,
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Ability to recognise and work within the limits of own competence and deliver care based on best available evidence.
  • Able to use Microsoft Office and other relevant software packages
  • Communicates with patients and carers in an emphatic manner.
  • Ability to plan and control use of resources
  • Maintain theatre stocks and supplies.

Benefits

  • Employer matched pension scheme.
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Travel Loan
  • Bike Loan