Theatre Practitioner

Theatre Practitioner

Combine clinical excellence with a caring approach to patient care and deliver safe quality care for our patients during their preoperative phase of care.

Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London

Description

Our award-winning Theatre Team (Schoen Clinic London voted Best Private UK Hospital (Acute & Mental) 2019 - Laing Buisson Awards) is looking for a high calibre Theatre Practitioner who can combine clinical excellence with a caring approach to patient care to join our orthopaedic and spinal hospital in London.

With a passion for patient care, a collaborative work ethic and drive to exceed expectations, our Theatre Practitioners are tasked with ensuring that the highest standard of evidence-based care is delivered to all patients and their families.

This role would be ideal for experienced Theatre Practitioners looking to advance their career in an award-winning hospital.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Assemble, check, and prepare the appropriate surgical equipment, instruments, and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures.
  • Coordinate the use of supplies and additional equipment during an operating list, ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely.
  • Conduct mandatory patient checks including informed consent, patient’s 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 surgical procedure, during and pre-wound closure in line with policy. Ensuring that all swab, instrument, and needle counts are conducted and documented.
  • Ensuring appropriate measures are taken in respect of Health and Safety for patients, relatives, visitors, hospital staff, and contractors.
  • Monitor the patient’s condition throughout the procedure, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning.
  • Conduct mandatory patient checks in accordance with policy, WHO Checklist, and NPSA Five Steps to Surgical Safety.
  • Monitor, order, receive, and check stock items including prosthesis, equipment/instruments, and drugs.
  • Administer any drugs or fluids in accordance with the appropriate Schoen Clinic policy.
  • Ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate manager is informed.
  • Complete all written documentation in a timely manner and to an acceptable level.
  • Delivery of quality care within the CQC standards relevant to the department.
  • Promote and ensure an environment conducive to the continuing prevention and control of infection for all staff, patients, and visitors.
  • Be aware of and comply with all infection prevention and control policies and ensure best practice is maintained to ensure low infection rates.
  • Commitment to ensuring quality services are delivered to both internal & external stakeholders through continuous improvement activities.
  • Demonstrate awareness of regulatory requirements, taking appropriate action to ensure these requirements are implemented and adhered to.
  • Ensure compliance with all Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures understanding your role in the prevention of infection in patients and staff.
  • Your level of training and experience means you can work alone, without supervision.

 

ANAESTHETICS

  • Assemble, check, and prepare the appropriate anaesthetic equipment, emergency drugs, and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures incorporating various types of anaesthesia.
  • Conduct mandatory patient safety checks in conjunction with the team and according to policy, including ‘pause’ prior to administration of regional anaesthesia.
  • Assist the Anaesthetist in monitoring the patient’s condition throughout the procedure, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning.
  • Work as part of the operating team to provide safe quality care to the patient throughout the procedure.
  • The ability to coordinate the use of supplies and additional equipment during the immediate postoperative phase of care ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely
  • Assist the anaesthetist during the immediate postoperative phase of care as and when required
  • Monitor the patient’s condition throughout the phase of care, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning
  • Proactively monitor the patient’s level of discomfort/pain and take appropriate action to ensure the patient is comfortable.
  • Complete mandatory surgical checks prior to the start of the surgical procedure, during and pre-wound closure in line with policy. Ensuring that all swab, instrument, and needle counts are conducted and documented.

 

RECOVERY

  • Assemble, prepare and check the appropriate recovery equipment, consumables, and drugs to ensure appropriate and safe care of the patient during an immediate postoperative phase of care
  • The ability to coordinate the use of supplies and additional equipment during the immediate postoperative phase of care ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely
  • Monitor the patient’s condition throughout the phase of care, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning
  • Proactively monitor the patient’s level of discomfort/pain and take appropriate action to ensure the patient is comfortable.

 

AS A THEATRE PRACTITIONER YOU WILL:

  • Hold an Assistant Practitioner Foundation Degree (Level 5) or equivalent
  • Have a GCSE in Maths, English at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2
  • Have experience working in an orthopaedic and spinal hospital setting
  • Act as an advocate for safeguarding patients; demonstrate the courage to speak up when there are concerns about care.
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs

 

SCHOEN CLINIC BEHAVIOURS

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based around 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.

Although we endeavour to reply to all applicants interested in opportunities here at Schoen Clinic, due to the large number of applicants we receive, we are not always able to reply directly to unsuccessful candidates. Due to this, if you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Locations
Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London

Type
Full Time (including weekends)

Category
Theatres

Salary
£35000 - £40000

Closing Date
30th October 2020

Skills

  • The job holder must have Assistant Practitioner Foundation Degree (Level 5) or equivalent.
  • In addition to that you will also have GCSE in Maths, English at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2.
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, including the use of software and systems.
  • 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.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary range
  • Employer matched pension scheme.
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Travel Loan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • The opportunity to develop your skills and expertise by working in a specialist environment alongside leading experts.
  • A chance to be at the forefront of best practice with our award-winning approach to quality outcome measurement.
  • Be part of new exciting projects to inspire and challenge you.