Surgical First Assistant/ Theatre Nurse - ODP

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    Hospital, Orthopedics, Theatre

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  • Salary:

    £42000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tom Stock

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7193 4003

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Surgical First Assistant/ Theatre Nurse Practitioner/ODP - Private Hospital - Bath - Full time - Up to £50,000

Are you a highly motivated registered Theatre Nurse Practitioner/ODP with a commitment to delivering top-tier patient care? Private Hospital in Somerset is offering opportunities for Theatre Nurse Practitioners/ODPs with Surgical Assistant 1 to join our team. We seek individuals who are passionate about providing exceptional care, fostering a positive environment, and maintaining high standards of professionalism. Effective communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively are essential for success in this role. Join us in contributing to our pursuit of excellence in healthcare delivery.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide and maintain the highest possible standard of clinical care for patients.
• Ensure accurate completion of all documentation and give/receive patient-centered handovers.
• Maintain cleanliness and infection prevention and control (IPC) within the operating department, including wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required.
• Assist in cleaning theatre and equipment between patients and at the end of theatre sessions.
• Contribute to the efficient running of theatre lists by assisting with cleaning and turnaround of theatre and equipment between patients.
• Work as part of the scrub team, rotating tasks such as scrubbing and assisting for procedures.
• Identify personal objectives, reflect on progress, and set a personal development plan annually.
• Collaborate with Lead Nurse to address training and development needs.
• Keep practice updated using appropriate clinical supervision models.
• Expand practice in line with NMC and HCPC guidelines and protocols.
• Adhere to NMC/HCPC Code of Professional Conduct, including maintaining registration.
• Participate in WHO surgical checks including briefing and debriefing at the beginning and end of theatre lists.
• Engage in clinical governance, escalate concerns, and assist with investigations as requested.
• Develop clinical knowledge and professional skills through relevant training.
• Maintain patient notes and documents according to guidelines, ensuring legibility and accuracy.
• Foster good communication between healthcare professionals and promote safe working practices.
• Manage team and theatre list, ensuring tasks are rotated and breaks allocated appropriately.
• Escalate staff concerns to Theatre Lead or Deputy as necessary.
• Ensure efficient and safe running of theatre lists.
• Take measures to ensure patient safety and promptly report accidents/incidents.
• Safeguard patient property and valuables in line with agreed procedures.
• Assist in carrying out audits as required.
• Complete Statutory and Mandatory training.
• Adhere to hospital policies and department SOPs.

Qualifications, Previous Knowledge, and Experience:
• NMC registered Nurse or HCPC registered ODP qualification.
• English language proficiency to IELTS 7.0.
• Experience in a similar role.
• RN/RGN/ODP equivalent with ASP Part 1.
• Demonstrable record of CPD.
• Knowledge of current issues in professional practice.
• Effective influencing skills.
• Proactive approach to change and quality improvement.
• Ability to prioritize workload and instruct/direct others.
• Calm, caring, and empathic attitude towards patients, relatives, and colleagues.
• Effective communication skills at all levels.
• Willingness to participate in flexible working.
• Clean and tidy appearance, adhering to uniform policy.
• Strong organisational skills.
• Ability to work well as part of a team.
• Willingness to learn new skills through practical experience.

Benefits of the Hospital
• Private pension plan.
• 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with length of service.
• Non-contributory life assurance.
• Flexible working opportunities.
• Learning and development opportunities with a dedicated resource.
• Health Cash Plan with access to a wide range of treatments.
• Employee recognition programme.
• Employee assistance programme - Wellbeing Hub.
• Family-friendly policies.
• Free on-site parking.
And much more.

Does this sound like the role for you? Are you ready to start a new page in your career?

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