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Think you have what it takes to be a Lead Scrub Practitioner?

This might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Our client in Orpington is looking for a Lead scrub practitioner to take charge of their theatre department. You will be assisting with the management of their 3 state of the art theatres.

Your role will be to plan the specialist service for both inpatients and outpatients. Promoting and maintaining high professional standard of nursing; meeting the needs of patients in all aspects.  To take the lead across specialist services in agreement with Executive Directors and Directors of Clinical services on initiatives to develop and modernise effective patient centred pathways from diagnosis to discharge.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the team to deliver care that helps improve the health of the individual and wider community.

  • Support the team in demonstrating compassion through effective relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity.

  • Develop own competence to deliver effective care and treatments through improving clinical/technical knowledge / skill, and expertise. 

  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient.

  • Act as an advocate for safeguarding patients; demonstrate courage to speak up when there are concerns about care. 

  • Demonstrate commitment to improving care and the patient experience.  

  • To provide a high-profile commitment to professional development, teaching and education for all levels of nursing staff in the hospitals.

  • The post-holder will actively participate in the hospitals 24-hour speciality helpline rota.

  • To participate in MDT and ensure all patients are discussed to maintain rigorous health and safety standards to ensure all procedures at ward and unit level are consistent with set policies.  Adhering to national guidelines, corporate and hospital protocols.

  • To ensure a robust communication system is in place to disseminate information to essential staff and outside agencies.

  • To ensure all patients attending the hospitals receive high quality care.

  • To deal with any verbal or written complaints in a timely manner, acting as required to address any deficiencies highlighted.

  • To act as role model to staff by participating in clinical procedures and demonstrating a high level of knowledge and competence in the delivery of nursing care. To include: Administration of specialist medication as required. Administration / management of other supportive therapies.

  • To participate in nursing/clinical audit to ensure development of a quality service is achieved.

  • To maintain links with specialist Network and other NHS Trusts to raise hospital profile and ensure clinical practice and patient information mirrors national and locally agreed guidance.

  • To be responsible for own development, regularly updating own knowledge and communicating to team members.

  • To participate in the education programme for the hospital – this will include organisation of study days as required, in liaison with the Practice Development and Training Departments.

  • To liaise with team leaders of non-clinical staff in the hospital regarding care of specialist patient’s needs.  This includes communicating information on personal health and safety.

Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organisation and multitasking skills required.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Motivated and enthusiastic.

  • Understanding on workload and shift management.

  • Patient and caring approach to customer care.

  • Studies Registered general nurse level 1. 

  • Experience working within a team model of nursing.  

  • Previous experience working within the acute healthcare sector. 

  • 18 months post registration experience.

  • Experience of customer care,

  • Registered Nurse Level 1 / Diploma / BSc in Nursing. 

  • Evidence of relevant clinical professional development preferably evidenced by certification RN with valid NMC Registration.

  • Excellent clinical applied knowledge which is evidenced based and takes account of national best practice standards. 

  • Basic workload / shift management skills.

  • Mentorship Qualification (ENB 998 or equivalent). Up-to-date knowledge in area of practice. Awareness of NMC Code of Accountability.

  • Awareness of NMC Standards for specialist education and practice.

  • Maths, English GCSE at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2 evidence.

  • Proficient in the use of a PC, including the use of software and systems. including interacting with challenging customers and situations.

Benefits

  • Annual leave

  • Pension

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Everyday discounts

  • Employee Assistance program

  • Life Assurance

  • Health Assessments

  • Long Service Awards

  • Fitness Discounts

  • Family and Friends discount

  • Paycare cash plan

  • Eye care Vouchers

  • Tastecard

  • Pennies from heaven

  • Season ticket loan

  • Annual Flu Vaccination

Theatre Practitioner - Anaesthetics

Are you looking to take your career to the next level?

If so, we are delgihted to announce our client is now recruting for a Anesthetics Practitioner to join their Hospital. They are looking for a expeirenced and committed Anaesthetics Thetare Nurse.

Our client is based in Southampton and has great tarvel links for bikes, cars and public transport within the area.Our client works with local NHS acute hospital trust.


Requirements 

  • Registered Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner 
  • Anaesthetics experience 
  • Working in teams with minimum supervision 
  • Competent across a range of skills, supported by professional and clinical knowledge acquired through a practitioner qualificartion 
  • Additional training is also desirable

Duties

  • You must be able to provide exemplary planned care for patients within the perioperative and assist in the management and organisation of care provision in the operating theatre.
  • Important that you assess patient’s health and well-being across a complex and changing
  • You will assist in the delivery of care to meet patient’s health and wellbeing.
  • You need to develop own knowledge and skills and that of others. 
  • Must ensure that you promote best practice in health and safety and security.
  • Need to assist in maintaining and developing services.
  • Must contribute to quality improvement.
  • Promote people’s equality, diversity and rights Apply technology for measurement, monitoring and treatment.
  • You need to discuss, agree and explain responsibilities for assessment of patients including their needs and any associated risks. 
  • Must be able to explain role, responsibility, accountability and scope of practice for the assessment of a group of patients requiring perioperative care.
  • You will promote patient’s rights and wishes during the assessment, gain informed consent.
  • Important to identify peoples health needs through observation, discussion and the use of technical assessment methods.
  • Must obtain information on patient’s care needs within the overall context of their personal and perioperative requirements.
  • You need to collect collate and organise data, interpret all of the information and make a justifiable assessment, make this available to relevant others. 
  • You will need to identify the implication of the patient’s assessment in order to formulate a programme of care.
  • Must transfer and apply appropriate skills and knowledge to new needs and issues.
  • You have to ensure identify and report any significant changes that might affect the patient’s health and well being to the appropriate person if outside your scope of practice. 
  • You must Communicate information in a manner that is consistent with the level of culture, background, and understanding using patients preferred method.
  • Important that you develop empathy with the patient and provide reassurance when required.
  • You need to recognise and manage differences of opinion and the longer term importance of communication enabling a constructive outcome to be achieved.
  • You will proactively use a range of skills and styles of communication with others to improve long terms goals.
  • Need to promote and model good practice consistent with legislation, Nursing and Midwifery Council/Health Professions Council and Spire Healthcare policies.

Benefits

  • 33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, rising to 35 days from January 2020
  • Employer and employee contributory pension with flexible retirement options
  • ‘Spire for you’ reward platform – discount and cashback for over 100 retailers
  • Free annual Bupa wellness screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Save an average of £50 per month with our free onsite car park.

If this role sounds like something of interest to you, then make sure that you apply today!

Clinical Services Manager - Theatres

Do you want to work within the largest provider of independent healthcare?

If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
A new position has just been released for an experienced Theatre Manager to join one of the leading Private Hospitals in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of their advanced Theatre team.

Would you like to work a team that Focuses on the needs of customers, primarily our patients and consultants? Identifies and prioritises the customer’s needs. Understands situations from the customer's perspective, and provides solutions, which fit the customer's needs. Focuses on customer service and care and takes a proactive approach to their needs and ownership of their issues.

The hospital aims to plan the specialist service for both inpatients and outpatients. Promoting and maintaining high professional standard of nursing; meeting the needs of patients in all aspects. To take the lead across specialist services in agreement with Executive Directors and Directors of Clinical services on initiatives to develop and modernise effective patient centred pathways from diagnosis to discharge.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the team to deliver care that helps improve the health of the individual and wider community.
  • Lead the team in demonstrating compassion through effective relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity.
  • Develop own competence to deliver effective care and treatments through improving clinical/technical knowledge / skill, and expertise.
  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient.
  • Act as an advocate for safeguarding patients; demonstrate courage to speak up when there are concerns about care.
  • Demonstrate commitment to improving care and the patient experience.
  • Maintenance of professional, cost-effective theatre service including financial management and business planning.
  • Achievement of labour management target, and weekly completion of staff utilisation spreadsheets.
  • To ensure the provision of individualised patient care.
  • To promote and safeguard the wellbeing and interests of all patients, employees, consultants and visitors.
  • Provide leadership and development by ensuring the use of evidence-based practice and clinical standards.
  • Inform the Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services to any operational or governance issues within the theatre department, to allow any further action to be taken.
  • Ensure that pathways are delivered to the standard and quality expected by the hospital and external regulatory bodies.

Requirements:

  • Energetic, proactive and driven to succeed.
  • Acts on own initiative and problem solves utilising resources available.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, including risk management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills:
  • Good team worker.
  • Both punctual and reliable.
  • Registered Practitioner with NMC or HCPC registration
  • Evidence of relevant professional development, both clinically and managerially
  • Significant experience working in an acute hospital setting as a Senior Registered Practitioner or equivalent.
  • Previous experience within a Theatre or Deputy Theatre Managerial role.

Benefits:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Assessments
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan

Senior Theatre Practitioner

Brand new opportunity for a Senior Theatre Practitioner!

Our client in Chertsey is looking for an experienced theatre nurse/practitioner to join their well-established trust.

They are the largest provider of independent healthcare and aim to attract only the best of professionals. The Hospital is a fantastic place to work. Situated close to the M25 in Chertsey, Surrey, the hospital is a medium sized private hospital serving the boroughs of Surrey and Berkshire.

They are proud to be rated “Good” by the CQC affirming our commitment to put patient care at the heart of absolutely everything we do. 
Surrey is a beautiful place to live with easy access to London and the south coast.  Moreover, the proximity to Heathrow and Gatwick puts Europe on your doorstep.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Lead the team to deliver care that helps improve the health of the individual and wider community. Lead the team in demonstrating compassion through effective relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity. 
  • Develop own competence to deliver effective care and treatments through improving clinical/technical knowledge / skill, and expertise. 
  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient. 
  • Act as an advocate for safeguarding patients; demonstrate courage to speak up when there are concerns about care. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to improving care and the patient experience. 
  • Lead in the delivery of patient care, during a list or specified period of time. 
  • Ensure that patient safety checks are carried out in accordance with the policy and that all practitioners adhere to the policy. 
  • Contribute to quality improvement.
  • Develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of others and self.
  • Promote best evidence-based practice within own scope of practice. 
  • Apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly. 
  • Achieve agreed objectives and demonstrating BMI behaviours at all time. 
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs. 
  • Maintain knowledge of Health and Safety at Work Act. Ensuring appropriate measures are taken in respect of Health and Safety for patients, relatives, visitors, hospital staff and contractors. 
  • Develop a strategy for peri-operative function and/or specialty service, including training and resource needs and implement an action plan to meet objectives. Ensure that consumables and specialist equipment is available in advance of booked procedures.
  • Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate surgical equipment, instruments and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures. 
  • The ability to coordinate the use of the supplies and additional equipment during an operating list ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely. 
  • Conduct mandatory patient checks in accordance with policy, WHO Checklist and NPSA Five Steps to Surgical Safety. 
  • Monitor the patients’ conditions as relevant to role within peri-operative function taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning. 
  • Communicate appropriately with others in the multi-disciplinary team involved in the care of the patient.

Requirements

  • Flexible and adaptable. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Motivated and enthusiastic.  
  • Caring and Professional nature. 
  • Drive and enthusiasm. 
  • Ability to work in a team and using own initiative. 
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Significant post-registration experience within a high acuity specialty. 
  • Experience of customer care, including interacting with customers in challenging situations 
  • Previous experience working within an acute healthcare environment. 
  • Previous experiencing managing and leading a clinical team.
  • Registered Practitioner with NMC or HCPC registration. 
  • Post-registration qualification relevant to functional specialty i.e. 
  • Advanced Scrub Practitioner or Surgical First Assistant qualification . ENB 998 and/or mentorship course. 
  • Approved / recognised anaesthetic course. 
  • ILS. 
  • Mentorship qualification 
  • ILM3 
  • Maths, English GCSE at grades A to C or equivalent. 
  • Functional skills level 2 evidence. 
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, including the use of software and systems.

Benefits

  • 25 days Annual leave 
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance for you and your family 
  • Everyday discounts 
  • Life insurance 
  • Long service awards 

Theatre Practitioner - Scrub

Are you hungry to excel ?

Our client is looking for a success driven, motivated individual who shares the hospitals nuturing passion and inclination to want to help people on a daily basis.

Why not join our client, one of the best private groups nationally, surrounded by a rural setting and view that can quite literally take someones breath away. Whether your on break or commuting to and from work you will allways have a peaceful setting to brighten up your day.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare patients for surgery
  • Caring for patients after surgery recovering from sedation
  • Review patient charts and confirm data
  • Ensure medical equipment needed for surgery is available
  • Follow surgeon's directions
  • Pass medical equipment/s to the surgeon
  • Monitor patient's condition during surgery

Benefits 

  • 33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, this will increase to 35 as of 1st January 2019
  • Employer and employee contributory pension with flexible retirement options
  • Discount and cashback for over 1000 retailers
  • Free Bupa wellness screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Save an average of £50 per month with our free onsite car park

What our client is looking for 

  • Registered Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner with scrub experience
  • Experience of working in teams and with minimum supervision
  • ODP qualification
  • HCPC or NMC registration
     

Theatre Practitioner - Scrub

Are you looking for a new innovative role as a Theatre Practitioner ?

Then you are in the right place, why not join a team of enthusiastic professionals in theatre, meanwhile still being able to love your job in a picturesque, pristine enviroment where the staff are equally as amazing as the facility.

Our Client is looking for someone to join there facility in Marylebone and is looking for a person who is a work enthusiast, results driven and has a starving passion to help people and save lives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To adhere to the NMC / HCPC Code of Professional Conduct at all times.
  • Maintain the highest standards of individualised nursing/ODP care according to PHG Policies and Practice and Clinical Guidelines.
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure continuity of clinical practice.
  • Providing assistance to the surgeon/anaesthetist/nursing/ODP colleagues as required.
  • Acting as member of the surgical scrub team either as a scrub or circulating practitioner.
  • Co-operating with appropriate surgical staff to ensure correct positioning of patient for operative procedure.
  • Co-operating with appropriate staff to ensure prompt collection and dispatch of specimens.
  • Checking, witnessing and administering controlled drugs.
  • Co-operating with appropriate departmental and ward staff in sending for patients to the operating department and returning patients to their wards.
  • Participating in pre and postoperative visits when required.
  • The post holder will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to use equipment safely and effectively.
  • Promote adherence to and fully engage with the WHO Checklist and 5 Steps to Safer Surgery.
  • Act as a “link practitioner” for an area of clinical interest (i.e. for infection control, tissue viability) ensuring attendance at and contribution to relevant PHG meetings and responsible for ensuring dissemination of relevant information from these to all staff within the department.
  • Wear uniform at all times, in accordance with the uniform policy.
  • Interact with patients, consultants, visitors to the theatre department, other members of the nursing team and managers in positive, supportive and co-operative ways.
  • Carry out such other reasonably related duties appropriate to the grade, as assigned by the Team leader for their area, the Theatre Manager or nurse in charge.
  • Be prepared to work across the theatre specialities including recovery and day surgery (acquired skills allowing), if required to do so, to meet the needs of the service.
  • Be responsible for reporting their sick and annual leave in line with PHG policy.

Benefits 

  • Career development opportunities
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Support for continuing professional development
  • In-house “Investing In You” training programme
  • Company funded Practical Health Plan
  • Medical cover and free staff health screens
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual leave entitlement that increase with service
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Retail, leisure and holiday discounts
  • Employee referral scheme
  • On-site restaurant

Are you a suitable candidate ?

  • Qualified Nurse / ODP
  • NMC Registered
  • Relevant Experience

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