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Theatre Practitioner - Orthopaedics

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Theatre Practitioner - Orthopaedics

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Nurses, Theatres

  • Contact:

    Sean Fitzgerald

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £40800 per annum

  • Job type:

    Permanent - full time

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Startdate:


Theatre Practitioner - Scrub Nurse

Job Description:

Job Title: Theatre Practitioner - Scrub Nurse
Band: Nurse
Department: Theatres
Responsible to: Team Leader
Accountable to: Directorate Manager

Theatre Scrub Practitioner - Orthopaedics
Up to GBP40,866 + fantastic benefits
Monday to Friday plus paid overtime

Overall Objectives:

To be responsible for providing skilled clinical and technical assistance as a member of the operating theatre team and to participate in the assessment of patient care needs and implement and maintain agreed standards of care.

Job Summary:

· The post holder will ensure that professional & national standards are met in accordance to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Conduct.
· Assessing, planning, delivering and evaluation of peri-operative patient care.
· Participate in the delegation and supervision of junior grades, non-registered and less experienced staff.
· Working with members of the Multi-disciplinary Team following local protocols and standards.
· Awareness of the effective management of resources within the department.
· Participate in education, training and development of other staff.
· Comply with the requirements of Health & Safety and principles of COSHH (Containment of Substances Hazardous to Health).
· The post holder will be expected to take part in the on-call rotas and rostered weekend duties.
· Create and maintain legible and accurate records of care in accordance with The Client and the Hospitals local policies and procedures.
· Maintain a personal, professional profile, identifying role and skill developments.

Role Specific:

· Assist in the positioning and preparation of a patient as directed by the surgical team and ensure that any specimens are correctly labelled and dispatched to the laboratory.
· Help to control cross infection by observing departmental policy regarding dress, the maintenance of a clean working environment, decontamination and sterilisation procedures and asepsis.
· Participate in induction and orientation programmes for new staff to ensure a welcoming environment.
· Participate in his/her Personal Development Plans with the Team Leader.
· Prepare patients for clinical/ operative procedures, both in anaesthetics and surgery.
· Provide assistance in clinical/ operative procedures, both anaesthetics and surgery.
· Provide immediate post-operative care.
· Provide initial emergency care as required.
· Take charge of the clinical area in the absence of an advanced practitioner ensuring patient, visitors and staff safety.
· Ensure all equipment is checked prior to use and any faults reported to the Theatre Co-ordinator.
· Participate fully as a team member, including working in all areas of the theatre suite, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives.
· Adhere to the procedures for the use of supplies, ordering requirements for the Department as directed by line manager.
· Ensure the accurate collection of data in relation to theatre activity.
· To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments.
· Maintain the safe custody, handling of drugs in accordance with hospital policy.
· To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade and the needs of the service.
· Participate in the robust reporting of incidents and comply with any ensuing investigations.
· The post holder will be appraised on an annual basis and the process will include a review of the past years performance, setting of aims and objectives for the coming year and identification of education needs.