Senior Theatre Practitioner – Recovery Unit – Marylebone

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  • Salary:
    £39,000 - £42,000 / annum
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Deadline:
    6th October 2019
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Job Description

Job description:

Social Personnel are looking for a Senior Theatre Practitioner to join the Operating Theatres & Recovery Unit in King Edward VII’s Hospital.


  • To be able to identify the specific peri-operative care needs of patients undergoing a variety of surgery including manouevring and positioning of conscious and unconscious patients.
  • Implement and evaluate care plans as appropriate to surgical requirements and patient’s condition.
  • To be able to take the lead in an emergency situation.
  • Handover and transfer responsibility of care to colleagues, ensuring appropriate information and care is relayed.
  • Ensure that the privacy and dignity of patients whilst in theatre is upheld at all times
  • Ensure that the “Five Steps to Safer Surgery” initiative including the WHO Surgical Safety checklists are performed and adhered to.
  • Responsible for the management, security, control and administration of drugs as prescribed, adhering to local and national policies.
  • Ensure that all specimens are correctly labeled and dispatched to the correct laboratory.
  • Help to control cross infection by observing departmental policy regarding dress, the maintenance of a clean working environment, decontamination and sterilization procedures and asepsis.
  • To ensure that all equipment is cleaned, checked daily and maintained, and to take appropriate action with the quarantining and reporting of faulty equipment.
  • Proactively participates in the capturing of revenue, ensuring that the theatre team completes verification processes in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To liaise with consultants and the Theatre Manager on the selection & requirements of equipment and supplies needed to keep up with current trends in surgical, pre and post surgical/anaesthetic/recovery practice (Consultant Preference Cards).
  • To ensure that stock levels of consumables, instruments and equipment are kept at an appropriate level and are rotated and stored safely.
  • To support the Team Leader and to act-up and lead the peri-operative team in their absence.

What you need:

  • RN – 1ST level Registration
  • ODP Level 3 NVQ
  • ODA 752
  • ENB 176/182/183 or equivalent
  • Diploma in Peri-Operative Practice or equivalent experience
  • Accredited Teaching Certificate or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 4 years post registration experience in the operating theatres.
  • Specific experience in the relevant speciality.
  • Evidence of Resource Management

Benefits of working with Social Personnel:

  • As a Top Tier agency across many local authorities nationwide, Social Personnel have access to jobs earlier than other agencies, giving you the best chance at securing the role.
  • A way to give back to charitable organisations/disadvantaged young people, through our partnership with Youth at Risk, now known as GRIT
  • Simplistic payroll process, taking away the hassle from you – just enjoy your hard earned money each week
  • Training and development opportunities which meet the needs of your career and are tailored to you
  • A market leading £250 referral bonus, paid across 3 months, for every successful placement we make from someone you refer to us
  • Your own highly experienced recruitment consultant and dedicated aftercare team
  • Boat Parties, prize giveaways and much, much more…

If you are interested in this position please call Calvin on 0203 929 4018 or e-mail.

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