Senior Theatre Practitioner (Scrub)

Theatre
Weymouth Street Hospital
Posted 4 weeks ago

 

We are currently looking for Senior Scrub Practitioner.

 

The post holder will be based at Phoenix Hospital Group’s (PHG) Weymouth Street Hospital Theatres department and will:

  • Be a qualified nurse/ODP registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council/HCPC with an up to date PIN number.
  • Work in according with the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of conduct and other professional guidelines.
  • Provide expert, holistic care of the highest standard to both perioperative patients and their relatives within PHG.
  • Act as an expert clinical resource within theatres and across PHG.
  • Take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of or as delegated by a Team Leader, Lead Practitioner or the Theatre Manager.
  • Assist in the leadership and development of all theatre staff.
  • Will contribute to the overall good of the organisation by being a positive role model and treat all staff, visitors, consultants and service users with courtesy and respect.
  • Will undertake rotation across the specialities to cover the service where acquired skills allow.

 

It is expected that the post holder will be able to carry out all of the duties listed in the main duty section below. The duties will vary from speciality to speciality and they may carry out other similar duties in support of the theatre environment that are not listed. No duties are to be undertaken by the post holder unless they have relevant experience or have received appropriate training.

                                                                                                                                               

Main duties

Clinical Responsibilities

  • To adhere to the NMC / HCPC Code of Professional Conduct at all times.
  • Promote and maintain the highest standards of individualised nursing/ODP care according to PHG Policies and Practice, Clinical Guidelines and national standards.
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate the needs of patients on an ongoing basis, co-ordinating the care given by all members of the clinical team.
  • To accurately assimilate and interpret clinical information about the patients’ condition, instigate appropriate remedial action and promptly report changes.
  • Act as an expert member of the Scrub team.
  • To act as a resource person to others, providing accurate information, advice and support to the multidisciplinary team, patients and their relatives.
  • To ensure that accurate records are maintained reflecting both changes in the patient’s condition and the treatment delivered.
  • To ensure that Clinical Guidelines are implemented and to be actively involved in auditing practice and developing action plans in conjunction with senior colleagues and the Clinical Governance Lead.
  • To ensure that practice is evidence based and with support assist in the development of policies and protocols within the clinical area.
  • To support the process of continuous quality improvement, assisting in audits etc to formally evaluate standards of care and assist in the implementation of changes in the light of such findings.
  • Promote adherence to and fully engage with the WHO Checklist and 5 Steps to Safer Surgery.

 

Managerial responsibilities

  • Exercise professional accountability as guided by the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of Conduct.
  • Assist in the management of department workload, effectively ensuring care is prioritised appropriately.
  • To contribute positively towards the delivery of a cost effective service, adjusting staffing levels to meet demand and assisting the Theatre Manager to keep within agreed resources.
  • To contribute to the ongoing organisation of the unit, including responsibility for a designated area of practice within department on a daily basis, to ensure optimal theatre utilisation at all times, facilitating timely admission and discharge of patients.
  • Actively promote the highest standards of client experience.
  • Report and contribute to the investigation of near misses and incidents involving patients, visitors, consultants or staff, in accordance with PHG policy.
  • Ensure the timely collection of accurate data using local I.T. systems
  • Ensure accurate written documentation in relation to patient care and service delivery
  • To develop own skills in recruitment and retention, sickness management and performance management as determined by senior colleagues and the Theatre Manager.
  • To actively support the process of risk management and health & safety  – upholding relevant policies to promote this and ensuring incidents, near misses and opportunities for learning are reported appropriately (on Sentinel) and helping to identify ways of preventing errors and accidents to patients, clients and staff.
  • To make a positive contribution to service development affecting the clinical area and positively influence other to adapt to change.
  • To assist with the monitoring of stock levels of clinical stores and technical equipment, resolving any shortfall as appropriate.
  • To maintain standards of hygiene and cleanliness within the clinical area, initiating remedy actions as appropriate and reporting deficits to the Theatre Manager or General Service Manager, as appropriate.
  • Deputise for Team Leader and support coordination of the department (this may involve carrying the department bleep and coordinators phone)
  • Escalate to senior colleagues or Duty Clinical Manager when indicated issues and events that require senior involvement or awareness
  • To assume Theatre Lead role take a leadership role of an individual theatre or are resolving problems as necessary and reporting to senior colleagues.
  • To maintain confidentiality with regard to personal information pertaining to staff and clients.
  • To attend and contribute to departmental meetings as required.

 

Education and research

  • To act as a mentor to junior staff members, responsible for the orientation, supervision and ongoing development of junior and student learners, in conjunction with colleagues and senior staff.
  • To act as practice supervisor / assessor, responsible for completing competency documents for junior staff within agreed timeframes.
  • To act as a mentor to students undertaking further education as requested, ensuring a positive learning experience and facilitating the development of their clinical skills.
  • To contribute to the wider learning of the department and PHG ensuring attendance at and contributing to the delivery of educational activities to the Multi-disciplinary team within the department and PHG.
  • To promote and encourage the application of research and of evidence based practices.
  • To participate in any research projects conducted in the clinical area as appropriate.
  • To act as a “link nurse” (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.

 

Additional duties/responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • 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 senior colleagues or management.
  • 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.

Salary: £37,000 – £42,000 per annum, depending on exeprience

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