Theatre Practitioner (Scrub)

Theatre
Weymouth Street Hospital
Posted 4 days ago

 

We are currently looking for 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.
  • Will assist in the routine daily planning and organisation of the theatres for clinical procedures and practice and participate in the department’s administration as required.
  • Will be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development of programmes of care and their implementation and evaluation.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Managerial responsibilities

  • Exercise professional accountability as guided by the NMC Code of Conduct/HCPC Standards of Conduct.
  • Act as an effective role model to student nurses/trainee ODP’s
  • Inform the Team Leader/Theatre Coordinator/Theatre Manager of any activity in the department, which affects patient care.
  • Report all incidents/accidents involving patients, visitors, consultants or staff, in accordance with PHG policy.
  • Report all complaints to the Theatre Manager.  In cases where investigation is required, verbal or written statements and any other evidence, such as copies of documentation, must be provided promptly and professionally.
  • Maintain effective communication with patients, relatives, the multi-disciplinary team, consultants and significant others.
  • Liaise, communicate and negotiate with colleagues of other speciality services and departments to ensure co-operation with achieving objectives, to promote good working relationships and to establish a team spirit.
  • Ensure that nursing procedures and policies are followed.
  • Participate in the induction / orientation of new staff.
  • Assist in providing support, guidance and counselling for trainee ODP’s, student nurses and HCA’s.
  • Demonstrate procedures and supervise qualified and unqualified staff.
  • To use resources both effectively and efficiently
  • Assist in the collection of necessary data using local I.T systems
  • Maintain accurate written documentation in relation to patient care
  • Practice in a cost effective and cost awareness manner
  • Actively participate in departmental audit and improvement planning

 

Personal and Professional Development

The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for their own professional development and revalidation, in line with the NMC/HCPC requirements.
  • Acquire new skills and knowledge to expand nursing practice. This will include computer skills and other initiatives to enhance patient focused care.
  • Participate in annual staff appraisal, staff development and in-service training activities.
  • Will be familiar with and work to PHG Policies and Guidance.
  • When representing the department, PHG or profession, the post holder will ensure that this is conducted in a professional manner.
  • Maintain an awareness of clinical and professional developments in nursing/operating theatre practice and participate in audit and nursing research.
  • Assist in the teaching and supervision of learners entering the theatres including Student Nurses/ ATOs/HCAs.
  • Assist the Team Leader/Theatre Coordinator/Theatre Manager in ensuring that the Educational Environment is conducive to learning and work in conjunction with the appropriate training centres.
  • Monitor that training objectives are being met.
  • Assist in the Orientation/Induction Programmes for newly appointed staff, trainees and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

 

Additional duties/responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • 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.

 

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