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Job summary

Main area
Operating Theatres
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
379-4436602-SEP22
Employer
379 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Town
Brighton
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/10/2022 23:59

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Senior Theatre Practitioner

Band 6

 About our Trust

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First.  In fact our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex. In the meantime make sure to check out our Patient First approach that runs through our core as you’ll get to know us better through this, our equality, diversity and inclusion pages which show just why being inclusive is so important to us and how our staff networks help drive change, and our staff wellbeing page that details the many ways in which we invest in your wellbeing.

Job overview

Senior Theatre Practitioner in the  Digestive Disease and the  Gynaecology  Oncology Theatre.  3 T's Opportunity - Robotic Surgery is on the way.

Do you wish to work in a growing department where you will have the opportunity to enhance your perioperative skills? If so, the Operating Theatre Department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital may be the place for your career development. We undertake minor, intermediate and complex surgery, including vascular, digestive diseases, maxilla-facial, gynaecology, emergency, trauma and orthopaedic procedures. As both a Centre of Excellence for Vascular Surgery, and the Major Trauma Centre for the South East Coast, we treat and care for some of the most complex and acutely unwell patients in the region. This provides fantastic opportunities to develop and enhance skills, and to be a proud member of a highly skilled, patient focused team delivering excellent care throughout all our many surgical specialities.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic Band 6 Theatre Practitioners (Nurses/ Operating Department Practitioners) to join our friendly, forward thinking team. In particular, we are looking for dual trained staff with both scrub experience and anaesthetic qualifications. Previous theatre experience at band 5 or 6 level is necessary for this post.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical & managerial support to the Team Leader.
  • To provide clinical leadership, support & teaching to all relevant personnel within the specialist area
  • To provide specialist technical & clinical advise to relevant colleagues in the peri-operative setting
  • To provide information & support to patients having anaesthesia / surgery
  • To provide & assist with the development of safe & high quality specialist patient care & to work within the guidelines of the Trust Nursing & Midwifery Strategy.

Working for our organisation

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First.  Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.  We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. In conjunction with other clinical staff, participates in the setting, monitoring & evaluation of standards of care for patients.
  2. Using the specialist peri-operative care plan the post holder will assess, plan, implement & evaluate patient care within sphere of responsibility.
  3. To provide specialist, technical & clinical advice to patients & relevant colleagues in the peri-operative setting.
  4. Deputise for the Team Leader when required & act as an autonomous practitioner.
  5. Ensure that accurate records & information systems are maintained.
  6. Able to demonstrate relevant IT & keyboard skills to enable electronic data collection (Galaxy Database).
  7. Ensure the safe control, custody & administration of all drugs within the peri-operative area in accordance with Trust Policies & national legislation.
  8. Ensure due regard is given to the customs, values & spiritual beliefs of patients/clients & colleagues & equal opportunities are practices.
  9. Ability to give & receive complex & sensitive information.
  10. Assist the team leader to ensure that clinical/nursing practices accurately reflect the departmental philosophy

Person specification

Professional Registration

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates post qualification theatre experience in DD & Gynae
  • Demonstrates post graduation development Mentorship
  • NMC Level 1 &/or HPC ODP
  • RN C&G 752 / NVQ Level 3 / Dip(He) ODP / BSc ODP
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrates managerial experience in current role
  • Theatre qualification
  • Evidence of study at Diploma / Degree level
  • Evidence of recent research / audit project

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Deborah Jones
Job title
Team Leader
Email address
deborah.jones52@nhs.net
Telephone number
01273696955
Additional information

x 63577

You are invited to visit the Department for an informal  visit.  Please ring 01273 69695  x 67444  to arrange.