Senior Theatre Practitioner - ODP or Registered Nurse - Cranbrook

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Position – Senior Theatre Practitioner – ODP or Registered Nurse - Kent
Location - Kent
Salary – £28,400 - £30,000 depending on experience
Hours – Permanent Full Time or Part Time

My client is an independent hospital and charity currently recruiting across their site. 

They  have some exciting opportunities, both full and part time, for Senior Theatre Practitioners  with responsibility for implementing high standards of peri-operative care within a wider theatre team, you will be competent and skilled to assist and monitor patient care within theatres and the recovery environment. Having a patient-centred approach, you will work as part of the Theatres team, providing support and mentorship to more junior roles. 

You will have a degree in Operating Department Practice or equivalent experience, and will be willing to learn new skills. With methodical skills, you will pay attention to the details to ensure you deliver the highest patient care possible.
We will consider candidates who wish for part time as well as full time hours (full time hours are 37.5 per week). 

Key Responsibilities

Plan  and  implement  high  standards  of  perioperative care for  patients, following  hospital  guidelines and protocols, promoting a patient-focussed approach to care .

Where  necessary,  and  appropriate  to  the  particular department,  prepare  and  facilitate  theatre  lists including entering patient information on IT systems. 

Ensure patient care areas are safe, fit for purpose and effectively maintained 
Supervision of junior members of the team, including providing clinical supervision/act as a mentor 
Be accountable for the Theatre Sister.

The postholder will participate in the department’s emergency call out system, and may be required to work shifts, nights, weekends and bank holidays 
The postholder will be expected to be a member of the Nursing & Midwifery Council/Health and Care 
Professionals  Council  and  will  be  expected  to  abide by  the  relevant  Code  of  Conduct  and  any 
supporting policies/procedures for clinical staff within the hospital 

Proven Knowledge, Training and Experience 
Previous significant perioperative experience 
Degree  in Operating  Department  Practice  or  equivalent  (Diploma  may  be  acceptable  with  relevant  experience) 
Registered Nurse (with supporting PREP evidence) 
ALERT/BLS/ILS& ALS training or a willingness to undertake training 
Mentorship/clinical supervision qualification 
Good IT skills or a willingness to undertake training 
Basic phlebotomy and ECG monitoring experience or a willingness to undertake training 
Proven ability to undertake multiple tasks under pressure 

Skills & Competencies 
Effective verbal communication using tact and diplomacy 
Excellent written skills 
Strong prioritisation skills 
Strong patient-centred approach 
Strong negotiation skills 
Strong problem solving skills 

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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