Surgical First Assistant – Portsmouth (Hampshire)

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Position- Surgical First Assistant – Portsmouth (Hampshire)
Salary – upon application
Hours –Full Time

Operating Department Practitioner Role:
A new opportunity has arisen for a Surgical First Assistant to join a fantastic team with our client in their Centre based in Portsmouth. They are a growing business and everything they do is about putting people first, whether that be delivering exceptional care and support for clients, or providing growth and development opportunities for teams. Purpose built in 2005 the facility provides NHS treatment to all attending NHS patients.

Core Responsibilities:
You will work under the Theatre Lead to maintain safe levels of patient care throughout any surgical or anaesthetic procedure, the practitioner must have current and adequate level of knowledge, competence, understanding and skill in the field of anaesthesia You will be responsible for assisting with planning, implementing and assessing care of patients and ensure that standards are met as per national and local guidelines, including National Frameworks.

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications:
To be successful in the role of Surgical First Assistant you will have: 
• Relevant First Assistant qualification 
• Relevant and proven experience in an operating theatre, anaesthetics and recovery room Experience of intubation, extubation and resuscitation of patients 
• NMC Registered Nurse Part 1
• Relevant theatre experience 
• Knowledge of current research, key issues and development in theatre practice
• Relevant theatre experience as a Scrub Nurse 
• Evidence of competence as a Scrub Nurse 
• Knowledge of current research, key issues and development in theatre practice
• Knowledge of Health & Safety/Risk Management within the operating department

Key Words – Senior Theatre Practitioner, ODP, Surgical First Assistant, Scrub, Anaesthetics, Recovery

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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