Lead Theatre Practitioner

Expiring today

Location
Beckenham
Salary
Market related
Posted
30 Aug 2016
Closes
27 Sep 2016
Ref
SYS-17699-123
Nursing Field
Theatre
Function
Clinical Nurse
Job Type
Permanent

BMI Healthcare has a reputation based on 30 years of clinical excellence and commitment to our patients and staff. Our mission is to deliver exceptional experiences for the patients treated in our 58 hospitals in the UK – and to do that, we need exceptional people.     

BMI Healthcare’s Sloane Hospital in London has a vacancy for a Lead Theatre Practitioner to join their team of staff within the Theatres Department. 

This post is for 37.5 hours per week 

It is essential that applicants have the following:

  • RGN/ODP
  • Mentorship in Practice or equivalent
  • Experience in a senior theatre
  • Experience in orthopaedic,  and general surgery at a senior level
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Good mentor/coaching skills.
  • Application of knowledge of specialised procedures and equipment used in the Operating Theatre

Duties of this role include:

  • Responsible for co-ordinating and leading a team of staff for Theatres
  • Check Operating lists and booking forms in advance to organise any special equipment required. Liaise with Consultants and companies to ensure correct instruments and implants and equipment is ordered and received 
  • Appropriately allocate staff to meet the activity. This will involve looking at the off duty, working closely with staff and making changes when and where possible.
  • To book and utilise bank and agency staff ensuring minimum use of temporary staffing.
  • Plan and organise operating lists  with Consultants and secretaries
  • To undertake scrub and circulating duties with theatres
  • To work within the role of Advanced Scrub Practitioner with extended skills
  • To participate in the theatre ‘on call rota as required
  • Supervise and co-ordinate the work of junior staff.
  • To take responsibility for all theatre areas as required.
  • To work flexibly to ensure the smooth running of the Department.

Please see attached role profile for further detailed information on the responsibilities and accountabilities of this vacancy. 

Being the UK’s largest private healthcare provider, BMI Healthcare is able to offer staff excellent training support and progression potential, making this an excellent place to work.