Lead Theatre Practitioner/Surgical First Assistant
Lead Theatre Practitioner / Surgical First Assistant HCL are working with a private hospital offering the very highest standards of clinical skills and nursing care across a wide range of specialties. . Benefits include a substantial pension scheme, family healthcare, gym membership, dental and critical illness insurance. The role will be working within the Theatres team, comprising 7 theatres and a team of 70 staff plus surgeons. The team work with new technologies and equipment, including state of the art integrated theatres, and often operate on complex cases including transplants as well as spinal surgeries. Job Description This role will be managing part of a team of Surgical practitioners to ensure a high standard of nursing care and safety for patients within the theatre unit. There are many complex procedures carried out daily, across a range of acute specialities, including Orthopaedics, Thoracic, Urology, Gynaecology, Reconstructive, complex Liver, Neurosurgical and Cardiac procedures, as well as general surgery. Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week, typically 0700-1500 / 1300-2100, including weekends and on call. Duties and Responsibilities - Provide clinical input and supervision of a team - Review the Consultants preference cards and stock requirements - Provide clinical advice to staff, maintaining an appropriate learning environment and participating in research and clinical practice review - Co-ordinate staff and resources to meet departmental needs, within budget - Ensure equipment is in a good working order and the ordering and safekeeping of controlled drugs - Maintain accurate staff and patient records - Theatre Lists - Assist surgeons on all thoracic, orthopaedic and general specialism`s Skills & Experience - RGN/ SODP - Advanced Scrub Practitioner/Surgical First Assistant qualification - Strong and demonstrable experience of working within a theatre - General, Urology, ENT and Gynae experience - Ability to lead a team - Senior experience within a theatre environment is desirable - Good verbal and non verbal communication skills - Customer care skills About the Individual The successful candidate will have a passion for customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience. They should have the flexibility to respond to the needs of the department, ability to prioritise tasks and have team building skills. It is also essential that the successful candidate has the ability to work under pressure.