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Lead Theatre Practitioner

About The Facility:
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care.

Rated as 'outstanding' by the CQC, the London Bridge Hospital campus in South East London encompasses an outpatients and diagnostic centre in The Shard; the large world-class hospital based at the Tooley Street site; Private Care at Guys, which is on the top four floors of Guys Hospital Cancer Centre; and outpatient and diagnostic centres across the City, Canary Wharf and Kent.

With 160 beds, 22 ICU beds and 10 operating theatres we offer our patients exceptional treatment across a multitude of acute and complex care, and have use of the latest technologies and healthcare innovations.

Our theatre staff works across the London Bridge Hospital campus theatre suite which comprises of 10 theatres across the main hospital and Private Care at Guys.
The theatres provide a vibrant, exciting and professional environment where the advance equipment and technology is second to none and includes; fully integrated theatres equipped with the Stryker system, laminar flow systems and da Vinci surgical system.
The theatre team comprises of consultants and Practitioners who have vast experience and knowledge across a range of specialties. There are many complex procedures carried out daily, across a range of acute specialties, including orthopaedics, thoracic, urology, spinal, gynaecology, reconstructive, complex liver, transplant, neurosurgical and cardiac procedures, as well as general surgery. In fact the only specialties London Bridge Hospital campus does not undertake are ophthalmic and Paediatric Surgery. 

Job Description:
As a Lead Scrub Theatre Practitioner, you will undertake the management of the surgical service on a day to day basis and be responsible for delivering a consistently high standard of patient care utilising evidence-based practice. In addition, you will provide leadership to a multidisciplinary team and deputise for the Theatre Manager in their absence.

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week (typically 5 x 7.5 hour shifts between the hours of 0700 – 2100), with participation in the on call rota.

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £46,400 - £52,000 (with an additional 4% shift enhancement) and will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward & recognition – We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell and excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Deliver a consistently high standard of patient care utilising evidence based practice
Assessing, planning, delivering and evaluation of peri-operative patient care
Contribute to the improvement and maintenance of quality patient care by the use of evidence based
Actively contribute to the continuous improvement in customer service practice
Identify and implement, where possible, business development opportunities and to understand the healthcare market and customer needs.
Orientate new staff to department and assist them in integrating with the team
Promote and maintain a positive learning environment for all staff
Ensure surgeons’ and the patients’ perioperative needs are fulfilled in an efficient and effective manner
Co-ordinate staff and resources to meet departmental needs, within budget

Skills & Experience:
Current RGN or ODP Registration
Extensive experience in a similar role 
Ideally have extensive experience in Urology, Cardiac or Orthopeadics
You will also have experience of leading a team, which involves the mentoring of other members of theatre staff.

About The Individual:
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

Lead Theatre Practitioner


Published on 3 Dec 2019