We have an opportunity for a patient focused registered Senior Theatre Practitioner to take responsibility for planning and implementing high standards of perioperative care for our patients.
At Benenden we’re proud of our Outstanding CQC status and we want you to be too. You will be a valued member of the team and will have the opportunity to develop your supervision/training skills of junior staff, theatre list management skills, budgetary management and managerial accountability skills under the supervision of the Theatre Manager.
As our Senior Operating Department Practitioner, you will follow hospital guidelines and protocols as you promote best evidence-based practice, always acting as the patient’s advocate. You will ensure the safe custody of medication and controlled drug and that patient care areas are safe, fit for purpose and effectively maintained. You will undertake mandatory surgical checks prior to the start of the procedure, during and pre-wound closure.
You will plan and take the lead to facilitate the running of theatre lists and provide management accountability in the absence of a clinical lead under the supervision of Theatre Manager.
In addition to clinical duties, the direct supervision and training of junior staff will be your responsibility in order to ensure the provision of a high quality and cost-effective service to our patients.
With your competent computer skills you will accurately enter patient information and contribute to audits within the theatre and the compilation of written documentation.
To be considered for this position, we would like you to have the following:
- First level Registered Nurse/ HCPC registered ODP (SFA qualification would be ideal but not essential)
- Post registration education/experience in a relevant specialty, Degree in Healthcare or 5+ years equivalent experience
- Expert Scrub Nurse with post qualification experience in a range of surgical specialties
- Ability to organise, plan and problem solve on a case by case basis
- Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills to build and support team working
- Strong patient-approach
- Basic computer skills e.g., MS Outlook and web-based reporting systems
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If you require further information on this role please contact Ryan Young on 01580 857446.
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