What are the benefits of working as a theatre practitioner at Benenden Hospital?

Our theatres are well staffed by a team of appropriately trained and competent personnel who are equipped with the skills and abilities to administer high quality patient care throughout the perioperative journey. We follow the Association for Perioperative practice (AfPP) staffing guidance. Our management structure is open and visible, and all staff are actively encouraged to contribute to continuous improvement via Bright Ideas.

We are the first independent private hospital in the country to have gained anaesthetic accreditation and our endoscopy service is JAG accredited. The patient services director is very supportive of annual inhouse training days and insitu team emergency training scenarios.

Our consultants are accessible and have great relationships with ODPs and nurses and our non-clinical patient support services are very responsive.

Current theatre practitioner roles

Theatre Practitioner- reference 1419

Competitive Salary

Full Time, Permanent Contract

We have an opportunity for a registered Operating Department Practitioner with endoscopy experience.

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, where we will encourage and support you to develop new skills and knowledge in a range of clinical skills, within multiple specialisms - anaesthetic, scrub, recovery and endoscopy practitioner.

Working as part of a team, you will support our main theatre department as well as the endoscopy unit, as and when required.

You will promote best evidence-based practice as you act as the patient’s advocate, always maintaining their dignity, and will ensure patient care areas are safe, fit for purpose and effectively maintained.

To be considered for this position, it is essential that you have the following:

  • First level Registered Nurse/ HCPC registered ODP
  • Post registration education/experience in a relevant specialty is desirable defined in anaesthetic or recovery 
  • 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 centred approach
  • Basic computer skills e.g., MS Outlook and web-based reporting systems

Download the role profile

If you require further information on this role please contact Ryan Young on 01580 857446.

Working at Benenden Hospital

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

Please send your up to date CV together with a covering letter to include why you are interested in this post and your relevant skills and work experience to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.  

Closing Date- 31st May 2022

If you do not have a CV, please complete the Application Form found here  and send your application form to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

 

Senior Theatre Practitioner- reference 1804

£32,306 - £38,888 p.a., depending on experience

Full Time, Permanent

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

Download the role profile

If you require further information on this role please contact Ryan Young on 01580 857446.

Working at Benenden Hospital

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care.

All our vacancies are therefore subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

Please send your up to date CV together with a covering letter to include why you are interested in this post and your relevant skills and work experience to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.  

Closing Date- 31st May 2022

If you do not have a CV, please complete the Application Form found here  and send your application form to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of Benenden Hospital Trust, of the types of data we process about you. Please visit our Careers page to read our Privacy Notice.

 

I have a question about working in the theatres team

What qualifications are required to work as a theatre practitioner?

To become a theatre practitioner, you’ll need to be an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or First Level Registered Nurse, having undertaken specialist (anaesthetic / scrub) post-registration training.

What theatre practitioner roles do we have at Benenden Hospital?

We have a variety of theatre practitioner and endoscopy practitioner roles available in our main theatres and Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU).

What training and development is on offer to theatre practitioners?

Every Benenden Hospital employee gets a personalised career development plan. If you are a senior theatre practitioner, we can support you to develop into a leadership role or become a Surgical First Assistant (SFA).

Whatever your grade, we have excellent in-house coaching and training available to ensure that your clinical skills are kept up to date.

We also send staff on external training courses annually (i.e. difficult airway management training, transfer of the critically ill patient, etc) and support staff representation at national and local conferences relevant to their area of work (infection control, pain management, AfPP, etc).

Contact us about theatre vacancies

If you wish to apply for a position, please send your cover letter and CV to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

For other general vacancy enquiries, please contact Adela Messinger, HR Advisor, by calling the number below or by completing our enquiry form.