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Anaesthetics Day Surgery Unit

Job Description

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 15 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

Day Surgery Unit
Band 5 Theatre Practitioner – Anaesthetics

Hours: Full Time 375 hours per week

Are you looking to develop your existing anaesthetic skills and gain experience in new specialties? Do you want to be part of a friendly, dynamic team at a leading London teaching hospital? If so, please read on as King’s College Hospital wants to invest in YOU!

To be eligible for the position, you must be an NMC Registered Nurse with a UK recognised post-reg Anaesthetic course, or a HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated anaesthetic practitioners to join King’s Day Surgery Unit to provide the highest standard of perioperative care to patients. We offer a supportive consolidation period for all of our new starters, as well as excellent educational opportunities, from in house study courses to post graduate education through King’s College London, London Southbank University or University of Greenwich.

King’s runs a supportive Preceptorship program for newly qualified ODP’s and is a fantastic place to develop your existing perioperative skills. This post includes evening and Saturday shifts.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (King’s) is situated in South East London and provides comprehensive health care and emergency services for a diverse community. It is also one of London’s four major trauma centres covering South East England. With over 1,400 beds and 11,000 staff across various sites, King’s is one of the largest and busiest hospital trusts in London. King’s (Denmark Hill site) Day Surgery Unit consists of 7 operating theatres which include specialities such as Gynaecology, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Dental, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmology, Urology, Paediatric and endoscopy, catering for patients of all ages, from neonates to the elderly. All areas enjoy the reputation of being a world leader in innovative surgical interventions and clinical excellence.

For informal discussion please contact Hilary Durrant, Matron on ( Email address removed ) or  ( Phone number removed ) . Alternatively, Guian Villareal-Burbano, Practice Development Nurse on ( Email address removed ) or  ( Phone number removed ) 

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you apply promptly

Important: Please note this will involve a drug calculations test, which you are required to pass. You will need to be available on this date as we do not offer individual interview dates.


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At King’s, we fully support the right of all staff to equal opportunities and are committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

Benefits available to all employees include: Workplace Nurseries, an excellent Pension Scheme and access to the Learning Zone.

There are a number of important documents available on the Kings recruitment microsite we would like to draw your attention to, particularly the Trust's criminal records checking policy.

All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and for ensuring they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you apply promptly.

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