About The Facility
Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.
The hospital has been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008.
Our Paediatric wards hold 56 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity and complex nature of the children who are admitted to our hospital. The Portland Hospital has a large number of international Paediatric patients, often funded by relevant embassies.
The culture at The Portland Hospital is to provide support, an inspiring environment and positive ways of working to ensure everyone has a better day. This is accomplished through our core set of 'Positively Portland' values that all employees will work to:
Greetings, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Responsibility and Acknowledgement
The Theatre Practitioner (Anaesthesia) will be working as part of a team of anaesthetic theatre practitioners - as well as the wider theatre team, to ensure a high standard of nursing care and safety for patients within the designated theatre units.
Hours: Full time 37.50 hours per week
Salary range is between: £31,630 - £35,822pa plus benefits + enhancements
Duties & Responsibilities
- Ensure all equipment is checked prior to use and any faults reported to the Theatre Co-ordinator immediately.
- Help to control cross infection by observing departmental policy regarding dress, the maintenance of a clean working environment, decontamination and sterilisation procedures and asepsis
- To ensure safety for patients and colleagues.
- To develop and maintain effective working relationships with Consultants and other health professionals and to ensure that prescribed treatment is carried out.
- Provide initial emergency care as required.
- Participate fully as a team member, including working in all areas of the theatre suite, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives.
- Adhere to the procedures for the use of supplies, ordering requirements for the Department as directed by line manager.
- Ensure the accurate collection of data in relation to theatre activity.
- To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments.
- Maintain the safe custody, handling of drugs in accordance with hospital policy.
- To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade and the needs of the service.
- Participate in the reporting of incidents and comply with any ensuing investigations.
- The post holder will be appraised on an annual basis and the process will include a review of the past year's performance, setting of aims and objectives for the coming year and identification of education needs.
Skills & Experience
- The post holder must be qualified in anaesthetics either as a Nurse or ODP.
- Recognize emergency situations during the post-operative period initiating care and clinical interventions according to the patient's condition and in accordance with local and HCA policies.
- Obtain qualifications in Advanced Life Support and ensure that updates are obtained as required.
- A post-registration qualification in anaesthetic practice/recovery or scrub is desirable.
About The Individual
The successful candidate will be a confident individual with specialist knowledge in Anaesthetics. They will be motivated to share their knowledge with the wider team to ensure all team members are learning and progressing, as well as keen to learn from others. They will be assertive, with positive attitude and have the ability to follow directions accurately.