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Lead Theatre Practitioner

Job Description

BMI Healthcare has a reputation based on 30 years of clinical excellence and commitment to our patients and staff. Our mission is to deliver exceptional experiences for the patients treated in our 58 hospitals in the UK – and to do that, we need exceptional people.

BMI Healthcare’s Sloane Hospital in London has a vacancy for a Lead Theatre Practitioner to join their team of staff within the Theatres Department.

This post is for 375 hours per week

It is essential that applicants have the following:

  • Mentorship in Practice or equivalent
  • Experience in a senior theatre
  • Experience in orthopaedic, and general surgery at a senior level
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Good mentor/coaching skills.
  • Application of knowledge of specialised procedures and equipment used in the Operating Theatre

Duties of this role include:

  • Responsible for co-ordinating and leading a team of staff for Theatres
  • Check Operating lists and booking forms in advance to organise any special equipment required. Liaise with Consultants and companies to ensure correct instruments and implants and equipment is ordered and received
  • Appropriately allocate staff to meet the activity. This will involve looking at the off duty, working closely with staff and making changes when and where possible.
  • To book and utilise bank and agency staff ensuring minimum use of temporary staffing.
  • Plan and organise operating lists with Consultants and secretaries
  • To undertake scrub and circulating duties with theatres
  • To work within the role of Advanced Scrub Practitioner with extended skills
  • To participate in the theatre ‘on call rota as required
  • Supervise and co-ordinate the work of junior staff.
  • To take responsibility for all theatre areas as required.
  • To work flexibly to ensure the smooth running of the Department.

Please see attached role profile for further detailed information on the responsibilities and accountabilities of this vacancy.

Being the UK’s largest private healthcare provider, BMI Healthcare is able to offer staff excellent training support and progression potential, making this an excellent place to work.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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