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Theatre Nurse/ODP - Critical Care and Theatres

Job Description

OSCCA: comprises of Operating Services, Critical Care and Anaesthetics.

The services are on both of the hospital sites

The Trust offers excellent opportunities for your professional and personal development and a wide variety of clinical shifts. In addition, Operating Services and Critical Care have full time clinical educators in post to provide educational support to new employees who undergo a comprehensive training programme.

Operating Services

Operating Services consists of Preoperative Assessment, Operating Theatres, Theatre Admissions Unit and the Recovery areas.

The Preoperative Assessment unit is a nurse led service which is supported by Anaesthetic Consultants and is at the forefront nationally.

The 42 operating theatres at the Trust provides 24 hour peri-operative care covering a range of specialties including, Spinal Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General, Vascular, Renal, ENT, Neuro and Urology.

Shift Patterns

Duty times vary across each speciality to reflect the service and cover the workload as per theatre schedule. A usual shift pattern can be worked between the hours of 8am-7pm over 4 or 5 days. Once staff are trained to the appropriate standard and competence is achieved then out of hours shifts will be allocated to meet service requirements.

Critical Care comprises of three units:

General Intensive Care Unit (ICU) High Dependency Unit (HDU) Post Operative Surgical Unit (POSU) at the NGH site in a purpose-built building and have a total capacity of 36 beds: 18 beds on each floor.

Critical Care Department at the RHH site is based on K floor and has the capacity for 8 critical care beds admitting both HDU and ICU patients.

Critical Care accepts male & female patients aged sixteen years and above who have a wide variety of specialist conditions; including Trauma patients, General Medical and Surgical patients, Plastics, Orthopaedics, Vascular, Renal, Spinal injuries, ENT, Ophthalmic, Gynaecology, Haematology, Oncology and Communicable diseases.

Shift Patterns

We currently offer a mixture of Long Shifts (125 hours), with standard shifts (75 hours) used to make up the difference in contracted hours.

Internal rotation onto Night Duty is also in place and duty rosters are produced using an e-Rostering system.

Day shift 0700 – 1940 Early shift 0700 – 1500

Night shift 1900 – 0740 Late shift 1130 – 1940

For further information or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Deputy Nurse Director: Emma Joel Tel No:  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed ) 

Email:( Email address removed )

The recruitment process will take place as part of an assessment centre. This will take place on the 1st December 2016 therefore please ensure that you are available on this date.

The Trust uses central assessment centres to recruit all Band 5 Nurses. This means that if you have applied for more than one vacancy with the Trust you will be invited to assessment via one vacancy, this does not mean that you are eliminated from any other Nursing vacancy’s you have applied for with the Trust.

The ambition of our process is to enable you to feel as relaxed as possible so that you are able to demonstrate your knowledge and skills within a supportive environment. Our interview process provides an objective assessment of your skills through group clinical scenarios and an individual interview. The scenarios may be based upon the generic role of the staff nurse/ODP or may include more specialised scenarios pertinent to specialist areas.

The interviewers on the clinical scenario panels may not be working in the area in which you wish to work, this is because nurses at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust all work to our PROUD principles and we believe that having a wider interview panel will improve the quality of your interview and maintain our objective assessment process.

During the interview process there is an opportunity for you to be interviewed on your own by two senior Trust staff. There will also be an opportunity for you to discuss your clinical interests and discuss the vacancies that we have.

For those staff who are currently employed by the Trust as a Staff Nurse, you should instead apply through the Staff Nurse transfer process via your line manager.

Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs with interview details and require you to book an interview time via NHS Jobs. This will appear as a message attached to the application for this vacancy under 'My NHS Jobs' and 'My Interviews' on your homepage. Please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Shortlisting for positions advertised on NHS Jobs for the Trust will ordinarily be shortlisted within 4 weeks of the closing date, therefore if you have not received any notifications after this point your application is considered unsuccessful.

In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

The Trust is committed to its obligations in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Should you require any assistance in applying for the position please contact the Human Resources Department on the number identified on the NHS Jobs page for the organisation.

Job Share applicants are welcome for all full time posts unless indicated but cannot be guaranteed. In addition for Fixed Term Contracts, internal secondments may be considered, please seek the approval of your current line manager before applying for the position.

All employment with the Trust is subject to a number of NHS Employment Checks being met to a satisfactory standard including verification of identity, eligibility to work in the United Kingdom, references and qualifications in addition to professional registration, a disclosure and barring records check and occupational health check if these are deemed to be a requirement for the position to be undertaken.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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