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Theatre Practitioner - Cardiac Retrieval Development

Job Description

QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 900,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK and is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have just over 9000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard:  ( Phone number removed )  and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts  ( Phone number removed ) .

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust is committed to delivering it’s Vision and Values of ‘delivering the best in care’ through ensuring respect, responsibility, honesty and innovation for patients, visitors and staff alike.

We believe in working together with our staff to discover new and dynamic methods of care to ensure our vision is achieved and high standards of patient care are paramount.

Our Cardiac Operating Theatres cater for a wide range of elective and emergency cardiac surgery and carry out complex patient care and as the service in our Theatre expands, we continue to grow and evolve developing our expanded practices with evidence based practice and continued learning to ensure we are at the forefront of the latest health care.

We are currently looking to recruit an Operating Department Practitioner/RN with Anaesthetic skills to join our Cardiac Team at Band 5 level and through work based learning, specialist training, and completion of specifically designed competencies, develop the skills to participate in the Cardiac Retrieval Post. Once competence is achieved and verified by a trained practitioner, your banding will be modified to Band 6.

**If you are currently undertaking this role in another Trust; and you can display competence within the Cardiac Retrieval service, you will commence employment at a Band 6**

As a Band 6 Theatre Team Leader supporting our Cardiac Retrieval Service . We can provide excellent learning opportunities to individuals who are experienced in Cardiac to further develop their skills, practices and patient post-operative management in a rapidly developing Theatre Department.

The post holder will participate in Organ Retrieval as part of the on-call roster. During the retrieval service delivery to the donor hospitals, the post holder will support the Surgical Transplant Fellows in clinical activity within a defined level of competence.

Staff within our Theatre Areas have the opportunity to work closely with our Consultant Anaesthetist to implement new methods of care and adapt/accommodate the service to ensure we are utilising our theatre time and providing our service need as required.

Due to the level of expertise and our expansion in supporting higher patient numbers in our Operating Theatres, you would be required to cover a range of shifts including earlies, lates, nights, weekends, bank holidays and on calls.

All applicants must have DipODP (Formally C&G752/ODP3)/RN with Anaesthetic Skills, with considerable post registration experience within cardiac theatres in an Acute Hospital Environment and this must be demonstrated in your application. Anaesthetic Skills are essential for this post, you must make this clear within your supporting information.

At QEHB we are committed to continuing learning and development in students, new starters, current staff, patients and visitors. In your application you must demonstrate the same commitment to teaching and a desire to develop your career in the Theatre setting.

In order to support your transition into our Theatre Areas you would be provided with a period of 4 weeks supernumerary time; your mandatory training, corporate and local inductions; and a Clinical Skills Competency Booklet. You will be allocated a clinical mentor and receive additional support from the Professional Development Team.

As part of our vision to provide the best in care, we are looking for talented and passionate practitioners who share our beliefs and want to grow with our organisation. This is reflected in our selection process which now includes an assessment and interview. These will be completed on the same date as interview.

For further information on these exciting opportunities then please contact Sr. Emma Donovan Lead Professional Development Practitioner Theatres on ( Email address removed ).

To apply for the position please complete the application form on NHS Jobs online.

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences. Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to 'Two Ticks', will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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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