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 hospitals throughout the UK – and to do that, we need exceptional people.
BMI Healthcare’s Thornbury Hospital in Sheffield has vacancies for FULL TIME AND BANK Theatre Practitioners to come and join their team of staff in the Theatre department. We are looking for suitably qualified Nurses or ODPs to come join us and work across a wide range of clinical specialities. Anyone offered a position can expect the opportunity to work across scrub, anaesthetic and recovery (dependant on qualifications) to help us to provide gold standard care to the patients we treat.
Full time posts are 37.5 hours per week with an expectation that when ready staff support the on-call roster.
For bank applicants we can offer flexible working patterns and shift times to suit all applicants – theatres at BMI Thornbury work Monday to Saturday with lists starting at 8am until 8pm (except Saturday 8am-4pm) – bank workers are employed to cover gaps in the staff roster – as such the amount of hours offered cannot be guaranteed but we are often in a position where bank support is required – so please log in and apply.
BMI Thornbury has a dedicated theatre clinical educator and working alongside this role we have a team of experience staff willing to support your development – always thought you would like to work in PACU? no problem – we have competency based training packs for all staff and we will be more than happy to support any professional development.
- Registered Practitioner with NMC or HCPC registration.
- Up to date mandatory training certification and/or the awareness that BMI will ask and support you to complete all required training via the online BMI Learn portal
- Yearly appraisal with BMI
- Mentorship qualification – preferred but not essential
- Maths, English GCSE at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2 evidence.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Motivated and enthusiastic
- Caring and Professional nature.
- Drive and enthusiasm.
- Ability to work in a team and use own initiative.
- Punctual and reliable.
- Treating patients and colleagues with dignity and respect, and maintaining confidentiality throughout their stay in theatres.
- To deliver safe quality care for patients during their perioperative phase of care.
- To support and assist in the management and organisation of care provision within the Operating Department.
- Demonstrate behaviours at all time applicable when working in the operating theatre.
As qualified staff you will be aware of the skills required to carry out your role – however listed below are the qualities we would expect to see in the staff we employ and how we would want to see you working together as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that patient safety and best outcomes are delivered every time a patient enters the department. We expect the tenets for application of safer surgery to be applied at all times – you may well be the person leading the WHO check.
Anaesthetic Practitioner Role
If you are working in the role of anaesthetic practitioner your day will start by ensuring that the environment and all equipment is safe and adequately prepared to accept the patient – you will also ensure that the anaesthetic room is left prepared for the following days operating list. This will include checking anaesthetic machines and vital signs monitors as well as ensuring that all equipment is clean and safe to use and that the level of consumables are sufficient to cover the day’s activity as well as leaving the anaesthetic room stocked for your colleagues. Communication with all members of the theatre team is vitally important to ensure the safety of the patient and the team. The anaesthetic practitioner will discuss the planned care of the patient with the anaesthetist (WHO brief) and prepare all the airway management and monitoring equipment that is necessary. Often the anaesthetic ODP is the first person that the patient meets and it is important to establish a good rapport with them from the outset. Once they are in the anaesthetic room they will apply vital signs monitoring to the patient and then assist the anaesthetist whilst they administer the anaesthetic type of choice. Once the patient is anaesthetised the ODP will ensure the patient is safely positioned on the operating table and that they are kept warm and secure throughout and then assist the anaesthetist when the surgical procedure is completed in preparation for transfer to the recovery unit.
The theatre environment and equipment must be checked and its suitability ensured – we aim to have zero never events and compliance with regards to safe working practices across all disciplines are vital if we are to maintain a safe working environment. The scrub practitioner will support the surgeon who is carrying out the operation. They will have to ensure the availability and sterility of all equipment and ensure that it is accounted for at all times. This role includes maintaining the patient’s dignity, ensuring confidentiality and treating them with respect. Surgery includes the role of the circulating practitioner. In this role the HCA will assist the Scrub practitioner by passing any supplementary items as and when they are required by the surgeon. All mandatory safety checks are to be adhered to and a strong sense of team working is vital to this role. This role needs to ensure that all equipment required for any procedure is available to the operating surgeon and that handover to colleagues is consistent.
Recovery Practitioner Role
The recovery room will be prepared in the morning to ensure that it is clean and safe to accept patients and that all equipment is available and working, this will include all necessary emergency equipment.. The anaesthetist will hand over the care of the patient to the recovery practitioner detailing the care of the patient until that point including what operation they have had, drugs used and observations intraoperatively. Whilst receiving the hand over the recovery practitioner will be ensuring the patients airway is safe and apply vital signs monitoring. Once the patient is breathing adequately and has satisfactory vital signs, the practitioner will commence their documentation. Any deviation from the norm must be recognised early and acted upon immediately – it is vitally important that the guidelines for completion of all documentation is completed to allow for a smooth handover to ward staff and that prior to discharge the patient leaving recovery the patient meets the required levels for transfer out of PACU. Team working, organisational skills and an empathetic bedside manner are key skills for this role.
BMI Healthcare offers a competitive hourly rate, annual leave for contracted posts and additional paid annual leave hours for bank staff, other staff entitlements can include private health insurance (contracted only) a pension scheme and staff health checks
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0114 267 4404