Lead Theatre Practitioner - Scrub

Etta Healthcare

We have an opportunity for a Lead Theatre Practitioner - Scrub to join their team of staff in the Theatres department.

Lead Theatre Practitioner - Scrub 

£40,000pa plus benefits

Orpington, Greater London

Etta Healthcare are working with the UK's largest healthcare provider on a number of permanent nursing and AHP roles.

We have an opportunity for a Lead Theatre Practitioner – Scrub to join their team of staff in the Theatres department.

This is a FULL time role for 37.5 hours a week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:
  • RGN/ODP
  • Mentorship in Practice or equivalent
  • Experience in a senior theatre role.
  • Experience in orthopaedic, gynaecology 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
  • Staff management
  • Experience in undertaking appraisals
  • Current and up to date specific to specialty.
Duties of this role include:
  • To have shared responsibility for the leadership and operational management of the Theatre Department.
  • As a skilled member of the senior theatre team, to deliver and ensure that standards of patient care are consistently provided and maintained at all times in accordance with agreed operational policies
  • To assist with the management of the theatre department under the direction of the Clinical Service Manager: Theatres.
  • Responsible for co-ordinating and leading a team of staff in Theatres to deliver skilled and high quality peri-operative care.
  • 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 effectively 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
  • To teach, nurture, supervise and co-ordinate the work of junior staff.
  • To take responsibility for all theatre activities as required.
Salary & Benefits:
BMI Healthcare offers a salary of up to £40,000 for this vacancy aswell as access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:
  • Healthcare Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday per annum
If you are interested then please apply on-line, or for more information, please contact Rebecca or Steve on 0161 416 6118 or apply direct for a call within 24 hours.
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
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