Job summary

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic ODPs/Theatre Nurses or Nurses looking for a career change, who enjoy the challenge of working with a supportive team in a busy environment.

This is a brilliant chance to join our friendly team in providing a first class service to our patients.

Main duties of the job

Existing anaesthetic or scrub skills preferred but willing to train and upskill the candidate who can demonstrate a drive and determination to work in this specialised and single patient focused environment.

Qualities required

Enthusiasm

Excellent communication skills

Outstanding Interpersonal skills

Reliable and conscientious

To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team covering a 24/7 service

To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide high quality patient care

About us

We are one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a turnover of £420 million. We employ more than 8,000 staff, and provide specialist, personalised care.

Gloucester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has over 30 operating theatres across 3 sites. We have a range of specialities including General Surgery, Trauma, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology, Urology, Vascular, Emergency Surgery, Head & Neck, Obstetrics and Paediatrics.Within the theatre environment has 2 emergency theatres and 2 obstetric theatres. Our service runs 24/7, 365 days a year.

The trust has an excellent opportunity for appointing theatres practitioners to our team, that are passionate about delivering the highest of standards of care.

We have a dynamic and versatile team that provide the best care for everyone. With support from management, professional development team and the team, the future is looking very positive and being part of this team at this exciting and energetic time will be an excellent opportunity.

Date posted

05 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

318-22-X9404-C

Job locations

GRH / CGH

Gloucester / Cheltenham

GL1 3NN

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide high quality nursing care.

To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Communicate effectively with patients, carers, relatives and all members of the multidisciplinary team

Maintain and develop high standards of care

To manage caseload of patients within defined clinical area.

Take on responsibility for personal development and support the development and supervision of others by developing and maintaining specialist knowledge pertaining to theatres.

Contribute towards the continuing development of professional practice in the clinical area

Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model to less experienced/ non registered and new staff at all times

Work proactively to ensure that every patient attendance meets the patients expectations and needs with timely undertaking of procedure and effective communication with relatives, patients and carers.

To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as required, and maintain own personal development with support.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess, plan, implement, evaluate and provide high quality nursing care.

To work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Communicate effectively with patients, carers, relatives and all members of the multidisciplinary team

Maintain and develop high standards of care

To manage caseload of patients within defined clinical area.

Take on responsibility for personal development and support the development and supervision of others by developing and maintaining specialist knowledge pertaining to theatres.

Contribute towards the continuing development of professional practice in the clinical area

Conduct oneself in a professional manner and be a role model to less experienced/ non registered and new staff at all times

Work proactively to ensure that every patient attendance meets the patients expectations and needs with timely undertaking of procedure and effective communication with relatives, patients and carers.

To supervise and teach junior members of staff and learners as required, and maintain own personal development with support.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Active registration with NMC/HCPC
  • UK recognised qualification in Operating Department Practice / Adult Nursing
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration revalidation

Experience

Essential

  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a relevant speciality

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Have good communication skills both written and verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team
  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess and plan care: deliver, evaluate and amend the treatment plan.
  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective service and care delivery.

Desirable

  • Have good knowledge of TRAK computer system or similar hospital computer system.
  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence professional practice relating to area of clinical practice, management, education and research.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Active registration with NMC/HCPC
  • UK recognised qualification in Operating Department Practice / Adult Nursing
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration revalidation

Experience

Essential

  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a relevant speciality

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Have good communication skills both written and verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team
  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess and plan care: deliver, evaluate and amend the treatment plan.
  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective service and care delivery.

Desirable

  • Have good knowledge of TRAK computer system or similar hospital computer system.
  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence professional practice relating to area of clinical practice, management, education and research.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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