Theatre Practitioner (Recovery)

London, GB-LND
Competitive Salary
10 Oct 2018
07 Nov 2018
Job Type
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care. We have an exciting opportunity for a Theatre Practitioner (Recovery) to join our team at The Princess Grace Hospital in London (W1U 5NY). Situated in the heart of London's world-renowned medical district, The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in the capital, with 127 registered beds, including; 90 inpatient, 21 day case, 8 endoscopy, an urgent care unit and a Level 3 intensive care unit containing 9 beds, with 24-hour consultant cover and a high dependency unit. Our eight fully-equipped Theatres include three laminar flow theatres for Orthopaedic surgery and a robotic surgery suite along with some of the most advanced radiological diagnostic facilities in the country. Procedures covered at the Princess Grace include; Orthopaedic, Urology and General Surgery and are conducted by consultants from leading London Hospitals who are experienced and world renown in their field of expertise.

Job Description

As a Recovery Theatre Practitioner you will be responsible and accountable for providing high quality post-operative care for patients undergoing complex surgical procedures. The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between, £31,972 - £36,767 and will be dependent upon skills and experience. Rotational shift pattern, 37.5 hours per week Reward & recognition – We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell and excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Responsible for the total nursing care of individual patients within the recovery area and ensure recovery criteria is adhered to before discharging patients • Prepare the recovery in readiness to admit patients after surgical procedures • Ensure all equipment is checked prior to use and any faults reported immediately • Help to control cross infection by observing departmental policy regarding dress, the maintenance of a clean working environment, decontamination and sterilisation procedures and asepsis • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Consultants and other healthcare professionals and to ensure that prescribed treatment is carried out • To ensure safety for patients and colleagues as well as maintain the safe custody, handling of drugs in accordance with hospital policy • Provide initial emergency care as required

Skills & Experience

• Registered with NMC or HPC • Previous experience in Recovery, looking after intubated patients with the ability to safely extubate • Competent in airway management as well as ECG reading and detection of cardiac arrhythmias • Post-registration qualification in anaesthetic practice/recovery/scrub is desirable • Effective communication skills with good judgement of emergency situations • Confident individual who has a positive attitude and the ability to work within a team

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values. If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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