Theatre Practitioner

South Tees Hospitals have an exciting opportunity for any Theatre Practitioners. South Tees are developing their Theatre Bank and have opportunities for Scrub, Anaesthetics and Recovery. If you are either a Registered Nurse with 6 months theatre experience or an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) with 3 months experience and would like the opportunity to work some additional shifts in a busy and diverse Theatre suite, then please follow the link and apply to join the Bank.

Theatre also have opportunities for long term placements or just adhoc shifts. If you have any questions please contact Joanne Jackson on 07786251098.

Attributes
Essential
Desirable

Qualifications

 

  • Current Nursing & Midwifery Council Registration or ODP qualification.
  • Recognized teaching certificate i.e. ENB 998, 730,Facilitating Learning in Clinical Practice

Previous Experience

 

 

  • Orthopaedic Scrub experience

Knowledge

 

  • Ability to work with the boundaries of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct / ODP HCPC
  • An awareness of Government Documents / Policies in relation to changes within the National Health Service

 

  • Evidence of further professional Development
  • D32/33 Assessors Award

 

Skills

 

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of Extended Scope of Practice
  • Demonstrates the ability to work as a team member.
  • Organisation / time management skills.

 

Key Competencies Behaviours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Demonstrates a caring attitude to patients and colleagues
  • Receptive to the change process

 

 

 

Extended Skills

  • Lead a team in a patient life – threatening event. (maybe during the working day or in an out of hours shift) IV drug administration, cannulation, ILS with Defibrillation, first assistant, urinary catheterisation.

 

ALS

Other

  • Preceptorship package
  • Evidence of Information Technology Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Leadership

We will work together as a team to provide high quality individualised care to patients their family and carers.

Mission, Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equality, Diversity and Rights

 

 

 

 

 

Protection from Abuse

 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the ward / clinical area and the organization
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the National Service Framework for CHD and its implications on the ward / clinical area
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the quality initiatives either achieved or working towards within the ward / clinical area
  • Be receptive to change
  • Show a willingness to learn new and develop existing skills appropriate to maintain standards of quality care
  • Always act in such a manner that promotes the positive image of the ward / clinical area and the Trust
  • Demonstrate effective leadership in the establishment and maintenance of safe practice

 

  • Demonstrates an awareness of the management structure of the ward / clinical area and the Directorate
  • Understand the different roles and responsibilities of all members of the multidisciplinary team working in the ward / clinical area and Directorate
  • Act as a role model for other health care professionals within the ward / clinical area

 

  • Maintains patients right to privacy, dignity, respect and well being at all times
  • Challenges other health care professionals if standards are not maintained
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of supporting patients to maintain their religious and cultural beliefs whilst in hospital
  • Practice in a fair and anti-discriminatory way, acknowledging differences in beliefs and cultural practices

     

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of protecting individuals from abuse
  • Awareness of their role and responsibilities in relation to the protection of vulnerable adults

 

Policy & Strategy

We will work together as a team to provide high quality individualised care to patients

 

 

 

 

 

  • Show an understanding of the importance of all Trust Policies and Procedures
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures relating to the ward / clinical area
  • Assist in the development of policies and strategies within the ward / clinical environment

 

People Management

We will deliver care to a high standard by ensuring all staff has the appropriate training, skills and knowledge to perform their role within the team both confidently and competently

Positive Performance Management

 

 

 

Own Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development of Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management

 

 

 

Professional Regulation

 

 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the minimum people management standards
  • Understands and participate in the Positive Performance Management Process
  • Identify own professional development needs by engaging in the reflection process

 

  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with members of the health and ward team
  • Recognise and work within your role as part of the multidisciplinary team

     

     

     

  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and co-ordinate the delivery of care
  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously outside of the department.
  • Demonstrate the principles of appropriate delegation

     

  • Recognise and acknowledge limitations of own abilities
  • Practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Identify unsafe practice and respond appropriately to ensure a safe outcome
  • Demonstrate the ability to transfer skills and knowledge to a variety of circumstances and settings
  • Take responsibility for quality of care being delivered by self and others
  • Showing a willingness to share and discuss your own practice with peers and colleagues through clinical supervision
  • Learn new and develop existing skills appropriate to maintain standards and quality care
  • Demonstrate a safe application of the skills required to meet the needs of patients within the ward/ clinical area
  • Demonstrate evidence of problem solving skills
  • Undertake self directed study to expand your knowledge base
  • Contribute to the learning experiences and development of others by engaging in the mutual sharing of knowledge and experience
  • Support other staff in the delivery of care
  • Support in the training and development of Health Care Assistants
  • In collaboration with senior staff the post holder will train and develop others i.e. Students HCA visitors
  • In collaboration with senior staff the post holder will supervise junior staff in order to gain supervisory experience
  • Provide feedback from InHouse/External Training courses in order to disseminate knowledge to the Unit

 


 

Key Partnerships and Resources

We believe that patients are entitled to a high standard of individualised care and that this is delivered in collaboration with the patient and their relative/ carer.

Use of Resources

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management of Risk

 

 

 

 

  • Demonstrate the efficient and effective use of resources in the delivery of care
  • Responsible for the safe use resources including capital equipment with a value of up to £60-70,000
  • Monitor and order stock ensuring adequate stock levels

 

  • Comply with all Trust Policies and Procedures relating to health, safety and security at all times the post requires movement of equipment and lifting and handling of equipment and patients on a daily – in line with trust health and safety guidelines.
  • Identify environmental hazards and eliminate and /or prevent where possible and communicate any safety concerns to the relevant person

     

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the Trust ‘s Risk Assessment Policy
  • Respond and act accordingly in the event of an emergency situation.
  • Take responsibility for attending and updating your own skills and practice in Mandatory Training
  • Ensuring the safety and security of patients and their belongings at all times
  • Following procedures for documenting and reporting to clinical staff any untoward incident / accident or complaint

Infection Control

 

 

 

 

 

Networking Partnerships and Relationships

 

 

 

 

 

Confidentiality of Information

 

 

Management Information

 

  • Adhere to all Trust Policies and Procedures relating to Infection Control
  • Take responsibility in attending / updating own knowledge in Infection Control Issues
  • Educate and monitor others compliance with infection control procedures

     

  • Recognise and understand the role of the patient’s relative / carer
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of communicating clearly and effectively with all members of the multidisciplinary team, patients, patients relatives and visitors
  • Recognise and working within your role as part of the multidisciplinary team in the ward / clinical environment
  • Support collaborative working practices within the ward / clinical area

 

  • Demonstrate a awareness of their role in the Data Protection Act
  • Ensure confidentiality and security of written and verbal information acquired in a professional capacity

 

  • Show an awareness of the Trust Information and Technology Strategy for the ward / clinical environment
  • Understand the importance of obtaining, organising and recording information clearly and accurately

 

Processes

 

 

We believe that patients and staff should have the opportunity to express any concerns or issues they may have and that the explanations provided clear and in terms, which the individual can understand.

 

Business Planning

 

 

Customer Relationship and Feedback

 

Service Improvement

 

 

 

Communication

 

 

 

Data collection and Audit

 

 

 

Research/ Evidence Based Practice

 

Benchmarking / Standards

 

 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the business planning process in relation to the ward / clinical area

 

  • Demonstrating the ability to liaise effectively, efficiently and sensitively with patients, patient’s relatives and carers.

     

     

  • Show an awareness of the Trust Complaints Procedure
  • Understand the importance of continually improving the quality of service delivered to patients

     

  • Take an active role in the team discussions/ ward meetings within the Ward / Clinical area
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and non verbal communication skills

 

  • Recognise the importance of the role of clinical audit in developing practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to use Information Technology to support practice
  • Participate in the ward /clinical area clinical audit programme

 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the principles of Evidence Based Practice

     

     

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the benchmarking process in relation to the ward / clinical area

 

Delivery of Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Promotion

 

 

 

 

Change Management

 

 

 

Mental / physical / emotional effort

  • Provide a written plan of care this is based on department protocols.
  • Work at all times in accordance with the Trust’s ‘Foundations of Nursing Practice’

     

  • Adhere to the Trusts Administration of Medicines Policy in the delivery of care
  • Promote the ward / clinical areas philosophy of care
  • Meet the individual needs of the patient s physical, psychological emotional, social and spiritual needs – plan care based on the needs of the individual
  • Care is based on protocols – the post holder does have limited freedom to act within guidelines
  • Required to interpret results and highlight concerns to senior colleagues
  • The level of supervision varies as to the development needs of the individual at times the post holder will be working under proximal supervision and have the ability to make judgements based on a range of facts and different situations this will be in a controlled environment which allows the post holder to develop towards a specialist practitioner.
  • Respect the patients right to participate in decisions about their care
  • Recognise the nurses role as a patient advocate
  • Responsive to the changing needs of the patient
  • Identify and utilise all opportunities for health promotion with in the ward / clinical area
  • Provide appropriate information to patients and carers in a form which facilitates their understanding and acknowledges choice and individual preference

 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the change process
  • Identify and suggest opportunities to improve patient care

 

 

  • The post requires long periods of standing – in some instances the entire shift.
  • A commitment which may include unsociable hours/night duty/week end working
  • Continues concentration throughout the shift
  • The ability to multi task and or prioritise work
  • To react appropriately to direction from senior colleagues
  • Routine exposure to stressful / emotional / distressing activities
  • Exposure to unavoidable hazards – body fluids, harmful chemicals, diathermy fumes, anaesthetic agents
  • Due to the nature of some procedures with in the department, patient mortality is a factor – assisting in breaking bad news comforting relatives may on occasion be required
  • The position requires the post holder to be manually dexterous (handling delicate instruments, sutures)
  • The ability to multi task and or prioritise work.

 

The job description is not intended to be exhaustive. The post holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to duties, which may, following discussion, be varied. This is subject to the needs of the ward and in keeping with the general profile of the post.

 

15/01/2019
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