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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/05/2021.

Theatre Practitioner

Job Reference: 192-CS-21-0413

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
All Theatre Departments
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust was rated good by the Care Quality Commission in its recent inspection report published in January 2020.

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy ‘Working Together’. In support of its strategy, in July 2020, the Trust became a university hospital, and will work to drive benefits for patients, colleagues and the local community by embedding research, education and training across the organisation.

The Trust’s main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards. With a turnover of close to £600m, the Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. Some tertiary services are provided to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds. We recognise the value that a diverse workforce has in initiating fresh ideas and the contribution to delivering excellence for our patients, their families and carers.

Theatre Practitioner

Queen Alexandra Hospital has a reputation as a dynamic and inovative place to work. It’s Theatres are leading the way in Robotic Surgery and is recognised as a Worldwide Centre of Excellence.

There are 27 modern, state-of- the- art theatres across 2 floors which undertake elective, emergency and trauma work for both Adults and Paediatrics.

The Main Recovery Department is situated on E level and consists of a 6 bedded Paediatric area, 2 Bariatric bays and 20 bays on the open floor. There is also an additional 7 bays located within the Day Surgery Unit on D level. Staff are expected to upskill and rotate between both areas. In addition to this, Recovery staff provide support to Maternity, Interventional Radiology, MRI & Gastro remote services. The Service provides 24/7 cover with a variety of shift patterns.

What you can expect from us

We aim to develop staff once established in their clinical area, to provide rotational positions in 2 areas of Operating Department Practice of their choice (Recovery, Scrub and Anaesthetics) enhancing the multi-disciplinary team.

We have a number of dedicated Educational/Training mornings identified throughout the year and an excellent IT facility to support with on-line training.

You will be supported by an enthusiastic team of staff to help you develop skills in the more complex major cases. A competency based package of training complete with buddies/mentors is provided to achieve this.

Via the appraisal process we identify and offer the opportunity to advance in different specialties by encouraging rotation and developing new skills. We encourage our staff to undertake Leadership and Management courses and empower them to Lead the workforce.

To support you, we have a dedicated team of Educational Practitioners who are focused on delivering a meaningful and achievable Educational programme.

Staff benefits include:

NHS Pension Scheme

TOPS Day Nursery + childcare vouchers

Oasis wellbeing and Fitness Centre

Staff Handbook

Acquillis Counselling Service

and many more…

Key duties:

  • You will be expected to rotate across both levels of Recovery and to support all remote areas

  • You will need to be open and adaptable to learning new skills and developing your Leadership skills further.

  • You should be either a Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner who is flexible in your working approach with the ability to demonstrate forward thinking and problem solving.

  • Weekend working is compulsory and there may be a requirement for rotational night duty

    If you are interested in joining our multi-cultural cohesive team, please call Will Reynolds Clinical Manager on 02392 28600 ext 4873/ 6533 for an informal chat or visit.

    Closing date: 28/04/2021

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