HCL Permanent
30 Sep 2016
London, Greater London, England
Theatre nurse
Job level:
Deputy Manager / Senior Staff
Full time
Contract type:
£ 35673 - 40401 Per year
Closing date:
28 Oct 2016
Job Description As the Senior Theatre Practitioner you will assist the anaesthetist throughout surgical procedures. You will be assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for all patients undergoing surgery, ensuring the preparation of drugs and equipment, checks and maintenance of machines, fluids and devices needed and pre-operative checks of patients to ensure a smooth handover from the ward nurse. As the Senior Nurse in the team, you will provide guidance to junior members of the team and assist with their coaching and development

Salary    £35,673 - £40,401 + 4% shift enhancement, contribution pension scheme, 33 days annual leave
Hours    37.5 hours per week (Early, Late shifts, On Call and weekends)   Duties & Responsibilities
  • Delivering a consistently high standard of patient care, utilising evidence-based practice.
  • Ensuring that policies and procedures relating to administration of medicines, blood and blood products are followed.
  • Ensuring that the patients comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained at all times.
  • Maintaining a sterile environment within the operating theatre and ensuring efficient supervision of staff  and resources
  • Able to take the lead in an emergency situation.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all incidents/accidents/near misses are appropriately recorded and reported in  a timely manner
  • Prioritising workload according to the needs of the department
  Skills & Experience
  • RGN or ODP
  • Extensive post registration anaesthetic experience
  • Experience of developing others
  • ALS trained
  • Demonstrable experience in mentoring other members of a team
  • Competent in preparing for different surgical procedures


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About HCL Permanent

HCL Permanent, as part of the UK’s largest healthcare recruitment company, have unrivalled nursing recruitment industry knowledge on both a local and global basis.

We are approved by the Department of Health (UK) for International recruitment. Our clients range from Regional Health Boards requiring hundreds of staff to specialist start up clinics requiring a Clinical Director to develop the centre.

Over the past 3 years we have successfully placed over 1,000 staff into permanent posts within the UK, Ireland and globally; achieving a 91% retention rate for candidates still in their post after 12 months. This is testament to our stringent recruitment and pre-selection processes which are led by clinicians and qualified HR staff.

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