Band 5 Neurosurgical Theatres - Registered Nurse or ODP

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
North Bristol NHS Trust £ 25655.0 - 31534.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 25655.0 - 31534.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
3 Jun 2022
2 Jul 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a full overview of the Job Description and Person Specification, please refer to the PDF documents attached as an additional documents to this advert.

Knowledge, Training, Experience and Skills Required

The post holder must be a Registered Nurse or an Operating Department Practitioner who can demonstrate the following:
  • Effective communication skills, verbal & written, to include report writing and record keeping.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team.
  • Effective computer / IT skills and expectation to develop these in line with the needs of the service.
  • Ability to undertake shift work (flexible options available)
  • Contribution to team development
  • Sound knowledge of the guidelines set out in the NMC / HCPC code of professional conduct and current perioperative issues
  • Excellent organisational skills, proven ability to problem solve and remain calm under pressure
Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Post

Care Management
  • D emonstrate a sound understanding of scrub and circulating roles and the responsibilities in these roles.
  • Be competent in all aspects of scrub / circulating technique and procedures.
  • Participate in all safety procedures including safety briefings and WHIO Safer Surgery checklist, swab needle and instrument counts, management of clinical specimens etc.
  • Work as a skilled member of the perioperative team, and be responsible for the assessment of care given to patients within the operating theatre and other areas where operative / invasive procedures are performed.
  • Run theatre lists both efficiently and competently following policies and procedures.
  • Take responsibility in ensuring the safe, effective and efficient management of allocated resources within scrub / circulating areas including assisting with the planning of daily allocation of team members.
  • Be responsible for the care and maintenance of all instrumentation, equipment and consumable goods within your designated area. This responsibility will extend to all areas of the scrub / circulating service and to inform the appropriate person of any stock/equipment requirements.
  • Take appropriate action in regards to faulty equipment as per Trust policy and participate in the ordering and training of new equipment
  • Ensure that the department is at all times clean and organised with sufficient supplies and equipment which are correctly cleaned, in working order and correctly stored.
  • Supervise the work of junior and unqualified colleagues in the assessment of patients and advise appropriately, providing specialist knowledge in assessing and interpreting acute and other patients conditions.
  • Support Theatre Managers in developing and reviewing policies and standards for the safe use of equipment and substances hazardous to health in the department
Quality Management
  • Report to nurse in charge/line manager all complaints, incidents or accidents involving self, staff, patients, visitors and complete relevant documentation according to Trust procedure.
  • Ensure the safe custody of patients' valuables and property according to Trust policies.
  • Complies and works in accordance with Trust Policies and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Participates in risk assessments as required by senior colleagues and Directorate Risk Manager
  • Identifies and acts upon any risk that could affect the safety of patients or staff, accessing support from senior staff as necessary
  • Reports any accidents, incidents or near misses using the Trust Datix reporting system
  • Participates in audits of patient care.
  • Contribute to the implementation of improvements of working methods and practices
  • Participates in working groups to facilitate changes and improvements within the Operating Department, Directorate and Trust. Handles complaints by patients, clients, their carers and staff according to Trust policies.
Financial Management
  • Contributes to the monitoring and control of the use of resources within budgetary limits
  • Contributes to the analysis of staffing requirements against work load activity
  • Assists with developing the financial awareness of the team so that individual staff contribute to the efficient use of resources
Information Management
  • Contributes to the collection, recording and storage of information using both paper based and electronic systems
  • Make use of relevant of information in decision making, problem solving and care management
Staff Management
  • Develop own supervisory skills and competence, undertaking a teach

Ref: 4082693

Job Details

Band 5 Neurosurgical Theatres - Registered Nurse or ODP

Bristol, City of Bristol, Englandd North Bristol NHS Trust
£ 25655.0 - 31534.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
3 Jun 2022
2 Jul 2022

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