Theatre Healthcare Assistant

City of Westminster, London, Greater London, England
The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth £ 32.58 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 32.58 Per year
Full time
HCA / Care Assistant
1 Dec 2023
16 Dec 2023

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Theatre Healthcare Assistant to join our Theatre team in delivering a first class service to both our patients and staff.

The successful applicant will have been working in Theatres recently and will be up to date in current practices. Will provide care of patients undergoing invasive procedures admitted to the hospital and will provide surgical services to Consultants.

Located in leafy St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our luxury private Hospital has an international reputation for providing the highest quality of care to patients and is unique in that all profits fund our onsite Hospice, St John’s.

What are the main responsibilities of Theatre HCA Role?

Assisting with the provision of a safe Perioperative environment for patients, staff and visitors within the Theatre Suite

Assisting staff in setting up theatres with equipment and supplies

Participating in circulating duties, providing the Scrub Practitioner with the necessary materials and equipment while adhering to strict Aseptic principles.

Assisting with the moving and handling of patients and loads Ensuring that patient privacy and dignity are respected at all times

Recognising a clinical emergency and respond in a positive appropriate manner

Demonstrating and maintaining awareness of patient confidentiality and ensure a safe and secure environment at all times

To be aware of, and demonstrate adherence to, the Hospital’s policy on infection control with special attention to provision and use of PPE and sharps awareness.

Completion of the Intraoperative patient record and accurate traceability of prosthesis records of all endoscopes, endoscopy accessories and Theatre equipment

Maintain accurate maintenance records of all equipment and room checks

To adhere to the recommendations for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and risk assessments appropriate to the clinical area

To participate in maintaining a clean environment

Actively participate in the cleaning of theatres between cases and at the end of a list using the appropriate equipment, PPE and detergents maintaining high standards of cleanliness

To assist in the checking, unpacking and storing of items delivered to the clinical area

To liaise with the Theatre Coordinator and Estates to ensure that maintenance problems are reported to the Estates maintenance desk promptly

To report any accidents or incidents to the coordinator on duty and to complete the necessary Datix report

To be aware of potential hazards to patients, staff and visitors and report to person in charge any problems or faults

To answer the telephone in a courteous manner and relay both verbal and written messages accurately and promptly

Am I the right person for this Theatre Support Worker Role?

Good level of education, minimum GCSE

Basic computer skills

NVQ level 3 or equivalent

The Care certificate is desirable

Experience of team work and completing set objectives

Previous Theatre Support Worker experience is desirable

Infection control within the Perioperative environment

Problem solving and ability to communicate with clarity and intelligibility in both written and spoken English

Able to demonstrate good literacy and numeracy skills

Ability to maintain a sterile field and safety within the Theatre

Good attendance record

Flexibility to change shifts when department needs change

Enthusiastic, Reliable and able to work under pressure

Neat and tidy appearance

Why apply for this role as a Theatre Support Worker?

At our organisation we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. We offer competitive salaries and contributory pension schemes including the option to continue with NHS pensions. Other benefits available after a qualifying period include; season ticket loans, private healthcare cover and high street discounts.

Working with us, all eligible employees receive;

Competitive pay with progressive band structuring

Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year

Ongoing training and development programmes

Discounts at local, national and online shops

Interest-free season ticket loans

Cycle to work loan scheme

Employee “Service Excellence” recognition rewards

If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then we would love to hear from you.

Ref: 18585

Job Details

Theatre Healthcare Assistant

City of Westminster, London, Greater London, Englandd The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
£ 32.58 Per year
Job level
HCA / Care Assistant
Full time
1 Dec 2023
16 Dec 2023

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