Theatre Scrub Practitioner – CEPOD | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 27-Mar-23

Closing Date: 26-Apr-23

Location: Southampton, SO14 2AA

Salary: Not specified

Theatre Scrub Practitioner – CEPOD | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Theatre Scrub Practitioner to join our CEPOD team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). We are looking for a highly enthusiastic and dynamic individual with excellent scrub skill in general surgery theatres along with good communication skills to support the team in achieving high standards of patient care within the CEPOD theatres.

UHS is one of the leading major trauma centres in the country. CEPOD team manages two CEPOD theatres and acute surgery unit list. Our main CEPOD theatre is very fast paced service which runs 24/7 and covers a wide range of general surgery specialties such as vascular, thoracic, HPB, upper GI, colorectal, paediatric, urology, ENT, maxfax. We are very dedicated team working in close relationship with the multidisciplinary team and are very proud of the care provided for our patients.

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Your Responsibilities

What you’ll do

The successful post holder will:
• provide skilled specialist assistance in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care throughout the Operating Department.
• participate as an integral member of the theatre Scrub team, covering a full range of shifts, including earlies, lates, nights and weekends.
• act as the patient advocate and maintain high standards of patient care, in line with NMC or HCPC code of conduct.
• Be involved in supporting and mentoring students and new staff as appropriate.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for qualified theatre practitioners who got general surgery / CEPOD theatre experience.

If you possess good communication skills, are patient focused, friendly and a team player we want to hear from you. In order to assist you to develop your career, you will be mentored and supported during your employment. You will rotate through the surgical specialties to gain a wide practical and theoretical knowledge base.

We are also offering opportunities for clinical and leadership development, through developing a career development pathway exploring opportunities for specific clinical development in conjunction with access to leadership pathways. We are keen to offer a range of opportunities, to include dual skill development. Your home base skill could be added to through a secondment into another theatre discipline. We would be opened to discuss career pathways tailored to your individual career focus.

The CEPOD theatre team is dynamic and consist of a very diverse high performing group of individuals who take pride in their work and maintains a high standard of care for patients. Teamwork is at the core of our team values and efficacy is what we always aim for.

Additional information

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

This advert closes on Monday 17 Apr 2023