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Scrub Theatre Practitioner posted by Reachout Medical

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£28,275 - £32,000 / year
NHS Band 5

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:

Develop own competency to deliver effective care and treatments through improving clinical/technical knowledge, skills and expertise

Communication clearly and concisely with others involved in the patients’ care

Act as an advocate for safeguarding patients, demonstrate courage to speak up when there is concern about care

Demonstrate commitment to improving care and the patient experience

Ensure that patient safety checks are carried out in accordance with the policies

Contribute to ongoing improvement to quality of care

Develop and enhance your skills and knowledge

Promote best evidence-based practice within own scope of practice

Apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly

Achieve agreed objectives and demonstrating company behaviours at all time

Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs

Maintain knowledge of the Health & Safety at Work Act. Ensuring appropriate measures are taken in respect of health and safety for the patients, relatives, visitors, hospital patients and contractors

Ensure that consumables and specialist equipment is available in advance of booked procedures

Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate surgical equipment, instruments and consumables for a wide range of cosmetic operative procedures

The ability to coordinate the use of the supplies ad additional equipment during an operating list ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely

Conduct mandatory patient checks in accordance with policy, WHO checklist and NSIPS Five Steps to Surgical safety

Monitor the patients’ condition as relevant to the role taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning

Communicate appropriately with others in the multi-disciplinary team involved in the care of the patient

Monitor, order, receive and check stock items including implants, equipment and drugs as relevant

Delivery of quality care within the CQC standard relevant to the department

Administer any drugs or fluids in accordance with the appropriate policy

Ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate senior manager is informed

Complete all written documentation in a timely manner and to an acceptable level

Actively contribute to changes in practice and policies when changes have arisen which may follow an audit, complaint or newly issued guidance

Commitment to ensuring quality services are delivered to both internal and external stakeholders through continuous improvement activities

Compliance with company policies and procedures relevant to this role, ensuring you are fully aware of your responsibilities within these policies

Demonstrate awareness of regulatory requirements, taking appropriate action to ensure these requirements are implemented and adhered to

Ensure compliance with all infection prevention and control policies and procedures, understanding your role in the prevention of infection in patients and staff

To be aware of your responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. To ensure you are aware of your responsibilities, supporting policies and undertake the appropriate level of training for your role

Participate in hospital cover on call rotas, including week, nights and weekend shifts

Undertaking specific role related competencies and learning, ensuring 100% compliance of all relevant mandatory training

Specific Specialty Responsibilities:


Complete mandatory surgical checks prior to the start of the surgical procedure, during and pre-wound closure in line with policy. Ensuring that all swab, instrument and needle counts are conducted and documented

For Scrub Theatre Practitioners who are multi-skilled additional specialty responsibilities include:


Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate anesthetic equipment, emergency drugs and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures incorporating various types of anesthesia

Conduct mandatory patient safety checks in conjunction with the team and in accordance with policy, including ‘pause’ prior to administration of regional anesthesia

Assist the Anesthetist in monitoring the patients condition throughout the procedure, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications through contingency planning

Work as part of the operating team to provide safe quality care to the patient throughout the procedure


Assemble, prepare and check the appropriate recovery equipment, consumables and drugs to ensure appropriate and safe care of the patient during immediate post-operative phase of care

The ability to coordinate the use of supplies and additional equipment during the immediate post-operative phase of care ensuring the equipment is used appropriately and safely

Assist the Anesthetist during the immediate post-operative phase of care as and when required

Monitor the patient’s condition throughout the phase of care, taking appropriate action to manage any arising complications though contingency planning

Proactively monitor the patient’s level of discomfort/pain and take appropriate action to ensure the patient is comfortable

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