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Theatre Support Worker : 1379
Do you have experience working within a care setting, either providing clinical support or working within a sterile environment providing treatment for patients? If so this is an exciting opportunity for you to move into a role where you will work with a talented and growing team, in state of the art environment, supporting surgeons at the top of their field.
As a Theatre Support Worker you will help to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of staff, patients and visitors within the Theatre Unit. Your role will involve working with the Theatre Team providing a high quality of care to patients during the perioperative setting and delivering high standards of work in line with the KIMS vision and strategy.
You will be responsible for preparing theatres for surgery including the cleaning of theatre and recovery areas, collecting and escorting patients and maintaining appropriate patient records. You will regularly liaise with other departments including Sterile Services, Wards and Imaging to ensure the provision of an efficient and patient-centric service.
This role is 37.5 hours per week worked in shifts.
Responsibilities will include however will not be limited to:
• Communicating effectively with other departments i.e. Wards, Imaging Department to ensure effective and smooth running of the services delivered.
• Cleaning of theatre and recovery areas before and after operating sessions, also adhering to the weekly cleaning schedule.
• Stocking of cupboards and stock containers against agreed stock levels.
• Collecting and escorting the patient, and assisting with transferring of the patient from trolley to table under supervision of trained staff.
• Assisting with the safe positioning of patient on operating table.
• Acting as circulating person for the scrub team and within the scope of the role.
• Assisting with the care, labelling and transportation of specimens, and the collection of blood from the Blood Bank as required.
The ideal candidate will:
• Have previous experience within Theatres in a similar position.
• Have an NVQ Level 2 and/or 3 in Health and Social Care (OR Equivalent) or 1 Year minimum experience in a relevant hospital setting.
• Display excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Be a flexible and adaptable individual that can work to tight deadlines.
If this sounds like the vacancy for you, please apply by completing the application form below and attaching a copy of your CV. If you wish to apply for multiple vacancies, you can do so by submitting one application form; you can just list all the job reference numbers, which are of interest to you.
Alternatively, if you wish to speak to a member of the Careers team before applying, please call 01622 231780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be happy to help.