Associate Practitioner - Ortho Scrub
Surgical and Critical Care (UHH) ,Acute Services - University Hospital Hairmyres
To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure high standards of care to a defined patient group and is accountable to the Registered Nurse/ODP in Charge.
The post holder will be expected to function as an independent practitioner whilst scrubbed, with support from qualified nursing/ODP circulating staff.
The post holder will ensure a person centred approach to care delivery which is safe and effective to ensure and maintain quality strategy
The post holder will provide advanced assistance to the registered practitioner in the perioperative area to ensure that every operative procedure is risk averse.
Acting as patients advocate throughout their journey in theatres providing safe, dignified and quality effective care.
Assist with the continual assessment of the conscious/unconscious patient's care needs within the operating department.
Carry out assigned duties to maintain cleanliness, sterility, order and safety within the Theatre environment, including cleaning tasks not undertaken by housekeeping.
Undertake associated clerical and patient centred duties, under indirect supervision of senior staff.
SVQ III in peri operative healthcare, plus scrub experience from training. In addition significant experience as a theatre HCSW or Postholders with previous experience as a theatre HCSW or no previous theatre clinical healthcare experience will be treated in accordance with Annex U Arrangements for Pay and Banding of Trainees
Initial induction period, followed by a period of training and consolidation to achieve full competency across the specialty within 6 months.