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Anaesthetics Nurse (Operating Department Practitioner)

Band 5

Main area
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
309-NAT5SHB016-RA-AB
Site
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
Town
London
Salary
£26,554 - £34,495 per annum inclusive
Closing
26/02/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. On Grafton Way, we are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service.  Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

NHS staff survey results from 2016, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Band 5 – Anaesthetics Nurse (Operating Department Practitioner)

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is looking for enthusiastic and motivated band 5 Staff Nurses or Operating Department Practitioners to work in the theatre scrub team. This is a very busy and exciting expanding area which offers cutting-edge healthcare; our exceptional team of medical professionals have educated and stimulated their colleagues to go even further in their careers. That’s why we’re so inspiring to work for – because we offer the chance to become the very best you can be.

The theatre department provides a comprehensive neurosurgical service covering the full range of neurosurgical patients including all cranial, simple and complex spinal conditions. It specialises in surgery for epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. There is an excellent team of radiologists and vascular neurologists performing interventional procedures. The theatre department comprises of 6 theatres, including Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Angio suite. The recovery area has 6 beds.

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic band 5 Anaesthetic Nurses who have completed their preceptorship course in a ward area or Operating Department Practitioners. Experience in perioperative environment (especially in scrub) is essential, however training will be given. The successful candidates will have excellent communication skills and an ability to put their patients at the centre of care demonstrating kindness and patience. A desire to learn is essential and will see you excelling in your field.

In turn we will offer you the ability to advance your skills and aim to provide you with a high standard of training in the clinical area and through our practice development team and from Southbank and City higher education institutions. This is an opportunity to work in a Trust with UK’s most advanced clinical teaching facility. The Education Centre’s Learning Hospital provides opportunities for healthcare professionals at every level to learn enhance and optimise their clinical skills and medical knowledge through experiential learning. The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is a major international centre for Neuroscience training and research. We offer a wide range of educational, research and career pathways and the chance to work in an area which is pioneering.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Liam Purcell liam.purcell@uclh.nhs.uk

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