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Join our Theatre team

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Looking for a career in Theatres?

Our aim is to Put Patients First by delivering the highest quality experience of care and outcomes for our patients. To help us achieve this we are offering many opportunities within our multi-skilled Theatre team working across a wide range of surgical specialities.

Patients who need surgical care throughout our Trust have access to a highly skilled theatre team that operates in 23 theatres across three hospital sites: Worcestershire Royal Hospital, The Alexandra Hospital, and Kidderminster Hospital.

 

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TSW Job Description (click for more info)

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role that offers career progression?

Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust is looking for highly motivated and suitably dedicated individuals to join our dynamic Operating Theatre Team as a Theatre Support worker. Whether you have experience or are looking to start a career in the operating theatre, Worcestershire Acute could be the organisation for you. Training will be provided and you will learn extensive skills within an acute theatre environment.

We have opportunities to be based at Redditch or Worcester; however you may be asked to work across the trust at other sites if required.

You will see a wide range of surgical specialities including; Gynae and General Surgery including Oncology Surgery, Upper GI, Maxilla-Facial and Oral Surgery, Urology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Vascular, Day Surgery, ENT and Paediatric specialities.

We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive, with a flexible attitude to work and the ability to cope under pressure. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

The post holder will be required to work as part of a highly motivated team with real commitment to providing a high standard of patient care. The role requires you to support other members of the theatre team, such as scrub practitioners, operating department practitioners (ODP), surgeons and anaesthetists. The role is varied and includes:

  • Ensuring accurate documentation is fully completed for every patient.
  • Escorting patients to and from Theatre and communicating important information to the team in the anaesthetic room/theatre.
  • You will also form a crucial part of the Scrub team circulating for a range of operations, duties include participating in swab and instrument counts, checking of equipment and setting up equipment for theatre lists.

This post is full time Monday to Sunday 4 x days a week with varied shifts. Depending on which hospital you are working at you may be expected to work occasional evening shifts, night shifts and on calls from home. Part-time and flexible working will be considered dependant on experience.

You will be expected to attend the Trust’s Clinical Induction Programme (which starts on the first day of employment). The programme is full-time (please contact someone from the list below if this is going to be problematic).

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

We are committed to developing our staff and this exciting position offers opportunity for ongoing professional development.

We take equality and diversity seriously to ensure an inclusive and accepting culture for all. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act to eliminate discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with protected characteristics.

Entry Requirements (click for more info)

There are no set requirements for entry. We expect a good standard of numeracy and literacy and may ask for GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths. Health care experience is a strength for theatre support workers. 

 

OPD smiling in Operating Theatre

There have been a number of recent developments and investments across the Trust recently to meet the growing needs of our patients. These include the introduction of a brand new, three-room endoscopy unit and treatment centre, a new CT scanner, ultrasonography room, a new community diagnostic and treatment centre, and the implementation of state-of-the-art robot assisted surgery – part of a wider programme of investment to develop the Alexandra Hospital as a surgical centre of excellence.

Our Theatre Team work in a wide range of surgical specialities including:

  • Gynae and General Surgery including Oncology Surgery
  • Upper GI, Maxilla-Facial and Oral Surgery
  • Emergency surgery
  • Urology, Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Vascular
  • Day Surgery
  • ENT
  • Paediatric specialties

For more information on current vacancies and opportunities -

Please contact Andrew Fryer Education & Training Facilitator Theatres.
Tel:+44 (0)1527 503030
Please ask for extension: 44248
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What skills and personal characteristics do we look for?

Theatres are fast-paced, environments with many specialist roles. We're looking for people who have a number of qualities:

You should be a team player, a quick and confident decision maker, ensuring the safety of patients at all time. You need to be willing to work in an operating theatre during surgery, and motivated to succeed in everything you do. 

Every day the team works closely with theatre nurses, anaesthetists, surgeons and operating department practitioners. You will work closely with patients, nurses, and administrative staff across many different departments. We look for people who can demonstrate effective teamwork, so everyone can perform their jobs effectively.

Entering a theatre can be an anxious time for a patient, perhaps because of their anticipation of surgery, or the unfamiliar environment they are entering. By being part of the theatre team you play a significant role inputting patients at ease and improving their experience when entering the operating room, ensuring they are relaxed and comfortable.

TSW with patientWe are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive, with a flexible attitude to work and the ability to cope under pressure. If this sounds like you we'd love to talk to you about your future with us -

Please contact Andrew Fryer Education & Training Facilitator Theatres.
Tel:+44 (0)1527 503030
Please ask for extension: 44248
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How we support you.

Here at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust we pride ourselves with our diverse and dynamic theatre workforce.

All new starters are supported in their work area by the Theatres Recruitment Team as well as the Theatres Teams themselves. We allocate a supernumerary period followed by supervised practice to all successfully appointed staff.  

We offer:

  • Induction with a supernumerary period
  • An assigned mentor
  • Opportunities to rotate within different specialities and across sites
  • Continual professional development for all staff in all levels of theatre through vocational, professional and management programmes

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For more information

Please contact Andrew Fryer Education & Training Facilitator Theatres.
Tel:+44 (0)1527 503030
Please ask for extension: 44248
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To find out more about the current job vacancies click here: Current WAHT Jobs.