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Theatre Practitioner - Bank Contract - Spa Medical Centre - Wiltshire

Offered by Spa Medical Centre

  • Job Sector: Theatre Practitioner
  • Location: Melksham, Near Bath, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour (£31,200 - £35,100 pro rata depending on experience)
  • Closing Date: Open until filled

Spa Medical Centre is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated bank Registered Theatre Practitioner to join our small friendly Surgical Services Team. Working as part of a dedicated team, the successful candidate will be assisting the Surgeons delivering quality surgical services, working to set policies and procedures. Would you like to be part of a close knit team who are passionate about delivering safe, reliable, patient-focused, quality care in a community based setting?

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work autonomously and need decision making skills, performing tasks including scrub and theatre circulator roles. They will regularly take charge of the Day Surgery Department and facilitate the smooth running of the Department. Working when required, with flexibility on days (Monday - Saturday) and times required.

Immediate start, full training and induction programme provided.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Registered General Nurse / Operating Department Practitioner
  • Minimum 2 years Theatre experience
  • Excellent communication skills

We would encourage informal visits to take a look around and meet the existing Team. For further information, please contact Wendy Jones, Surgical Services Clinical Lead on

About us

Surgical Services offered:

  • Minor skin lesion surgery
  • Vasectomy
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Plastic surgery for skin cancer


  • Suite of 3 theatres
  • Outpatient assessment clinics

Job responsibilities

  • Perform comprehensive assessment of pre-operative patient care needs, plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health care needs / technology and varying levels of complexity.
  • Collect, collate, evaluate and report information, maintaining accurate patient records and theatre documentation including use of SystmOne.
  • Involve, where possible, patients, multidisciplinary team and carers/relatives in the planning and delivery of services within the theatre area.
  • Ensure all instrumentation is correct and accounted for, pre/intra/ and post-operatively.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals to ensure patient care needs are met, especially with regard to efficient enhancement of the patient journey within the speciality.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with patients, carers/relatives and other departments.
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations within the Surgical Department.
  • Treat all information regarding clients and patients as confidential.
  • Participate in local decontamination and sterilisation procedures as per Practice policy.
  • Ensure patient records and theatre documentation are maintained and that documentation reflects care provided.
  • Maintain safe custody of drugs compliance with Practice policy.
  • Fulfil all mandatory training requirements.
  • Organise and co-ordinate the daily workload of the Theatre Assistants.
  • Monitor health, safety and security of self and others and implement best practice within the theatre suite.
  • To adhere to systems that facilitate the appropriate admission and timely discharge of patients and support the delivery of nurse led discharge.
  • To ensure that the patients valuables and possessions are cared for in accordance with Practice policy.
  • Oversee the Theatre Assistants in admitting/checking-in patients to the department as required, following agreed protocols, confirming the patients identity and completing the necessary documentation.
  • Assist the patient prior to surgery, maintaining patient confidentiality and dignity at all times.
  • Assist in positioning the patient for surgical procedures, engaging in skin assessment and pressure ulcer management.
  • Observing the patient for signs of discomfort and support the patient, using empathy and reassurance, all the while respecting the patients dignity and individuality.
  • Carry out surgical scrubbing, gowning and gloving procedures aseptically and in accordance with AfPP recommendations and departmental policy.
  • Prepare instruments and items for surgical procedure, maintaining asepsis and the sterile field.
  • Ensure comprehensive completion of WHO Surgical Safety checklist for each patient.
  • Assist in skin preparation and draping of the surgical field.
  • Work alongside the surgeon, safely passing the correct surgical instruments and materials within the sterile field in order to ensure safe and effective completion of surgical procedures.
  • Anticipate the needs of the surgical team and respond effectively.
  • Safely handle, record and dispatch specimens and used instruments in line with Practice policy.
  • Oversee and participate in instruments and needles count pre, intra and post operatively.
  • Undertake the circulating role when not scrubbed, utilising communication skills, preparing the environment and equipment and acting as a link between the surgical team and other parts of the Practice.
  • Maintain effective communication with the perioperative team.
  • Capture and maintain patient data/documentation and any information required for auditing/quality issues.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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