Theatre Practitioner- Recovery and Admissions- (Medirooms)

Band 5

Main area
Theatres - Medi-Rooms
Band 5
Up to 37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum pro rata
31/03/2018 23:59

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Theatre Practitioner- Recovery and Admissions- Medirooms- (Registered Nurses or Operating Department Practitioners) Band 5 Up to £28.7k + Excellent NHS Benefits

Nurses/ODPs are required by one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts to work within our peri-operative Medirooms. The Mediroom role offers an exciting development of the traditional recovery approach and a chance to be part of an innovative development in perioperative patient care. Each Mediroom is a single patient facility in which you will admit the patient, prepare them for surgery, recover them post operatively and discharge them home / transfer them to an ongoing area of care (such as a ward, ICU etc).

Working within our Medi-Room will enable you to develop skills in a range of surgical specialties in a supportive environment. You’ll be based at our state-of-the art £450m Hospital with a basic salary of between £22.1k and £28.7k (AFC Band 5) – depending on experience.

This Theatre Practitioner in Medirooms is an excellent opportunity to work within a large and dynamic theatre service boasting 34 operating theatres and interventional suites delivering a wide range of innovative surgery.

We will offer you support in extending your skills through the following:

• An opportunity to work within a pioneering service- we are the Major Trauma Centre for the South West Region and a specialist regional centre for a number of services, including neurosurgery, renal, plastics, burns and orthopaedics

• We offer a vibrant and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

• Professional Development- access available to a Peri-Operative Development Team to support and facilitate induction and development

• Support from a Preceptor, multi-disciplinary colleagues and a dedicated Perioperative Education Team

• Regular in-house training programmes and free access to the NBT Theatre Conference

• Revalidation support for NMC/HCPC registrants

• Career development - the option for bespoke rotation packages across specialties, and a well-structured and supported preceptorship programme to help you achieve your career aspirations and realise your full potential.


As a Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner, you will provide support to the team and provide direct patient care in the Mediroom setting, both pre and post-operatively.

Key duties will include:

• Responsibility for assessment, planning, provision, maintenance and evaluation of patient care for patients in the Medi-Room environment

• Identifying individual patient requirements and acting effectively on changing needs, liaising with and directing relevant staff

• To take personal responsibility for ensuring that patients are treated with courtesy at all times, the individual needs of patients are respected and confidentially is maintained at all times

• Give skilled support to medical staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

• Administer drugs and treatments as prescribed in accordance with Trust Policies and Standard Operating Procedures. Demonstrates effective communication within departments and multidisciplinary team.

• Advise patients, their carers and other staff on the promotion of health and prevention of illness.

• Recognise situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individual and institutes preventative measures

• To report to the appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team any significant changes in a patient’s condition or situation.

• To be able to act in emergency situations and to be familiar with emergency procedures including fire and resuscitation. To be responsible for the support and direction of junior staff in such situations according to Trust policy


The successful applicants will be registered Nurses (NMC) or Operating Department Practitioners (HCPC).

You will also have:

• Knowledge of patient care needs during surgery
• The availability to work a full pattern of shifts, including late shifts, week-ends, nights and bank holidays
• Evidence of ongoing professional development.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and multidisciplinary team.
• Experience of supporting students and novice staff

If it’s not for you, please share with anyone who may be interested, thanks!

Apply now! For further enquiries or more information please contact or call us on 0117 41 45980 / 0117 41 45975

Unfortunately due to the volume of applications, we are unable to reply to unsuccessful applications. However, we will give full feedback to all candidates who are interviewed.

Key Words- Recovery, Admission, Discharge, Peri-operative, POCU, Peri Operative Care Unit

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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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