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Theatre Support Worker

Oxford University Hosp
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
Competitive salary
Closing date
20 Sep 2021
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use V alue Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country and enjoys a national reputation for the quality of its services in healthcare. The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopedic Centre in Headington, Oxford and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre offers specialist clinical services, is a base for medical education, training and research, is a dynamic centre on which to build upon clinical experience and includes professional development in orthopaedic, spinal and plastic surgery.

We are recruiting for Clinical Support Workers in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre operating theatres.

If you are motivated and have some experience of working with people in a busy environment, then we are looking for you. This job involves assisting the team of registered practitioners in the care of patients in the operating theatre department. Part of the role includes the following: assisting in the setting up of theatres, supporting registered practitioners during operations/procedures, cleaning the environment in line with hospital policy and maintaining stock levels. The successful candidate will contribute to creating a safe environment for the patients.

Successful candidates will be supported in practice by theatre staff to develop skills in this area of practice. We will provide a comprehensive induction programme to support your development. This includes an in house course and competencies followed by the nationally recognised Care Certificate. There are further opportunities for education which includes apprenticeship schemes which could lead to you becoming a registered practitioner.

As part of the team you will be expected to work flexibly in a challenging environment. If you are successful in obtaining a position with us as a Clinical Support Worker you will be required to work as part of our shift pattern which involves weekend working and on-call duties.

Closing Date 26 Sep

Proposed interview Date 11 October

For further details / informal visits contact:

Namedeborah melsonJob titleScrub SisterEmail addressdeborah.melson@ouh.nhs.ukTelephone number01865738187

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Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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