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Theatre nurse Jobs in Caldicot

Job Overview

You’ll provide high standards of skilled care and support during each phase of a patient’s perioperative care.

Perioperative care can be divided into four phases:

  • preoperative (pre-assessment)
  • anaesthetics
  • surgical phase
  • recovery phase

Theatre nurses can also specialise in a specific area such of perioperative care or rotate through the areas. Rotation is more likely to happen in day surgery.

You’ll work primarily within hospital operating theatres and anaesthetic/recovery areas. You may also be involved with procedures on wards, clinics or in other specialist areas such as cardiac catheterisation units. You’ll work as part of a large team that will include surgeons, anaesthetists, operating department practitioner (ODPs), theatre support workers and porters.

You may also work with healthcare scientists such as audiologists or cardiac physiologists when fitting cochlear implants or pacemakers.

 

The Skills Required

You'll need to be highly organised, flexible and able to prioritise effectively.

  • Highly organised
  • Ability to prioritise
  • to be able to work in a highly technical area
  • an attention to detail
  • to concentrate for lengthy periods of time
  • very good interpersonal skills
  • to adapt to the environment including the potential to stand for long periods and react quickly in an emergency within a confined area
  • care
  • compassion
  • competence
  • communication
  • courage
  • commitment

 

Qualifications

You’ll need to be a registered adult, child, mental health or learning disability nurse to work as a theatre nurse. After a period of induction you will undertake specialist training including courses to consolidate the specialist skills you'll require to work in theatre. 

​Caldicot is a market town and community in Monmouthshire, southeast Wales, located between Chepstow and Newport on the Gloucester–Newport line served primarily by Caldicot station, whilst by road it is just off the busy M4 / M48 motorway corridor. The site adjoins the Caldicot Levels, on the north side of the Severn Estuary. Caldicot has easy access on the railway west to Newport, Cardiff Central and east to Chepstow, Lydney, and Gloucester, as well as one stop west to Severn Tunnel Junction and then east via the Severn Tunnel to Filton Abbeywood and Bristol Temple Meads and further afield. Generally good road access to Cardiff and across the Second Severn Crossing, old Severn Bridge to Bristol. The population of the town is around 11,000. It has a large school, Caldicot School, and is known for its medieval castle. The built-up area includes Portskewett. Caldicot had a population of 9,604 in 2011.

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