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Theatre nurse Jobs in Westbury on Trym

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. 

​Westbury on Trym is a suburb and council ward in the north of the City of Bristol, near the suburbs of Stoke Bishop, Westbury Park, Henleaze, Southmead and Henbury, in the southwest of England. With a village atmosphere, the place is partly named after the River Trym, which flows through it. Transport routes include the A4018, which runs from the city centre to Cribbs Causeway. Westbury is served by bus routes 1, 5, 20, 55, 501, 502, 508, 624, and service X14 also connects Westbury-on-Trym with Chepstow and Newport, South Wales. The nearest railway station is Sea Mills station at Sea Mills.

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