Full Time
London W1U
Posted 18 days ago
Job description

Our dedicated orthopaedic hospital surgical centre opened in November 2016. You will be part of a dedicated theatre team, working from a state-of-the-art facility in London’s West End, and providing comprehensive care to perioperative patients who have undergone day surgery.

Along with the rest of the theatre team, you will share responsibility for the management and organisation of the operating department, helping to ensure smooth, timely and efficient processes and procedures within a safe environment. You will promote safeguarding and risk management in respect of patients, employees and visitors.


Reporting to the Anaesthetics Team Leader, you will be part of an anaesthesia team working closely with scrub and recovery colleagues. The FSC is a hospital surgical centre with three operating theatres dedicated to orthopaedic surgery.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Patient satisfaction.
  • Clinical quality indicators (such as infection rates).
  • Tight maintenance of par stock levels to minimise stock wastage.
  • Ensure the achievement of 100% revenue capture.

Core Responsibilities

  • Deliver first-class, patient care.
  • Contribute to continuous quality improvement.
  • Develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of yourself and others.
  • Promote evidence-based best practice.
  • Ensure strict adhesion to legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Ensure the safe care of the patient during the perioperative phase of their care. This will include:
  • Prepare patients for clinical/ operative procedures
  • Provide assistance in clinical/ operative procedures
  • Providing initial emergency care as required.
  • Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate equipment, drugs and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures incorporating various types of anaesthesia.
  • Ensuring that the patient’s comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained at all times.
  • Assemble, check and prepare the appropriate surgical instruments and consumables for a wide range of operative procedures incorporating various types of surgery prior to use and any faults reported to the Theatre Manager immediately.
  • Coordinate the use of supplies and equipment during the operating list, ensuring the equipment is used in an appropriate and safe manner. Monitor, order, receive and check stock items including consumables, equipment and drugs.
  • Promote and ensure an environment conducive to the continuing prevention and control of infection for all staff, patients and visitors.
  • Ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate manager is informed.
  • Maintain the safe custody, handling of drugs in accordance with Fortius policy
  • Participate in education, training and development of other staff.
  • Actively contribute to changes in practice and policies when changes have arisen which may follow an audit, complaint or newly issued guidance.
  • Adhere to all Fortius policies and procedures as well as NMC and/or or HPC Codes of Practice.
  • Participate in new and ongoing audits as part of FSC quality.
  • Undertaking any other duties as required by the line manager.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Knowledge / Skills/ Experience


  • Registered Nurse/ Registered ODP
  • Registration with NMC or HCPC
  • Approved/recognised anaesthetic course
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in surgical practice
  • Knowledge and experience of a range of Anaesthetic techniques
  • Evidence of clinical reasoning skills across a varied patient case mix.
  • Highly organised with outstanding attention to detail and the ability to prioritise information and workload appropriately
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time, reacting quickly in an emergency when required
  • Able to work as part of a team within set boundaries
  • Aware of developments within the profession
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing situations


  • ENB 998 and/or mentorship course and/or D32/D33/A1
  • ILS/ALS Qualification

Equality & Diversity

All Fortius employees must have respect for every individual, treating everyone with dignity, courtesy, fairness and consideration, and welcoming and accepting differences between people. It is the responsibility of every employee to work towards the elimination of all discrimination and prejudice.

Health & Safety

All Fortius employees have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. Employees are required to co-operate with management to enable Fortius to meet its own legal duties.

Infection Control

It is the responsibility of all staff to recognise their role in maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff to minimise the risk of avoidable Healthcare Associated Infection. Employees are responsible for ensuring that they are fully aware of the Fortius Infection Prevention and Control policies.

Quality Governance

All Fortius employees must adhere to Fortius policies and procedures and seek advice on these when in doubt as to their scope and applicability.

Employees are specifically reminded that they must respect the confidentiality of all information they have access to during their employment including personal data.


All Fortius staff are expected to display and aspire to the Fortius Values.

Making it Happen

Be proactive in keeping the service under review, making recommendations and implementing changes to continuously improve the patient journey


Work in partnership with the multi–disciplinary team to challenge and influence clinical and managerial decision making

Personalised Service

Deliver a patient-centred specialist nursing service for patients admitted to the ward, provide patients with information regarding their care and treatment

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