• To develop and maintain good relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and to work closely with nursing colleagues developing innovative practice within the unit delivering evidence-based care.
• The theatre nurse will be expected to assist in a wide range of specialities (e.g. orthopaedic, general, ophthalmology, gynaecology, ENT, pain management, urology, vascular).
• Assistance may also be provided to anaesthetic and PACU.
• To develop specialist knowledge of nursing practice relating to his or her clinical area.
• Develop and maintain effective communication and interpersonal relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a good team spirit and collaborative working practices.
• Support the theatre manager by meeting agreed responsibilities as set out by the theatre manager or the chief nursing officer at any time.
• Identify and discuss nursing and patient needs with consultants and nursing team, multidisciplinary team, patients, and carers.
Qualifications and Experience:
• At least two year’s post-registration theatre experience is essential.
• Evidence of ongoing CPD.
• Holding a relevant theatre qualification is desirable.
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