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Senior Anaesthetic Nurse/ODP

Band 6

Main area
Main Theatres
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Main Theatres, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Kingston upon Thames
£32,258 to £ 41,308 pa Inclusive of HCAS
14/04/2019 23:59
Interview date

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run a number of outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,000 staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital are a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work life balance
Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.

Trust Values

Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants. - Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first - Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation - Value Each Other – Value each other’s contribution.

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We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated anaesthetic nurse / ODP to join our dynamic theatre team at Kingston Hospital. Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital that provides excellent opportunity for personal and professional development of our staff and has close links with both St George’s University of London, and Kingston Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences. We also provide excellent local care to the residents of Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham, Wandsworth, Surrey and Sutton.

We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in ‘patient-focused’ care across our services including emergency, day surgery and maternity services. Staff are committed to providing quality healthcare, working hard to ensure that we build up a wide range of clinical services.
We carried out a big piece of work with our staff and patients and developed a set of shared values and behaviours – to be caring, safe and responsible, and to value each other.

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has Main Theatres, Day Surgery Unit and an Obstetric unit.

The operating Theatres are soon to be going under a major refurbishment program, as to bring them up to the standards required to meet the highly technical work undertaken at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.

We are looking for Band 5s/6s with a relevant Anaesthetic qualification and a Mentorship qualification to come and join our developing unit. You will be rotated through Main Theatres DSU and the Obstetric unit. After an orientation period of 3 months you will be expected to participate in the night rota and on call rota and out of hour’s work which is shared out fairly between band 5s/6s and also flexible working
We are currently piloting a scheme for band 5s to progress to a band 6 within a time period, subject to you meeting our performance criteria and passing our internal assessment.

This means as a band 5, after meeting the above you would be awarded 65% of a band 6 salary and then gradually progress to a full band 6 salaries. We believe in rewarding highly skilled and motivated, patient care focused staff. For newly appointed band 6s you will have an incremental scale to progress through.

You will also to be able to professionally develop by undertaking the many in house training and external courses offered. You will as Anaesthetic Practitioners be expected to participate in the Anaesthetic Departments monthly Audit meetings by presenting an area of interest to you in Anaesthesia. We have a monthly meeting with a Consultant Anaesthetist who has our interests at heart.

We carry out a wide variety of Surgery including Trauma, CEPOD, General, and Urology, Plastics, Gynaecology and Laparosopic procedures.

Informal visits welcome and may be if you are not sure, we can arrange a morning or afternoon shadowing one of our staff so you at least ‘get a feel for the place’.

Closing Date: 14 April 2019

Assessment / Interview Date: 01 May 2019 [To be confirmed]

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jed Ablanque or call 020 89343073

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