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Clinical Support Worker - Theatres

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Mon-Sun - various shift patterns including short days, long days, evenings, nights, weekends and being on-call)
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£18,870 - £19,918 Per annum
Salary period
30/06/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join our multi-disciplinary team in providing care for patients during their time in the Operating Theatre Department.

Work in support of and under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN)/Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) providing perioperative care and assistance to patients within defined parameters specified by the RN/OPD.

Provide basic patient care and document that care in the patient

The post includes administrative duties which requires IT Skills.

Participation in provision of a 24 hour service including shift work, on-call, weekends and night duty is a requirement of this post. 

Main duties of the job

Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to achieve desired outcomes that promote the well being of patients.

Assist the clinical team to provide a standard of care which is in accordance with the Trusts values, vision and Policies.

Collect and transfer patients between operating theatres and wards/departments.

Keep areas generally clean and adequately tidy.

Develop knowledge of theatre procedures, location of instrumentation and equipment required for procedures, to include quantities required and locations of items.

 Once competency is demonstrated, provide surgical consumables and items intraoperatively for the surgical team and support the maintenance of a sterile field, under the supervision of an RN/OPD for agreed procedures (circulating duties).

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Our community services for adults are provided in people’s homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Good General Education

Essential criteria
  • Basic Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • NVQ 2 or equivalent in care or willingness to undertake
  • Previous experience of working in a care setting or with the general public
  • Ability to work as part of a Team, as well as on own initiative.
  • Understands Confidentiality
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ 3 or Willingness to study at this level in care
  • Experience of Manual Handling of Patients
  • Awareness of the NHS structure and current issues
  • IT Skills to a basic level

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nick Bliss
Job title
Theatre Clinical Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01524 583542