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Trauma & Orthopaedic Scrub Practitioner posted by Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
£24,214 - £30,112 / year

Job Description

Royal Berkshire hospital are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection has been rated ‘outstanding’ with inspectors reporting that we have made significant improvements. The Trust’s overall rating has also improved to ‘good’. This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust. Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is “Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.”

We are Compassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are Aspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are Resourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are Excellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people……why don’t you come and join us…….

BAND 5 Trauma & Orthopaedic Scrub Practitioner – Friendly and supportive learning environment with developmental opportunities, innovative and dynamic team.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a motivated and dynamic team, with huge potential to develop and progress. We are a Major NHS trust based in the upcoming and exciting town of Reading in Berkshire and considered one of the best places to work according to the NHS Staff survey 2017.

The Royal Berkshire Hospital, part of the NHS Foundation Trust, is rated outstanding by the CQC and is also considered one of the best hospitals in the UK, graded 6th in the country. The hospital comprises of twenty operating theatres covering multiple specialties. The Trauma and Orthopaedic theatre department consists of two designated Trauma theatres and a unique ring-fenced Elective Orthopaedic unit holding a further 4 theatres and recovery.

We deliver excellent patient experience and quality of care, with patient safety at the forefront of our practice, recognising that theatre practitioners play a vital role in our patient pathway. In return we offer an in-depth in house and external development opportunities and support for career progression.

We’re looking for enthusiastic and motivated people who aspire to learn and develop to join our inspirational team. Whether you have Orthopaedic theatre experience or not, full support and training will be provided. Although the position is based in Trauma and Orthopaedic you will have the opportunity to work across different specialties.

The successful candidate will demonstrate high standards of practice with excellent communication, clinical and decision making skills. They will need to demonstrate the ability to translate the trusts vision of high quality care and excellent patient experience into action.

The position offers an excellent NHS pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

Location: Reading is multi-cultural, lively town that is perfectly situated to access London with ease via the network rail system as well as being surrounded by some of the beautiful countryside that Berkshire and Oxfordshire has to offer. The town invites many things to do and is well known for popular events such as the annual Reading Festival and Reading Half Marathon.

Requirements & Responsibilities:

NMC registered nurse or HCPC registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP).

Be motivated and enthusiastic about your own professional development and keen to enhance skills and competencies within the team.

Full Time position; 37.5 hours over 4 days.

See Job specification and Job description for more detail.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Becky Conroy or Sarah Baker on Apply Now >> or ( Email address removed )

As part of our development programme, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Henley Business School, Reading, offer a 3 year BA (Hons) in Applied Management. As a Trust, we are delighted to offer such prestigious programme which is accredited with Chartered Management Institutes . We are the only NHS Trust offering this programme and it is a unique opportunity for our staff. Normal application and acceptance process will apply for staff who want to undertake this course.

All new appointments, with the exception of executive positions and all medical & dental staff, are subject to a probationary period.

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3. All vacancies followed by INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY have been classified as an internal role and only internal candidates will be considered.

4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust employees.

5. All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the post can opt for a guaranteed interview.

Applications from Tier 2 candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of suitable and available EU/EEA candidates, as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test as required by the Border Immigration Authority.

*The Trust operates a smoke-free policy*

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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