Operating Theatre Healthcare Assistant (Day Surgery)

Post Title: Operating Theatre Healthcare Assistant (Day Surgery)

Band: O/2

Salary: £11.48 per hour

Hours Per Week: 22.5


Due to increased demand for our services we need to grow our team to be able to continue to deliver excellent individualised patient care. An exciting opportunity has therefore arisen for an experienced Health Care Assistant to join the day surgery theatre team at Tetbury Hospital on a Permanent, part time basis – up to 22.5 hours per week.

The Organisation

Tetbury Hospital is an Independent Charitable Trust and on behalf of the local community, provides NHS and some private health care. The Trust offers interesting opportunities for professional and personal development in the friendly environment of a small but exceptionally well-equipped hospital in the heart of the Cotswolds. We are a growing business and everything we do is about putting people first, whether that be delivering exceptional care and support for our patients or providing growth and development opportunities for our team.

The Opportunity

We are a busy Day Surgery Unit comprising of one operating theatre, anaesthetic room, and first and second-stage recovery areas.

The post holder’s prime responsibility is to assist in helping care for patients who attend the day surgical unit. The post holder would work under the supervision/guidance of a clinical lead, who will be either a registered nurse or a registered ODP. The post holder will be an ambassador for the Trust, delivering care in an efficient, patient focused and professional way.

The Ideal Candidate

The role holder should be able to demonstrate clear transferable skills valid to a health care setting, and be passionate about delivering excellent care.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

• Excellent communication skills

• The ability to work on their own initiate, or as part of a team

• Excellent attention to detail and ability to priority tasks

• A flexible, positive and self-motiving attitude to work

The following are desirable but not essential as full training will be given:

• Experience in a HCA or equivalent role

• NVQ 2 or 3 in care or a relevant subject and/or equivalent experience

• Established skills in: Phlebotomy, ECG observation, taking patient samples and taking patients observations

The Package

We can offer flexible hours up to 22.5 hours per week, with an hourly pay rate of £11.48 Per hour. This role is a Grade O (NHS Band 2 equivalent). The Hospital offers staff benefits which include pension scheme (continuation in the NHS pension is possible subject to pension rules) and a starting full-time holiday entitlement of 25 days holiday (plus Bank holidays) pro-rata. Tetbury Hospital is keen to support professional development and offers a supportive friendly working environment in a unique setting.

Additional information

As part of this role you will be required to complete mandatory training.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

The Trust is committed to equality and diversity in employment and is a mindful Employer. The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its staff and may have flexible working options available.

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