Senior Orthopaedic Theatre Scrub Practitioner | East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 16 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 16 May 2021
Location: Canterbury, CT13NG
Company: East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3092839/344-4484SAK-A

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There is exciting opportunities are for band 6 registered scrub theatre practitioners within our new Elective Orthopaedic Centre as part of the surgery and anaesthetics division for East Kent Hospitals.

From Summer 2021, Kent and Canterbury Hospital will see the opening of a brand-new centre, dedicated solely for elective orthopaedic inpatient surgery.

As part of a national pilot aimed to improve the quality and outcomes for orthopaedic patients, “Getting It Right First Time” identified that separating elective services from trauma would combat recurrent winter pressures and reduce waiting times across several key areas.

Please note the start date for this vacancy will be 5th July 2021

The opening of the Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC) will mark the completed second phase of this initiative and provide specialist facilities for the elective orthopaedic patient group.

The EOC will be equipped with four laminar flow theatres, a seven-bed recovery and specifically designed areas to support our patients through their journey. It will accommodate a number of specialities and a variety of complex cases, advancing on the work established in the first phase of the pilot.

This exciting and innovative venture is a testament to how shared objectives, dedicated staff and strong teamwork directly supports excellent patient care and we hope to encourage staff to join us in carrying these ambitions forward.

The organisation is currently launching its new improvement focus in the form of an improvement
system called We Care. The We Care System is a fundamentally new model that the organisation will
be shifting to, it champions empowerment, promotes innovation and will bolster the connection and
collaboration of staff throughout the organisation.
The We Care System utilises a multi-layered approach to improvement allowing staff to develop and
produce a variety of ideas to combat the issues and problems that have been identified. The system
allows for the deployment of:
• Strategic Initiatives which are long term projects and focus led and driven by our executive
• Trust Priority Improvement Projects which are short term projects allocated to a range of
project teams made up from our staff groups focusing on impacting our True North metrics
and breakthrough objectives
• Ward Based OMS which delivers daily management and continuous improvement on the

This advert closes on Friday 30 Apr 2021

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