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Assistant Theatre Practitioner

This exciting opportunity at Spire Norwich for Band 4 Assistant Practitioner to work alongside the established Theatre teams, providing support to the current Registered Theatre Practitioners to provide safe high quality care to all our patients. Assistant Theatre Practitioners (ATP) compliment the work of the perioperative team working with Surgeons, Anaesthetists and Registered Practitioners to ensure that every operative procedure is risk averse and patients are provided with safe, dignified and effective care.
Duties and responsibilities
- To assist the perioperative team to provide exemplary care within the operating suite in the role of perioperative surgical support including scrub duties for cases deemed to be within the workers competence
- The assistant theatre practitioner (ATP) role will assist in providing a safe, high quality environment for the carrying out of surgical procedures. The role is to perform a scrub practitioner role in minor to intermediate surgery and will also include circulatory duties for all aspects of surgery. Once the ATP is scrubbed, the delegated registered practitioner must ensure that they remain within the same theatres supervising the ATP until the case is complete.
- The ATP provides skilled assistance to the surgeon in the operating theatre within the sterile field. The term 'skilled assistance' is limited to the handling of instrumentation, maintenance of the sterile field and completion of necessary risk assurance processes associated with the operative procedure. The 'skilled assistance' does not extend to activities associated with the role of 'advanced scrub practitioner'.
Who we're looking for
- Understanding of the scope of the role of the ATP in context of the team and organisation, and how the role contributes to service development
- Experience in the acute environment
- Good level of literacy
- Basic awareness of health, safety and hygiene
- Flexible working within shift duties
- Educated to a minimum of level 5 Foundation degree level specific to ATP role
- Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Commitment to lifelong learning
- Good interpersonal skills
- Awareness of infection control
We commit to our employees well-being through work life balance, on-going development, support and reward.
Spire Healthcare is a leading independent hospital group in the United Kingdom and the largest in terms of revenue. From 39 hospitals and 8 clinics across England, Wales and Scotland, Spire Healthcare provides diagnostics, inpatient, day case and outpatient care.
For further information about this role or for an informal conversation about the range of career options available with Spire please contact
Spire Healthcare are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture for all. Our people are our difference, it's their dedication, warmth and pursuit of excellence that sets Spire Healthcare apart.

Closing date: In order to streamline our recruitment process, we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications

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