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Facility:The Portland Hospital

Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:31/12/2099

About the facility

Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.

The hospital has been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008.

Our Paediatric wards hold 56 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity and complex nature of the children who are admitted to our hospital.  The Portland Hospital has a large number of international Paediatric patients, often funded by relevant embassies.

The Portland Hospital is the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK.  The hospital provides for both consultant-led and midwifery-led deliveries, having an 18 bedded ward and 6 cot neonatal unit to facilitate this.  Alongside this there is a 12 bedded Gynaecology and Women’s Health in-patient ward.  The Portland Hospital also has a large outpatient department for all areas of its clinical expertise, to facilitate continuous care or simpler procedures.  

The culture at The Portland Hospital is to provide support, an inspiring environment and positive ways of working to ensure everyone has a better day.  This is accomplished through our core set of ‘Positively Portland’ values that all employees will work to:

Greetings, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Responsibility and Acknowledgement

Job Description


The post-holder is responsible and accountable for providing high quality clinical assistance to the Surgeon during surgical procedures.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care for patients undergoing surgical procedures.

You would be working to prepare equipment and instruments according to the individual needs of the patient and Surgeon.

Salary between £31,630 and £35,822 plus HCA benefits

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assessing, planning, delivering and evaluation of peri-operative patient care

  • Working with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team following local protocols and standards

  • Awareness of the effective management of resources within the department

  • Participate in education, training and development of other staff

  • Ensure all equipment is checked prior to use and any faults reported to the Theatre Co-ordinator immediately

  • Help to control cross infection by observing departmental policy regarding dress, the maintenance of a clean working environment, decontamination and sterilisation procedures and asepsis

  • Prepare patients for clinical/ operative procedures, both in anaesthetics and surgery

  • Provide assistance in clinical/ operative procedures, both anaesthetics and surgery

  • Provide initial emergency care as required

  • Participate fully as a team member, including working in all areas of the theatre suite, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives

  • Ensure the accurate collection of data in relation to theatre activity.

  • Maintain the safe custody, handling of drugs in accordance with hospital policy.

Skills and Experience

  • 1st Level Registration with evidence of meeting NMC requirement and registered with Health Professions Council.

  • Experience in surgical practice

  • Effective Communication

  • Knowledge about surgical equipment.

  • Sound Decision making process

  • Team worker

  • Positive attitude

About the Individual

The successful candidate will be a strong team player with the ability to work flexibly and demonstrate tact and diplomacy. The ability to work under pressure is essential.