Theatre Nurse, Belfast - Northern Ireland - Permanent

Location Belfast
Job-type Permanent
Salary £22795 - £29315 per annum, Benefits: NHS pension, generous annual leave. Also boasting incredible staff benefits such as dedicated training schemes. Availing of OSCE
Reference TBelfast

Theatre Nurse, Belfast - Northern Ireland - Permanent

TTM Healthcare is exclusively working with this group of trusts in the Northern Ireland region. We are currently recruiting for Band 5 nursing positions in all areas of adult specialty. You will be part of one of the five trusts in Northern Ireland that collectively have over 20,000 staff in their nursing & midwifery workforce serving a population of 1.8 million in the region.

Your Clinical Responsibilities:

As a Theatre Nurse, you will perform many of the following tasks:
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating individual programmes of care for patients in the peri-operative environment.  
  • Provide timely, skilled and effective assistance as a member of the theatre team, in accordance with theatre policies and procedures, rotating through the roles e.g. anaesthetic nurse, anaesthetic out-reach, circulating, scrub, and recovery specialities.
  • Assist with co-ordinating the smooth and safe flow of patients throughout the perioperative process.
  • Observe and report upon patients’ condition whilst in the department.
  • Co-operate with other departments/hospitals to ensure the safe transfer of patients to and from the department.
  • Adhere to the Trust Policy of ‘Use & Control of Medicines’ and the NMC Advisory Document ‘Administration of Medicines’.
  • Assist in compiling the operation register.
  • Maintain accurate and legible nursing records (either on computer or manually) and ensure their safekeeping.
  • Provide accurate and timely collection and submission of appropriate theatre activity data, using the Theatre Management systems.
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure that procedures are understood by staff and carried out according to established practices, standards and policies.
  • Participate in the mentoring, supervision, teaching and appropriate assessment of learners, junior and new staff within the department.
  • Contribute to the development of training programmes within the department in conjunction with other team members. Provide feedback from in-house/external training courses in order to disseminate knowledge.
  • Inform Team Leader of staff failing to meet the standard of performance – taking appropriate action when required.
  • Comply with responsibilities in relation to clinical governance.
  • Supervise, mentor junior members of nursing staff and ancillary staff.
  • Develop good interpersonal relationships with patients, relatives and other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide support and up to date relevant information for patients relatives.
  • Participate in the development of care pathways in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensure the Health and Safety of all staff, patients and visitors reporting all incidents, accidents and near misses to the team leader and document appropriately.
  • Ensure the safe use of all equipment within the department following department policy with regard to staff training on same.
  • Develop written standards of care and conduct department audits which allow the effectiveness of nursing to be evaluated. Where deficits in standards of care are highlighted, take appropriate remedial action.
  • Participate in research and trials in the peri-operative area.
  • Ensure the safe keeping of patients’ belongings and valuables in accordance with trust policy.
  • Have an understanding of the Risk Management process and participate when necessary in the identification and analysis of risk.

    To be eligible for the role, you will need to:
Be a registered staff nurse with no experience required

Be registered with the NMC or in the process of achieving registration

Have excellent communication skills and work well in a team


You will enjoy the following benefits:

NHS pension, generous annual leave. Also boasting incredible staff benefits such as dedicated training schemes. Availing of OSCE training that has a 100% success rate. Flexible working conditions, comprehensive preceptorship programme and internal leadership training courses. Working for the Trust will not only take your career forward but could help to transform the lives of our patients and visitors.

The hospitals within the Trust(s) also benefit from great locations, so whether you're attracted to the bright lights of the city or the countryside, both are within easy reach.

Location:       Belfast

Job-Type:      Permanent

Salary:           £22,795- £29,315


Peter Maher @ TTM Healthcare – 0203 582 1402


TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.