Theatre Practitioner - Preceptorship

Theatre 1885

Vacancy: Theatre Practitioner – Preceptorship

Job Reference: 1885

Location: KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Hours: 37.5

Job Summary:

We are looking for newly qualified registered Operating Department Practitioner or nurses to join our team. This role is open to those interested in completing a fully supporting preceptorship in a state-of-the-art environment. Our mentorship programme enables up to support and develop newly qualified professions in all specialities across our Theatre Unit.

Through our mentorship programme made up of senior qualified professionals, we have the opportunity for you to develop into new specialities including our Cardiac Catheter Lab.

This role is for a full-time post, working 37.5 hours. Hours and shifts can be confirmed at Interview stage.  Part time hours can be considered.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Assess patient care requirements independently and act as a resource for other staff. Implement patient care and evaluate outcomes
  • Undertake all safety checks to a high standard, documenting appropriately
  • May be expected to work as an anaesthetic, scrub or recovery practitioner, or flexibly across all disciplines to suit the need of the department
  • Ensure the highest standards of infection prevention and control are carried out
  • Complete all documentation relating to patient care and ensure this is within the boundaries of the national and hospital guidelines for good record keeping
  • Communicate effectively with other departments e.g. Sterile Services, Wards, Imaging Department to ensure effective and smooth running patient care.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are followed at all time in line with hospital and governing body legislations
  • Be absolutely patient focussed at all times, with a desire and proven ability to deliver healthcare at its best, ensuring patient confidentiality, comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained at all times
  • Maintain responsibility for own professional development
  • Understand the Clinical Governance process and actively participate in all processes
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in order to facilitate cohesive teamwork
  • Provide a comprehensive hand-over at change of shift to colleagues

Person Specification:

  • Be a registered Practitioner (RN or ODP)
  • Have completed clinical placements in a hospital setting.
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its application
  • Evidence of continuous professional development and its application
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about patient care.

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 33 Days annual leave plus extra time off for your birthday
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Free Eye Test

If you do not receive a reply within 1 working week from the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Lily would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 538217 or email

At KIMS Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by KIMS Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Information about the DBS checks can be found at


Posted 22nd January 2022

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