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Operating Department Practitioner

If you have the following experience, we look forward to receiving your application. •To function as a team member by showing consideration and co-operation along with others towards the patient. •To develop flexibility, adaptability, manual dexterity and self-reliance as a team member. •To develop self-control and the ability to manage personal anxiety by acquiring techniques that enables the correct response. •To identify factors that create stress among members of the OR team as a basis for evaluating and modifying own behaviour. •To exert a conscious effort to carry out all duties accurately and with integrity. •To help control patient and hospital costs through the correct, safe and economical use of supplies and equipment. •To prepare the circulating nurse for his/her duties during the procedure. •To handle instruments and supplies safely and competently. •To anticipate and meet the surgeons’ requirements •To control swabs, instruments and needles/sharps. •To maintain the principals of aseptic technique. •To control the non-sterile members of the team. •To protect the patient from medico legal hazards. Requirements: •Relevant Operating Department Assistant qualification. •Prior experience as an Operating Department Assistant will be an advantage.

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