Anaesthetics Nurse

Job Ref: MT233
Location: London
Salary: £38,000.00 - £40,000.00 per annum



Due to further expansion and exciting development of their offered procedures, our client, a leader in the field

is seeking an experienced Anaesthetics Nurse.

You should have a general surgery background which will ideally include plastics and cosmetics,but skills in these areas

will form part of your induction training.


To make sure a high level of patient care is provided in an efficient manner.

To assess, plan and evaluate a care pathway.

Act as a Role Model.

Preparing the operating theatre and equipment, such as drips, instruments, dressings and swabs

  •  Making sure specialist equipment is available for specific procedures
  •  Monitoring theatre cleanliness
  • Ordering and rotating single or multiple use items of stock and drugs
  • Providing the surgical team with the items they need during an operation (often called 'circulating duties')
  •  Monitoring instruments
  •  Keeping accurate records

As an ODP, you’ll be involved in three critical “peri-operative” stages. These are the:

Anaesthetic phase – when the patient is put to sleep by the anaesthetist

Surgical phase – when the patient is operated on by the surgeon

Recovery phase – when the patient recovers under care from the nurses and doctors

During the anaesthetic phase the ODP will:

Assist the patient before surgery and provide personal care

Prepare a range of specialist equipment and drugs – such as the anaesthetic machines and ‘intravenous’ equipment (which connects to the patient’s veins)

During the surgical phase the ODP will:

Prepare the instruments and equipment for the operation.

Work alongside the surgeon, passing them surgical instruments

Make sure health and safety instructions are always followed

Be responsible for ensuring that surgical instruments, equipment and swabs are kept safe and or disposed of correctly

Be the go-between from the surgical team to other parts of the hospital, making sure the team has everything they need to carry out the surgery

During the recovery phase the ODP will:

Accompany the patient to the recovery ward

Check the patient’s recovery, providing the care needed so that they are stable

Assess the patient and check when they can be discharged to a surgical ward

Staff Training and Development

  • Attend mandatory training and update sessions, including equipment training.
  • Actively contribute to the evaluation and feedback of equipment and consumables,eliminating wastage.
  • Participate in the company apraisal process..

The Registered Nurse is expected to be fully conversant with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and associated national guidelines and abide by their guidance.

This is a varied and interesting role and one which will evolve in line with new technologies and innovations within the cosmetic surgery field

Call Mark Taylor on 01580 762803 or send me your CV to with a short letter to be shortlisted for this role and to receive an updated complete JOB DESCRIPTION

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