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Theatre Nurse (Bank)

Closing Date December 2021

Reference BTN/21/09

Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo are looking to fill the role of Theatre Nurse (Bank). The successful candidate will be based at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Sligo.

Location Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Sligo
Salary Please contact the recruitment team at
Department Theatres
Contract Bank
Hours Casual zero hrs as and when required
Responsible to Theatre Manager
Accountable to General Manager

Job Summary

The post-holder will be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care of post-operative patients.

To include:

  • Knowledge of various surgical specialties with associated anaesthesia technique, recovery management of, and an understanding of, potential post-operative complications.
  • Care and maintenance of clear airway.
  • Understanding of, and competence in, the recognition of the requirement for pain relief and monitoring of the effects of this.
  • Regular update training in, and maintenance of, resuscitation skills.
  • Knowledge of clinical observation requirements and the interpretation and reporting of same.
  • Specialist post-operative requirements.
  • Provide the prescribed nursing care without supervision.
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of nursing practice in the unit.

Scope of Responsibilities

As a member of the clinical team, the Nurse will:

Participate in and contribute to:

  • The assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.
  • Care of the patient in the immediate post-operative phase, to include care of the unconscious patient.
  • Provide extended recovery care for specialised surgical procedures.
  • Effective team working; maintaining staff relationships and morale amongst staff.
  • Maintaining a quality service, and participating in department specific quality performance measures.
  • Relevant clinical skills and functions commensurate with the role requirements following appropriate training and assessment.
  • Carrying out evidence-based practice and agreed care pathways.


Demonstrate an awareness of, and adherence to, strategies for:

  • Communication between patients, staff and relatives, reporting issues to the line manager as required.
  • Communication between members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Best practice in safe handling, administration, storage and custody of medicinal products.
  • Education of patients / relatives / carers regarding aspects of care and give appropriate health promotion and education.
  • Ensuring all documentation is legible, accurate, is written in black ink, and clearly signed / timed / dated in accordance with An Bord Altranais Guidelines.


Managerial Responsibilities

The post holder will:

  • Act as a mentor / preceptor as required.
  • Take charge when necessary as part of continuing professional and managerial development.
  • Maintain staff relationships and morale amongst staff.
  • Delegate appropriately to staff.
  • Review staff performance in line with performance appraisal guidelines.
  • Ensure personal and professional development in accordance with An Bord Altranais Guidelines.
  • Participate in Personal Performance Appraisal & Development Review.
  • Participate in staff induction, training and other learning as required.
  • Participate in practice development initiatives.
  • Report any signs of ill health in colleagues.


General Responsibilities:

  • Members of staff are expected at all times to provide a caring service and to treat those with whom they come into contact with in a courteous and respectful manner, ensuring due regard is given to customs, values, and spiritual beliefs of patients, clients, and colleagues.
  • All duties must be carried out in compliance with Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo Health and Safety Policy and statutory regulations.
  • All staff must ensure the ongoing confidence of the public in service provision.
  • All staff must maintain high standards of personal accountability.
  • All staff must comply with the relevant Code of Conduct.
  • All staff must carry out any other duties commensurate with their grade according to the needs of the service.
  • All staff must participate in staff appraisal.


The above list is not exhaustive and additional / alternative tasks may be required from time to time as directed.


Essential Criteria:

Must be registered as a General Nurse with An Bord Altranais


Desirable Criteria:

Have at least 2 years’ experience of working in the theatre area within the last 5 years.

To apply please complete an application form and return to the recruitment team email Closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 3rd December,2021.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete an application and return to the recruitment team at:
Human Resources Department, Kingsbridge Healthcare Group, Channel Wharf, 21 Old Channel Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, BT3 9DE or email to

Download Application Form

For queries, or further information, please contact the HR Department on 028 9073 5232.

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