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Healthcare Assistant – Theatres

On Site
Cromwell Hospital, Kensington, SW5 0TU (5 mins walk from Earls Court underground or 7 mins walk from Gloucester Road underground
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£24, 738- £28,919 depending on experience

Full time, Permanent

We make health happen

As a Clinician at Bupa our patients will be your top priority. With no shareholders, we reinvest our profits back into our business to give you the extra time and technology you need to make a difference to our patients each and everyday.

We have 5 operating suites covering Cardiac, Orthopaedics, ENT and Ophthalmic, Plastics, General/Vascular, Urology and Gynaecology. And we work with surgeons who are the very best in their field

You’ll help us make health happen by:

As  a  Healthcare  Assistant  you  will  contribute to the delivery of care needs to the patients by assisting the team in providing a high standard of clinical care. You will support the qualified staff in preparing equipment and the theatres to deliver safe standards of quality care for patients requiring surgery. And also assist with transporting patients to and from the ward.

  • Assist clinical staff during surgery, undertaking circulating duties which include collecting, checking, setting up equipment and positioning patients.

  • Ensure instruments are prepared and ready before procedures and assist with the cleanliness and maintenance of the theatres.

  • Welcome and receive patients, visitors, and colleagues to the Unit.

  • Perform pre-operative patient checks before accompanying patients to theatres.

  • Takes an active role in the achievement of the core competencies associated with the role and their own learning and development.

  • Performs stock expiry checks, stock rotation and stock up across the department as required. 

  • Participates in infection prevention and control actions, including but not limited to cleaning of clinical areas, medical equipment, and storage areas.

  • Always ensure the needs and concerns of patients and their friends/relatives are

  • given thorough attention and a friendly and efficient service is provided.

  • Report to a qualified practitioner, any changes in a patient’s condition that may require

  • Refer patients’, relatives’, and colleagues’ queries to the Clinical Staff.

  • Accompany patients (including their friends and relatives) between Departments.

  • Assist patients with eating and drinking when required.

Key Skills / Qualifications needed for this role:

  • Good communicator/interpersonal skills.

  • Good Verbal and written skills.

  • Experience as a healthcare assistant in an operating theatre

  • NVQ Level 3 (Direct Patient Care) Desirable

Our benefits are designed to make health happen for our people. Viva is our global wellbeing programme and includes all aspects of our health – from mental and physical, to financial, social and environmental wellbeing. We support flexible working and have a range of family friendly benefits.

Joining Bupa in this role you will receive the following benefits and more:

  • Equivalent to 25 days holiday per year, increasing through length of service, with option to buy or sell

  •  Bupa health insurance as a benefit in kind

  •  An enhanced pension plan and life insurance

  •  Annual performance-based bonus

  •  Support with travel costs via a season ticket loan or cycle2work

  •  Discounted access to online gym sessions through Gympass

  • Various other benefits and online discounts

  •  Free onsite massages as a recognition for your hard work

  •  Opportunity to participate in our annual awards ceremony

Why Bupa?

We’re a health insurer and provider. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. Our people are all driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. We make health happen by being brave, caring and responsible in everything we do.

We encourage all of our people to “Be you at Bupa”, we chion diversity, and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve.That’s why we especially encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. We’ll make sure you are treated fairly and offer reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process to anyone that needs them.

If you would like more information on the role, require an alternative format, or would like to discuss other opportunities suited to your skills and experience, please contact

Time Type:

Full time

Job Area:

Clinical Services


Cromwell Hospital London

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