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Development opportunities for nursing staff in the DLZ OP/IS

Vera Sobieralski

Vera Sobieralski

September 18, 2023

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In the operating theatres and intensive care unit service centre, there are no limits to professional, personnel and functional development. What would you like to achieve?
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"One example of this is the opportunities for nursing staff. Specialisations in the areas of intensive care or anaesthesia care are just as possible as training to become a technical operations specialist (TOA)," says Vera Sobieralski, who is responsible for nursing staff. "Transfers to other areas, development into a team leader or specialisation - everything is possible at our service centre."

Intensive care, anaesthesia care or surgical technique?

If you want to continue working as close as possible to the patient, it makes sense to specialise in intensive care. This advanced training programme teaches in-depth knowledge in areas such as equipment, medication and ventilation. Critically ill patients can be sure at all times that the intensive care specialists will apply all their specialist knowledge individually and appropriately to the situation. For employees who prefer less patient contact, a specialisation in anaesthesia care is suitable. It is also an extremely challenging task because a relationship with the patient is established in just a few minutes. Further training in anaesthesia nursing also provides comprehensive specialist knowledge in the areas of equipment and medication or ventilation. However, the aim here is to apply all the specialist knowledge relating to an operation. Every patient can trust the anaesthesia nursing specialists when it comes to anaesthesia or a "sleeping body part". Specialists who wish to work closely with the surgeons are now trained directly in the operating theatre as surgical technology specialists (OT HF). This specialised training involves very little contact with patients. This requires a great deal of medical technology knowledge. In addition, the surgical technology specialists have learned which materials are required in sterilised quality for the body part to be treated. They use all of this knowledge during each operation to provide the surgeon with the best possible support. This task brings its own fascination.

A new focus in everyday working life

Depending on their interests, nursing staff at the DLZ OP/IS are offered the opportunity to switch from nursing patient contact to working in consultation hours, for example in the field of anaesthesia. In the anaesthesia consultation hour, patients are welcomed and reassured by discussing their wishes and fears. Very importantly, the findings from the consultation are passed on to the subsequent departments. Nursing training is essential for this, but it opens up the possibility of a completely new everyday working life. Further training to become a "Pain Nurse" is an option for pain consultations. This can be achieved through a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) or a one-year in-service training programme. A specialisation in the area of intermediate care (IMC) is not commonplace, but all the more exciting in order to take on a position in the recovery room. Today there is the "Monitoring Care" course. Exciting learning content awaits. For example, what needs to be done if the patient's blood pressure suddenly drops despite partial anaesthesia? The recovery room nurses know what to do.

What would you like to achieve?

Have you got the desire to take the next step in your career? You can find our vacancies here. If you have specific questions about your development opportunities in the DLZ OP/IS, Vera Sobieralski will be happy to hear from you on +41 44 397 23 43.

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Vera Sobieralski

Head of Service Centre Operating Theatres and Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Management

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