Kirstie Sisalem

Theatre Assistant

Experienced Coppergate Clinic Theatre Assistant, Kirstie, joined Coppergate Clinic in May 2022, with over 3 years experience in NHS Acutes Theatres.

Kirstie’s role at the clinic involves preparing theatre, setting up for cases, cleaning and supporting patients through both Local and General Anaesthetic surgeries, including admission, post-operative care and discharge. A naturally calming influence, Kirstie’s kind, reassuring nature ensures she receives a steady stream of positive feedback from patients for having made their experience with us a relaxed and positive one.

Kirstie also assists our surgeons and scrub nurses, during surgeries, and oversees theatre stock and patient communications for local anaesthetic surgeries.

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Professional experience

Kirstie was previously based in the NHS, specialising in Acute Emergency Theatres. During her time with the NHS, she assisted in Orthopaedics, Trauma, Head & Neck, Urology, Gynaecology, Vascular, Breast and Plastics.

Prior to working in operating theatres, Kirstie was employed within Mental Health for nearly four years as a Senior Support Worker, assisting individuals with Autism. She is also a trained Healthcare Assistant and Phlebotomist, having worked in various GP practices.

 

Areas of Specialism

Theatre Stock Management

Theatre and Surgery Preparation

Patient Admissions

Supporting/ Assisting Surgeons and Scrub Nurses

Post-operative Care and Discharge

Patient Communications

Acute Theatres

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