Theatre Anaesthetic Practitioners and Recovery Practitioners

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
It's an exciting time to join The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust!

We are currently looking for Theatre Anaesthetic and Recovery Practitioners at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. Whether you're experienced and looking for you next exciting step in your career, or you're just graduating and seeking your first position, you'll find a welcoming and supportive environment here at SaTH to encourage you to reach your full potential.

The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford consists of 10 operating theatres, 8 theatres and 2 maternity theatres. We have an on call team that covers the main theatres 24/7 and a team consisting of an ODP and scrub practitioner that covers maternity 24/7. On our Telford site we cover the following specialities: Trauma & Orthopaedics, ENT, MaxFax, Gynae, Paediatrics, Breast surgery, CEPOD and Maternity.

Interested? Apply today!

Main duties of the job

The role will be working with other pro-active individuals to deliver the best standards of perioperative care. You'll be joining our Trust at an exciting time as we continue to grow and improve our services, and we know you will make a positive contribution to its future success.

You must have a flexible attitude to work and be able to cover a range of shifts which will include weekends, bank holidays and on-calls. Cross site travel between The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford may be required.

About us

Our two hospitals, The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury, provide a wide range of acute hospital services for around half a million people across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. Together the hospitals have over 700 beds and assessment & treatment trolleys across a variety of services.

As a Trust, we are passionate about helping our staff to achieve their career aspirations, and can offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to support your continued professional development. Working with the Transforming Care Institute we can also offer in-house training such as degree/master modules, secondments and acting up opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in those specialities not covered at your base site.

We can also offer you:
  • Paid attendance at mandatory training courses
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • Support for re-validation should you need it
  • Flexible working
  • 27 days annual leave entitlement on appointment, increasing after 5 and 10 years' service
  • Various local and national discounts through the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts
  • Access to staff health and wellbeing support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse / ODP
  • Relevant diploma or equivalent experience
  • Literacy & numeracy Level 2 or equivalent (GCSE A - C)


  • Teaching and Assessing course



  • Experience of working in an acute healthcare environment.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Post qualification experience of working in an acute NHS Trust.
  • Experience working within a specialty.
  • Mentorship



  • Knowledge of current professional issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Good organisation skills able to plan own work but also work effectively within a team.
  • Ability to prioritise and make sound decisions, sometimes under pressure.
  • Ability to use a range of IT applications, e.g. Word, Outlook and web based applications.
  • Evidence of on-going professional development.


  • Understanding of use of audit in a clinical setting.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford



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