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Theatre Practitioner

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

We have an excellent opportunity for committed, dedicated, and enthusiastic practitioners to join our team within the Emergency & Obstetric Theatres at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

We are looking to recruit appropriately trained practitioners, with existing relevant skills and experience within the perioperative setting. We will also consider applications from newly qualified practitioners. You will be motivated, a great team player and be confident in your abilities. The ideal applicants will be able to quickly assimilate into a large, cohesive team. Personal development is encouraged and supported with training opportunities, mandatory training and appraisals.

The Emergency Theatres at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital provide a highly varied and dynamic care environment for patients requiring urgent and emergency interventions from a large range of surgical specialities including; General, Urology/Gynae, Vascular, Paediatrics, Plastics, Thoracics, Shared Airway, ENT, Maxillofacial, and Obstetrics. As a theatre practitioner you will be expected to undertake the relevant perioperative role assigned to you on a day-by-day basis.

The successful candidates will be provided with a rotation across all relevant specialties within the department upon commencement of employment to ensure skill levels are adequate to perform independently within an NCEPOD emergency theatre environment during normal working hours, and out of hours periods.

Main duties of the job

You will work as competent members of the theatre team, supporting the philosophy of multi-skilling and integration of theatre personnel.

You will be accountable practitioners, taking every opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge and professional competence in all aspects of peri-operative care.

You will also support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

Due to the 24 hour service provided by the department You will be required to work fully flexible shifts including nights, weekends and evenings

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Expectations of the role will include, but not be limited to;
  • Work as an competent practitioner, contributing to the development of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring the most effective utilisation of resources.
  • Undertake a full range of theatre duties appropriate to the specialty by providing skilled assistance in the anaesthetic and surgical role.
  • Be personally accountable for undertaking a range of enhanced skills specific to the clinical area in accordance with trust Policy.
  • Assess, monitor and evaluate the care needs of the peri-operative patient, gaining the comprehensive understanding of the patient's condition and reporting effectively to the appropriate person.
  • Maintain and ensure that patient safety, comfort, dignity and confidentiality remains paramount.
  • Act as Daily Team Leader in the theatre environment. Helping to co-ordinate
  • Supervise qualified and unqualified staff, and become actively involved in Operation Department Training as a mentor/assessor, against the approved award.
  • Display a professional attitude by developing and maintaining good working relationships, communication and teamwork with all disciplines, both within the Department and with other relevant Departments in the Trust.
  • Support and encourage the concept of team working and development of trust, integrity, honesty and sharing within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ensure that all practice is in accordance with established procedures and protocols, and conform with the unit's Operational Policy.

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/ Operating Department Practitioner on the appropriate part of the NMC/ Health Professional Register


  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area



  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality



  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and maintenance of a Personal, Professional Profile

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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