Theatre Practitioner - Anaesthetics

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

We are looking to recruit band 5 anesthetic practitioners to join our dedicated theatre team here at Birmingham Childrens Hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to develop core skills and gain valuable experiences, working in a specialized center for paediatric surgery. You will be working within a large multidisciplinary team, across any of our different specialties that we offer here, ranging from complex cardiac surgery to day case procedures. The successful candidate will need to be empathetic, professional and respectful, adhering to our trust values in order to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

If you are seeking a new challenge within your career, then this exciting opportunity could be the one for you!

Main duties of the job

As leading tertiary centre, the hospital performs a wide range of acute and specialized paediatric surgery, and has a busy Emergency Department managing 60,000 attendances/year and a 31 bed Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. The hospital is a regional designated Trauma Centre and is proposing further service expansions. Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing excellent staff experience and is committed to engagement and improvement.

Essential Requirements:

NMC/HCPC registered

Flexible to work shifts, on calls and weekends


For more information on this post, please contact:

Or contact Jane/Allanah/Sam in the Theatre Education Team

0121 333 9999 ext 6225

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • NMC registered nurse
  • HCPC Registered operating department practitioner
  • BSc or Diploma in Nursing or operating Department Practice or Equivalent



  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing and/or operating department practice


  • Experience of post-registration operating department practice or current clinical nursing experience
  • Evidence of supervising and assessing students

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Able to think quickly in a rapidly changing acute environment
  • Able to use own professional judgement to make clinical decisions about Patients condition and the level of care required.
  • Able to appropriately analyse patients condition to ensure smooth transfer of care back to the ward.

Professional / Managerial / Specialist Knowledge


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Able to engage with IT programmes that support patient care
  • Able to work flexibly to meet service including weekend and late shifts

Other Requirements


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion

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