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Perioperative Care Practitioner

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking toappointPerioperative Care Practitioners (Theatres)

We believe in developing our staff to their full potential and offer a number of tailored post-qualification opportunities, including the Anaesthetic Practitioner programme (RCN accredited and academic credit-bearing), Surgical First Assistant Programme, Practice Supervision, the ILS/PILS, ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills, among other pathways that can lead to post-graduate qualifications. Our operating theatres are split into three units, covering trauma and orthopaedics, emergencies, transplant, vascular and general surgery, max fax, plastics, ENT and paediatrics. In addition to this, there are two other complexes with: day surgery, gynaecology and urology, neurosurgery, maternity surgery and ophthalmology. If you share our vision of continuous growth, with a focus on patient safety and quality care, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team, providing safe and effective care for patients during the Perioperative period.
  • To undertake the management of a defined clinical area in accordance with own competence and level of experience when required.
  • To participate as an integral member of the theatre team.
  • Participate in the supervision and training of students and junior staff.

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About us

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities)

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • �1000 Welcome Subsidy on commencement and up to a further �3000 loan to support your resettlement and contribute towards a deposit or first months rent subject to eligibility
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

This post attracts an annual enhancement of �2000 (pro rata) on the attainment of an annual competency package

Person Specification



  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • NMC or HCPC active registration or awaiting registration number


  • Relevant Teaching and assessing qualification (or must be willing to work towards whilst in post)
  • Evidence of accurate documentation and reporting



  • Clinically current in Perioperative practice
  • Relevant perioperative teaching and management experience required for senior band 5 practitioners


  • Evidence of supervision/mentoring of learners and junior staff oExperience of managing a clinical area
  • Experience of managing a clinical area



  • Good communication skills both written and verbal, capable of working as an integral member of a team NMC code of conduct guidelines oHCPC code of conduct guidelines
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • NMC code of conduct guidelines



  • Committed to staff support
  • Willing to develop perioperative practice
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleague need


  • Willingness to accept alternative shift times
  • Willingness to undertake additional roles
  • Committed to the development of junior staff

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Willingness to undertake additional roles and to share knowledge with students and junior staff
  • Ability to recognise and deal with stress
  • The following hazards are associated with this job role: Manual handling, Exposure to skin irritants, Shift work or night shift

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division A

Hills Road



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