Emergency and Obstetric Team, Band 5- Theatres

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic team member to join our Emergency theatre team.

This is an exciting opportunity to prove yourself by becoming an integral part of Gloucestershire Hospitals Theatre team

We provide a 24 hour service, delivery care for both emergency and obstetric patients, covering all surgical specialties. Previous experience desirable however a full, robust package of training will be provided as well as an allocated team of mentors, to ensure competence in the new role is obtained. Designated practice development to support induction and ongoing training. We offer supported development pathways as well as link roles within our department. This is an exciting opportunity to develop new skills within our surgical division.

Main duties of the job

- Performing in a circulating role within the Emergency/Obstetric theatre environment

- Ability to work where the work pattern may be unpredictable e.g. prioritising patient demands and unexpected changes to theatre operating lists and location

- Ability to work a flexible shift pattern covering a 24 hour service, including night shifts, weekends and bank holidays

- Shifts hours are: 07.20.-20.10 long day, 20.00-07.30 night duty, 08.00-18.00 midshift

- Maintaining a sterile environment

- Ensuring appropriate documentation is complete

- Checking of equipment prior to surgery following appropriate training

- Safe transfer of patients, in line with training and manual handling

- Restocking of theatre supplies relevant to speciality

- Use of specialist equipment relevant to emergency surgery and all related areas.

- Handling and Delivery of specimens.

- Maintenance and ordering of stock where appropriate

- Contribution to appropriate infection & prevention control

- Handling of Speciality related refuse

- Use of all related IT systems

About us

We are one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a turnover of �420 million. We employ more than 8,000 staff, and provide specialist, personalised care.

We have 30 operating theatres across 3 sites. In addition to Trauma and Orthopaedics we cover a range of other operating specialities, including Upper and Lower GI, Breast, Gynaecology, Urology, Vascular, Emergency Surgery, ENT, Oral and Maxillofacial, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics and Paediatrics.

Both the emergency and obstetric theatres provide 24/7 service, 365 days a year, and our other specialities work a variety of shifts to cover a 7 day service.

We are proud of our dynamic and versatile theatre team that strives to provide the best care for everyone.

With support from line management, our Practice Development team and your team colleagues, the future is looking very positive and being part of this team at this exciting and energetic time will be an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking to kick start their career in this new year

We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the NHS Pension Scheme, access to our health and well-being hub, two on-site nurseries, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification



  • GCSE Maths and English grade c or above (grades 4-9)
  • Active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council NMC/ HCPC
  • United Kingdom recognised qualification in Adult Nursing/Operating Department Practice



  • Previous HCA /Portering experience
  • Previous healthcare experience

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Insight into the roles and responsibilities of the position
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, non- verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team working
  • Ability to work flexibly, including evenings, Weekends and Bank holidays

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal



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