Staff Nurse/Theatre Practitioner/ODP

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity to work in a friendly, highly-rated and forward-thinking critical care environment within a children's tertiary referral centre which is a receiving hospital for the regional major trauma network.

We're looking for highly motivated, newly qualified as well as experienced Band 5 Theatre Practitioners in scrub and/ or anaesthetic areas. Applications from ODP or RSCN and RGN all welcome.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to work within a self-contained theatre team on a daily basis. They will report to a team leader in theatre and to a clinical lead with overall responsibility. They will also be line managed by a dedicated clinical lead who will support and coordinate their training and development with our excellent education team.

Our department provides services relating to neurosurgery, spinal surgery, ENT, rigid endoscopy, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, trauma/major incident, paediatric surgery, urology, thoracic surgery, plastics, maxillofacial surgery & paediatric dentistry. We have a total of 9 theatres and a procedure room which includes a state of the art dedicated Neurosurgery & Intraoperative MRI suite.

As a forward looking department we offer development packages in line with NMC/HCPC continuing professional development guidelines and we are committed to your professional and personal development. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to develop in a specialist paediatric hospital, we are a motivated and friendly team driven to deliver the highest standard of care for our patients.

We welcome and encourage any prospective applicants to come visit our department please contact us beforehand to arrange and do not hesitate to contact us with any other questions.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For main duties/responsibilities please read attached job description and person specification.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are currently reviewing our recruitment & selection process and are looking to make our job adverts more inclusive. This will support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any ideas in how we can make our recruitment & selection process more inclusive, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree or Diploma Level Education as Registered Nurse (RN Child / RSCN / RGN or ODP) Current registration with NMC/HCPC * Or Pending if newly qualified


  • Teaching, mentoring and Assessors qualification Relevant Post Basic registration course Paediatric Life Support

Knowledge and Skills


  • Role of Theatre Practitioner Accountability and Own limitations Principles of Health & Safety Safe Practices e.g. Lifting and Handling, Sharps, COSHH Principles of Infection Control Principles of Safeguarding of children Effective verbal and written communication skills Ability to respect the cultural, social and religious diversity within society. Able to use own initiative Good decision making skills Effective interpersonal skills


  • Ability to work within a team Understanding of the clinical governance agenda Health, Safety and Risk awareness Awareness of resource management Extended role skills eg IV practice Speciality Skills:Knowledge of surgical specialities. : Knowledge of Anaesthetic specialist procedures One to One Teaching



  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to professional development.


  • Post-registration experience in a paediatric theatre. Mentorship experience. Experience of working in other areas of surgery and critical care. Peripheral areas. MRI, CT , Resus and ED etc

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Childrens Hospital- Theatres

Western Bank


S10 2TH

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