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Band 5 Theatre Practitioner (ODP/RN)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Operating department practitioner
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospitals Birmingham is extraordinary organisation-. Our diverse and rich communities make us distinctive and unique -- the care and KINDness of our patients and families underpins everything we do. Our Trust values of Kind, Connected and Bold define and shape our working practices.

We are looking for dynamic, highly motivated applicants to work in Theatre on any of our four sites: Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Solihull Hospital. We cover many specialities including Obs & Gynae, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Interventional Radiology, Thoracic, Cardiac, Liver, Neuro, Plastics, Burns, Hands, General, Urology, Renal, Maxillofacial, ENT, Vascular, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Day case surgery and Emergency. All we ask for is that you provide the very best care to our patients and work with our teams to ensure patient quality and safe care is delivered. You will be required to cover a range of shifts, which will include weekends, bank holidays, early/late/night duty, and the out of hours on call services.

You will be passionate about improving care, quality and the overall experience whilst making a difference to the people who access our services.

In return you can expect to join like minded people who deliver unequivocal excellence in all aspects of their role. You will be passionate about service delivery and will want to make difference to the communities we live and work in.

Main duties of the job

Division 1 theatres are an exciting place to work full of challenges, development opportunities and delivers great job satisfaction within a supportive and enjoyable environment. We have full/part time jobs for Band 5 Registered Theatre practitioners (RN/ODP) with any amount of experience. All we ask for is that you provide the very best care to our patients and work with our teams to ensure patient quality and safe care is delivered.

With any role within UHB, each post comes with the support of our education team and managers. This is extended by support from our School of Nursing, AHPs and Midwifery. The School offers exciting opportunities for career growth and development, and our focus is on providing a supportive environment as part of your continuing professional development. We want you to feel a sense of belonging, community, commitment and support.

If you like what you hear about the incredible work our theatres team are involved in, please contact and we will put you in touch with someone to answer any questions you may have. If you are not looking for a new job at this time we are happy to discuss future opportunities with you.

You will mirror our Trust values of being Kind, Connected and Bold.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Registered Adult Nurse/Operating Department Practitioner on the NMC/HCPC Register
  • *Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC/HCPC



  • *Ability to read/write, speaks, receive and understand instruction in English.
  • *Good IT skills ability to record information electronically
  • *Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others
  • *Competent in a range of clinical skills / practices relevant to the scope of practice required, demonstrates willingness to learn specific skills associated with the practice setting.
  • *Evidence of or the ability to demonstrate a clear understanding and passion of the following.
  • *Time management / Delegation of duties and orientation of new / temporary staff
  • *Professional behaviour / relationship management
  • *Clinical audit / learning from incidents
  • *Care of a group of patients/shift management and clinical leadership relevant to the practise setting.

Additional Criteria


  • *Displays genuine interest in the post applied for and can articulate this when questioned
  • *Caring and approachable
  • *Punctual, reliable
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern including nights / weekends unsocial hours, public holidays and on call where required.
  • *The applicant can describe why the Trust may deploy them to a different practice setting for a span of duty.
  • *Ability to travel to all hospital sites as required by the role. *

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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