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Theatre Practitioner, Alex

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust is undertaking a multimillion-pound investment in the operating theatres at the Alexandra Hospital Redditch. Phase 1 will involve the addition of 2 brand new theatres with supporting clinical and staff areas. This expansion provides an opportunity to recruit a surgical senior theatre practitioner.

The operating department in the Alexandra Hospital currently provides elective and 24 -hour emergency surgical services for adults, across a range of specialties. Due to this expansion we are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and professional theatre practitioner.

The Alexandra Hospital in Redditch currently has 7 theatres, including 4 with Ultra Clean Ventilation (UCV) and a 6 bedded recovery area within the department. This will increase in July to 9 theatres including 6 with UCV. The department provides a 7 day a week surgical service and has a dedicated team of theatre practitioners and support workers led by a management team who are supported by the clinical senior theatre manager and countywide theatre matron.

We welcome staff with a professional Nursing or ODP qualification who can demonstrate a positive attitude to learning and teaching within an acute fast moving, patient- centred environment. Student nurses and ODPs approaching the end of their training will also be considered.

Main duties of the job

To assess, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of individualised care.

To be responsible for the organising of the peri-operative care of assigned patients in a designated area of theatres.

To take appropriate action to ensure the safety of patients, including the delegation of patient care to staff with the appropriate level of skill at all times and to report any accidents/ incidents to the Team Leader/Theatre Manager as appropriate.

To maintain accurate records at all times, ensuring appropriate reporting mechanisms are used.

To be responsible for the accurate and timely completion of all patient care records on the electronic patient management system.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure the maintenance of a high quality, patient focused care at all times through the effective management of staff and resources.

To provide effective leadership and act as a good role model, working with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.

To provide and maintain a safe environment for all patients attending theatres for a surgical procedure.

To co-ordinate and carry out all aspects of care in the best interests of the patient and family.

To provide supervision, support and education to qualified and unqualified staff.

To act as patient advocate throughout the theatre process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / RODP
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Relevant post-basic qualification


  • Teaching course
  • Peri-operative Diploma



  • Relevant post-basic experience in peri-operative care.
  • Competent to scrub, perform anaesthetic and recovery duties with a wide range of elective & emergency patients.


  • Experience of clinical supervision

Knowledge & Skills


  • Current peri-operative practice
  • Risk Management
  • Basic Anatomy/Physiology
  • Understanding of Health & Safety
  • Control of Infection
  • Knowledge & Skills Framework
  • Roles and responsibilities of multi-disciplinary team members


  • Clinical Governance
  • Budget Awareness

Other Qualities


  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to self direct
  • Effective communication skills written and verbal
  • Flexible and enthusiastic
  • Assertive

Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


The Alexandra Hospital

Woodrow Drive



B98 7UB

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