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Theatre Practitioner

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To plan and deliver skilled, high quality holistic care in a safe and supportive departmental environment to all patient groups and their relatives / carers.
  • The Main, Day, Gynaecology and Maternity theatres provide services to adults and children undergoing elective and emergency Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Breast, General Surgery, Colorectal and Urology surgery.
  • Theatre Services provided an emergency Surgery service every day over 24 hours, 365 days per annum, with planned CEPOD sessions.
  • Theatre services provide an Emergency Obstetrics surgery service every day over 24hours, 365 days per annum.
  • Theatre Services provide a Trauma Service 08.00 -19.30 Monday to Thursday, 08.00 - 1730 on Fridays and 08.00 - 08.00 at weekends and bank holidays

Main duties of the job

  • To provide care for patients undergoing surgical procedures in the Main theatre and Gynae theatre, under direct supervision of the registered theatre practitioners including patient transfer and positioning.
  • To assist in the preparation of the environment and equipment in the Holding Bay and for clinical procedures in the Operating Theatre.
  • To assist in the scrub practitioner in the counting of instrument and swabs.
  • To be in theatre during surgery to provide the scrub practitioner with equipment as required.
  • Assist in supplying and maintaining materials and equipment re-stocking clinical areas using stock rotation.
  • To be aware of and work within Theatre and Trust policies and guidelines.
  • Assist in receiving, handling recording and dispatching of clinical specimens.
  • To clean the operating theatre and equipment between cases.
  • Maintain a clean theatre environment including ancillary areas.
  • To work within the team to ensure a safe environment is maintained in order to safeguard the welfare of patients staff and visitors
  • Communicate departmental information with other health care professionals as required within the scope of the TCA role.
  • Contribute and maintain awareness of Health and Safety COSSH and attend mandatory training as required.
  • To carry out duties required by Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (YDH) which fall within the grading of the post.

About us

Yeovil District Hospital is now part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full job description, list of full responsibilities and person specification please see the job description attached.

Person Specification

Application form and interview


  • Professional Registration NMC/HCPC
  • HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner
  • Previous clinical experience of a theatre service speciality area

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Yeovil District Hospital

Higher Kingston


BA21 4AT

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