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Senior Theatre Practitioner

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
The Paediatric theatre team at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a customer focussed, friendly and enthusiastic individual, as part of our expanding service.

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. Development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitate your career progression.

You will be responsible for assisting the Team Leader in the management of the service, ensuring high standards of patient care are maintained and acting as a credible role model and patients advocate at all times, using the NMC/HCPC Professional Code of Conduct as the framework for your professional practice.

As a senior theatre practitioner you will work collaboratively with the Team Leader, your Band 6 colleagues, Matron and paediatric clinical leads.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities



You will be supporting the team to review and evolve clinical practice and pathways of care. We encourage innovative thinking and are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals who work well within a team.

You will be expected to work in the clinical environment leading the theatre team by demonstrating high standards of clinical practice and patient care.

There will be the opportunity to co-ordinate both the paediatric theatres and the wider theatre department where you will develop your management skills as a senior practitioner.


We are looking for a motivated, dynamic person who enjoys challenges to join our team.

Experience in other paediatric specialties such as ENT/OMF, orthopaedics or anaesthetics is desirable.

You will be expected to work a variety of shift patterns, have the ability to travel to work and have current DBS status.


Interviews will be held on Thursday 14th December 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch -SSR Hayley Mason / / Bl:1133 / Ext:4389

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Registered Nurse or Registered ODP
  • Experience as a Theatre Practitioner in an acute theatre unit
  • Awareness of professional regulations in the NHS
  • Leadership Experience
  • Clinical scrub skills - generic and speciality-specific
  • Provide evidence of supporting/ managing a range of learners in practice
  • Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Good communication skills with ability to provide complex information in intense setting
  • Foundation Management Course or equivalent


  • Leadership training / qualification
  • Clinical management experience
  • Experience in implementing change
  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed



  • Prioritisation
  • Working under pressure
  • Leadership
  • Delegation
  • Organisational skills
  • Motivational
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Critical thinking
  • Incident resolution
  • Interpersonal skills
  • General IT skills

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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