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Cardiac Specialist Anaesthetic Practitioner (Band 6)

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a unique opportunity for a Band 6 Anaesthetic practitioner role available in our Cardiac theatre at Birmingham children's hospital.

The successful applicant will need to be an effective team player and communicator, to be able to efficiently manage this diverse team. You will be the key link of communication between the Consultant Surgeons/ anaesthetist and the theatre team and will need to be forward thinking to overcome any problems you may face daily.

Theatres have a strong commitment to teaching and education and you will be required to hold a recognised mentorship qualification, and to actively participate in the training of new learners and students. We can offer you an excellent mentorship and development programme, plus access to ongoing professional education. Practitioners with adult theatre experience will have an excellent opportunity to learn paediatric skills.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work in the BC clinical theatre areas to assure high standards of clinical care by providing direction, advice and intervention.

The post holder will contribute to the achievement of clinical group and corporate objectives and the required local and national quality and governance standards by ensuring that all required audits, assessments and reviews are completed within the agreed timeframes that action plans are regularly monitored and integrated into clinical practice within the designated area of responsibility.

The post holder will assist in the development of theatre practitioners and Theatre Support Staff, which will be directly employed by the service and/or on rotation.

The post holder will be accountable for ensuring the quality of the patient and family experience during their Peri-operative journey, through evidence-based nursing/theatre practice, including collaboration with the Multi-disciplinary Team.

The post holder will demonstrate expert clinical knowledge and skills. It is expected that they will work in theatre attire in the clinical environment whilst undertaking their specialist role- demonstrating specialist skills which will support others in the area to learn and teach safely and effectively.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • List qualifications required - include level of qualification and the subject required
  • NMC registration part 1, or HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of continued professional development related to Theatres
  • Recognized Leadership qualification or willing to undertake


  • Educated Degree or equivalent experience
  • Recognized teaching and assessing qualification for mentorship
  • PILS course or equivalent

Knowledge and nature of experience


  • Extensive experience in Theatres at Senior practitioner level

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's hospital

Steelhouse Lane



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