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Theatre Practitioner

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Care to join us in making a difference while working flexibly in our varied inpatient theatre department driving your own career path. You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality patient focused care providing and maintain a safe environment for all patients attending theatres. Co-ordinating and carry out perioperative care with minimal supervision, acting as a role model and working with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in achieving a high standard of patient care and having a positive impact on patients' perioperative journey.

You will work, dependant on the daily departmental needs, as an anaesthetic practitioner and are expected to be able to cross cover circulating and performing the scrub role within theatre delivering quality of care and maintenance of standards.

Supervision of students of nursing, Operating department practitioners, nurses on adaptation programme and post registration learners.

Act as a team leader within theatres and Co-ordinate the department in the absence of band 6 under supervision of band 7.

About us

We are looking for Band 5 Theatre Practitioners with a focus in anaesthetics in beautiful South Devon to support the expansion of our service. The successful candidates will work in the inpatient theatre department.

We are a friendly, forward-thinking proactive department covering most surgical specialties. We have two practice educators to support our clinical practice and staff development, and we have an onsite educational building with a simulation suite.
Why work with us - Torbay Hospital provides acute care for the local community and has several community hospitals, and is a hot-spot for those who are considering living by the sea or within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park and an hour to Exmoor National Park. Meanwhile, Plymouth and Exeter are also both within a short drive to enjoy the culture, maritime history and shopping experiences.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification


Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse (NMC) / Registered Operating Department Practitioner (HCPC)


  • Principles of anaesthesia Care +/- equivalent

Knowledge and experience


  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care


  • Evidence of continuous education and professional development
  • Mentorship qualification

Specific Skills


  • Organisational and leadership skills
  • Research and development awareness


  • Multiskilling - demonstrate competency in anaesthetics, surgery and recovery

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


General Theatres, Torbay Hospital

Lawes Bridge



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