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Bank Registered Theatre Practitioner

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
Bank Registered Theatre Practitioner - Band 5. Flexible working/any hours considered.

Are you Registered Nurse or an ODP?

Are you undecided, & not sure where your future lies?

We are looking for ODPs and Nurses to join our Theatre team .

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is committed to achieving excellence in all we do. We are passionate about providing the highest quality care and aim to be the hospital our local communities choose first, every time

Our Trust Vision and Values are of great importance to us, we believe in demonstrating Collaboration, Honesty, Accountability, Innovation and Respect in all aspects of our professional roles.

Our Trust has excellent opportunities for experienced and newly qualified Band 5 Theatre Practitioners to develop, enhance, consolidate and excel in their Theatre Skills.

Our Operating Theatres are expanding and are currently undergoing refurbishment in preparation for the exciting challenge of rebuilding our service. We are a rapidly developing department, catering for a wide range of specialties, electively or in a trauma situation.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Responsibilities

As a Registered Theatre Practitioner (RTP), you will provide high quality skilled theatre assistance, including scrub and circulatory duties throughout a range of specialities, and also demonstrate good communication skills to work within a multidisciplinary perioperative team.

Ensure all accurate record keeping in accordance with the NMC/ HCPC code at all times

Development opportunities

The department actively encourages training and development opportunities, therefore, the successful applicant will need to be committed to the educational needs of the department and be expected to promote the high standards of patient care provided by the West Suffolk Hospital

The West Suffolk Hospital has a rich history in Theatre Practitioner development into management , education and advanced practice, which have included:

Clinical Team Leaders

Departmental and Clinical Team Managers

Clinical Educational Supervisors

Resuscitation Practitioner

Advanced Scrub Practitioners

Surgical Care Practitioners (training approved by the Royal College of Surgeons)

Anaesthesia Associates ( training approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists )

Clinical Equipment Technologist (ITU & Theatres)

It is an essential to have recent out of hours experience along with the recent out of hours surgical first assistant

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • 1st Level Nurse on part 1 or 12 of the NMC Register
  • ODA CG 752 / ODP NVQ Level 3 / DipHE ODP
  • HCPC Professional Registrant


  • ENB 998 or C& G 730
  • A1 Assessors award
  • ENB 176 /183/182 or equivalent
  • Preparation for Mentorship
  • Specific Theatre qualification or equivalent ability

Experience and Knowledge


  • Interest and commitment to philosophy of the Theatre suite
  • Recent out of hours experience with recent out of hours surgical first assistant


  • Post-qualification experience in a peri-operative environment
  • Experience of staff supervision and training

Skills and Abilities


  • Understands and practices the principles of confidentiality
  • Organisational skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Decision making & planning
  • IT skills


  • Enhanced practice skills commensurate to area
  • Evidence of professional development in last 12 months

Personal Qualities


  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours/duties
  • Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative
  • Act as role model
  • Understand the concept of team work


  • Evidence of analytical thinking and problem solving

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Hardwick Lane


IP33 2QZ

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